What Spring Cleaning Task to Tackle First, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

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Spring cleaning has officially sprung, but figuring out where to begin can be harder than the actual act itself. Should you first put your energy into scrubbing down your shower walls or focus on tidying up your linen closet? Is this the year you finally get around to organizing the garage or would your time be better spent dusting the ceiling fans? Everyone’s purging-slash-sanitizing plans are a bit different, so this year why not look to the ultimate advisers for guidance: the stars. Here are the spots you should be prioritizing, according to your astrological sign. 


Aries are natural-born leaders, regularly kick-starting projects and connecting with like-minded people. If you’re a ram, odds are your junk drawer is full of discarded Post-it notes, business cards, and old to-do lists you’ve cast aside in favor of your next big idea. So consider an organizer that looks as chic sitting out on the counter as it does tucked away in a desk drawer so you can find what you’re looking for in the blink of an eye. 


Luxury-loving Taureans are no strangers to wellness-product overflow. As you commit to the “out with the old, in with the new” mentality, pay special attention to your medicine cabinet. A pro tip: Use clear, shallow bins to house your must-keep skin care, makeup, and detoxifying mud masks so they don’t end up spilling over. 


Whether you’re nursing a third latte before 10 a.m. or zooming through Sunday’s crossword puzzle after work, a go-getting Gemini’s coffee table sees it all. A candy-colored tray not only acts as an eye-catching centerpiece, it’s an easy-to-move landing pad for the day’s discarded bits and bobs (think: AirPods, pens, and lip balm).


From whipping up a batch of congratulatory cupcakes to simmering an immune-boosting soup, a Cancer’s love language begins in the kitchen. Take a break from cooking for your loved ones and bring order to your silverware drawer, cabinets, and spice section, getting rid of any dust-gathering tools and dry goods you haven’t used in ages. 


If there’s one thing a scene-stealing Leo is not it’s an outfit repeater. Turn to your closet when it comes to spring cleaning, looking past all of the sequins and feathers to pieces ready to take their final bow. If you haven’t worn it in the past year, send it off to Goodwill so you can make room for all the new trends you’re sure to set this year. A hanging organizer can house the signature shoe styles you’re not willing to part with. 


Practical Virgos don’t like to go anywhere without their everyday essentials on hand. Decluttering season is the perfect opportunity to shake off the Mary Poppins comparisons and sift through your carryalls, discarding the many “in case of emergency” items living in the depths. Opt for color-coded mini bags to keep everything in its rightful place.


The best hosts in town, Libras can turn a romantic dinner party into a raging all-nighter any Wednesday evening. Because your entryway is the first thing guests see when they stop by, focus on making room on your credenza for flowers, gifts, and books so your house screams, “Stay a while!” 


As the most nocturnal sign of the zodiac, Scorpios have a tendency to stash their entire lives in their bedside table. Do yourself a favor and get rid of the crumpled tissues, surplus journals, and burned-down candles. Instead keep your after-hours necessities on a wall perch and everything else tucked away in a graphic box. 


A Sagittarian’s home is best described as the landing spot between adventures, so when spring cleaning, attack the front-hall closet first. Empty out suitcases, backpacks, and jacket pockets (you’ll probably find a forgotten souvenir or two!) to make room for all the new trips to come in 2022. To best utilize this tiny space, go for stacking bins or an over-the-door organizer with pouches for every knickknack. 


Workaholics through and through, Capricorns spend most of their time desk-side, accumulating clutter from past projects and new inspirations, always moving too quickly to properly tidy up. Take a moment to decide what gets a coveted spot in the desk drawer or a one-way ticket to the trash, so you can keep a clear head come Monday at 9 a.m.


Aquarians are known for having a finger on the pulse of the latest- and-greatest technology on the market. Corral your charging stations with sleek wire holders and personalized carrying cases in order to face the future in style.


Whether it’s an arts and crafts station, a music corner, or a cozy reading nook, every dreamy Pisces has a spot designed to unleash their inner passions. Take a minute to display your hobbies in an aesthetically pleasing box or a sculptural cabinet that will inspire you to keep on creating. 

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