The first things to purge during spring cleaning

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First things to purge during spring cleaning

Time to shake the dust off and start spring cleaning your wardrobe, the pantry and more. After a long winter, everything needs an overhaul.

1. Makeup
Check the expiration dates on your makeup, lotions and sunscreens. If there's no date printed on the container but you know it's over three months old, say goodbye and look forward to a fresh spring face.

2. Wardrobe
Seeing a full closet may be satisfying, but it doesn't make sense if you don't wear half the clothing in there. Do a personal fashion show in the mirror, and if an item doesn't fit or project the image you want, donate it to a local charity and leave space for pieces you love.

3. Technology
When was the last time you watched a VHS tape? Have your home movies transferred to digital form. It saves space and is a better way to preserve your memories. Updated technology often means new power chords, so make sure your space isn't cluttered with chargers for cellphones and tablets you no longer use.

4. Items missing their twins
Socks that have no mate seem to congregate in the bottom of drawers, taking up precious space. If the sock with the pink polka dots has been lonely for a while, it's time to get rid of it!

Spring cleaning doesn't just mean organizing -- its time to purge.

Click through below to see some of our favorite new items to shop for spring!

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The first things to purge during spring cleaning

Leather Jacket

SPLURGE: Mackage Hania Studded Leather Jacket

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Leather Jacket

STEAL: Mango Zipped Biker Jacket

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Flare Jeans

SPLURGE: Splurge: Veronica Beard High Waisted Flare Jeans

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Flare Jeans

STEAL: GAP Stretch 1969 flare jeans

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Open Toe Booties

SPLURGE: Vince Addie Sandal

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Open Toe Booties

STEAL: Sole Society Dakota

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Army Jacket

SPLURGE: THE GREAT. The Swing Army Jacket

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Army Jacket

STEAL: Forever 21 Boxy Utility Jacket

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Distressed White Denim

SPLURGE: AG The Legging Cutoff Ankle Skinny Jeans
 

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Distressed White Denim

STEAL: H&M Skinny High Trashed Jeans 

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Stripes

SPLURGE: Velvet Ario Mixed Stripes Tee 

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Stripes

STEAL: H&M Jersey Top 

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Breezy Dress

SPLURGE: Rebecca Minkoff Judith Dress

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Breezy Dress

STEAL: Mango Frilled Belt Dress

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