04/06/2012 11:32 am ET Updated Apr 06, 2012

12 Expert Tips For Spring Cleaning From Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

I’m so excited that spring is finally here and so I reached out to the wonderful Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of apartmenttherapy.com, for some quick and easy tips for spring cleaning. This time of year is the perfect time to clear out the old and usher in the new. And that goes for your life as well as your closet! Here are some of Maxwell’s top tips. -- MT

"Every spring, nature gives us a new opportunity to start fresh and make another go at doing all the things right in our life that we KNOW we can do. Boiled right down to a succinct list, here are the best ways I know to kick start your own "apartment therapy" and take care of your home and yourself." -Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan