I recently visited a very nice older friend of mine who I adore. She’s kind, she’s giving and she plays with my children. But when I walked into her house I couldn’t believe the clutter and mess that was everywhere—piles of paper stacked on counters, unfinished projects tucked into corners, and cabinets and shelves covered in knick-knacks and “stuff.” I resolved right then and there to get better at keeping my house clean and clutter free. So my spring cleaning theme this year? Get rid of it!