Joanna Gaines Just Shared Her #1 Spring Cleaning Secret

It's not what you'd expect.

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There's nothing we love more about  than how down-to-earth and relatable she is. Case in point: While you've been tidying up your home for spring, she's been doing the same exact thing at . Luckily for us, the designer dished her best spring cleaning tip in a recent blog post.

According to Joanna, giving your home a good deep clean isn't just about sprucing up: The best thing you can do is identify things you don't need anymore and .

"I can't stress this enough — your whole family will feel the benefits of rooms and spaces that can breathe, so before you even start the cleaning, get five trash bags and start filling them with items your family has outgrown or no longer needs," . "If you don't love it, toss it."

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If you have (or have ever had) young children in your home, you likely have toys or clothes sitting around that haven't been touched in a long time. "Trash anything that is broken and serves no purpose and donate items to local shelters and you'll feel much better before you even start," .

Considering Chip doesn't go to an antiques shop without buying something, well, odd, we can only imagine how he feels about this. 

See more cleaning tips from Joanna at . 

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