Take a cleaning cue from Henry David Thoreau

Essential Tips for a Thoreau Spring Cleaning

Organize your closet by labeling three boxes: Trash, Donate and Go Live In The Woods.

Prevent streaky floors by mopping “in the direction of your dreams.”

Recycle city notices demanding the removal of your backyard hut in an act of Civil Disobedience

Enlist help from your family by assigning “old work for old people, new work for new people.”

Declutter garage with the guideline, “most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.”

File the listings for property on Walden Pond

“Let nothing come between you and the light” by dusting wall sconces

Store out of season decorations unless “Thanksgiving is perpetual”

Return highlighted Ralph Waldo Emerson books to library

Finally, clean out the bristles of the broom as “men have become the tools of their tools”