Spring cleaning extends to much more than your house- this is the perfect time to clean up/update your blog! Here are 6 blog elements to spring clean/update.

6 things to spring clean on your blog

1. Your sidebar
For me at least your sidebar is such an important element to any blog. Clean up any/all elements within a sidebar that’s unkept or distracting-then move some stuff around/update the info provided (if it doesn’t do that already).

2. Your drafts
Who else has like 20 drafts that needs work/you swear you’re gonna post soon? Take some time to go through them and trash the ones you haven’t touched in months.

3. Tags/Categories
I seriously need to do this. Just delete the ones you aren’t really updating or using.

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4. Clean up your plugins
I read hundreds of thousands of WordPress articles that recommended several plugins– and I downloaded sooo many plugins that I probably don’t use- time to purge and get rid of them!

5. Update and re-share old posts
Now is the time to re-read those old posts, update them, add or take out some things etc. Plus re share them!

6. Your appearance
Last, but certainly not least-update your blog design! Nothing huge, but edit some things/add others. Fix some links, change your call to actions, etc.

Do you spring clean your blog? What will you update?


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Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

  • A blog spring clean is such a good idea!! I also try to go back and delete media I’m not using or update images and posts that need updates.

    • Updating old posts is a good one!

  • Michelle/cocowouldapprove.com

    Such a good idea, I need to look at my plug ins

    • I have so many that I’m probably not using haha

  • Molly O’Connor

    I neeeedddd to go through and update old posts so badly!! And clean up my plugins, that is a great idea!


  • I really need to update just about everything about my blog!!


  • Elly Leavitt

    literally planning a blog cleanup for this weekend haha wow crazy timing reading your post. My sidebar is in serious need of an update! x

  • Sarah Jean

    I just cleaned up all my plug-ins today!

  • Leslie Soto

    I love the idea of spring cleaning my blog. I truly need to clean up my tags and my drafts! Great ideas girl. Thank you for inspiring me.

    • Oh man, I have sooo many drafts haha.

  • Amanda | Maple Alps

    Great ideas! I’m going to start spring cleaning my blog NOW!

  • Dagne Goodwin

    Goodness…it seems I have a bit of sprucing up to do. Not a bad idea really. Turns out my about me button doesn’t work…technical glitches! And reusing old posts. I swear there was a post about making apple pie…so I made the youtube video and never wrote a post about it. Ah…to do list here I come

    • Lol technical glitches…I never escape them.

  • I could definitely use this! Thanks so much for the tips. Happy weekend!


  • Greta Hollar

    Working on these as we speak! Also working on looking over old posts and photos and making room for newer content. Happy Friday!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • I need to do so many of these! The tags/categories are the biggest ones!

    • I have so many random ones that I need to edit haha.

  • I am planning to go through and revamp a lot of my old posts. Fix SEO and make better images. I know when I started I knew nothing so it’s a good time to fix all of the old problems.

  • Marissa Pedersen

    Great ideas! I really need to update some of my old posts – actually, a lot of them!

  • Ugh I need to go through my drafts! You were exactly right lol…time for some spring cleaning 🙂

  • Anna Hubbard

    I go through my blog every once in awhile to clean it out. Gotta keep things organized!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  • Omg I have SO many drafts! haha I definitely need to go through them!

  • I’m literally always spring cleaning my blog it’s actually ridiculous, haha! The OCD side of me def comes out & I’m checking my site over & over to see how I can make it even better. 🙂

    xx, Kayla ♡ // thesummerlover.com

    • Lol I get in moods where I’m like that also.

  • Thanks for putting this together! I have some spring cleaning to do!

  • Alyssa Larsen

    I’m definitely going to take your recommendation and spring clean my posts! There’s so many in there that I’m never going to write and should just clean out! Great post!

    • Haha I seriously need to do that.

  • Totally agreed!

  • Adriana

    These are such great tips!! I definitely need to clean out my drafts – I’m planning on going through and seeing what I can add to my calendar!

    • Haha I always say I’m going to do that and then never do haha.

  • I know that I really need to go through my old posts and clean them up! You reminded me to do so!

  • Great ideas! I need to sort out my categories really badly so I’m going to make that my spring cleaning mission!
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

    • I still need to clean out my tags haha

  • Sydney Power

    I am literally updating things weekly haha I have no life so it won’t be too much for me!

    • Well that’s a good habit to keep up!

  • Kimberly @ Berly’s Kitchen

    I’m in the process of updating old posts right now! Also, just cleaned up the sidebar a bit, added a couple of new pages, and migrated to a new recipe plugin. Makes me tired just typing it. Lol! Love your title by the way. 🙂 It’s very fitting.

    • Haha I’m tired just reading that.

  • Thank you for reminding me to update old posts! A little while ago I went back and improved the photos and the layout, but now I need to go back and check that all the information is still relevant!


    • I should probably do more of that now.

  • Deleting out the tags and categories I don’t use has been on my to do list!


  • I never though of spring cleaning my blog but it’s definitely a great idea! I’ll have to take a closer look into mine this week!

    • I feel so much better when I clean my blog out lol.

  • Great list of things to spring-clean on your blog! I’ll have to go through and do some of these!

  • I am definitely going to be changing my blog design soon. Can’t wait for it to have a new look!

    • A drastic change can be so refreshing!

  • Yesss I need to spring clean my blog so bad! I feel you, I’ve downloaded way too many “the only wordpress plugins you need” plugins for my blog too, haha!

    • Omg I have like 10,000 of them haha.

  • sandyalamode

    Love your tips! I’m always trying to finish drafts I have started haha!

  • Oby Grace

    Love these tip, I need to do spring cleaning my life has been so busy that I have been letting my blog getting so clustered! 🙁

    Oby Grace

  • jennadesigns

    Just went thru my drafts and deleted old ones I never finished and finished a few I’d meant to! Thanks for the tips!