How long has it been since saw the top of your desk? Do you own skinny jeans or plaid shirts? Do you rearrange your burgeoning vinyl collection more than five times a year? Yes and Yes? Well, thank your lucky stars that Manhattan Mini Storage runs a Spring Cleaning Intervention and Universal Order Program. So step up to the plate, admit you have a problem, and order some storage, stat!

In the meantime, we’ve compiled a few tips to get you into the Spring cleaning mood:

Get into the groove. Everyone knows that music really sets the scene when it comes to loathsome acts like housecleaning, and since you’re madly modern, you might as well stream that crunk free from the Internet to get in the mood. And we’ve got just the playlist to get your booty under the sink to see if that can of Ajax is still empty.

If you can’t hide it… Let’s say the landlord wants to raise the rent again or your smelly neighbor’s freegan commissary makes you want to run hysterically and naked into the streets, consider putting everything in storage for a spell. This will give you time to clear your mind, take some deep cleansing breaths, and renegotiate your contract with City Life.

Just get ‘er done. And yeah, you hate it when people say that, but one of the unavoidable side effects of consumption is accumulation. But look on the bright side, somewhere down there awaits something long forgotten and loved. When you find it, you’ll throw off the Haz-Mat coveralls and waltz around the room. And then look on the super bright side: when you’re apartment is finally empty, you can start collecting all over again!

And keep in mind, when deliberating whether it’s this year, or next, that you take the step to fling instead of cling, the fate of Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout, who would not take the garbage out.

Coming next: Cling, or Fling? A checklist for deciding what stays and what goes.