Why we need to spring clean like Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore has opened up on the sense of control she feels by decluttering in this way...

Drew Barrymore celebrates the Launch of The Drew Barrymore Show at The Empire State Building on September 14, 2020 in New York City.
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Drew Barrymore has opened up on the added 'sense of control' she gains by having a spring clean of her closet.

To kickstart the month of March, as most of us think we really should get round to Googling how to declutter your home, the talk show host has delved straight in to clear out the contents of her main closet inside her $8.3m four-bedroom duplex located on Manhattan's posh Park Avenue.

It comes after Drew, 46, explained why she's never had plastic surgery

She told her 22.5m followers, "It's March 1. I am a woman on the edge. I am going to Marie Kondo my life," referring to the Japanese organizing consultant, whose Netflix series challenged viewers to keep only what 'sparks joy.'

Drew, might want to clean the kitchen quickly and easily next, as she debated where to put a mini-fridge full of make-up gifted from Jennifer Lopez just days earlier.

Drew began emptying the contents of her closet onto the floor, her two cats wandered around the pile of clothing - thankfully our pets are not are irritating as getting rid of unwanted fruit flies.

"I'm going to do "spring cleaning" and hope that it gives me a sense of control because this is the only thing I can control," she explained.

"And everything feels out of control. And control is bumper rails and hopefully, it's to boundaries and safety - if I can get that out of cleaning the main closet then how exciting is that? Happy spring cleaning. May it bring whatever you are looking for!'

But it looks like Drew is sparking joy among her followers, as among the commenters was the former child star's second ex-husband Tom Green, who posted three cry-laughing emojis.

Drew and the 49-year-old Canadian comedian - who divorced in 2002 after 15 months - reunited after 15 years during a September episode of her self-titled talk show. 

Drew recently gave fans a sneak peek at her home, and she looks like she has all the best pillows for a comfy night's sleep after all that cleaning as her dogs were pictured curled up on her bed.

Her most recent ex-husband, Will Kopelman is due to celebrate the seventh birthday of their daughter Frankie next month, and they're also parents to eight-year-old daughter Olive.

Selina Maycock
Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.

Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. Having spent the start of her career working on local newspapers and online, Selina spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she dug into hard news stories, conducted interviews, covered court reporting, features, and entertainment, whilst going to gigs in her spare time.

Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.

Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.

When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.