Spring has arrived, finally! Which means it’s time to get your home in order and remove the dirt and deadness of winter. With everything that’s going on at the moment and it looking like we’re going to have to spend a lot of time indoors, it’s the great opportunity to get things perfect in our home. A spring clean is not only a tradition but it also promotes positivity and wellness. Tidy house, tidy mind! Of course it’s much healthier and more hygienic to keep dust and dirt away too. But, if you’re a little bit daunted by the whole task and are struggling to know where to start, we’ve come up with some tips to help you get started…
Windows: In the dark dullness of winter, it’s often hard to tell when your windows are begging for a shine. With us leaving for work in the dark and coming home in it too, we don’t always notice the grime on our windows. As soon as the days get longer and the sun comes out, you’ll soon notice those dirty marks and it can really ruin your room. Get your windows clean so they’re all ready to let in the glorious sun of summer fully.
Sand down and refinish your floors: If you’re lucky enough to have solid or engineered wood in your home, then Spring is the perfect time to give them a sand down and refinish. If you’ve had your wood floors for a while and scratches and stains are beginning to appear, then starting this process can really brighten up your room. Although this does not normally need to be done for the first 15-20 years, sometimes it needs to be done a little sooner especially if you come from a busy family household
Junk drawer: Every household has one. No matter how hard you try to prevent things getting dumped in it or try organising it, after a few weeks it gets back to how it was again. Start by clearing out stuff you’ve not used in years or even months, give it a vacuum and a wipe then put plastic tubs to get things in their own departments.
Clean the curtains: This is something that not many of us think of doing, you can put curtains in the washing machine! Be careful though, some of them will need to be taken to the dry cleaners. In a lot of rooms, the curtains are a big bold feature and the whole room will really benefit if they have a good wash.
General declutter: It’s no secret that a good declutter will always improve things. Especially if you have kids, you’ll be all too familiar with stuff being dumped and left around all the time and a good declutter will improve your mood significantly.
Outside: With the warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to get things in tip top shape outside. Do some weeding, plant new flowers and clean your outdoor furniture. Wipe the furniture down with warm water and detergent then give it a good squirt with the hose.
Clean your cleaners: Brooms and vacuums need love and attention too. Swish the broom head in warm soapy water or vacuum the end. Replace the bag in the vacuum and wash the attachments.
Mattress: You’d be surprised by how many germs your beloved mattress can harbour. Press your vacuum firmly against it, making sure you get underneath and the sides.
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