The sun is finally coming out and the smell of spring has sprung, which means it’s time for that yearly spring clean.
Spring cleaning is no small task so we’ve put together 5 tips to help you tackle your 2018 spring clean.
1. GET RID OF ALL THAT CLUTTER & CLEAN
Go through all your storage shelves, cupboards and boxes. Clutter can have a negative impact on your productivity and mental health so, get rid of all the unnecessary clutter you have lying around your home and make some space.
Get rid of clothes you no longer wear, pack away your big winter jackets, beanie’s and boots, this will help free up space in your wardrobe. If you come across clothes you haven’t worn in the last 6-12 months consider donating these items to your local charity.
Clean out your pantry by throwing away any out-of-date items you may have, use baskets, shelf organisers and racks to make the most of your space. Label the food items that are stored in containers and neatly arrange your spices.
Now that you have freed up space, it is time to Spring clean. Scrub all your surfaces, windows and floors. Disinfect your bathroom/s and toilet/s, clean the laundry and vacuum all carpets and rugs in your home.
Your home will feel brand new!
2. TACKLE THE MAINTENANCE JOBS
Do you have odd jobs on your to-do list that are waiting to be ticked off?
Spring is the best time to make sure everything in your home is in working order. You can cover small jobs such as:
- Repairing the dings in your walls
- Freshening up with a new coat of paint
- Tightening the loose door handles
- Fixing dripping taps
Most importantly, thoroughly remove all debris from your gutters, downpipes and drains.
You might wonder, why is it so important to clean my gutters?
Well, a clogged gutter can cause serious damages to the interior and exterior of your home. Gutters are an integral part of every home they control the flow of rainwater to protect your walls, roofs and foundation from water damage. Save yourself the stress of a leaking roof and check your gutters, downpipes and drains on a regular basis.
How often should I clean my gutters?
This depends on where you live and how many trees surround your property. On average it is recommended that gutters, downpipes and drains are cleaned thoroughly every 4- 6 months. Make it a habit to attend to your gutters every autumn and spring.
3. UPDATE YOUR DÉCOR
It is time to invest in some new décor to brighten your home. Brightening up a space can lift your mood and increase positive thinking. We recommend to:
- Invest in good quality bed linen
- Add coloured cushions and throws
- Hang artwork or mirrors on plain walls to create an element of interest to a dull space
- Change up your towels, floor mats and hand towels
What décor is trending this season?
Pale grey and clean whites combined with earthy tones, natural materials and organic textures are making an appearance this season.
Spring is all about the outdoors so why not bring the outdoors inside by popping a few Indoor plants on a coffee table, shelf or kitchen bench.
4. LET IN THE LIGHT
The sun is shining so let the warm sun beam through your windows. Open your blinds and windows.
What are the benefits of natural light in your home?
Natural light has an abundance of benefits, fresh air is important for your health and wellbeing and since it’s the perfect season to enjoy the sun, let the warmth into your home. Allowing the sun to flow through your home will create the illusion of a larger area whilst helping to generate a self-efficient, eco friendly home.
Change your window coverings to a lighter material this season. White, soft window coverings will let the warm sun shine through your home and create a space that feels fresh and bright.
5. BLEND YOUR INDOORS WITH YOUR OUTDOOR AREA
Now that home designs are focused on open plan living, make sure your indoor blends seamlessly with your outdoor area. Your aim is to create an outdoor area that’s as comfortable as your living room. Our top tips include:
- Invest in some beautiful comfortable outdoor sofas
- Add fabrics such as cushions and throw blankets
- Install lighting that will illuminate your outdoor living area at night
- Add pot plant to your alfresco area
Making the effort to organise, redecorate and declutter your home has many surprising benefits. Being in a tidy and clean environment reduces stress, increases productivity and helps you focus on more important things. So get out the cleaning gloves, tool box and paint because there is no better time to spring clean your home, than now.
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