Every year I try to make a conscious effort to de-clutter, we end up over run with toys, games and other items we have accumulated over the year. A good clear out is refreshing and having a really good spring clean really can make a huge difference. Here are a few spring cleaning tips to get you started
Get rid of unwanted and unused items
We have a general rule in our house, if we can’t remember the last time we used or needed an item then it goes.
Donate clothes and other useable items charity shops and the clothes that aren’t suitable can be sent to recycling centres
Any any broken or unusable items then we arrange a trip to the local tip where they can be recycled.
You can sell items on auction sites like eBay or even your local selling sites. Most of the time you don’t even have to lift a finger. Arranging for items to be collected or even Contact DPD to arrange a delivery service.
Upcycling for those items that could serve another purpose, give that old table a lick of paint and a new lease of life. I’ve been eyeing up a bureau that would look amazing with a little bit of tlc and a fresh coat of paint in antique blue, it would be the perfect addition to my dining room or kitchen.
Make little changes
You can often make little cost effective changes like adding throw pillows, vases and decorative pieces. Little changes like this can make a huge impact and make the room look completely different with different moods without making a huge dent in your pocket. You can even switch out items seasonally for an easy makeover.
A lick of paint
If you are wanting to go the extra step, a fresh coat of paint can brighten and lift any room
Clean your carpets
It’s amazing what a difference cleaning your carpets can make, with a years worth of traffic, dirt and stains can become trapped in carpets which even the strongest of vacuums can’t remove. It needn’t be expensive, you can hire a carpet cleaner for the day so no need to purchase one.
Something as simple as reorganising your cupboards, draws and shelves will make your days easier. Having items easy to reach and knowing exactly where they are makes life a hell of a lot easier. This year we have invested in a lot of storage boxes, dividers and compartments to help organise our closets and make them more functional.
You can make your own cleaning products from every day ingredients, like lemon juice, baking soda, salt, essential oils and vinegar.
Refresh those fabrics
Using natural whiteners like lemons can help brighten fabrics, my curtains and linens look amazing after a good soak.
They best way to do it is stay organised and go one room at a time, use a checklist if you have to.