I’m still waiting for that fairy tale scene where animals clean everything for me, call me cynical but I’m not expecting that to happen any time soon.
It’s that time of year again, with Spring just around the corner (March 20th….not that I’m counting down the days or anything. Who am I kidding? I’m so over winter) it’s time to pop those marigolds on and whip out that feather duster for a spot of Spring cleaning.
Here are my top 5 tips for Spring cleaning
Plan your time
We all know that I love a good list, but it’s a simple and effective way of making sure you don’t forget anything. Make a note of what needs doing in each room, what you need for each room etc. I like to be able to see my progress being crossed off as I go.
Get your cleaning essentials together, I adore the Method range (particularly the Wild Rhubarb all purpose spray). They smell amazing, last a long time and they don’t have that harsh cleaning chemical smell. I pretty much recommend them to everyone.
The clothes hiding in the back of your wardrobe that haven’t seen the light of day for years but you keep hold of them just in case, it might be time to get rid. Have a sort through your wardrobe, you can sell or donate the bits that you no longer want or need.
Don’t forget your child’s bedroom, if you have children like mine (The kind that appear to be consuming some kind of magical growth potion) then now is a great time to go through their things. I’ve found pyjamas and socks that are for a 4 year old, Little Legs is now a very tall 7 year old. It’s not just the clothes either, any toys that they no longer play with can be sold or donated to make some much needed space. Little Legs quite enjoys going through her bits and it makes her happy when we take them to a charity shop.
In the kitchen, go through those cupboards, I found a packet of cous cous and a suspicious packet of jelly that should probably have been thrown out over a year ago.
I’m one of those people where if I can’t see it I tend to forget. The same thing applies to dust in my home. The tops of cupboards, door frames, picture frames, it’s about time they got a little attention from the feather duster.
Is there anything more satisfying than knowing where everything is and having organised space? I can’t be the only one that enjoys opening a well organised cupboard or drawer? I can go a little crazy in Ikea buying tubs and organisers for everything but its worth it.
Flip that mattress
Everyone enjoys fresh bedding, it’s one of the simple pleasures in life when you get into a freshly made bed of an evening. One thing that I am guilty of is rarely flipping the mattress, it’s just not something that I think about doing. It helps keep your mattress in top condition, no dips of lumps and I can assure you, nobody likes a lumpy mattress. Whilst you are at it, take a look under your bed, you might even find some of those missing socks. Under the bed is mostly just wasted space, you could utilise that space with some nifty storage boxes and bags for shoes or even your spare bedding, unless you have one of those nifty beds with built in storage like a divan bed, if you do then you are one step ahead of the game.
I’m collaborating with Bed Guru on this blog post and they are currently running a giveaway, as part of their #SpringCleanGuru campaign, to win one of those beds. If you feel like entering, you can visit the Bed Guru on Facebook or Twitter.
Will you be Spring cleaning this year? What are your Spring clean tips and tricks, i’d love to hear them
Post in Collaboration with BedGuru