It's time for a Spring Clean!
We give you some of our tips to start you off on your Spring Cleaning venture
Tip: It is best to clean your windows when the sun is not at its harshest (otherwise you will be left with some horrid steak marks)- so clean the shady side of the house first and work your way through as the sun changes its direction.
Linen CupboardNow that you have swapped out your winter doona for your summer one, it is probably a good idea to clean out the linen cupboard. Make sure to wash all your winter blankets before storing them, re-fold everything from your towels, blankets, bedding sets and yes, even that temperamental fitted sheet...
(Watch Linen House’s way here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckTCocBCUN4)
While you are pulling everything out to re-fold, take this opportunity to get rid of some linen you no longer need! Opt to chuck or donate the pieces you hardly ever use anymore (so you can make room for some new ones).
Spring is a great time to re-organise your shelving stations. Get creative and co-ordinate your bookshelves by colour, sort them by size or even get real technical and alphabetise them! As for the rest of your display shelves throughout the home, these are a great way to create little vignettes. The best way to do this is to take everything off and build back up - make sure to dust everything as you are doing this and wipe everything clean.
Tip: Pinterest is a great place to go to get lots of shelving inspo!
If you're like us (and many other people out there), you have probably already gone through your wardrobes and made your ‘Vinnies’ pile of donate items that you no longer fit, like or use anymore - or if you haven't, definitely do this first! You could even adopt the beloved 'Marie Kondo' method of pulling everything out of the wardrobe and only putting back what truely "gives you joy".
Then, whilst everything is out of the cupboard, it’s the perfect time to go that extra little mile and clean the inside of the wardrobes - vacuum the floors, dust and wipe down the shelves, and while your at it, why not organise your remaining items?
A great visual impact is to replace all your mismatched hangers with new matching ones, colour coordinate your hanging items, refold all your garments and organise all the accessories.
Tip: Containers or baskets are a really great way to organise accessories, belts, hats, bags etc in a neat and visually appealing way!
Now stand back and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!
There we have it! A few areas of the home that are a great place to start your
'Spring Cleaning Venture'. And remember to always do your research when it comes to what cleaning products to use, we are so spoilt for choice these days in terms of using eco-friendly/safe products.
The feeling of a clean and organised house is a rare one, but a very rewarding one.
(All images above were sourced through Pinterest)