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6 Spring Cleaning Tips – How to Refresh Your Home

March 22, 2022
Spring Cleaning Tips: Clean Home

Are you keen to discover some helpful spring cleaning tips?

After a long, cold winter, spring is finally on its way and, symbolic of new beginnings, it’s the perfect time to refresh your home. 

Here, we’re sharing 6 spring cleaning tips to help you tidy up your living space.

Spring Cleaning Tips: Declutter Your Home

It’s easy to accumulate unnecessary items in your home, which can make it feel cluttered. To create more space, it’s a good idea to tackle this first.

It can often feel difficult to throw your items away, particularly if they have sentimental value – so it’s important to try and be objective. You might find it useful to ask a friend or family member to help you do this, as they likely won’t have the same emotional attachment.

Take some time to sort through old clothes, kitchen drawers and bookcases; you can then decide which items to keep and which to give to charity.

You might find it helpful to create a checklist for each room. For example, in the kitchen, you can discard expired food, mismatched Tupperware and chipped crockery. In the lounge, you could throw away burnt-out candles, unused decor and wilting flowers. Having a methodical routine for each room can help you easily identify and discard clutter. 

Woman clearing through her clutter

Incorporate Smart Storage

Making your storage solutions part of the decor is a stylish way to hide away items and reduce the appearance of clutter

There are many different ways to incorporate storage into your home, for example, using drawer organisers is a great way for you to hide unnecessary clutter. You can use the compartments to keep the items stored neatly so they’re still easily accessible.

You could also invest in a folding desk and under-bed drawers to help create space in your bedroom. Why not stack vintage suitcases and use them as a bedside table? This is a great storage solution for your blankets in the summer months.

Baskets are also a stylish way of incorporating storage into your home. You can use large wicker baskets to make your under bed storage look more attractive. You can then use smaller ones to organise clutter inside your cupboards and open shelving units.

Spring Cleaning Tips: Drawer Organisers

Spring Cleaning Tips: Tackle One Room at a Time

Cleaning can often feel overwhelming. Why not try working through the house, one room at a time?

Focusing on one room at a time, start by clearing any surface clutter that you notice. You may find it helpful to set yourself a timer for 30 minutes and dedicate this time to dusting, tidying and cleaning the floors. This way, you’ll create a blank canvas from which you can indulge in a stress-free, efficient deep clean.

If you’re keen to take an eco-friendly approach to your cleaning, you could consider making a natural cleaner using lemon, white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. This can help you to avoid breathing in harsh chemicals and reduce your use of single-use plastics.

Homemade Cleaning Solutions

Don’t Forget About Your Windows

Don’t forget your windows; they can easily collect grime and debris as a result of changing weather conditions.

Lather the glass liberally using water, washing-up liquid and a sponge. Then, use a squeegee to remove the suds before polishing your windows with a microfibre cloth.

Why not add a bright, seasonal bouquet to your windowsill to help decorate your home for spring?

Spring Cleaning Tips: Cleaning the Windows

Spring Cleaning Tips: Environmentally Friendly Ways to Scent Your Home

There’s little better than a fresh, clean home that smells amazing. Why not look at environmentally friendly ways to scent your home?

Homemade potpourri is a lovely way to add fragrance to your home. Potpourri is a natural air freshener, often made using a mixture of dried flowers, leaves, spices and seeds. You can add in essential oils, such as vanilla or rose, for an extra fragrance boost. Pour the potpourri into decorative bowls and place them throughout your home.

Essential oil diffusers can also help to add a natural scent to your home; simply add in a few drops of lemongrass oil for an uplifting aroma.

Natural Scents for the Home

Reorganise Your Kitchen Space

You may find it beneficial to reorganise your kitchen in time for spring. Start by emptying your cupboards, fridge and freezer, then discard any expired items and clean them thoroughly. 

Take some time to rearrange your food items, making notes of items you need to replenish. You can take this opportunity to plan your spring meals, ensuring that your cupboards are filled with fresh, seasonal produce.

Spring Cleaning Tips: Organise Your Kitchen

If you’ve been inspired by our spring cleaning tips, why not read our previous blog about independent living for seniors?
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