Out with the old, in with the new! Spring is a time for new beginnings and letting go of the previous year, time for a fresh start and what better reason to freshen up the house and your wardrobe!
Here are a few tips, which will help you spring clean, without spending too much and leave you feeling new.
If you haven’t used it in the past six month, take my word, you wont be needing it anytime soon. Get rid of it. Memorabilia is all good and nobody wants to get rid of it, keep small objects with sentiments, that is understandable, but get rid of larger objects. Categorise according to years and make your life even more simpler.
I mean ORGANISE! Be it in an alphabetical order or a yearly order, put some method to the madness. A budgeted Ikea trip may come in handy, get yourself some cabinets and organise your space.
Extra jumpers or thick, woolly clothes you won’t need in our new British summers, keep them away in vacuum bags, suck the air out and easily slide them in the slightest of slots available. Same applies to extra duvets or throws you may not need over the summer. Vacuum bags are a lifesaver, especially if you are short on space.
Use your walls:
We tend to stack everything on the floor or on other surfaces, most of the time we fail to realise, walls are surfaces too! Hang your pots and pans, give your kitchen a country look. Nail some book racks to the wall and clear space off the floor. USE THE WALLS!
Freshen your carpets:
We have all seen the vacuuming powders (Shake n Vac) but make your own organic ones at home, chemical free. Infuse baking soda with lavender oil (or any other essential oil of preference) and leave the mixture overnight. Spray before your vacuuming round the following day and smell the spring in the air.
DIY home incense:
Boil a small saucepan of water and add the the following combinations: orange and cinnamon, lemon and star anise, or lemon and orange together if you are going for the extra citrus-y feel. Feel the aromas fill your house and eliminate any odours from the previous seasons. There is no need for aerosols or chemical-infected air fresheners, open up your windows, vent and infuse natural fragrances into your home.