Spring is finally starting to show its face. With it comes warmer weather, brighter days, and a fresher outlook. It’s like we are coming out of the hibernation period of winter, having a big stretch and feeling much happier and positive. It is an unprecedented time right now, but it is always worth looking at the positives. It’s amazing what some nice weather can do to your soul and mood, and the time to do things that you wouldn’t normally be able to do. At this time of year, it’s only natural to start looking at our surroundings and wanting to make some improvements here and there. Clearing out and decluttering become a conversation starters. With that in mind, here are some tips and tricks to give your home the ultimate spring clean.
Have a clear-out and declutter
What is it about the spring that makes you want to clear things and get organized? It just gets you motivated to clear things out to make your home feel fresher. In winter, you are well and truly in hibernation mode. There is something comforting about the house feels “lived in.” You want those extra blankets and throws to keep you warm. The newspapers and magazines stacked high for reading. But Spring is here, so it’s time to clear it all out.
Think about your appliances
Decluttering often means looking in the cupboards, shed and garage and deciding what stays and what goes. But while you may be getting rid of things or even selling unwanted things, it might also be time to start thinking about how efficient these appliances are and getting them to work better, or fixing broken ones so that they can be used once more. You can look online to get the parts you need and it can often mean that you streamline the appliances you have, and saving money in the process.
This is the perfect time to be brutal and get rid of all the clutter. Start working through what you can see. Things like window sills and shelves. The kitchen surfaces and your dressing table. Throw away and recycle what you don’t need. Keep and reorganize what you do. Recycling can be a tricky thing to accomplish, especially when you are not sure how to dispose of your rubbish effectively. Decluttering your home and clearing out unwanted rubbish is actually a very therapeutic thing to do. It feels like you are organized and showing your home some love. But at the same time, you are really doing something good for the environment.
Tackle the cupboards and drawers
Finally, it’s time to look behind closed doors. We are talking about your wardrobe and all the cupboards in the house. Where you stuff things in so your home appears tidy. We have all been there. Now is the time to sort through all of those things. The kitchen cupboards will be a big surprise. You won’t believe how many out of date spices you will have in your cupboard.
Let’s hope these tips help you to get organized this spring.