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  • 7 September 2016

IT'S TIME FOR A SPRING CLEAN

Spring has sprung and what better way to bring in the new season than with a good old fashioned spring clean. It’s amazing how much of a positive impact a simple clean and de-clutter can have on your home and lifestyle.We have some simple ways you can clean and de-clutter your home to freshen everything up as the weather starts warming up again.

First of all, we recommend you go through and make sure that everything in your home has a place and if it doesn’t, question if you need it. There should be room for everything in your home, whether that be in storage or on display. It’s amazing the difference it makes when you go through your home and put everything back in its rightful spot. Clear away anything that shouldn’t be there.

Question if you need it! It seems harsh but sometimes a good clean out in a wardrobe, bathroom or garage is exactly what’s needed. We often think we need a lot more than we actually use so it’s great to go through and get rid of anything that you’re unlikely to use in the future or anything that no longer serves a purpose. Not only will this create more room but you will have peace of mind knowing that everything in your home has a place.

A great idea at the start of spring is to choose 5 items in each cupboard that you don’t use anymore or you don’t love anymore and give them to charity. This is doing a good deed for yourself and someone else, and trust us – you won’t regret it!

When it comes to the kitchen there are a few really simple things you can do that make a big difference. Start by cleaning out your cutlery drawers and giving everything a good wipe down, and then run them through the dishwasher. This just ensures that every piece of cutlery is clean and ready to use. Your counter tops probably get nearly as much use as the cutlery so depending on what material or finish yours are, find out the best way to give them a thorough clean and do it. It will probably take about 10 minutes and makes a big difference to the kitchen.

A fridge clean out is next on the list! Go through your fridge and throw out anything that won’t be used or is out of date. We all get so busy with work and life that we often forget the simple things; you will probably be surprised how much you can get rid of.

Next stop is the lounge and living area. This space gets a lot of use in many households and is often used when people come over so it’s good to keep it as clean and fresh as possible. Firstly go through and dust or wipe down any surfaces on display, whether it’s a coffee table or dining table, get a cloth or duster on it and give it a good wipe down. While you do this, make sure you wipe down your TV screen at the same time with a good screen wipe, just make sure it’s not a harsh glass cleaner and won’t affect the screen itself.

We recommend you have some fun while spring cleaning by turning your favourite music up loud and setting yourself an achievable task for the day ahead. This way you get to see your accomplishments to give you motivation to keep going!