When it comes to spring cleaning, less is always more. But dusting the furniture and washing the curtains is just the beginning. You can open up an entire world of decor possibilities by getting rid of your old belongings and making your home clutter-free. From the kitchen to the garage, clearing space is essential to feel like you have a new start just in time for the warmer season. For some essential cleaning tips that can make your home feel more inviting, keep reading.
1. Infuse your home with new life.
The air is crisp, and it’s still a little cool outdoors. Until it’s warm enough to play outside, head to your nearest gardening centre and pick up a potted flower or small tree to place indoors. It will freshen up your home, and when it’s finally time to start gardening, you can move it outdoors.
2. Sell old entertainment items.
Next, tackle your CD rack and bookshelves. This is perhaps the most lucrative part of spring cleaning because you’re bound to have old music, movies, and games that other people are willing to pay for. To make things easier, you can use a sell back service like musicMagpie to earn a little cash from them without even leaving your home. For example, if you’re too busy with dusting to get to the post office, just upload some information online about all of the discs that you want to get rid of. You can sell old DVDs with musicMagpie as well as CDs and video games in exchange for a cheque.
3. Toss anything else that you don’t want.
From your closet to the garage to the refrigerator, now is the time to get rid of any unwanted or unused items. For items such as clothing and sports equipment, you can create postings online to attract eager second-hand buyers. For unsellable items such as canned goods past their expiration date, just toss them.
4. Bring fresh air in.
While you’re busy taking old belongings out of the home, make sure to open windows and doors to bring fresh air in. While you’re at it, shake all of the dust out of your rugs, and then hang them outside along with any decorative blankets and tablecloths so that they can get a little fresh air, too.
5. Add naturally pleasing scents to the mix.
Along with your potted plants, try to set out freshly cut flowers that give off a heavenly fragrance. Alternatively, invest in a new scent of candle for the common areas. If you’re the creative type, bringing together some essential oils in interesting ways is a fun and effective way to freshen up the home. Spraying them on pillowcases or handkerchiefs that you can stuff inside drawers, for example, is a clever way to freshen up your house.
6. Recycle the kids’ clothes.
After all of your hard work, bring a little fun into your cleaning by setting up a play date with all the other mums you know. Whip up a pitcher of mimosas and prepare a simple yet tasty breakfast so that you can all relax and catch up. Tell them to bring over any of their unwanted baby items after their own spring cleaning sessions, and you’ll be able to use this time as a chance to swap toys and clothing so that you can get rid of the old and acquire new items at the same time.
Remember, when it’s time to clear clutter, think practicality and convenience above everything else. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore as long as you keep it fresh and interesting.
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