Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning and decluttering your home! This is an enjoyable and vital time for every householder, especially if you or your family have any allergies. Keep on reading our article with our top five spring cleaning and decluttering tips that will positively transform your house and your family’s wellbeing.
1. Schedule your house spring cleaning
Being organised and setting clear days in the week when you will focus on cleaning and decluttering your home is crucial. We all know how hectic our lives can be at times, as we always have to be in so many places throughout the day, the reason why essential things can be left aside for the last minute. And what does that mean? Unnecessary stress and worry, both for you and your family!
Instead of doing this, create an exact spring cleaning list, and decide which areas of your house need the most work. Where do you usually skip during your monthly or weekly cleaning routine? Those will be the best places to start with! However, regardless of where you begin your spring cleaning and decluttering, having a definite plan for when you will take care of each room will keep you focused on the tasks on hand a lot easier.
2. Do a thorough spring decluttering
Decluttering your house in the spring can make you much more efficient and organised, and it can also have many psychological influences. Studies show that a disorganised and cluttered home can highly impact your stress levels and ability to think clearly. Also, inhaling dust is another negative implication on your health and wellbeing, combined with the stresses of coming home to a pile of unsorted laundry or cluttered workspaces.
With these in mind, try to set out some time to organise all your closets, to dust and re-organise your working space, and to throw away all the junk that lies around your home with no purpose. You will be amazed how fresh you and your house will feel after eliminating all the unnecessary clutter and stresses from your life for good. We have some more useful tips for you in our blog on ten top tips to declutter your home that you can apply during your spring decluttering routine.
3. Go green when you spring clean
If you want to start your spring off on a proper clean and tidy note, try to not expose yourself to too many chemicals and toxins from cleaning products. For example, a steam cleaner can be one of the most efficient green cleaning products for your spring cleaning routine. It can be easily used to clean your hard floors, tiles, kitchen appliances, and even outdoor areas.
But keep in mind that not everything can be steam cleaned! If you don’t own a steam cleaner, cleaning is one of the best combinations for white distilled vinegar, baking soda, and water. All these ingredients are highly affordable, non-toxic, and have worked forever when it comes to cleaning.
4. Focus on all the rooms in the house
One of our best spring cleaning and decluttering tips is to start from top to bottom throughout your whole house! And that means to start from the ceiling down, as by doing so, you will be able to force any dust and dirt downwards, which will keep you from having to re-dust or re-wipe your house.
Most house owners clean their floors, but they typically completely forget about walls and windows, so make sure you will use a damp cloth to wipe down all the window screens, from the inside and outside. And do so in all your house rooms, not only in the living rooms and hallways ( issues that most people seem to have).
Don’t fear cleaning and decluttering your bathrooms and kitchens as well! In your bathrooms, maybe you can change your shower curtains with better ones, or simply go through your cosmetic drawer or medicine cabinet and throw away any expired or unused items.
From there, move towards the bedrooms, storage rooms and kid’s rooms, as they tend to get too messy over time, and lastly, in your garden or outdoor living spaces. After having a clean and fresh house, maybe you can start getting creative in making small changes to add the freshness and lightness of spring into your home. You can easily do so by adding new colourful pillows or art within your house or change the bedding, towels, table linens, and even window treatments to positively transform your living spaces and add more life to them.
5. Store all your unwanted items in a self-storage space
A brilliant solution whilst doing your spring cleaning and decluttering is, to be honest with yourself in terms of what you do need and no longer need out of your personal belongings, After throwing away all that no longer serves you and your family, if you find yourself in the situation of not having enough space in your house to store belongings, self-storage can be your lifesaver!
Self-storage, both short and long term is a great way to house items and belongings during periods of transition or to free some space in your house when needed simply. All you have to do is to choose a reliable storage company, like Boxpod Space! Our self-storage containers can be used for personal and business purposes, whilst benefiting from 24/7 monitoring with CCTV equipment. Coded access is required to enter all our self-storage locations.
We know that when you choose to store your items in self-storage spaces, you are ultimately placing your trust in a third party to take care of your belongings. We have a proven track record of reliability, and we offer various self-storage options that can fit your exact wants and needs. In case you’ve already decided that renting self-storage services is the ideal solution that will benefit your spring cleaning and decluttering, look at our article on how to store items in self-storage units.
Alternatively, if you want to find out about how we can help you and your spring cleaning and decluttering, why not contact us today, or simply give us a call on 0116 279 1570, and one of our friendly team will get back to you with their best advice and support to fit your requirements.