How to Freshen up Your Home for Spring
Even though there still may be some snow in the streets and the thermometer reads 40 degrees Fahrenheit, you appear to dream about flowering trees, drumming woodpeckers, that heaven-sent fresh air and all the other signs of spring. Spring is on its way, undoubtedly, and you can’t wait to embrace it. Are you ready to welcome the new season in your home? How about your freshen it up a little? Here are some tricks and tips. Read on.
Spring Clean is Here
Cleaning before decorating. With the arrival of spring there is the urgent need to deep clean every nook in your home. It’s as if that urge comes with the fresh smell that spring brings every time. I don’t know what’s in that air but it makes you want to free some space and organize your home better so that the freshness can settle into the rooms and stay there until next year.
Now is a right moment to clean and sanitize every square inch of your property, starting from the b a t h r o o m are advising you from MoveOutCleanLondon SW15. This place is prone to mold and mildew build-up due to moist that regular bathing produces. If you neglected your bathroom cleaning routines during winter because it was too cold to do anything, roll up your sleeves and get it gleaming now. Get a brush and a bathroom cleaner and get is started. Scrub the tiles, remove limescale from your taps, shower head and bath tub. Brush your toilet. Clean the mirror. Throw your shower curtains in the wash. When you are done, make sure you ventilate the bathroom. Open a window to let fresh air in.
It is also a perfect time to deep clean your k i t c h e n. It is probably the place where you spend most of the time. Vacuum all the surfaces to collect any debris, dust particles and pet hair. Wipe down all your cabinets and shelves using an all-purpose cleaner. Scrub your sinks and faucets to remove any white foam caused by detergents. Check out your dishwasher and oven. Clean the racks and walls of the appliances, then wash them on the outside. Vacuum the coils of the fridge, clean any empty spaces or spaces in between furniture. Finish by sweeping and mopping the floor.
What comes next are your l i v i n g and s l e e p i n g a r e a s. Pay special attention to your furniture. Vacuum your beds, couches and armchairs to eliminate as much of the debris, soil and dust mites as possible. If you want to carry it a little further, you may take your furnishings out and leave them in the open but away from direct sunlight. When you bring them inside, they will be a little bit fresher. It’s also wise to wash your cushions and coverings if you have any. Take off the curtains and throw them in the wash. Wash your carpets or call in a carpet cleaning expert.
The next step is to clean your w i n d o w s. Instead of using expensive window cleaners, opt for a solution of one part vinegar and two parts water. Use a cotton cloth to rub the windows and dry with paper towel.
Last but not least, take a tour around your home and get rid of the r u b b i s h. Go through your drawers, wardrobe, fridge and pantry to dispose of any items you’ll never use.
Once you clean your home, you can proceed to decorating. This is all a matter of personal taste and needs. But just to mention a few ideas: you can paint your walls. It will freshen up the atmosphere in the flat or house. If you don’t feel like putting so much hard work into dolling up your place, you can opt for displaying works of art, pictures in frames, cushions, expensive vases, scented candles and other décor pieces.
Roll up your sleeves and get ready for spring today.