Last weekend the clocks went forwards and, this year, more than any year before, I am really excited about it. I'm not freezing my tits off, every time I step outside, the evenings are getting lighter and I've finally tuned the heating off in the house.
With it, Spring seems to bring hope. Flowers bloom, the air feels cleaner and everything just feels better and brighter and clearer and so it only seems that at a time like this, your house should reflect what is going on outside.
It's time to shed out winter coats, get the dusters out and get the house ready for Spring. But when your house is so full of mess and clutter, what can you do to get it ready for Spring? Here are just some of the things that you can do to get ready:
This was a GREAT fist step. We got two and named them oxy and gen and they live in our sittitng room very happily. They literally make the house feel so much bigger and brighter and airy and great. Can't recommend this one highly enough.
Add some colour
Whether it's a flower or an accessory or a picture or even a lick of paint, injecting a bit of colour into a room is a great thing to do. Buying this little biscuit for my bedroom was a great decision and makes the room feel so much brighter.
It might be a bit overwhelming to 'clean' the whole house, but maybe finding that big pile of crap that has been accumulating over the last few months and dealing with it is a good place to start. You will feel SO much better when it is done, I promise!
Make it smell good
Candles can be a bit wintery sometimes I feel, so I would advise reed diffusers for that fresh spring smell! There is nothing better than asking into your house and being greeted by something fresh and fruity and so I would duffest investing in a couple. Bedrooms, sitting rooms and hallways, they require the most love!
A bit of DIY
Before I put up these shelves in my bathroom I could have been mistaken for a skincare hoarder thanks to all the piles forming on the floor. It feels SO much cleaner and more organised and I absolutely love the feeling. Get your DIY on folks!
Open all of the windows
Not forever, you will become a very popular house for local burglars, but for a good few hours, open up all the windows and let all of that fresh air roll in. You'll sleep better that night than you have in months.
Wash all the sofa cushions
This was a ball ache of a job but so damn satisfying when I had it done. Coming into to a slightly sordid sofa can be less than appealing and just makes the house feel a bit messy somehow. Showing the sofa the TLC that it so often shows me was a great thing to do and something that I highly recommend.
Clean the kitchen
Not the pots and pans, THE ACTUAL kitchen. Even if it looks clean, giving the cupboard doors a wipe down and the surfaces a huge scrub. Trust me, there'll be grime there that you didn't even know about and it will feel SO good when it's all done.
Change your sheets
If you're feeling very spoiling, then perhaps buy some new ones, but failing that, change them on the day that you do your clean for sure. We all love clean sheet night anyway, clean sheets, clean mind. I think that's a scientific fact.