Spring Cleaning is the act of decluttering, organising and cleaning your home (in that order). The five steps to declutter are:
Get rid of all the rubbish and broken bits and pieces. For those items you are genuinely going to fix place them in a box.
Work your way clockwise around the room. Have one bag for giving away / donating, another for throwing away items that you don’t use, and another for items to keep and organise later. Tackle all cupboards and drawers too!
If you find you have two or more of any one thing keep the best one and put the duplicates to one side. When you have a box of repeat items donate them to a charity shop.
Implement organisational systems! This is the fun part and includes buying smart storage solutions like a wardrobe shoe rack and setting up filing systems for all of those loose papers.
Fix all that you have kept that needs to be fixed. If you decide not to have it fixed it needs to go in the bin.
Then comes cleaning! Remember to:
Spray all surfaces including tiles with antibacterial spray and wipe
Have carpets cleaned and freshened if needed
Clean windows and mirrors
Polish wooden furniture
Get behind hard to reach areas like the back of beds to Hoover and clean
Would you like to do a Spring Clean? What areas do you think would need the most attention? As always I’d love to hear from you so please do share your thoughts in the comments below.