Monday marks the first day of Spring, which means in time to get the duster out, declutter the house and buy all the daffodils. I’ve collaborated with BedGuru to bring you my top spring cleaning tips – even if I am yet to do my own big clean. Bed Guru offer a range of Divan beds, even ones with built in storage which are great for Spring Cleaning as you can pack away the winter clothes (or other bits and bobs) without them taking up valuable space. They are also currently giving away a Divan bed with 4 storage drawers in, which you can check out on their Twitter & Facebook pages.
This one seems pretty obvious, but I fail it most times until I have to give myself a good talking to. I always set out saying ‘I’m going to throw it all away & be 100% clutter free’. It never happens and it likely never will. Some clutter we need. So it’s best to set a realistic goal, say maybe to cut your shoe collection by 10 pairs. You’re more likely to give up if you’re setting unrealistic goals for your spring clean.
Give yourself a set time to complete a task; so maybe an hour to declutter the ‘messy drawer’ in the kitchen. This will stop you from getting distracted, as you’ll have something to work with and to try keep within. I am terrible for checking my phone then 2 hours later wondering why nothing has been done. Last time I did a big clean (before Christmas) I made myself a day plan, so I scribbled in say 2 hours for decluttering, an hour for hoovering, etc. It worked so well as I more or less kept to my schedule, whereas without it I would have still been there 2 days later. I am competitive so I wanted to beat my timings, or at least stick to them.
DO IT ALL AT ONCE
There’s a saying or a book that is something along the lines of ‘eat the ugliest frog first’… It’s basically saying if you had to eat a plate of frogs, go for the biggest slimiest one first… Keep with me… Which is kinda like a spring clean; working hard to get it all done in a day might seem horrible (like a big plate of frogs), but if you break it down in to chunks across a week it’s even worse (eating a frog a day? No thanks). You’re more likely to give up halfway through if you have to come home every night and do bits.
Also, another tip I live by is doing a whole collection at once, for example if you’re cleaning out your clothing then get every single piece out in to a pile and sort it from there. If you get bits and bobs out you’re more likely to hold on to items as you can’t see exactly what you have all at once.
I apologise for the frog thing :) Do you have any spring cleaning tips?
Post in Collaboration with BedGuru