Don’t put it on the long finger, box off a weekend and involve your family. Most kids enjoy family activities, especially if there are prizes or incentives involved.
The first step in preparing your home for the summer is tackle your unwanted items. Put away heavier bedding and seasonal décor to help declutter and rid your home of the winter feel. Storage containers, boxes, labels and bubble wrap can be all found at Argos, to help you manage this declutter activity.
Consider donating winter clothes and bedding to local charity shops or placing them into seasonal storage. Create three piles:
- Re-sell/ Charity
Dust before vacuuming. When dusting, start from the highest point in a room and move down, so all the dust stirred up can be vacuumed at the end. Pick up the latest Dyson cordless vacuum from Curry’s so you can get at all those hard to reach places. Freshen up carpets and furniture by sprinkling with baking soda prior to vacuuming. If you fancy a change however, Carpetright have a stunning range of flooring and rugs that will complete the look and feel of any home.
Spring should be all about celebrating the sunshine that we’ve been missing. Maybe change up your curtains, in favour of lighter and brighter materials. Harry Corry have a ‘Snuggle and Save’ event in store at the moment, a great opportunity to get 50% off an amazing selection of colourful curtains and floral bedding.
Over the winter months, garages and sheds become popular storage areas for BBQ sets, lawn mowers, sports equipment and patio furniture. With nice weather around the corner, it’s time to get your garage back into summer shape. Why not pick up some tool storage drawers in Halfords so you can keep everything in one place. Assign areas and once you’ve decided, it’s time to divide up your hobby items and your workshop space.
As you clean your kitchen, bathroom, office spaces and more, look for existing space on the wall that may come in handy. Transform dead space into useable storage with shelves and baskets that can house everyday essentials. If you have small items, store them in a bin or a basket – like tea jars, DVDs or books– and maximize the use of the entire space. There is a wide variety of storage cabinets and shelving available at Hanley’s Furniture; ideal for all types of home décor.
You will find yourself more relaxed, happy, and balanced when you are living and working in a clean space. The more often you tackle jobs like laundry, dusting and vacuuming, the less often you’ll have to do a thorough, tough clean. Take time to plan and organise. Create a checklist for household tasks to keep your home looking beautiful and clean every day and get the whole family involved.