By David Heesom, Deputy Store & Homeware Manager at Broadstone Mill Shopping Outlet
It’s time to throw open the windows, grab a feather duster and get your home ready for spring. Don’t panic, we’re not talking about a complete makeover – just a thorough clean from top to bottom and a few small changes of accessories are all that’s required to make your home feel shiny and new again.
Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. In the UK, the practice largely evolved as a means of refreshing rooms after a long and stuffy winter. Historically, this was due to all the dust and dirt generated from burning coal, oil and wood through the dark, cold winter nights.
Don’t know where to begin with spring cleaning? You’re not alone.
Most people never begin to spring clean their home because they truly don’t know where to start. The process of decluttering and then cleaning each space in your home is easy. Each task is quick. The tough part is knowing where to begin.
Approaching your house room by room is the most effective way to deep-clean your home at any time of the year, but especially in spring.
Organize and Clear the Clutter….
One of the biggest parts of spring cleaning is getting rid of clutter that you don’t need.
Get the Family Involved
If you need a little help in your cleaning & sorting endeavours, get your family involved. Even the most unwilling helper can make a big difference in the workload. Find fun ways to get everyone to help.
Keep Cleaning Products to a Minimum
The real champions of spring cleaning are more basic supplies, such as a good all purpose cleaner and microfibre cloths. Choose old fashioned and natural alternatives to expensive, chemical laden products.
Refresh Your Current Schemes & Themes
As well as cleaning, sorting out and tidying, the thing that can make a real difference to your home is changing small things in each room – look to refresh your bedding, towels, curtains, cushions and other accessories. Try switching scented candles, hand soaps, etc. from winter scents to fresh spring ones.
Visit Broadstone Mill Shopping Outlet where you will find everything you need to refresh, clean and declutter your home for Spring 2019.