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It’s Spring Cleaning time! April has arrived and that means it’s time to start cleaning, organizing and purging. As the warmer weathers start coming in, it’s a great time to go through our homes, our belongings, our workspaces and even ourselves to set a more positive and lighter precedent for Summer and the rest of the year.

Spring Cleaning happens every year, but that doesn’t mean it ever gets easier to know where to start! Over the coming month, we’ll be looking at different areas of your home and work life, and how to easily and effectively give them a once over, including an in-depth guide to cleaning your Tidmarsh blinds and curtains. To begin with, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time to give your home a fresh start for Spring.

Start Small

A manageable way to tackle the massive task of Spring Cleaning is to realise and admit that you won’t get everything done in one day; it’s really important to start small. One of the biggest reasons our homes and lives can become out of order is because the idea of organising them becomes too daunting. The most important thing to do in this case is Just Start. Pick one area, for example, the kitchen spice cabinet, or your shoe cupboard, and just spend half an hour going through it.

Be Prepared

Make sure that you have the right tools ahead of time; the last thing you’ll want to do is have to go and buy supplies once you’ve already started cleaning. This will depend on what area you’re tackling first, but you know you’ll at least probably need a vacuum cleaner, a mop, and cleaning products. Take a leaf from the Boy Scouts and always “Be Prepared.”

Declutter First

To put it bluntly – the less stuff you have, the less stuff you have to clean and organize. It’s always a good idea to purge your belongings before you start organizing and tidying. If you haven’t used something in the past six months, then you should consider donating it or throwing it away. The obvious and only exception to this rule is seasonal clothing and items. This way you get a sense of what you have, what you need, and what you don’t. By donating and decluttering first, it makes cleaning and organizing so much easier. You’ll also discover how much additional room you’ll have if you throw a few things away!

Be sure to check back on Friday and throughout the coming month for more Spring Cleaning tips and tricks. Next up – tips for a good night’s sleep!