It is well and truly spring. Which means that for many of us we have our tidy heads on and it’s that time of the year where we go around the house tidying up room by room to make the house more airy and nice. I have been there. It’s not easy and once you’ve got into a room let’s be honest, you have no idea where to start do you? I have compelled a list of things to make that spring clean just a little bit easier.
1. Add Plants or Flowers
Flowers lighten up even the darkest of rooms. It doesn’t have to be a big bouquet either, any size will do any room. I like to get these flowers from Cancer Research as 25% of all purchases go to them which means that you can lighten up your house and someone elses world at the same time, pretty special huh?
2. Give something old a new life.
Got an old table or chair? Reupholster it to zap life back into it. It doesn’t have to be a mammoth task, a simple lick of paint on the table legs will be enough to get the table back to its old ways.
3. Add a little bit of Wallpaper
Wallpaper. Adding a little bit of wallpaper to a room dramatically brightens it up and it is surprisingly easy to do. Why not go ahead and add a feature wall to your lounge? It’ll look great. I love the range of wallpaper from Wallsauce who have a wide range of affordable wallpaper to suit any needs.
4. Hang Mirrors
Hanging mirrors on a wall is a cheap and easy way to make a room not only look bigger but brighter too. Hanging a mirror on opposite sides of a room is a simple trick to make the room seem bigger.
5. Replace the curtains
Chances are you still have those big dark curtains up from back last year when you were trying to keep the rooms as warm as possible. You don’t need those now the lovely weather has come into force. Take them down and put up some nice thin light coloured curtains.
6. Dispose of old food.
Over the months our cupboards end up full of food that is either out of date or that we are never going to use. I am not proud of it but I am just the same. Spring is the perfect time to get into those cupboards and throw out all those out of date goods. For those things that you just won’t eat but still have a good shelf life, why not donate them to your local food bank?