With the temperature getting warmer, it feels like the weather is reminding us to start thinking about the spring clean
To set you on your way, Simon Glanville, MD of www.aplaceforeverything.co.uk, is on hand to provide his advice on what can be done to ensure your home is ready for the spring months.
1. Strict approach
Begin by going through each room with a charity bag in hand. Set yourself the target of filling the bag with items you no longer need but think could be useful for someone else.
There's no point in being too hard on yourself - you can keep your own keepsakes. Leave them somewhere where you can make the most of them.
3. Clear approach
A tidy home is a tidy mind - therefore, aim for completely clutter free zones in your home on all of your surfaces. This includes your kitchen surfaces, dining room tables, side boards - you get the idea. It provides an instant spring clean feeling.
4. Abstract approach
After decluttering, take a look at each room and think about what can be done differently with each space. If you're pushed for room, you could always look at the building wall or door storage. Make sure you're not afraid of being bold - this can include adding extra hooks, shelves and storage furniture, all of which can be used to give your items a permanent home.
5. Systematic style
Make sure you avoid the trap of starting in one room and then moving on to another before you've finished - instead, make sure you start, sort, complete and then move on to the next one.
6. Consistent approach
By now, you should have decluttered, freed up your surfaces, found some nifty storage solutions, and given your belongings a permanent home. Simply schedule some time each week so you can do a quick sweep of the home to make sure everything is in order - these measures will help to ensure things don't get out of control, so you can fully enjoy the spring sunshine.