How To Spring Clean Your Home
Spring is the best time to “hit the reset button”. It’s a time to bring fresh energy into the house, to change the fire alarm batteries and vacuum under the bed. Think about it less as cleaning and more as a home energy cleanse just in time for the silly season. Inspired by our recent Broadsheet feature “How To Spring Clean Your House”, we are bringing you our top Spring cleaning tips to get you going.
1. Set Your Intention
Before you start you need to know where you are going. Ask yourself how you want your home to feel & function? Think beyond having an organised house, why do you want an organised home? Do you want to save time moving things from place to place? Do you want more weekend time? What’s your Home Sanctuary? Make a mantra and come back to it as you clean.
This is a big one, break down the decluttering into manageable chunks. Declutter by category not room. If you have already completed your declutter-marathon treat this step as a top-up. Run through your home category by category to make sure everything you own still brings you joy.
If you are planning on a whole home declutter using the KonMari Method, make sure you read our blog What is the KonMari Method & How To Use It before you start.
For a big spring clean, take time to set your intention
3. Everything has a place
Give everything a home. If you or someone in your family has taken up a new hobby and there are more things in the house, make space for them. This could require some reshuffling, and reusing the decluttered spaces.
If you have a seasonal wardrobe make sure you watch my video on how to make a wardrobe changeover.
4. Recycle & Sell
If you can sell it, repurpose or recycle go the extra mile, it will dramatically reduce your landfill contribution. If you are going to be selling something, whether it’s on eBay or Facebook Market or at a garage sale, make sure you have an if-it-doesn’t-sell backup plan. You defiantly don’t want to have a garage sale, not sell anything and keep it all. If it ends up in a landfill make peace with it, you went the extra mile, not everyone does that.
5. Move Forward Mindfully
Once the clear-out is complete, future purchases should be made with purpose and be loved. The silly season is coming, don’t undo your good work.