Monday 20 March 2017

The Spring Clean

It's the first day of Spring! (even if the grey clouds and drizzle don't help the Spring vibes!) 

It feels pretty refreshing to say it's the start of Spring, everything just starts to come to life and little more! At the end of the week the clocks change too. We'll lose an hour but the evenings will start to get lighter and before we know it, it will time for warm, balmy evenings with glasses of wine whilst the sun sets. 
I love having a good Spring clean. 
Obviously the usual dusting, polishing, hoovering, sweeping but also having a decor refresh. Here's some of the things I'll be freshening up this month:

If you're anything like me you'll have bedding that you like in the Autumn/Winter and a brighter set for Spring/Summer (just me? okay) I have a faux fur throw and neutral cushions in the winter so I love folding it all up, popping it away and getting out my blue and white throw and blue and white cushions to fresh things up a bit. I usually have a white duvet cover, so it just brightens up my room nicely. 

Fresh Blooms
There's nothing better than a flurry of fresh flowers dotted about. Right now it's great as you can pick up some daffodils for £1 in any supermarket and they'll last around a week if you pick them up when they're still closed. Flowers can be as inexpensive or as pricey as you like, big supermarkets have beautiful bunches for only £3 if you don't want to break the bank. I just find any flowers bring so much life into a room, the same goes for plants if you want something to last a bit longer! 

If you've got photo frames around your living space, be it a flat, house or just a bedroom, take Spring as an opportunity to switch up the photos in your frames, which have probably be the same since you first put them there! I always forget to pop new photos in the frames, despite taking so many and having tonnes I'd love to see daily. 

Wardrobe Clear Out
I bloody love a good wardrobe clear out, but I don't always find them that easy. I find sentimental value in  e v e r y t h i n g and I get so weighed down in the worry of throwing something out then needing/wanting it the moment I do. So I never used to get rid of much, but I feel I'm getting better now I've streamline my style a bit more and know what I really will actually wear again - I try to be a bit more brutal with myself - getting one of your girlfriends in to be strict always helps! I only throw things away if they're really tatty, but the majority goes to charity shops or possibly sold on Ebay if it has a little more value. I've still got bags and bags for the charity shop in the boot of my car so it looks like I might be doing a few trips! I'll be filming this for a video on my YouTube channel, as I personally love watching decluttering & wardrobe clear out videos!

What are your favourite ways to Spring Clean?


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