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Blooming Marvellous – Getting Your Home Ready For Spring

Sunday 20th March 2022 is the date of the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, better known by normal mortals as the beginning of spring. The new season brings longer and hopefully warmer and sunnier days which makes us crave brighter, fresher spaces at home. After weeks of winter weather, who can blame us for wanting cheerful homes that echo nature’s reawakening outside?

If you’re itching to get your home ready for spring, there are many ways to refresh your interiors and bring the outdoors in. We’ve put together some tips and ideas to get you in the right zone.

Spring Cleaning

First off, a good old spring clean and house detox is a great opportunity to get rid of the stale winter energy and refresh your home. Throw the windows open and let the sunshine in as you clear away dirt, dust and allergens that build up in houses and apartments during the winter months.

The classic tradition involves cleaning your home from top to bottom, one room at a time, including all those little nooks and crannies and areas that don’t get much regular attention.

Most spring-cleaning jobs will involve no more than a bit of elbow grease, though professional expertise is useful for specialist tasks such as carpet, curtain and upholstery cleaning, window cleaning and oven cleaning. If you have a fireplace or wood burning stove, now is a good time to book a chimney sweep for an annual visit.

Don’t forget to deep clean your kitchen and bathrooms too, and declutter all those dumping grounds and ‘glory holes’ that every kitchen seems to have. The result you’re aiming for are clean, well-organised cupboards and drawers that maximise the use of available storage and are a joy to use. Here's how I decluttered my pantry.

My favourite cleaning product? Good ol' water and white wine vinegar. Try it!