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The flowers are blossoming, the birds are serenading, but your house still feels stuck with the winter blues. Maybe it’s the onslaught of allergies, or perhaps you’re going a little stir-crazy after spending winter indoors with the windows shut. Spring is finally here! It’s time to transform your space and give your home new life.
There’s something about spring that feels synonymous with cleaning. When the weather starts to warm up, it's a sign to bust open your windows - and, perhaps less exciting, the cleaning cabinet. Whether you choose to deep clean, redesign your entire house, donate all your belongings, or declutter, spring cleaning comes in many forms and can be the push you need to get rid of the old and bring in the new.
A fresh start for Mother Nature and your home, what better time to get stuck into a good Spring clean. It’s a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. And a good, thorough spring cleaning is a great time to establish new ongoing cleaning habits.
Additionally, a simple 15-minute clean up routine practised every day can make it remarkably easy to keep your home clean and free from lurking bacteria. And as much as we appreciate the concept of spring cleaning, it's advised to have a regular tidy year-round to prevent the deepest of deep cleans come March.
ROOM BY ROOM
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Scope out your home: What areas need the most work? Cleaning your house from top to bottom can be overwhelming — not to mention, time-consuming.
Take it room by room and use checklists as a springboard for deep-cleaning the areas of your home that need extra attention. Regardless of where you start, having a plan for when you’re tackling each room will keep you focused on the task at hand.
Approaching your house room-by-room is the most effective way to deep-clean your home at any time of the year, but especially during this virus outbreak. Nothing feels quite as satisfying as coming home to a clean house.
ORGANISE AND DECLUTTER
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Spring cleaning means getting rid of clutter that you don't need. Decluttering makes you more efficient and keeps you organised, so take advantage of the natural spring urge to get rid of items weighing you down and begin fresh with a more streamlined lifestyle.
Clutter has psychological influences as well. Studies have shown that a disorganised home adds to your stress levels, and it signals to your brain that there's work to finish.
Now is a great time to donate unwanted items to good causes. Everything else goes back, but this time in an organised manner - you may be surprised how fresh you feel after eliminating unnecessary clutter and stress from your life.
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The beginning of spring is the best time to take care of cleaning necessities that often get overlooked. Once you’ve cleared your living space, it’s time to clean the floors, especially any carpets and area rugs.
Yearly maintenance can help prolong the life of your rugs, while also keeping the home looking fabulous. Start by shaking out any smaller rugs; vacuum lint out of the larger rugs and carpets. Don’t forget to vacuum under the carpets and furniture for a thorough spring cleaning.
Remember, over-cleaning contributes to wear and tear. Stains caused by pets, coffee, orange soda, red wine, and anything with dye or an acid-base are the hardest to remove - the key is to act quickly. If you're looking to have your Persian or Oriental rug cleaned professionally, we offer a rug cleaning service on our website.
Take a look below at some of this week’s favourite Persian Rugs for your home:
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Different kinds of home accents drift in and out of style, but there’s one form of accessorising that will never lose its allure—flowers, and greenery. Well-chosen blooms (faux or real) can beautifully accentuate your interior. But the benefits don’t stop there.
Flowers are a great way to add natural colour to a space and bring it to life. Inject hues to compliment your interior's existing colour palette. Blooms and greenery work with every design style and give your home a more natural, fresh look. You can never go wrong with plants.