Thursday March 28, 2013 at 4:07pm
We have all heard of 'Spring Cleaning.' How many times have you said the words we haven't got anymore space..ω It's that time of year to think about de-cluttering the home and starting afresh with a clean start. We have some useful tips to help you tackle Spring Cleaning this Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
Sort out the childrens' bedrooms first
There are always clothes that no longer fit that can be passed on or out of season clothes that can be stored away in Storage Trunks. Toys and books are the next thing to sort and you could perhaps sell some of those they have outgrown and make some extra pocket money. Alternatively, demonstrate charitable nature by handing them to a charity shop or charity collection to benefit those who are less fortunate.
Get everyone involved
If you need a little help in your sorting endeavours, try to get the whole family involved. Even the most unwilling helper can make a big difference in the workload. Although it might actually seem easier to just do it yourself, more hands make light work and in some cases they may even be more ruthless and throw out more than you would have. You can even reward the kids with their favourite meal or a treat for all their help; set goals for them to achieve and let them know they will be rewarded.
Get creative with storage
There are some great storage solutions on the market, from plastic boxes to different sized Rattan Storage Trunks in lovely neutral tones, different colours and sizes that complement most surroundings. Look out for smaller baskets that are sold in sets of 4. You can then use these in different areas of the home from the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom through to the lounge and study areas. They are perfect for keys, post, coins, make-up, toiletries, and much more.
Combine storage with furniture
Once you have decided on what you are keeping, why not look at areas in the house where tallboys or cabinets could be used to keep items neatly stored away. A tallboy or cabinet under the stairs or in the hallway is a great idea for the hats, gloves and scarves that have now accumulated in bedrooms. Choose a drawer for each member of the house and so much time will be saved in the morning when they are leaving as they can be sure to get their own. These come in a range of sizes and varieties, and include beautiful handmade water hyacinth rattan storage baskets which make the cabinets both attractive and practical.
I hope this has given you a few ideas for that extra storage within the house. It is great to de-clutter as this can often bring in those few extra pounds to help out and a fantastic way to support your local charities by donating articles you no longer require. Trust me. Cleaning will be a lot easier when the clutter is gone.