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Spring Clean part 1.

17 April 2014

Last weekend I didn't have any plans and so I decided to give my life a bit of a Spring clean. The flat got the most intense cleaning and tidying session it has ever had since we moved in just over 2 years ago. This included all rooms, all drawers, cupboards and boxes. Nothing was left untouched and it resulted in bin bag after bin bag being filled. The end result...well a more clean, serene and relaxed flat.

Here are my top tips part 1 to Spring clean your life / house / bedroom.

Rules that apply to everything:
  • Be ruthless, don't leave any drawer unturned.
  • Set yourself a time scale- if you haven't used something in the past 6-12 months get rid of it.
  • Anything broken or damaged -throw it out, why are you keeping it?

  • Get right to the back of those cupboards, any old tins of food and anything past its sell by date get rid of it
  • Deep clean the oven- the Oven Pride cleaning system is amazing for this.
  • Wipe down the inside of the microwave and rid your toaster of all the crumbs that gather in the bottom.
  • Empty the fridge, then using an antibacterial spray wipe down all of the shelves and drawers. 

Living room:
  • Remove and wash all cushion covers/throws from the sofa.
  • Move the sofa and have a clean behind it/ underneath it
  • Then remove all the sofa cushions and have a good hoover. Check first for loose change and lost treasures that might have wormed their way into the sofa.

  • If you're anything like me there is bounds to be mounds of pointless papers/leaflets and receipts all over. Sort these out, throw away what you don't need and file away anything important.
  • Be sure to invest in some good storage. Check out the Martha Stewart range at Staples for some gorgeous filing/storage ideas.
  • Spring cleaning your life isn't just about physical objects, give your computer/laptop a spring clean too. Organise all your folders, files and photos. Delete anything you don't need, especially all those temporary downloads files.
  • While you're at it, why not give your phone/tablet a clean up too. Delete all the apps that you don't use, and go through those photos and delete the dodgy pocket shots, blurry photos, and those that you have 10 versions of because you were 'trying to get the focus just right'.

As I seem to have far too much to say on this subject (such a tidy/neat freak) keep an eye out for part 2 which will be up next Thursday.

I'm always on the lookout for better storage, tidying and organising ideas so let me know any of yours in the comments below.

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