Time to hit refresh: Spring cleaning tips to see you through

Spring cleaning tips

Spring cleaning is more than about hitting refresh on your living space and general life. The very act of spring cleaning is actually beneficial to your health and wellbeing as Progress Lifeline describes:

“Experts have found that spring-cleaning your home has a number of health benefits. Research shows that cleaning and organising the space you spend most of your time in can keep your immune system strong, boost your mood, and offer a task that promotes focus and reflection during a trying time. A decluttered house can also reduce stress and depression as well as help avoid injuries.”

Whether you’re spring cleaning for the health benefits, a fresh space or the sheer joy of it, you’ll want to read our top spring cleaning tips before getting started…

Get everyone involved

Cleaning is more fun when you don’t have to do it alone, so don’t be afraid to get loved ones in on the action! As well as making it a shared responsibility, cleaning together as a family will get it done in far less time, leaving you to enjoy your new, refreshed space for longer.

Remember, no family member is too young or too old to get involved. In fact, this research found that doing chores from an early age can unlock several lifelong benefits, teaching children responsibility, competence, perseverance and the value of hard work.

Another study found that sharing the burden of spring cleaning with your partner or other family members will make your relationships even stronger.

Invest in the right tools

Having supplies and equipment you can rely on during your spring cleaning mission is a must and will make the task of refreshing your space even simpler.

Want to remove pet hair from your favourite woollies? Steer clear of the lint roller and invest in a clothes brush! Looking to keep your bedding fresh all season long and beyond? Choose your bedspread wisely; a linen or wool bedspread is more superior and sleep-friendly than others, and needs washing less often.

Focus on decluttering first

There is really no point cleaning a space before it’s decluttered, so concentrate the first portion of your spring refresh on sorting. The classic ‘keep’, ‘donate’ and ‘bin’ setup works wonders in every home, and will prioritise the treasures that make your space and identify the items that waste it.

Tackle the messy jobs next

Get the big cleaning jobs out of the way next. This includes deep cleaning those carpets and appliances, such as your oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.

Don’t overwhelm yourself by tackling all these big jobs in a single day. Space out your spring cleaning tasks, scheduling in manageable chunks with regular breaks. Again, delegating tasks to other family members can really lighten the load.

After the big jobs are done, you can then go through each room with a fine-tooth comb to polish off your space to perfection.

Finish with a flourish

Hitting refresh on your space is more than decluttering and cleaning. You can really make the space your own and prepare it for the new season ahead by introducing a few timeless pieces. Make sure the homewares you choose won’t end up on next year’s ‘donate’ or ‘bin’ piles by shopping sustainably.

Select natural, timelessly designed pieces that will enhance your home for the long haul, whatever seasonal trends bring, to re-energise your space without any drastic changes. Your spring update could be something as simple as a cosy wool throw or fresh linen bedspread.

Shop timeless designs in the finest natural materials right here to get started.