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Oh, spring! It’s one of the most colorful, most wonderful, and most joyous seasons of all! After the long, stale winter, life begins to start anew. Everywhere you look, a feeling of freshness embraces you. Plant life begins to pop up from snowy blankets which are starting to thin away, flowers bloom in all their prettiest colors, squirrels and birds are running and flying around trees again. Spring time is definitely the season of new beginnings. It’s a brand new chance to make the year better and let yourself grow.

10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home For Springtime

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Oh, spring! It’s one of the most colorful, most wonderful, and most joyous seasons of all! After the long, stale winter, life begins to start anew. Everywhere you look, a feeling of freshness embraces you. Plant life begins to pop up from snowy blankets which are starting to thin away, flowers bloom in all their prettiest colors, squirrels and birds are running and flying around trees again. Spring time is definitely the season of new beginnings. It’s a brand new chance to make the year better and let yourself grow.

Speaking of making the year better, spring is also known for one other thing – CLEANING. Let’s face it, during the long, winter months we can barely bring ourselves to move an inch. After work, it’s either straight to bed or curl up in front of the TV. The winter season, however beautiful, can really dampen our energetic selves and turn us into real slobby sloths. Plus, with the yuletide season in the mix, all those Christmas calories don’t help us get back in shape at all! We usually forego cleaning, fixing, and doing any improvements around the house during this quarter of the year. So when spring time comes around, BA-DA-BAM!  There’re so many things around the house that needs helping.

Make sure that you take advantage of this springtime season by transforming your home into a haven of relaxation and comfort. And we’re here to provide you 10 amazing ways on how you can do it. Without further ado, here they are:

  1. Out With The Old & In With The New!

Stop hoarding things. If you think you haven’t used a particular item for over 6 months – or 6 years, in many hoarders’ cases – then it’s probably high time you let it go. Stop telling yourself that you might need this or you might need that in the future. Minimalize whatever you have at home. The same goes for old furniture and expired household items. Get them out of your sight by donating them to charity or putting up a garage sale. Trust me, you’ll be doing your home a favour. It’s also a good time to start thinking about buying new home items!

  1. Bring Out The Feather Duster, The Vacuum Cleaner, or Whatever!

During winter season, I’m pretty sure you’ve become lenient with your housekeeping duties. For all you know, blankets of dust have already made your cabinets cozy. Yikes! This wouldn’t be good for family members who are allergic or sensitive to dusty environments. Get a move on and grab your handy feather duster or vacuum cleaner. Time to send all that dust back home!

  1. Don’t Be Such A Hoarder & Declutter Your Wardrobe

When we talk about hoarding, there are many different types. Some like to hoard old furniture; others like to hoard broken kitchen appliances and unused tools. But for women like us, one common hoarding problem is inevitable – wardrobe hoarding. Shoes, bags, clothes, accessories, and whatnot, we impractically have a ton of them. We also keep holding on to them even though we haven’t used them for a long, long time. Let’s be honest. I’m pretty sure you’re still keeping your size-two mini dress in hopes of fitting in it again one day. You also probably have your 6-inch stilettos buried deep within your closet just in case you’ll need them on your next charity event. But let me ask you, do you honestly believe that you are still up to wearing all these clothing and shoes? If the answer is not a SOLID yes, maybe it’s high time you say goodbye to your old babies.

  1. Declutter Your Attic & Basement Too

If you have ample time and manpower, maybe you can accomplish your cleaning in one fell swoop by organizing the attic and basement too – well, if you have one. A messy attic or basement can welcome unwanted company. The less you have there, the safer you’ll be from our pesky friends.

  1. Time To Do A Kitchen Check!

Next, time to go down the kitchen! You may think “Oh, we don’t need to do much cleaning around the kitchen. I always make sure it’s clean.” Well, maybe on a superficial level you think it’s clean, but are you too sure that you’ve scouted the ENTIRE kitchen already? Check the cabs, counter drawers, and other kitchen storage areas. For all you know, something has been rotting there since year 2005!

  1. Is It A Bit Cramped? Rearrange Your Furniture!

Spring cleaning doesn’t always have to be about throwing stuff out. You can also transform your home’s interior for a brand new feel! You don’t necessarily have to buy new furniture or decors, moving stuff around should be plenty for a home makeover. For instance, you can maximize the space inside your house by planning your placement of furniture carefully. You can check online references for some inspiration!

  1. What’s That Under Your Bed?

One place we often pay no mind to is the space underneath our bed. But this space can also hold a lot of clutter. When was the last time you sneaked a box underneath your bed for quick storage? Or, kicked your dirty laundry under it for a quick fix when an unannounced guest pays you a visit? All too often, we forget all sorts of things we keep under our beds. This spring cleaning season is the perfect time to let them see daylight again.

  1. Don’t Forget To Brighten Up Your Lawn!

More than just cleaning the interior of your house, you should also give equal attention to your lawn. After all, this is the last place you say goodbye to when you leave home for work and the first place you greet when you get home. Also, this is the place that stands out to outsiders most. Having a good lawn can leave positive impressions in people’s minds. It’s also the perfect setting for a summer barbecue party! Why not bring out the leaf blowers and prepare in advance?

  1. Decorate, Decorate, & Decorate!

Add a couple of personal touches to your home by decorating it just the way you want. It doesn’t have to be too grand, a simple interior design will do. Just make sure to choose a theme that naturally speaks to you. You can go rustic, chic, or classy. Check Pinterest for some inspiration!

  1. Make Your Home Smell Like Spring

You can never go wrong with a nice scent. If you’ve ever heard of fragrance oils or scented candles, you can try purchasing some for your home. Don’t just make your home look clean; make it smell clean too. You can even match the aroma of spring by surrounding your house with the scent of flowers to really get you into the season’s mood.

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