Nick Mennear
April 3, 2020

Spring Cleaning Tips to Make Your House Into a Home You Love

We live in a world with so much emphasis on our mental health and wellbeing that it often goes unmentioned how our homes can affect this. Think about it. Look around your homes. What do you see? Boxes. Pictures. Ornaments. Books. Some which have been read cover to cover and now just serve the purpose of holding the bookshelf up. I often tell myself I'm somewhere between a hoarder and zen-like simplicity!

Benefits of a Tidy Home

When reading an article from ( its strongly suggested that you can increase your positive energy just by decluttering and cleaning space.

"Clutter creates stagnant energy and impedes the flow of positive energy"

Clutter and mess will have a direct impact on our moods and well-being. By removing things that distract us, and spring clean, we are free to concentrate on the more important things happening in life. A great boost for all those who work from home. It will do wonders for your productivity!
A decluttered home will also lead to increased levels of creativity. According to a study from Princeton University Neuroscience Institute, all the stuff acts as a distraction from what we would otherwise concentrate on. Our productivity decreases, our concentration is affected and can heighten anxiety and depression states
For those that suffer from depression, by having more therapeutic scenery we allow ourselves to refresh our minds, restore calmness and stillness.

"Do you own the things you own or do the things you own you?" Marie Kondo, a guru of cleaning.  

Now we've discussed the pluses of Spring clean let's do the easy bit and begin! Go back to that moment you panned around your home to see endless stuff. Where do you start?
Start by decluttering each room and space. Start with the items you've not touched for years, months. Consider removing it completely (of course, this won't apply to seasonal items).
Begin with a 'keep', 'donate' or 'throw-away' boxes or pile and organise that way.
You'll soon see how many items you have around the house that you don't use regularly – and how much space you can free up once you remove them. Anything you wish to keep but can't seem to fit into your newly organised home can always be stored.
This is an important step, because you can't clean and organise your home with extra stuff in the way. It's a lot easier to spring clean your house when you're not falling over piles of clothes, toys or books.

Once you've decluttered your home, it's time for a that clean. All the extra space you just cleared up and organised needs to be dusted and scrubbed.
Quick Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Home
This may be simple, but they're also highly effective for your Spring clean.
Remove pet hairs with rubber gloves – Especially for all you cat or dog lovers; use a pair of rubber gloves to remove them instead of vacuuming. The rubber creates friction and hair will stick to the material. If you don't have rubber gloves, break out the lint rollers.
Use bicarbonate of soda – water and bicarbonate of soda make for a great cleaning solution for difficult-to-clean stains and build-ups.

Quickly clean your microwave – Fill a bowl with water and vinegar and place it in the microwave for three minutes on full power. This will soften any accumulated food leftovers, making it easier to clean the appliance. You'll also have a nice-smelling microwave free of bacteria, since vinegar has antibacterial properties.Leave lemon in the fridge – After cleaning your fridge normally, cut a lemon in two and place each half on different shelves. Not only will your fridge smell deliciously fresh, but the fruit will also absorb odors, ensuring a nice scent every time you open the door. What to do with all the stuff you want to keep?We recommend you go through your belongings and keep only what you need, be it for useful or sentimental reasons. You don't want that stuff cluttering up your home again, so why not place it all in storage? With our storage services, you don't have to throw away anything you don't want to. Just box them up. We collect them with the storage PODs kept in the van. Lock them when finished and place them in a secure warehouse. On a later day when you need the items back, we can return them to you.‍

Nick Mennear

Nick is a storage consultant at easyStorage. He engages daily with customers across the U.K tackling all their storage questions, consulting and advising the best solutions when possible. Its here his best placed to get insights and be able to put them from spoken into the written word. Ask him any storage questions or miscellaneous topics, just not cats.

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