Its Spring so lets get spring cleaning!! We’re all guilty of letting our homes get a little messy and worn down every now and then. Who can blame us? We leave busy lives, and when we do finally get a break or day off, we want to kick back and relax, not dive head first into a cleaning mission that is likely to take a fair few hours to complete. However, it’s important that every now and then you do dedicate a little time to home maintenance. If you don’t, things could quickly get out of hand, and you could end up with a property that you’d be ashamed to bring your friends and family back to. What’s more? A clean home is a healthier home, as it will harbour fewer bacteria and you will be able to spot spills and other problems more easily, allowing you to clean them up more quickly. So, how should you go about this? Well, it’s time to see out with the old and give your home a proper spruce up with these priceless tips.
Out of Sight Shouldn’t Mean Out of Mind
There are aspects of your home that you’ve probably never paid attention to. If a kitchen appliance breaks, you replace it. If a light fitting comes loose, you have it repaired. The same due attention should be given to areas of your home that aren’t necessarily in sight. Take sewer lines as an example. You may have never even seen the ones leading into your property. But think about how essential their proper functioning is to the hygiene and efficiency of your home. So, do you need to have your sewer pipes relined? There’s only one way to find out: asking the specialists and professionals. Make sure that daily waste can leave your property efficiently. Have your home surveyed regularly and if there’s a problem, fix it! Have defunct items replaced as soon as possible to minimise the inconvenience that they can cause you down the line.
Once you’ve dealt with the stripped down basics, a great next step is removing any disused items. This can be difficult. Most of us are apt to only throwing out broken, damaged, or worn belongings and even then some of us are still reluctant. But just because something is nice, still working, or has been around for a while doesn’t mean that it belongs in your home. Take a look around, and if something doesn’t have any decorative value and hasn’t been used in the past year, it’s probably time to send it on to pastures new. You don’t necessarily have to throw things in the trash. Chances are, there’s someone out there who would make good use of them. So list them on auction sites, donate them to charity shops, or offer them to friends and family. If items are in disrepair, try to recycle them where possible. Trash should be the last resort.
Once you’ve cleared everything out, avoid replacing removed items with new, unnecessary alternatives to fill their space. Minimalism is key when it comes to living in a happy, healthy environment.