Are you the kind of person who enjoys spring cleaning their house from top to bottom? I’m not. But a tidy house does make me happy. Rather than spend hours and hours cleaning I like to break things down into manageable little jobs. Things that take minimal time and effort, but reward me with maximum happiness.
Here are 5 quick and easy spring cleaning jobs to try this week!
Sort out your clothes, one drawer at time
Wrenching open a crammed clothes drawer first thing in the morning is such a negative start to the day. By the time one season ends my chest of drawers is bursting at the seams. It’s full of new clothes, old clothes and random things that small people have poked in. Take one drawer, empty it out on your bed and be brutal. Get rid of anything you haven’t worn in six months. I take out my favourite winter things and store them in plastic boxes under my bed. Fold everything up neatly, put in a lavender sachet and start afresh. Why not start with your knicker drawer? Mine’s a shocker. For maximum happiness, do this is small doses – try one drawer a week.
Go through your make up and cosmetics
Get rid of all the old, dried up things. And the things that never suited you anyway. Reduce your collection to a few key pieces you actually like. Time is so tight each morning, don’t lose valuable time having to rummage through everything to find what you’re looking for. Give the things you know you’ll never use to someone who will – it’ll make them happier too!
Have a mug cull
How many of us have more mugs than we could ever possibly use? I’ve definitely been guilty of this. Teetering piles of mugs balanced in each other – the ones at the back of cupboard never even seeing the light of day. I’m a firm believer that we should use the nice cups every day. Get rid of all those horrible mugs you tolerate and slim down your collection. You probably only need a dozen at most. Imagine how much better you’ll feel when you stumble downstairs in the morning and choose a mug for your morning drink. Tidy cupboard, tidy mind? It’s worth a try.
Vacuum your sofa
Take off all the cushions and face up to all the crumbs and junk that’s fallen down the back of the sofa. Vacuum it all out (if you have a hand-held vacuum, this is super easy). Then do some major cushion plumping. Not the half-hearted daily plumbing, put some real welly into it. I did this last week and I can’t believe how squished down our sofa had been. It’s now looks about twice as big! It also feels better and smells fresher.
Clean your front door
We walk through our front door day in, day out. It’s easy to stop noticing it. But you’ll be amazed by how filthy it can get. I try to give my front door a quick wash every few months. It makes an amazing difference, really quickly. Sometimes you don’t realise how dingy and depressing something looks until it’s actually clean. It takes five minutes and will put a little spring in your step. If you’ve got an extra few minutes, put a planter of spring flowers out there too.
What are your favourite quick and easy spring cleaning tips? I’d love to share some more with you soon!