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Step into The Spirit of Spring

Step into The Spirit of Spring

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Now that Spring is firmly in the air you’ll notice people walking around with a little more spring in their step and a smile on their face.  Spring is a sensational season full of optimism and energy.  For this reason, many people use this as an opportunity to get their homes and gardens in order for the sociable summer season ahead of us.

 

Yet, having a Spring Clean isn’t limited to cleaning and decluttering; there are certain outdoor jobs that have been put off such as repairing the backyard fence panels that need to be tended to now we’re having warmer weather.

 

Indeed, in addition to sorting your house out for summer it’s equally important to take care of the garden.  In this post, we’re going to look at a number of ways to prepare your house for the sociable summer season.

 

Spring wouldn’t be Spring without the traditional Spring Clean where we give the house and garden a good going over.  In many ways, there is a science to this process that helps us manage the feeling of overwhelm that comes with having to tackle a whole house (particularly if you have a large family).

 

The first step is to declutter your home; meaning sorting through your items and working out what you no longer need.  What are you holding onto that no longer serves you?  Go through your wardrobe and determine what clothes can be given away to charity, passed on, or are so well worn they are no longer a feasible option.

 

If, like most people, you struggle with getting rid of items that hold a particular sentimental value, accept this, and understand that you don’t need to get rid of these items – you just need to declutter your home.  There’s nothing stopping you putting them in an airtight bag and storing them in the loft.  The point is to declutter your home so that you can get

organised.

 

The second step, is all about getting organised and this isn’t restricted to material items, as this is a great time to go through paperwork and take care of things you’ve been putting off.

 

The third step, is to thoroughly clean your home.  You might want to consider getting in a professional company to undertake a deep clean (e.g. steam the carpets) or you might prefer to do it yourself and bask in the cathartic emotional release that comes with decluttering, organising, and cleaning your home.

 

The final thing to consider in terms of sorting your house out for summer is the all important garden.  Winter is a time that pretty much necessitates horticultural neglect whereas now we are coming to Spring, it’s as if the natural world is awakening and coming to life, which has a similar effect on our psyche.

 

Now, as the days get longer, warmer and brighter, is the time for us to come out of hibernation and start preparing for those all important garden parties, barbecues and picnics on the lawn.

 

Spring is here and it’s time to get cracking!

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