Freshen Up Your Home

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Hello darlings!

Spring may almost be over, but it isn’t too late to start thinking about spring cleaning your home. After all, when summer does get here, you’re hardly going to want to spend those hot, humid days deep cleaning your home.

If you want to freshen up your home and make it look and feel cleaner right now, here are some of the most effective things you can do:



Clean the Windows

The sun is shining, so why not take advantage of it by giving yourself a crystal clear view of its golden rays and the blue sky beyond? The best way to get your windows sparkling is to mix white vinegar with equal amounts of water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, apply to your windows and wipe.

Clear Out the Clutter

Now is the perfect time to take stock of your stuff. Most of us have way more stuff than we really need and a lot more stuff than we actually use. By cleaning out this clutter, we can create more space, minimize our dusting and cleaning duties and ensure that our property feels fresher than before.

Retouch the Walls

If the paint in your living room is starting to peel or the color of your kitchen walls has dulled since you first painted them, put on your coveralls and apply a fresh new coat to breathe a new lease of life into your home.

Clean the Carpet
If your home is carpeted, over the months, it will begin to collect all manner of dirt, grime and spring/summer allergens, which will leave it looking, smelling and feeling less than fresh, and posing a possible health risk. That’s why it’s the perfect time to call City Wide Chem-Dry and have a professional clean your carpet. They will be able to lift dirt and grime better than you can, no matter how often you vacuum or how hard you try, leaving your carpet looking as good as new for a fraction of the price!

Replace the Fixtures and Fittings

If you’re looking for an affordable way to freshen up your home’s look ahead of the summer, replacing old door knobs, cabinets and mirrors is a great way to do so that will make a surprisingly big difference.

Pick Up Some Plants

What could be fresher and more attractive than beautiful green plants and vibrant, bold flowers? Not much. Add a flourish of plants and flowers to your window sills, corners and cabinets and the room will not only feel fresher but the air you breathe will actually be fresher too!

Wax and Polish
If your furniture is looking a little worse for wear, a simple wax and polish will have it looking as good as new in no time at all. If your furniture features fabrics, covering it with baking soda and leaving it for a few minutes before vacuuming can get rid of unpleasant odors and improves the appearance of the material.

What are your top tips for spring cleaning and refreshing your space?


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11 comments

  1. Everything good so far except the carpets which I hate cleaning! Thanks for the tips!

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    1. I leave the carpets for the professionals Katerina, since I too hate cleaning them!

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  2. Great tips and reasons for doing them. Thanks!

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  3. My carpets are just nasty right now. That's the first thing I'm tackling. I'm also working on clutter, but that's a never ending process! Ha!

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  4. Taking care of your home is so important. I don't understand how people can damage their own houses sometimes (I meet my clients at home and sometimes I'm terrified!). I like to tidy my house, sometimes it works as therapy ;)

    See me on www.thebeautyberry.org

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  5. I cannot wait to do most of these now that I've got free time!

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  6. I cannot wait to do most of these now that I've got some free time!

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  7. I just had a little clear out yesterday and got my bedroom in order again. It felt so good to finally get everything sorted and put back in place.
    Lea, xx

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  8. Fab tips - I do most of the usual routine at least once every other day but usually every day (I'm an everyday polisher is it had? haha!) but recently we've been retouching the walls a little and it makes such a difference! x

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  9. great tips can't wait to take some of these ideas and use, now that i need a clearout

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  10. Cleaning out the clutter, retouching the walls, and finally decorating with plants are all essential tips that I agree on! I think maintaining a nice home is a good monthly task. http://www.clairebearblogs.com

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