Change of season presents the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button on your year, especially in 2020. With social distancing and isolation measures now very much a part of our everyday routines, clean and clutter-free work and living spaces have never been more sought-after.
Spring cleaning is nothing new – we’ve all heard the phrase thrown around year after year. But what is the best way to approach the activity? We’ve broken down the process by the most occupied rooms to help you unlock a new frame of mind, and perhaps a new lease on life. Keep reading for our top tips to quickly and effectively declutter your living spaces, without having to throw anything away.
Spring Clean Your Bedroom
Considering we start and end our day here, the bedroom is a great place to begin the spring cleaning process.
Your bedroom should be a place you look forward to spending time in, a place where you can switch off and relax.
Wave a final goodbye to winter by packing away heavy blankets or quilts and replacing with fresh sheets for a comfortable spring night’s sleep.
The bedroom is also a place where we keep our most treasured possessions. These can sometimes take over limited storage space in the bedroom, but it can be very hard to part with items that hold such sentimental value. What if we told you don’t need to part with them? Keep your most-loved possessions safe in self-storage.
Top Tip #1:
- Swap out your bedding to suit the season and store sentimental items for safe keeping.
Spring Clean Your Wardrobe
As the cold weather becomes a distant memory, the arrival of spring welcomes a new way of dressing, and a great chance to review your wardrobe.
Think of this space as your favourite retail store, only displaying clothing appropriate to the current season.
With the weather heating up, it’s time to swap out your bulky coats and boots for shorts, skirts and sandals.Ever dreamt of drawers that open and close with ease? Or hanging racks that allow each coat hanger to stay in its own lane? These dreams can quickly become your reality; simply pack away clothes and accessories that you will not be wearing over the next few months and house them in a storage unit ready for next season. A Port-A-Robe is like a walk-in wardrobe you never knew you needed.
Implementing a rotating, seasonal approach to your wardrobe can save space and time. Your future self will thank you when you no longer have to wade through winter woollies to find a summery outfit.
Top Tip #2:
- Sort your wardrobe into seasonal categories that can be swapped in and out throughout the year.
Spring Clean Your Living Room
Spruce up your living room and update your interior style with a fresh new colour palette for spring.
Your couch is ready to be shown off, free of throws and cushions. Achieve an open-plan layout by rolling up any rugs and mats. Much like wardrobe items, soft furnishings can be packed away in furniture storage ready for next season.The living room can often become a dumping ground for miscellaneous items from all corners of the house, so start by returning these items to their appropriate places. For items that don’t have a dedicated home perhaps these could be packed away in a storage box. There is no need to throw them out if they are still in a good, usable condition, and whilst they may not be needed now, you may need them in the future. Determine what size storage unit would be best for your needs with our handy size guide.
Top Tip #3:
- Restyle your soft furnishings with light-weight, comfortable alternatives for the new season.
Spring Clean Your Office
The home office has quickly transformed into one of the most-used spaces in the home, as remote working becomes the new normal.
Set up your home office as its own, dedicated space to mimic your original place of work. As the saying goes, a clear space is a clear mind, therefore it is crucial that your home office is free of unnecessary paperwork, stationery and furniture to increase your focus and productivity. Clear away any personal items and objects that may tip off your work life balance.
Important documents and non-essential items can be packed away in archive boxes and safely kept in storage.
Top Tip #4:
- Find your work life balance by creating a productive home office space that you want to work in.
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