It’s that time- the pollen is everywhere, the rain is falling, and the daytime is longer. Spring is here! No matter whether your home is a 600-square feet apartment or a 3,000 square feet house, this season creates a desire for cleaning up and cleaning out the dark dusty corners for a fresh start.
When I look around my house, I have a hard time knowing where to begin. Do I start with the closet? Or, what about those curtains? But, the fridge shelves haven’t been cleaned in…?
Here are some tips to have your house sparkling on a budget:
Before you start organizing and cleaning, go through your “stuff” with a fine-tooth comb and find out what you use/wear/need the most. Then, donate or sell the items you decide are not worth the space they are taking up.
Seek out savings.
Don’t get in a hurry to buy all-new cleaning appliances. Do your research and seek out discounts. This is the season to find great deals on even hi-tech gadgets that will help you maximize your time now and throughout the year.
Find practical cleaners.
Right now, there are a myriad of choices for cleaning products. And, with less chemicals being a trend in our culture, the more natural brands will want (a lot of) your money for their ingredients. Why not do your own version of “natural”? Go ahead, and login into your Pinterest account. Search “DIY Cleaning Products”. You’ll be amazed at how many ingredient lists will read dish soap, vinegar and baking soda right out of your kitchen! For once, a Pinterest project that will turn out the way you want.
Double on décor and storage.
Are you thinking about updating your space but need a place to store some clutter? You’ll find that many companies are offering pieces that double as décor and storage for your space. I just love a good ottoman that is also efficient, right?! However, please don’t throw out those sturdy plastic bins! Use the less aesthetically pleasing pieces in less visible places to maximize your storage even more.