Getting the home ready for spring and Easter

Now that the winter weather is hopefully firmly behind us, having treated us to possibly the coldest March on record, it is time to start looking forward to brighter and warmer times ahead.

With this in mind, both spring and Easter are now less than two magical weeks away, so let’s take a look at how we can freshen up the home ready to welcome them.

Give the home a good deep clean

From dusting the skirting boards, through to defrosting the freezer, giving the home a good deep clean is a great way to prepare for both spring and the four day Easter bank holiday weekend.

Focus on the areas of the home that you might not always pay attention to, or the nooks and crannies of rooms you don’t use often to get the most out of the session.

If you’re looking for advice on how best to clean your floor, whether it’s a solid wood floor, or one made from laminate flooring, check out our top tips here.

Declutter the wardrobe

Spring cleaning also provides the perfect opportunity to get rid of some of the seldom worn clothes that we all have in our wardrobes and cupboards.

According to a recent survey by Marks & Spencer, UK adults wear only 44 per cent of their clothing on a regular basis, so now is the perfect time to free up your unused clothes.

There are a range of charities including Oxfam, The British Heart Foundation, and Cancer Research UK, that welcome good quality, clean clothes.

If you have any electricals that are due for replacement, most charity shops also take in working televisions, games consoles, and mobile phones.

Add some greenery

Breathing new life into your home via plants is a wonderful and natural way of adding a few new delights into the mix.

What’s more, by choosing the right kind of plants, you can help remove harmful compounds from the air, as plants absorb them through their leaves and roots.

Check out this article by The Telegraph to check out the best plants for improving air quality (as recommended by NASA).

Let in the light!

Once that the clocks have gone forward on 25 March, there’s no better time to let the sunshine and light into your home.

If your curtains happen to be particularly heavy, or you find that your blinds are constantly in the down position, consider changing them to let in some of that fresh spring light.

There are a range of benefits for letting natural light into your home, as not only does it help improve your mood (psychiatrists recommend that you get out in the sun for at least 30 minutes a day), but it also helps you sleep on a night.

This is because sunlight shuts off your body’s production of melatonin throughout the day, which is a hormone produced at night that makes you drowsy before sleep.