When it comes to keeping your home clean and tidy, life often gets in the way. We do the basic housework to keep on top of things. But, aside from the once a year spring clean, that’s it. There are many ways to freshen up your home, to keep it bright and help it look and feel great. Here’s some of the best.
Lots of clutter can make you feel stressed, leave your home looking untidy and even cause a dangerous tripping hazard. When thinking about freshening your home up, the first thing you should do is have a good de-clutter. Work through the house, a room at a time putting things into piles to keep, to throw away, to sell or to donate. Often, we keep things out of habit, not because we really want them. Look at everything you own and ask yourself if it brings anything to your life. If not, get rid.
Painting the walls is much cheaper and easier than fully re-decorating. But, it can still make your home look cleaner and brighter. Lightening you walls by a few shades can even make the rooms appear larger.
Deep clean the carpets
We hoover our carpets regularly. But, all that does is lift any loose debris. Deep cleaning your carpets does so much more. It’s a tough job, so you may want to hire Central Home Services to help. You’ll be amazed at how much cleaner your home looks and smells afterward.
Clean the curtains
When was the last time you cleaned your curtains? You should do them at least twice a year. They hold on to dust, grime and even mold. Especially if you live in a damp home. Simple opening your windows to air them out isn’t enough. Take them to a dry cleaner or use a steamer to give them a good cleanse. Again, you’ll be amazed at how different they look.
Add new accessories
It’s a good idea to keep your walls neutral colours. That way, when you get bored and fancy a change, you can simply swap your accessories and soft furnishings to cheaply create a completely different look. You could even add a throw or cover to your sofa or hang some tapestries on your walls.
Flip your mattress
Many mattresses now don’t need flipping. If it’s memory foam or memory foam top for example. But, you should still turn it every six months to get the most even wear. At this time, it’s also a good idea to clean it and have your duvet and pillows cleaned. Your bedding is home to all of the dead skin cells and dirt that comes off your body in the night. They need regular cleaning to keep your home fresh.
Try to create a cleaning schedule, so you keep on top of those jobs that you only do once or twice a year. Rotate when you do things so that you don’t leave yourself with loads of work and hardly any time to do it. This way your home will be fresh and bright all year around.