As we say goodbye to the season of quiet, of darkness, of drawing inward, we open to the season of renewal. Spring is a time of little delights: delicate blades of green within a yard of yellow and the first telling notes of birdsong. And with this rebirth, we often find a new energy within ourselves. Spring cleaning becomes a way to not just tidy up the house, but to prepare ourselves for a rebirth in our lives as a whole.
If you are looking for ways to freshen up your spring cleaning, see some innovative ideas below.
How long has that inner liner been hanging in your shower? Changing that out can be a simple way to clean up a highly trafficked portion of your house. Changing the exterior curtain can be an additional step to take if you want an altogether fresh new look in a low budget, high impact sort of way.
The cleanliness of our windows provides a big impact on our daily experience of our homes. Windex is of course an option, but mixing one part distilled vinegar to 10 parts warm water in a spray bottle (or scrub bucket) can provide a window that stays clean even longer.
Faucets, particularly in hard water homes, gather water spots and mineral build up. Windex is a great cleaner for general water spots, but pouring a bit of baking soda and distilled vinegar into a baggy that you rubber band onto the faucet (allowing the actual spout to soak) is a great way to remove mineral build up. Leave it for an hour before returning to scrub it down.
Odds are, you look into your closet / dresser every single day. Take some time to go through and do the following: Set aside all too small / no longer worn / otherwise unused clothes. You can sell or donate these to clean up your own space. Refold clothes in dressers to tidy up Determine a method (by season..clothes type..activity) of organization and make it happen.
Not only does moving the furniture allow for some deeper cleaning (hello, dust bunnies!), but it also gives you the chance to introduce a whole new vibe into your space as you rearrange where things go. Talk about a low budget, high impact sort of task!
If you’re like most people, you probably have expired dressings, old unliked beverages, or any other variety of things in your fridge that you no longer need. Emptying out the entire fridge, going through items, cleaning the empty fridge (another great use for that vinegar-water mixture!), and then reorganizing items back into the fridge can be a simple yet incredibly satisfying way to add a fresh feel into your home.
A good rule of thumb for spring cleaning is to try and tend to the tasks that get neglected the rest of the year. All these little tasks truly do combine to create a fresh and inspired feeling within your home.
Brooke is a contributing author for Tada Rugs. Tada Rugs is a 5x7 yoga mat disguised as an artistic area rug that you never have to put away. Tada is short for tadasana, or mountain pose, and our own backyard in the San Juan Mountains of Durango, Colorado is where we find our inspiration. Check out our new designs, enter for a chance to win a new Tada Rug, and be sure to follow us for deals and insider specials! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or contact us through our website! Tie a room together and bring your practice home.
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