Spring cleaning is a practice that dates back for centuries where houses and homes take a day (or usually a weekend to give the house a deep and thorough clean as well as a tidy up and declutter.
The reason this day or event takes place in the spring is that in colder climates people tend to keep the windows and doors closed for the majority of the winter season for the obvious reason of keeping the cold out and saving on heating bills. The downside to this is that the house does not get to “breath” resulting in a stuffy atmosphere and the build up of mould around the areas that are exposed to condensation such as window frames and external walls.
So when the warmer weather rolls round in spring it is a great time to open the windows and let the air flow through the house. This also allows you to use cleaning products and chemicals that have a strong smell and require the home to be ventilated before use to prevent you from breathing in the fumes and making you feeling ill.
It is also a time of year when you can start putting your bulky winter clothing and jackets away to make space for your summer clothes in your wardrobe. You may also want to change your duvet to a lighter tog for the warmer weather to come. This decluttering and change of seasonal clothes does pose one problem though and may leave you asking: How do I store the winter clothes?
In my experience one of the best ways to store those winter garments is by using Vacuum Storage Bags. For those of you who have not come across these before, they are a near magical space saving solution that allows you to fill a reusable plastic bag that seals with a zip lock and has a valve for sucking out all the air with a vacuum cleaner which compresses the clothes and saves you a bundle of space.
It also keeps moisture and dust off your clothes and prevents them from being eaten by moths.
Here are some steps that I would recommend taking when carrying out your spring clean, you can either do this yourself or if you don’t have the time or simply do not have the desire to do it yourself, there are many cleaning companies that now offer a spring cleaning service that can be tailored to suite your needs so you can still get the items on this list ticked off.