The 5 Step Spring Clean

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Spring is fast approaching, and for many of us, it feels like church bells on a Sunday morning calling people to church – there’s just something in the air that compels us to start taking care of our gardens, home, and have a clean out.

With warmer days and lighters nights just around the corner, Spring is a wonderful season full of optimism and perhaps that’s why so many people use this opportunity to get their homes in order.  There have been a number of sociological and psychological studies that link having a tidy home with a tidy mind; indeed, it is now scientifically proven that a cluttered house can contribute to a cluttered mind.

Yet, having a Spring Clean isn’t limited to cleaning and decluttering; there are certain jobs that have been put off (such as repairing the backyard fence) and changes that need to be made such as looking into the best tankless water heater to provide your home with hot water, or simply looking into the best home internet deals.

This article, however focuses purely on having a spring clean in the traditional sense – for which there are five clear steps.  

Now that Spring and Summer are just around the corner you’ll want to ensure your home is friends and family ready for this special time of year and what better time than now to follow these five steps to a spring clean?


If you are always searching through clutter to find your car keys, or frantically searching through drawers prior to going on holiday in a desperate attempt to find your passport – then you could certainly benefit from this advice.  This all important step of decluttering naturally leads onto the next phase of ‘getting organised’… as decluttering your home is a natural precursor to getting organised; for how can you get organised when there is clutter everywhere?


Most people need some form of order in their life in order to feel calm, centred, grounded and balanced.  This sense of emotional stability is closely linked to the feeling of stability and order you feel within your home life.  Now that you’ve decluttered your home, you need to get organised, which sounds like a drag but the time investment will pay off as it will make your life a lot easier in the long run.


Whether it’s removing the internal clutter from your house or removing garden waste it can take a amount of time and effort if you do it yourself.  However, there is a surprising amount of money to be made for people willing to clear other people’s junk; and although junk removal prices vary hugely based on the area in which you live, there’s a strong chance it will be higher than what you might expect.  In the alternative, you could hire a van for a day or two and use this to cart rubbish to a local refuse site.


The act of cleaning your home isn’t a purely physical experience; it has clear practical benefits but there are significant emotional benefits to cleaning too.  It can be cathartic to go through your home and clean every corner of it as this process will cleanse the energy and emotion stored within your home, and can be a very soothing experience.

  1.  RENEW

Now that your home is fresher, it’s time to inject some new vibrancy into your home… as an example you could paint the walls, change the carpet, or purchase some new items for your home.  In the alternative, if you’re on a budget, then consider upcycling some of your old furniture and revamping it to freshen up the feel of your home.

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