Be honest: When was the last time your home felt fresh and clean? Without an open window or cracked door – which is out of the question in winter – our homes just never feel as nice as they could.
Until now. With the last grasps of winter still hanging around, there are a few things you can do to get your home feeling its freshest ever. Some may seem simple, but put them all together and your home will feel as promising as a (soon-to-come) spring day.
Get your cleaning hat on, Clementines, because we’re about to share some great basic home-pepping tips that are easy to do and will keep your home fresh.
Change your linens and towels once a week. This is something you should do for cleaning purposes anyway, but clean towels and linens also contribute to the feeling of a fresh home. After all, there’s no denying that getting into a clean bed with freshly washed sheets at the end of the day is one of the finest things in life.
Splurge on fresh flowers. Because you deserve it, and because a vase of fresh flowers on a kitchen or side table can change the entire feeling of a room. Be sure to change the water every couple of days, and stick to simple, single-colored flowers if you’re on a budget.
Pepper plants throughout your home. Speaking of greenery, buy yourself a couple of houseplants or greens and keep them in various, slightly unexpected, areas throughout your home (think a bathroom, a bookshelf or an entryway). Consider air-cleaning greenery like aloe or spider plants for added benefits.
Buy a quality linen spray. While there’s no substitute for fresh air, we recommend a high quality linen spray for your bed, couch, towels, closet and more. And for the rest of your home, give these recipes for DIY home fresheners a try.
Let the light in. Make the most of natural light by opening your blinds every single day – no excuses. Aside from giving your home a fresh feel, natural light has also been shown to increase energy levels. Plus, it’s free!
Don’t slack on dusting. Now that the natural light is streaming in, it means we can see everything – including the areas that may have been missed in a last cleaning. Don’t forget to dust and to tidy the books on your shelves as you clean. Even something as simple as this can make your home feel neat and pulled together!
Rearrange your furniture. When was the last time you moved your couch, or rearranged your bedroom furniture? When things feel stale, freshen up the space by breaking from your normal routine and creating a new layout. It can make a huge difference on your mood - added bonus: it won't break the bank!
*And while you’re at it, don’t forget to give your pillows and cushions a fluff. Not only will they look better, but they’ll feel more comfortable next time you use them.
p.s. Now that you've got your space feeling refreshed for spring, why not do the same for your mind? Here are some reasons why journaling should be an important part of every day.