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How To Declutter Your Home: Easy Spring Cleaning Tips!
There are heaps of things to look forward to this time of year. Easter chocolate is everywhere, flowers are blooming, and we're officially looking forward to sunnier days! While we can't always count on the weather, one thing that always seems to come around is the yearly deep clean. Whether you're a professional organizer or a perpetual procrastinator at heart, a good old clear-out is just the thing to get your home ready in time for the new season.
It can seem a daunting task, especially when you have a busy family environment to wrangle, but not to worry. Here at Taylor's on the High Street, we're taking the hassle out of your big clean and showing you how to organise your home with ease. From simple ways to revamp your space to must-have home storage ideas, we have it covered. If you're in need of some decluttering tips or home decor inspo, scroll on for fabulous tricks.
Don't Let Tired Paint Drive You Up The Wall
Here at Taylor's, we get that there's nothing better than a good coat of paint to totally transform a room. With the right shade, you can turn any space from dull to fabulous with one application. However, keeping up with maintenance is the only way to ensure the finished product looks as good as new. We love the Little Greene Paint Company for its incredible range of high-quality paints available in a wide array of stunning colours.
Even better than the variety of vibrant options is how easy maintaining your colours can be with the right finish. Intelligent Matt Emulsion is by far the best choice for bustling high traffic areas like living rooms or hallways. The low-sheen of just 5% looks gorgeous and is fantastically easy to clean. Simply take a microfiber cloth and hot water mixed with dish soap and wipe down the area that needs a little care.
If you still find yourself wondering whether something's missing, why not add some wall art? In one of our recent blogs, we discussed how artwork can add effortless elegance to any space, and our range of pieces has something for everyone
Give Your Floors Some TLC
While your walls may draw your eye more than anywhere else, your flooring is massively important to the overall look of your home. They (literally) lay the foundation for the rest of your decor, and maintaining them is essential. We all know that fabulous floors can be one of the more pricey aspects of your home, which is why keeping them in mint condition is so important to your decor and your pocket.
Luckily, we have everything you need to make sure they always look great. When it comes to a good old fashioned deep clean, the first step is shifting all other furniture out the way. If you have LVT or real hardwood floors, using a dedicated cleaner makes a huge difference to your cleaning experience.
If you often use floor dressing to protect your vinyl from scuffs or scrapes, then the Amtico Stripper is a great product for occasional use to fully clean past all layers. Or, the Amtico Maintainer works brilliantly as a concentrated cleaner of luxury vinyl tiles.
Hardwood floors can be particularly difficult to maintain, which is why the Woodpecker Oiled Wood Cleaning Kit helps make light work of heavy-duty cleaning.
Refresh Your Bedtime With Gorgeous Bedding
We can all agree that there's nothing quite like drifting off to sleep in cosy new bedding. While the weather might not be completely on the turn, there's no better time to upgrade your bed sets for a new season.
Tucking away your heavy winter bedding in favour of some more seasonally appropriate sheets is one of the best things about Spring, so why not make an event of it? Laura Ashley Bedding is known for uncompromising quality and delightful designs, making them the perfect way to put a splash of spring into your decor.
The Laura Ashley Pussy Willow Duvet Set is the ultimate refresh, with gorgeous floral designs ready for brighter mornings. But what to do with your bulky winter sets? Not to worry, we have heaps of clever storage solutions.
When it comes to home organisation guru Marie Kondo's levels of minimalism, the best way to eliminate bedroom clutter is by making the most of under bed storage. An ottoman bed enhances both fashion and function, by adding hidden underbed storage for everything from spare sheets to clothes. If a whole new bed is a little much, a blanket box is a great way to add to your decor and space in one go.
Make Your Clear Out Simple With Stylish Shelving Units
While saying goodbye to bits and pieces you've gathered over the years, it's for the best when it comes to home organisation. If you're prone to hoarding, group your possible throwaways into different categories.
Set up different piles, and start asking how often you use each item. Is it a seasonal must-have? Or is it ready for the skip? A good rule of thumb is to ask whether you've used (or enjoyed) each item in the last six months, and if you haven't, it might be time to say sayonara!
Another way to give your home the air of effortless organisation is by investing in fantastically fashionable living room storage. If you hate the look of cables but don't want to give up your consoles, then a tv stand and unit is always a brilliant option. Open shelves can also allow you to show off your favourite knickknacks and homeware, without swamping your side tables.
Whether it's for your dining room or even as a clever way to stop shoes cluttering up your hallway, storage that fits right into your decor makes a difference.
Don't Forget About Your Outdoor Furniture
We get that tackling the inside of your home can be demanding enough, but this time of year means that the outside of your home is just as important! Summer isn't too far away, and long days reclining on garden furniture will soon be upon us. So why not seize the opportunity to get your patio perfect in time?
After a long winter, your furniture might be looking a little worse for wear. Tackle built-up dirt and grime with hot water and soap, and add a touch of lemon for faster results. If you think it's time for an upgrade, investing in high-quality weatherproof pieces like the Pacific Lifestyle Rio Bistro Set means you can count on lasting quality.
While giving your outdoor spaces a good scrub is always the first step, an outdoor rug takes it to the next level. By bringing the comfort of your living room outside, these waterproof rugs tie together your patio with ease.