At last the sun appears and the temperature becomes a little kinder! Carpets of snowdrops have given way to daffodils and primroses, and the garden birds are very busy collecting material for making their nests. All this activity may inspire you to think about spring cleaning or something we find far more therapeutic – going through the wardrobe and discarding items we haven’t worn for ages, turning out books, and unwanted gifts, and sorting them into boxes to take to either the charity shop, recycling, or giving to a friend we know will make use of them.
This activity can extend to the kitchen and bathroom too; as most of us have accumulated vast amounts of food items, such as finding you have five varieties of sugar, various bottles of oils, half empty bags of flour, every variety of pasta known to man, an assortment of spices and various jars of pulses. When it come to the bathroom, unwanted gifts of soap, hand cream, bath oil, body powders, an assortment of face cloths, and towels that have past their best are usually on our list.
The upside of all this sorting out is that you will have room to add some new items to your home. Venture into the garden and pick some spring flowers and budding twigs, putting them in a pretty vase or jug better still treat yourself to new vase or jug. If fresh flowers are not available think about a fabulous dried flower arrangement from Pollyfields
Think about a new rug, or runner for the hall, and if the budget will stretch a larger or more extravagant rug for the sitting room or bedroom. Look no further than Modern Rugs for inspiration, who literally have hundreds from which to choose across a vast range of price points.
If a major project is on your list for 2017 such as a kitchen take a look at Rational who have a great range from which to choose. And of course if you are renewing your kitchen you will probably want tiles. Try looking at Tile Mountain whose vast range covers every tiling surface, walls, floors, work surfaces and so on.
Whatever your spring clear out extends to be sure to enjoy it and share the experience with friends over a well earned coffee or glass of wine.