The first day of spring is just a few short weeks away!
If your home is anything like ours, then it’s probably become just a bit cluttered after spending much more time at home than normal. In this post, we’ll provide you with a quick and easy spring cleaning guide you can use to freshen your home and give the new season a warm welcome!
As you’ll read in more detail below, investing in new decor is one of the most effective ways to breathe new life into your home. The Personal-Prints catalog is filled with spring-themed personalized prints — read below for a few of our favorites or browse the entire collection and find one that’s perfect for your home!
5 Tips for Spring Cleaning in 2021
The biggest obstacle to a spring-cleaned home? Procrastination.
Thinking about cleaning the entire home can understandably feel overwhelming after almost a year of accumulating clutter, but don’t let the end goal prevent you from pursuing the project altogether. Instead, start with one room and commit to one distraction-free hour of cleaning. If you have more to do in that room after that one hour, choose another day and repeat the process. This allows you to give the project your undivided attention and prevents you from burning yourself out after one room.
Don’t Toss Everything
As you make your way through your home, keep items separated into three categories: keep, donate, and toss. If you need to get rid of clothing, furniture, and other gently used items, consider donating them instead of simply throwing them away. Donating isn’t as simple as it was in pre-pandemic times, but many donation sites have information on their websites about how you can safely drop items off.
Know When to Call a Professional
Being handy around the home is a great way to save money on tasks that would otherwise eat into your budget, but it’s important to know when to call a professional. Involved tasks such as cleaning your furnace and air conditioner, fixing major plumbing issues, and maintaining your garage door should all be left to the professionals — you don’t want to start your spring with an injury or a high repair bill if something breaks!
Don’t Forget Your Fridge and Pantry
The fridge and the pantry are two of the most commonly cluttered areas of the home, and they’re also easy to forget about. Take some time to touch every condiment and jar you have in the fridge — will you really use that item that’s been in there for 12 months? Do the same for your pantry, taking the time to remove every item and wipe down cabinet shelves as you go. You’ll be surprised to see just how dirty your cabinets can get!
Invest in Fresh Decor
So far, we’ve focused on spring cleaning by the process of removal, but spring cleaning is about more than just giving your home a good scrub and letting go of unnecessary items. It’s about rejuvenating your living space from top to bottom, and adding new decor is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to create interesting focal points and give old rooms a new look.
We’ve created a number of spring-themed personalized prints that are perfect for both seasonal and year-round decorating. Botanical Welcome Sign, for instance, is the perfect springtime piece for your living room or entryway. If you’re looking for something that’s even more colorful, take a look at Personalized Mason Jars and picture it hanging in an area of your home that could use a splash of floral color!
Need even more inspiration? Head over to the Personal-Prints catalog to see all of our floral personalized prints!