The Minimalist Home: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks
08.02.2019 GREEN LIVING 0.0 0

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Spring cleaning is a tool which should be used wisely. It has the power to completely change your environment and refresh your home. This is a tool you should use responsibly and, at least, once a year. To properly spring clean, you’ll need to pay a lot of attention to the inner workings of your house. Anything that even resembles clutter should go. To be more efficient and keep only those things that you need, there are some handy tips and tricks you can use.


Donate It

This trick is perfect for all those who have a problem with throwing things away and letting them go to waste. This problem might have been the reason why you’ve got so much stuff in your house now, too. Instead of refusing to get rid of the thing which you clearly don’t need just because of guilt, try to find a use for them.


Donating will help clean your house while also helping someone in need. You’ll be giving your stuff a new home - someone who will cherish and appreciate it. Anything from clothes to common household items can be donated - all you have to do is start cleaning.


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Get Some Help

When cleaning, it’s easy to stall and make excuses just to keep things on account of sentimentality. You realize that this stuff is useless but it wakes warm feelings and positive memories in you, so you’re having a really hard time throwing it away. Yet, when was the last time you used these items or even just looked at them for feeling's sake?


Getting help from your friends can be the ideal solution to this problem. They’re not attached to anything in your house and will call it out for what it actually is - junk. If you want to have an effective cleaning session, allow someone else to wade through your things and declutter your life instantly.


Take It Away

Now that you’re done filtering through your house and garage, it’s time to get rid of all the stuff you don’t need. All the stuff you don’t need should go into one pile. No matter how fond you might be of some of those old and dusty possessions, you’re not doing anyone any good by keeping them around or storing them nearby. Getting rid of them right away should be your top priority.


The most effective way to dispose of old and useless things is to opt for skip bin hire. It’s cheap, convenient, and allows an immediate answer to the question “what do I do with this stuff?” In fact, more and more Australians are choosing this as a viable option when spring cleaning. Bigger bins are convenient for disposing of junk after renovating such as old windows, wall bits, and so on, while smaller ones are perfect companions for regular spring cleaning or even moving houses.


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Don’t Forget to Deep Clean

Spring cleaning isn’t just about getting rid of the unnecessary stuff in your home - that’s just the toughest part of the process. Once that’s done, you’ll also need to thoroughly clean your home. This can take ages, so it’s important to bare a few things in mind. First, baking soda is your friend. It’s very effective for quick and thorough cleaning of any stainless steel surfaces.


Next, the windows don’t have to give you a headache. Simply apply a mix of white vinegar, water, and soap to the glass, then scrub it off with some newspapers. Finally, to remove burn stains easily, place a wet dryer sheet on your ceramic stovetop and watch the residue disappear. Vacuuming and dusting are implied, but these little tricks should help you effectively deal with the most stubborn stains in the house.



As you can see, spring cleaning is more than just sweeping and taking the trash out. It’s a great way to rejuvenate your home and let your mind feel less cluttered, too. It might be hard to let go of your things in the beginning, but soon you’ll wonder how you managed to live all these years with unnecessary possessions piling up. Use spring cleaning as a tool to turn your life around and live much happier, more energized, and free.

Guest post by Patrick Adams



About the Author

Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar. More than anything, he loves to spend his time in his garage, repairing appliances and creating stuff from wood.



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