It’s that time of year again. Spring has sprung & it's the perfect opportunity for a bit of a spring clean to banish those winter blues and give your home & life a refresh! Over the next 4 weeks we're going to be sharing expert tips & tricks on how to Spring clean different areas of your home & life.
For week two, we tackle spring cleaning your bedroom & wardrobe.
Refresh your bedroom.
Clean Your Linen
Strip your bed and pop your linen in the wash, replace with clean fresh linen. TIP: Leave re-making your bed til the last step, this will mean any dust from cleaning your room wont settle on your clean bed linen. Be sure to run the vacuum over your mattress too before remaking! This is also an ideal time to swap to your summer quilt or take off any extra blankets you needed through winter.
Review your storage solutions
Are the furniture pieces in your room serving a function or do you need to upgrade. If your bedroom is constantly ending up as floordrobe (a wardrobe of clothes on the floor!) do you need to pop a laundry hamper in your room or a little wardrobe stool. If you’re in need of further storage, consider a bed with built in drawers - especially great for small spaces.
Add a new scent
A simple yet beautiful way to transition and refresh as the seasons change is to choose a new scent for your space. The bedroom should be a calm and inviting space, choose a scent whether that be incense, as candle or diffuser to freshen up your space.
Declutter & Clean
Give all surfaces a good wipe down, don’t forget your bedhead if you have one, lampshades and any hanging artwork frames. Go through any drawers like your bedside table and sort through any declutter, are there any items like chords or paperwork that can be moved to an office space.
Organise Your Wardrobe.
De-cluttering & organising your wardrobe is one of the most satisfying tasks. And... now is the perfect time to pack away your winter wardrobe & add your summer favourite back in.
To help, make sure you download our FREE downloadable checklist.
It's a simple & helpful PDF that will guide you through the process step by step. Either print the A4 checklist out at home, or keep it handy on your laptop/mobile. Start from the top and work your way to the end and we guarantee you will feel amazing!
Our checklist includes tips on how to pick what to keep, tips on creating a strategy for your wardrobe space, and also steps on what to add back into the wardrobe first.
No matter how big or small your closet it - this checklist caters to all.
We also had the pleasure of speaking to expert Aleysha Campbell from The Sustainable Wardrobe & got her tips & tricks on stepping into sustainable wardrobe habits.
Spend time with your wardrobe and the good friends your clothes are and ask:
What do I wear most?
What do I wear least?
Single out your well loved and worn garments, let’s call these your ‘essentials’. This will form the foundation of your style and sustainable wardrobe. Be choosy & sentimental!
Take a thoughtful look at what remains.
Clarify the gaps. Questions to consider:
Have you worn this item in a short/long while?
Do you see your future self wearing it?
Does it bring you joy/value?
What do you feel is missing?
Stylist note: when you identify the gaps in your wardrobe you can pursue
investing in quality garments that will fit well into your life and with your needs with ease!
Having the clarity before is key. You will find yourself choosing garments that will integrate
into your existing wardrobe seamlessly - this is a great thing if you wish to pursue sustainable choices!
For the items you haven’t worn for a long while and cannot see yourself wearing in the near future, it’s time to let them go. A great clothing collection ( and one that does further burden charities) service I personally recommend for giving your wears a second life is:
Ready to relax in your space? Upgrade your bedside table with a Notebook ready for journaling.