Decluttering Your House and Mind for Spring

Decluttering Your House and Mind for Spring Funny cheerful housekeeper with dirty spots on her face doing spring cleaning at home, wiping out dense thick foam off window glass or mirror using rag, detergent and protective rubber gloves

Honestly, nothing feels better than waking up to a clean home (unless the kids woke up before you, then it’s back to square one) and Spring is the perfect time to get your home in order.

Now, it can seem like a mammoth task, but if you tackle it room by room it won’t seem so bad after all. So, whether you have 5 minutes or you’re feeling motivated and plan to attack over the whole weekend these tips will help you get started.

Declutter Your House

Spring cleaning is easier when you have less stuff cluttering your life! So, get to work Marie Kondo-ing your house. Clothes, toys (not Mummy’s, they always spark joy), books, shoes, even mail.

If you’re a bit anxious about going through your own clothes, start with the kids and you’ll be surprised by how motivated you’ll become to tackle your own wardrobe. Plus, when you’re done, your wardrobe looks amazing because everything that was pulled out is now neatly folded and in its place.

Curtain Call

When it comes to cleaning curtains, there’s two main ways to do it. Using the washing machine or using a steam cleaner. Use the latter if you couldn’t be arsed taking them all down and removing all the little hooks, plus it’s a great arm workout.

If you opt to use the washing machine, be sure to set it to a delicate wash, especially for lightweight sheers.


While you’re washing your linens, now is the perfect time to also pay attention to the mattress itself, and it’s not as hard as you may think. First, give your mattress a good vacuum and then use a stain remover to spot-clean (if you’ve got bed wetters you’ll have to go to town on that sucker). Finally, make it snow by covering your bed in bi-carb and vacuum again.

Bonus Tips: If You’re In The Mood To Keep Cleaning

  • Have your carpets professionally cleaned.
  • Organise the medicine cabinet.
  • Make the inside of your oven shine.
  • Tackle the junk drawer.
  • Clean the grout in your bathroom.
  • Break out the broom and evict the spiders.
  • Wash the washers – dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Tackle Mt Washmore forever!
Christine Ghrayche

Christine Ghrayche is an Orange local and interior designer, passionate about helping others have their homes feel like a big ol’ hug when they walk in the door (the beauty is just the icing on the cake).

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