Spring cleaning

interiors by element wallpaper Interiors by Element wallpaper green lime aqua 600x via Yasmin Chopin Interior Design

Spring cleaning

A collection of Laundry and Utility Items from Garden Trading Spring Cleaning 600x via Yasmin Chopin Interior Design Cambridgeshire

Brand new research says those who have a clean and tidy home not only admit to feeling more productive (45%) but have also stated that they feel psychologically better (48%)*. Is Spring cleaning an item in your calendar? Or is it a distant memory of conversations your mother or grandmother used to have? With National Spring Cleaning Week announced from 6 – 12 March what better time of year to clear the clutter, clean cobwebs from deep dark recesses and freshen up the walls with a coat of paint?

Dash & Albert Cotton Rugs with Stripes 600x via Yasmin Chopin Interior Design Cambridgeshire

I hate housework but I have to admit that when I’ve worked out sprucing up a room I feel good and when I’ve redecorated I feel energised. Did you start the New Year with resolutions to change your home or your life? How have you been doing? This week is not just about cleaning, it provides a boost for us to spring clean our lives and reach our personal goals, guiding us to a clutter-free and improved environment.

Planning

Towards the end of last year a new A5 hardback planner was published by The Design Trust. Entitled DREAM PLAN DO it channels thoughts onto paper ensuring we record our wishes and dreams not on a screen never to be seen again but in a book. Like a pot plant on your desk it will require constant attention. For a tidy mind and clear objectives this is a super personal tool that helps us put our ambitions into action.

*Source: APDO, based on a sample 2,000 UK adults. APDO is the UK based Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers. They are partners of the awareness week and have accredited experts across the UK who help people sort out their homes, offices and lives. 

Images: Pond life wallpaper from Interiors by Element, cleaning items from Garden Trading, Dash & Albert rugs from Wayfair.

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