Bienvenue au printemps! Finally, welcome to spring. Combining my love of cookbooks, vintage clothes, knick knacks and kitchenware all whilst living in a small space in my little Parisian apartment – proves to be quite the challenge. So, it’s always important for me to do a spring clean to keep my life in order. Here are my tips for giving your space a spring clean:
1* – I find myself far more motivated when I have my favourite tunes playing in the background. Here’s my spring cleaning Spotify playlist! Music seems to make even the most menial tasks more tolerable, and I constantly have Spotify running on my computer when I’m at home (you can listen to some of my other Spotify playlists here and here).
2* – I love the bags from Orla Kiely. Good way to sort out your old clothes into need/keep/toss piles without creating extra clutter. I find that being ruthless is the best method when cleaning out your wardrobe (although might be good idea to hang onto really sentimental pieces, to avoid spring cleaning regret!). Donate clothes you haven’t worn in an age to a local charity. The Red Cross has a number of charity shops that take clothing donations.
5* – I try to stick to natural cleaning products as much as possible (particularly important in the cold months when it’s too chilly to air out your space during a cleaning frenzy). I’m a big fan of cleaning with vinegar too. It’s especially good for getting rid of mould.
GIVEAWAY: Thanks to the team at Spotify, I’ve got my hands on five premium Spotify memberships to give away (duration six months, approx value £60). Leave a comment here on my blog and tell me what’s your all-time favourite tune, for your chance to win
I’ll be randomly drawing the winner on Tuesday March 12, so you have until Monday March 11 to enter this giveaway. Bonne chance!
Update: this giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned for details.