It’s that time of year again! Spring cleaning your home can feel cathartic and enormously rewarding – never underestimate the joy of living in a space that feels clean, calm and just how you like it.
We have some fabulous tips for getting the most out of your annual spring tidy, so roll up your sleeves and start getting your house in order!
First Things First
Don’t try to clean anything before you’ve had a thorough declutter first. Be firm about this and keep in mind how fabulous your house is going to look when it’s free from all the unnecessary stuff that never gets used/worn/read.
Assemble the first picnic of the year, wear a few “whatever-the-weather” layers and load your nearest and dearest into the car for a day trip!
We’ve rounded up some inspiration for you, so all you need to remember is your GoodLife bottle and your shades.
Find the nearest body of water that’s suitable for swimming and chilling out, and unpack the family with an assortment of balls, rackets, inflatables and more food than you think you’ll need (appetites increase, the nearer to water you get). Take a book to while away the quiet moments, and a stack of towels to hand out to the swimmers. If you fancy hitting the …
I know! It’s exciting. Winter can be wonderful, with fires, Christmas and deeply-flavored casseroles blip-blipping away on the stove, but the promise of spring has a magic all of it’s own.
Of course, the weather might not change overnight, and there’ll still be chillier, breezy days, but generally, spring is definitely in the wings and about to make an appearance!
To be honest, I sometimes find it easier to realize fresh starts and good intentions now, rather than at New Year. The brighter skies, lighter evening and milder temperatures make it easier to tackle things head on than during those dark, cold January days.
These pointers are less resolutions, more life-tweaks to mark …
This time of year is notorious for being unpredictable weather-wise. You go out in the morning in a padded coat to insulate against the chill, you need sunblock by lunchtime, and an umbrella on the way home. So what’s the best way to beat the mixed up weather that marks early spring?
Smart, functional yet stylish layering is the way forward. Thin, versatile layers are better than one or two heavy ones. Wear natural fibres next to your skin and have a lightweight waterproof jacket that isn’t bulky to throw over the top.
Getting It Right
I saw a friend last week, dressed perfectly for the “Sunshowers”, as the Irish say. With relaxed …