It has seemed like an eternity, but finally I am being greeted in the morning by birds chirping and sunshine as I get ready for work. I love the hope and uplifting sense of joy I get as Spring arrives are we can finally put away our bulky coats and winter boots. However it also means time for Spring Cleaning – giving the house a deep clean and freshen up the décor to match the sunny outlook outside. Our “problem area” in our house is the kitchen. As the central hub of the house things tend to accumulate there faster than anywhere else in the house. Here are 5 inexpensive ways to freshen up your Kitchen for spring that won’t cost you a fortune:
- De-smudge the Windows –Let the sun shine in by getting rid of all the fingerprints and dirt using a mixture of 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water. Pro Tip: Wipe the inside of the windows from side to side and the outside of the windows up and down so you can easily spot any streaks and tell which side of the glass they are on.
- Add a Dash of Colour – Put away all the clutter on the counters and find a home for any “orphan” items. Add a little splash of colour to the Kitchen with the limited edition Designer Series of Scotties facial tissue. As we toss open the windows to let the fresh air in we also let in an unwelcome guest – allergens. The fashion-inspired boxes were designed by Canadian architect and interior designer Dee Dee Taylor Eustace and provide the perfect touch of design & softness to any room. Not only will they help provide you will relief from your runny nose, but inside the tear tab of each box they include a design tip from Dee Dee to help you improve the look of your home.
- Give your appliances a little TLC – give the microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee maker a good wipe down and cleaning. Don’t forget your large appliances too, no one likes to clean the oven or the fridge from top to bottom but it needs to be done. Your kitchen will feel brighter and fresh once all of the appliances are sparkling again.
- Bring a little bit of outside inside – Grab an inexpensive bouquet of flowers to keep in the kitchen. Or if you are like me and have a cat that will just eat the flowers, simmer a small pot of water with orange peels or slices of lemon with a dash of rosemary for a natural deodorizer that will create an uplifting scent even of rainy spring days.
- Raid the Pantry – Now is the perfect time to clean out any old or expired food from your fridge, freezer and pantry. Be ruthless how long have those leftovers been in the freezer, are you really ever going to make that lentil soup you bought the ingredients for. Bought something you are never going to use, donate it to your local food back before it goes bad.
Make sure you enjoy this long awaited spring and take a little bit of time to freshen up your kitchen. Because we all know the kitchen is the heart of the home!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are strictly my own.