Tuesday, 7 March 2017

jobs around the house: March

With warmer temperatures and more sunlight filling our homes, spring really is just around the corner.
And with that in mind, today I want to share with you five jobs to do around the house this month to get you and your home out of the winter rut and looking forward to longer spring days...

1. Change your bedding.
The warmer temperatures of spring and summer call for a lighter duvet so March is the ideal time to swap your thick 13.5 tog duvet for something lighter because if you're too hot (or too cold) in bed you won't get a good night's sleep. I shared some tips for creating a sleep-friendly bedroom here.

2. Deep clean carpets & rugs.
Spring is the time for cleaning away winter's dirt and grim and nowhere takes more dirt and grim than your floors and if you've got carpets and/or rugs a warm and sunny March day is the best time to give them a deep clean. If you're carpets are pretty clean but don't smell so fresh, you can make your own deodoriser by adding 15 drops of any essential oil to 450g of bicarbonate of soda. Mix well and shake onto your carpet, wait five minutes then vacuum up.

3. Wash windows & curtains.
If you want the sunlight to pour in and fill your home during the spring and summer months then now is the time to wash your windows (save outside until later when the weather's improved) and curtains. You could even swap your heavy winter drapes for lighter, sheer curtains for the spring and summer seasons.

4. Clean out your wardrobe.
Although it's not safe to assume you won't need your big coats and winter boots again just yet, the weather has warmed up enough now so you can pack away thick jumpers and thermals and replace them with lighter layers and strappier tops (which always look cute combined with chunky knit cardigans).

5. Brighten up your decor.
If you're anything like me you like to swap out your accessories with each new season and the arrival of springs means it's time to banish dark colours and replace them with bright blues, yellows and greens to liven up your home and set the tone for spring. From living room cushions to bathroom towels, there are numerous ways to add splashes of spring colour to every room in your home.

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Happy Tuesday!


  1. Great tips! I'm currently working my way through a long list of Spring cleaning jobs too. The pile of stuff for the charity shop is growing rapidly.

    1. Oh I love a charity shop drop; we did one only last weekend :) Thanks Emily x

  2. I like to brighten up our home for spring as well :-) I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to my jumpers just yet though. I hate being cold! xx

    1. Hahaha right; esp with the weather right now - come back spring! x

  3. Super tips! I wrote something similar myself this week as the sun shone into our home and made it look a little grubby! Definitely need a spring clean!! Thanks for sharing and linking up. Jess xx


    1. While I love the sun shining into my house, it certainly highlights the areas in need of a deep clean, which I certainly do not like! x

  4. My curtains are in dire need of a good clean!

  5. I'm looking forward to clearing out my wardrobe, and putting away lots of thick jumpers and getting the spring stuff out!