Seeing as Spring is in full swing, I decided to give one of the rooms in my apartment a little Spring clean and mini makeover, as I still have three months left in here before I move into my new house. To clean things up a little bit and freshen up a space in your house doesn’t have to involve much time and money; I did this small refresher on a budget of £5o and managed to add a new little lease of life to my apartment kitchen…
The images above are typical images of how my kitchen usually looks on an average day. I decided to take these as I was challenged by Mobile Mini – the storage specialists – to highlight my top three decluttering tips now we are officially into the Spring season. So as I gave my kitchen a little Spring clean, I thought I would showcase to you some of my tips on how to spruce up your space efficiently.
1. Replace ugly looking cartons and half filled bottles with pretty, stylish and chic bottle storage. It’s all very ‘London-esque’ these days – think trendy glass milk bottles, tubs and jars. I purchased some clean and classic glass bottle storage to keep in my fridge, to replace any old and shoddy looking cartons that take up unnecessary space and can become a bit of an eye-sore. Also, with stylish looking bottles like these in my fridge, they encourage me to drink more of the water/juice I am storing in them. A large bottle of orange juice and a mini bottle of milk never looked so appealing!
2. Add Summer coloured containers to your kitchen tops to stylishly store things such as tea bags, sugar, coffee, biscuits and bread. Be a little creative here too and chose a small piece of inspirational wall art to place alongside your organised storage. I recently added this cute little framed Shakespeare quote to my kitchen tops. It just adds that unique touch, and also reflects on the owner of the house. Most of my guests head straight to the kitchen and that’s where we will gather with a cup of tea, so give them something interesting to look at and judge you by!
3. Get rid of any noticeboards pinned with bill reminders, council tax costings, personal invites or bank statements. House guests don’t want to see your personal bills and payments, and it also looks messy and creates a scatty appearance. Take the noticeboard into a pantry or some other hidden room, and instead, swap this for a happy slogan type print and a sweet little chalk board to hand write messages, notes and reminders on. Or just little quotes! I replaced my old tatty noticeboard with all negative paperwork pinned to it with a lovely heart shaped chalk board and a wooden hanging piece of art. Looks so much neater and makes my mind feel that bit more clearer.
Three very simple yet effective tips to tidy up my kitchen and leave it looking all smart for Spring! Do you have any Spring cleaning tips? If so, do share them below in the comments!