What are you up to for the late May Bank Holiday? If the weather is a wash out (this is Britain, after all), we're planning a mass clear up, and clear out to start the sunnier season with a bang. Whether you're planning on selling all your unwanted stuff on eBay, getting round to dusting or heading to your local recycling plant, we could all use a little advice on staying clean and tidy at home. Welcome to the latest Weekend Reading - the Spring Cleaning edition!
We all fancy a Spring clean every now and again, but where do you start? The expert team at Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom have it down to a fine art with 5 steps to a fresh start - it's a quick-read handy guide you can use in a day and see big results all year round. If you've only got an hour or two to dedicate to the task, this is just what you're looking for to sort your stuff and get tidy - sharp.
Hands up - who has a big tidy up or clear out only to discover mess and junk creeping back in just a few weeks later? These 14 mistakes to avoid from Country Living magazine will help you understand why you may struggle to keep clutter at bay, with handy advice to make sure your place stays clear of rubbish and decluttered for good. Marie Kondo has got nothing on you!
Tricky stains can be really tough to shift - but don't chuck out your favourite top or a well loved cushion just yet! These great stain removal tips from fellow readers of Ideal Home are just what you're looking for (and great to pin for later, just in case) to get rid of stubborn stains for good. From lipstick and pollen to sweat and red wine, there's a solution for every common (and uncommon) stain. Magic!
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