Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to freshen up your home.
Here are some simple and affordable tips to keep your home looking clean and fresh!
Lighting! A great way to change the feel of a room is through the lighting. If you aren’t as adventurous with color in your place, lamps and lighting can be a relatively inexpensive way to “brighten up” a room. These lamps add color, design, and texture. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the lampshades with the bases as the colors don’t have to be so coordinated.
Get: Mix-and-Match lamp shades and bases from Target. The shades are $19.99 and the bases are $49.99.
Freshen Up: Eliminate odors with Febreze. Eliminate odors from fabric and air for freshness that fills your home.
Get: Febreze Essentials Collection.
Organization: Color blocking storage bins can quickly organize all of the files and clutter in your life. These are perfect not only for scarves and sweaters, but also great for organizing papers in your home office.
Get: Pandan Bins from Serena & Lily, $28 each.
Storage Shelving/Decor: Storage is King. Expedit Shelving from IKEA can be placed vertically or horizontally and add a nice, well-designed feel to any room. They come in 5 colors, all with a high gloss finish, so they will also reflect light and create vibrancy.
Get: Expedit Shelving from IKEA, $89.99.
Bedroom: What better way to spruce up your home than with something that is for you and only you! Made from recyclable plastic by Senegalese artisans, you can store laundry, toys, and display it front and center as it’s sure to be a conversation piece.
Get: Graphic Lidded Baskets, from West Elm, $99 – $149.
Jewelry Organizer: When small items like coins and delicate jewelry are displayed in pretty dishes, they become a form of art. Get a dish with a unique design and bright color to accentuate the color of your room. This is a great way to add a pop of color to any room while keeping your jewelry organized.
Get: Jewelry dishes from C. Wonder, $38 each.
Kitchen: Itouch technology goes kitchen! How annoying is it to pull the paper towel and literally snatch off more than you need? Well the iTouchless Towel-Matic Automatic Paper Towel Holder from Bed, Bath & Beyond solves that problem. Don’t forget to use Bounty Extra Soft towels that create a cloth-like softness that don’t compromise on clean.
Get: iTouchless Towel-Matic Automatic Paper Towel Holder from Bed, Bath & Beyond, $59.99.
To Go Containers from Crate & Barrel, $10.95 for the small, $12.95 for the larger size.
Floor Cleaning: Use a Swiffer Sweeper with a thick dry sweeping cloth to trap and lock dirt, dust, and hair more thoroughly than a broom.
Get: Swiffer Sweeper
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