Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:21

Spring Cleaning - Our Top Tips

Spring has officially sprung! With the new season upon us, we’re embracing renewal and rebirth – and what better way to kick things off than with a Spring-clean?


Whether you’re rearranging your wardrobe, getting rid of unwanted household items or tackling more hands-on cleaning tasks – now is the time to de-clutter and reset for the coming months. We’ve compiled some of our top tips for making the most of your Spring-cleaning.

 

Don’t dread it!

When the sun is shining, chores don’t seem quite as arduous as they might have during the winter months. However, no amount of sunshine can make the thought of cleaning appealing to some of us.

If you’re prone to procrastination, try to make your spring-cleaning sessions as enjoyable as possible. Find your perfect playlist or podcast, or just tune in to your favourite radio station.  Better yet, listen to an audiobook – you’ll end up feeling all the more accomplished if you’ve learned something new AND kicked all your cleaning goals!

 

Out with the old.

The words ‘spring-clean’ might inspire fear in the hoarders amongst us, but sometimes it’s important to let go. Clutter can impact everything from your sleeping patterns to anxiety levels, so take this time to be honest with yourself about what you do and don’t need.

It might feel like a big deal to part ways with a jumper that has sat loyally folded on a shelf in your wardrobe, but it’ll feel incredible when you’re no longer inundated with belongings you don’t need. Donate clothing, shoes, accessories and even books and furniture to your nearest charity store. A possession you’ve tired of might be exactly what someone else is longing for.

 

Make-up revival

While you might regularly purchase new additions for your make-up bag, when was the last time you disposed of products?  Un-opened and well-formulated cosmetics can stay fresh for quite some time, but when products are opened and exposed to air, bacteria can form and ingredients eventually degrade.

When sorting through your cosmetics, a good starting point is mascara and liquid eyeliners, as the preservatives in these products start to break down around the 3 months mark, leaving you susceptible to eye infections. After this, tackle any liquid base products that have been lurking around for too long  - and definitely dispose of anything that has drastically changed in smell, colour or consistency.

 

Hands-on

When taking on grittier tasks such as cleaning windows, scrubbing the shower and even gardening, it’s important to protect your hands from the harsh chemicals found in most cleaning products. Even natural cleaning solutions can wreak havoc on delicate skin and cause irritation and dryness.

Our NatraPower HandShield Liquid Gloves creates an invisible barrier that will moisturise and nourish your skin while locking out external irritants such as detergents, solvents, caustic cleaners and bleach.

 

“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds.”


With all this emphasis on re-birth and reinvention, the most important place to begin is inwardly. If you’re hanging on to some winter blues or are simply in need of a mood booster, this is an opportune time to set new goals for yourself and nurture your mind-garden. Remember – take some time to smell the roses!

Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work!

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