A breath of fresh air – that’s what spring feels like to me. After months & months (& months – I am in Maine, after all) of being housebound & looking at snowbanks taller than me, it’s invigorating to finally see COLOR. Right now, I can look out the office window & actually see the teeniest green buds on some bushes in the parking lot. Dreamy!
With all of this new life about to bloom, I’ve got one thing on my mind: SPRING CLEANING. Time to throw open the windows & let the house breathe! Time to organize! Declutter! Purge! While every room could benefit from a top-to-bottom scrubbing, I’m going to focus on the bedroom. There is just nothing as soothing as sleeping in a freshly cleaned & organized room.
I’m no organizer by trade, so I thought it best to look to the professionals about how to get such a daunting job done. This list is actually from the TheFind.com blog archives, but I think it still applies. I’ve always found that it’s a good idea to have a map for doing such a big cleaning job.
Once you’ve completed all of the grunt work of dusting, vacuuming, & purging, it’s time to put it all back together, hopefully in a neat & tidy package. When redressing your bed, think about warm-weather fabrics like seersucker or Italian linen. Voile, too, is perfect for warm weather sleeping & is especially appreciated by those who sleep hot. As an added bonus, voile is so elegant that it can add a sophisticated note to any room.
But it doesn’t end there! Next up: comforters & pillows – tune in next week for some helpful hints.