As we bid adieu to our winter wardrobe and transition into our spring style, our home demands equal attention. Accordingly, we have prepared an edit of our top spring cleaning essentials to add to your shopping list, just in time to prepare your home for post-lockdown hosting.
Another One Fights the Dust
The most challenging and drudgerous part tends to be the deep clean itself. For getting rid of the dust on your shelves, we suggest Bürstenhaus Redecker's expert Ostrich Feather Duster or Goat Hair Hand Brush. For more demanding surfaces such as flooring, there's the Conran Shop-exclusive Tall Dustpan & Brush from Andrée Jardin, or the Coffret version for hard-to-reach-spots.
A Tool for Every Job
No housekeeping task can begin without a handful of convenient (and attractive) accessories to aid us along the way. Keep yours neatly organised in a utilitarian toolbox by Arik Levy for Vitra or with an elegantly hued choice from Trusco. On the subject of tools, entrust Bath-based Wild & Wolf in ensuring you have the right ones. For heavy scrubbing, the characterful Scrub Daddy should do a fine job, and for an organic touch, we recommend the Spanish-crafted Natural Scouring Pads. Finally, reach new heights with a ladder from Metaphys, available across four step options.
Supposedly, it's what's inside that really counts, and a spring clean is a perfect opportunity to keep your wardrobe contents in top shape. Reduce fibre shredding and minimise micro-waste during every wash with the indispensable Guppyfriend, combat pesky stains with the genius Spot Gone Stick, and grab the practical Sweater Stone to do away with pilling. For a more professional treatment, Steamery flaunts a selection of specialist garment care, from the Pilo Lint Shaver to the Cirrus No. 2 Travel Steamer and Cumulus No. 3 Home Steamer. Additionally, give your footwear some love with a Shoe Care Kit, and gift longevity to your leather with a Leather Care Kit.
The Heart of the Home
Next, give some love to the heart of the home, the kitchen. Re-season cast, spun, and black iron cookware with Netherton Foundry's trusted Flax Oil, remove tricky residue from pots with the tough Copper Pot Scrubber, and dry your utensils in style with the Organic Company's sumptuous Wash Cloths. Lastly, keep everything in its place and neatly displayed with functional storage boxes from the likes of Kinto and Mepal.
Considering storage for other areas of the home, we suggest lidded and open baskets for accessories from The Conran Shop and The Basket Room, Conran Shop-exclusive sideboards by Gabriel Tan and from Lange Production, perfect for living room decluttering, and much more. Invest in an elegant trolley or bar cart by 20th-century legends, including the Aaltos and Horst Brüning, for when government guidelines finally allow at-home soirées, and offer timeless accents from the Bauhaus and multi-purpose seating around your space to exude an organised flair.
To Shelve or Not to Shelve
For a decluttered look that still flaunts your precious souvenirs, books, albums and other memorable items, shelving options such as Kriptonite's discreet Krossing collection and Anne Linde's pared-back Showcase and Ledge:Able designs are second-to-none. For convenient hooks and spacious slots for life's daily accessories, we recommend the Uten.Silo or the Hang It All, sure to keep your items securely stored while adding character to your décor.
Take It Outside
Lastly, head to the garden for a little sprucing and enjoy the ever-warming days that spring has to offer. Don Risdon & Risdon's Original Apron to look the part of an expert gardener, utilise Scissors, Clippers, and Cultivators from Niwaki, plant some seeds from Piccolo in eye-catching pots from The Conran Shop and ferm LIVING and guarantee comfort throughout with the Canvas Garden Kneeler. Whilst at it, why not make your garden a haven for wildlife with the charming Dew Drop Bird Home?