We have just celebrated the New Year, and already Chinese New Year is right around the corner! Amongst the many traditions – giving ang baos, tossing Yu Sheng, and lion dances – the number one practice that most families look forward to is visitations. With Singaporeans living such hectic lives, having the opportunity to catch up with your loved ones is always appreciated.
However, if you want to create a presentable first impression, keeping things spick and span is a must before inviting your nearest and dearest over. Known as da sao chu – another Chinese New Year tradition – this sacred act symbolises sweeping away the bad fortune and clearing out space to usher in good luck.
And with Chinese New Year less than a month away, this is the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and get busy with household chores. After all, you do not want to leave things to the last minute. But where do you start? And how can you ensure that the cleaning process goes smoothly? If these questions are at the back of your mind, fret not. Allow us to share the following practical spring cleaning hacks that will make tidying your home a breeze!
Spring cleaning your abode becomes a lot less overwhelming if you systematically tackle your house chores. To help you stay organised in the lead up to the Chinese New Year, begin by charting a cleaning schedule. You can jot down a list of rooms you intend to work on for greater efficiency – perhaps you should get started on highly used areas of your house first, such as your living room and sleeping environment, as they require the most amount of time to clean.
Because it is impossible to complete everything in one day, setting a weekly or daily schedule is beneficial to help you stay on track with your errands. You can assign specific chores to accomplish on certain days, which prevents you from over-exerting yourself along the way.
Additionally, roping your family members to help you with the tasks is a productive way to get spring cleaning done. With a schedule, everyone has a part to play in sprucing up the home, which can ease your overall workload.
The last thing you want to do is waste valuable time searching for a cleaning tool while you are in the thick of clearing your household chores. Therefore, stocking up on cleaning supplies beforehand is essential to maximising your productivity. Prepare all the vital appliances you need right from the get-go: detergents, cloths, furniture polish, and then store them in a handy basket for easy access.
With everything loaded into your basket, you can quickly reach for them and get down to business without hunting for any left-behind equipment. This will save you precious time and energy. But if you are lacking gadgets in the cleaning department, then it is worth investing in practical products like a robot vacuum cleaner to hasten the cleaning process.
Spring cleaning offers you a wonderful opportunity to declutter and toss out unwanted belongings that no longer serve their purpose. If you no longer have use for items still in fantastic condition, consider donating them to a non-profit or charity organisation. Not only is this the environmentally responsible thing to do, but you are also giving your possessions to someone who needs them more.
However, when it comes to defective furniture, you can consider disposing of them so that you can free up much-needed space in your home for new household essentials. We also recommend using this time to evaluate your furnishings and see if they require fixing or replacing.
For instance, check on your bed: is your old mattress sagging to the point where it is not supporting your body and affecting your sleep? If so, you may want to head down to a mattress shop in Singapore and upgrade your bed to one of utmost comfort and quality. The weeks leading up to Chinese New Year can be a hectic period for all of us. Therefore, it is necessary for you to rest well in the weeks before the occasion, so you have the energy to celebrate the festivities – and quality rest begins with a premium bed.
Spring cleaning is all about decluttering and creating extra room for your necessities. But regardless of how often you clean your home, clutter is bound to pile up, especially if you live in a compact home with limited space. Given the compactness of modern HDBs, there are often not enough storage compartments to store your belongings and keep your home clutter-free.
Thankfully, this problem is easily solved with multi-purpose furniture that doubles as additional storage space. These two-in-one furnishings increase the capacity of your room without occupying tons of valuable square footage, which is a plus point for those with small homes. One such piece of furniture that is a superb investment is a storage bed, which allows you to store your essentials underneath without taking up valuable floor space in your bedroom.
When it comes to storage beds in Singapore, the range at our Four Star showroom is incredibly versatile. Beyond boasting a variety of colour picks and materials, they also feature a convenient German Hydraulic lift system fitted with nifty pistons, allowing you to lift your bed to store your belongings easily.
Usher in the prosperous Year of the Tiger with a clean and organised home! We hope the spring cleaning hacks we share can help you achieve a spotless, immaculate living space by the time your loved ones pop by for a visit.
Additionally, to symbolise a new beginning and a fresh start to 2022, you may want to consider switching out your old furniture for unique pieces that promote comfort and rest to make your home more conducive. You can browse our extensive bedding products online or head down to our Four Star showrooms to experience them first-hand!
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