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Tackle Your Spring Cleaning Chores

Spring means warm weather, longer days, outdoor adventures, and of course, spring cleaning.

The change into the warmer months often signals a need to deep clean the house (something about spring, fresh flowers and the general “newness” of the season, perhaps). Now let’s be real–for most people, the idea of an immaculate and pristine home sounds wonderful, but the thought of doing the actual cleaning is dreadful (unless you’re channeling your inner Monica Geller à la “Friends”). Fret not! We’ve put together Fashion’s Ultimate Guide for Hassle-Free Spring Cleaning.

First, make a home cleaning list. Writing everything down will keep you organized and will keep your from aimlessly wandering around your house trying to figure out what to do next. What should you add to your list? The big “must clean” items tend to be under the sofa, vacuuming the edges/corners of all the rooms, cleaning out vents. Organize the rest of your list by room so you know exactly what to get done. Check out a room-by-room cleaning guide here, and sample spring cleaning lists here and here.

Additionally, think about the small things you can do around the house. Small actions can make a BIG impact, especially when it comes to organizing and decluttering a space. Revamp a junk drawer, organize a book shelf, and be vigilant about throwing stuff away.

Once your to-do list is finalized, break up the chores. Don’t attempt to do everything in one go! You won’t get it done, you’ll get frustrated, you’ll abandon your tasks, and nothing will be clean. Take our advice–spread out those tasks.

Lastly, commit to cleaning year-round. You don’t necessarily have to do deep-clean regularly (but if you want do, that’s cool!) By holding yourself accountable by doing small things during the year, you’ll not only keep your home looking cleaner on a daily basis, but you’ll save yourself from having to painstakingly set aside hours and hours of time to clean everything at once. Try this method for a few weeks and you may be surprised at how much easier it is to keep your place looking spic and span.

And, if part of your spring cleaning resolution includes a total furniture revamp, considering renting furniture for a fresh look! Contact Fashion Furniture Rental to get started.

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Decorate with the Pantone Color of The Year

Have you heard? The new Pantone 2017 color of the year is Greenery, a fresh color that emulates those first few days of spring. (Unfamiliar with Pantone? Check them out here!) Now that you’re in the know about the hottest color trend, how can you incorporate Greenery into your home? Better Home & Gardens has you covered:

Accent Wall

Dive right into the color trend of the year with a statement wall. Gorgeous green pulls natural light in from windows and instantly gives your bedroom that cheerful upgrade it’s been lacking. Blue bedding and furniture provides a natural color complement.

Greenery Accent Wall

Bring The Outdoors In

Expect to see a lot more indoor plants this year with Greenery on the rise. But don’t fret if you lack a green thumb — air plants are low maintenance yet still seamlessly connect your interior escape to your backyard oasis.

      Outdoors

All About Accents

Don’t have the budget for an extreme makeover? There’s nothing a few throw pillows can’t fix! Bring flourishes of green into your home with pillows, blankets, wall art, and more. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how fast this natural color can liven up a room.

Accents

Draping Beauty

This zesty green shade shines most when close to its natural habitat. Dress your windows with new drapes that complement the foliage outside. Pro tip: Drapes long enough to brush the floor make a cramped room appear larger.

Draping

Faded Trend

If you have a soft spot for muted colors, this faded green hue may better align with your design style. Pale green still achieves a fresh look but doesn’t overwhelm your senses. We love pairing this color with a dark brick fireplace.

Faded Trend

Sitting Pretty

Consider Pantone’s Color of the Year if you have furniture shopping on your horizon. Greenery looks perfect in a sunroom or screened-in porch. The color invites you to sit down and make yourself at home.

Sitting Pretty

Natural Art

You don’t have to water daily to achieve a home with natural beauty. Check out this seriously cool plant art. Larger-than-life leaves bring excitement to this cozy living room. We love all the natural elements that come with Greenery!

Natural Art

 

Tinted Tile

Inexpensive tile is a great way to incorporate color into your home. Change the entire look of your kitchen by outfitting the backsplash in vibrant green tile. Trust us — this will stun your guests!

Tinted Tile

Look Up

Turn your hallway makeover on its head! If you’re at a loss for inspiration, paint your hallway ceiling a burst of color that will shock guests. We love how this paint treatment draws the eye up to showcase a gorgeous chandelier.

Look Up

An Apple Day

This is certainly the easiest, and tastiest, tip on our list! If you can’t get Greenery in your home fast enough, take a trip to the grocery store! Fill your kitchen with fresh green fruits, like these picture-perfect apples. Pair with lemons for a complementary centerpiece that’s almost too cute to eat.

An Apple a day

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Simple Tips For Decorating Your Small Apartment For Christmas

If you’re struggling on how to incorporate your love for all things Christmas into your small apartment space, we’ve got the perfect guide for you! From simple twinkle lights to colorful ornaments, these ideas will have you busting out the eggnog and signing Christmas carols in no time!