Spring is here and with it that familiar itch to overhaul your living space. Before you go wild buying fancy cleaning tools to eliminate every last spec of dust or raid your local home store for seasonal accents to fill every room in your house, pause to consider the cost. Spring cleaning doesn't have to be expensive. We've rounded up some affordable yet effective ways you can update your space. Check them out ahead.
Rent or Borrow Expensive Equipment
Maybe you don't have room in your home for hefty cleaning supplies or maybe you just don't use them enough to justify the investment. This doesn't mean you can't go deep with your Spring cleaning; it just means you should outsource that carpet steamer or floor polisher, renting from local store or even borrowing from a neighbor or friend.
Shop Organizing Products Shrewdly
Baskets, bins, trays and canisters — these are the organization tools you need to organize pretty much every room in your home. And while buying them is a necessary evil for Spring cleaning, it doesn't have to be a budget blower. Instead of splurging on fancy products from Pottery Barn or the Container Store, shop at affordable retailers like Ikea and HomeGoods. They offer a fantastic collection of organizers at a shockingly good price.
Touch Up Old Pieces
If you do simple touch ups yourself, you may find you don't need to replace that dinged up ancient piece of furniture after all. A paint pen can erase a scratches in your table while a coat of fresh paint will make a chipped dresser look like new, all giving your home that fresh Spring look without the big expense.
Rearrange Your Furniture
Spring cleaning can remind you of what you hate or want to replace in your house, but if redecorating isn't in the budget, try rearranging instead. You'll be shocked by what a big design difference it makes to simply move pieces around — not to mention how much easier it is on your wallet.