5 quick spring-cleaning and decor tips for Chinese New Year


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  • Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022

The Dracaena potted plant, also known as lucky bamboo, is both auspicious and calming when placed in your home. Photos: Ikea

It is customary to spring-clean before Chinese New Year as that symbolises a fresh start to the year. If you have not done your basic spring-cleaning or decoration by now, fret not.Check out the PEPPRIG cleaning bucket and caddy for your cleaning chores.Check out the PEPPRIG cleaning bucket and caddy for your cleaning chores.

Follow this five simple steps below offered by Ikea, and you will be able to welcome the Year of the Tiger in style and comfort

1. Make a checklist

Before you start, make a list of what needs to be done. Set aside an hour or two a day to carry out those chores and start with the most important spaces in your home. Take it one task at a time to avoid being overwhelmed. One suggestion is to start with your kitchen and make your way through the rest of the home. Prioritising tasks helps you achieve your goals.

This KUNGSTIGER pendant lamp shade adds a festive touch to your home.This KUNGSTIGER pendant lamp shade adds a festive touch to your home.

2. Out with the old, in with the new

Make space for the new year and get rid of unnecessary clutter in your home like outdated calendars, old electrical or electronic items, and hardly worn clothes. The more you discard, the easier it will be to clean up and the more space you will have. Be practical and keep what you need. Recycle the rest and donate items that are still in good condition.The SAMLA boxes with lid is great for keeping things organised.The SAMLA boxes with lid is great for keeping things organised.

3. Get organised

After you declutter, it's time to organise what you have. Check out storage systems and solutions, which will go a long way towards sorting out miscellaneous items. Create designated spaces for things like shoes, clothing, jewellery, documents, toys and other odd items. Tip: Add labels to boxes for easy access.

The Anthurium potted plant helps create a calm and soothing ambience in your home.The Anthurium potted plant helps create a calm and soothing ambience in your home.

4. Go green

One of the key home decor trends this year is biophilic design, which means a connection with nature. Placing some live plants both indoors and outdoors will help create a calm and soothing ambience. You will be surprised how potted plants can really liven up your home.

Share your festive snacks with the KUNGSTIGER serving container with lid.Share your festive snacks with the KUNGSTIGER serving container with lid.

5. Brighten up your space

For the final touch, deck up your home with festive decorations like spring festival couplets, Chinese red paper-cuttings or lanterns. You can also add accent pieces in auspicious red or gold like lampshades, throw pillow covers or serving containers. That will get you all set for a happy and prosperous Year of the Tiger!

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