Post sponsored by The Works
There is a great discussion on the vines at the moment, be it with friends, in the supermarket, online and even on TV. Spring is here! It seems like all of a sudden Winter has skulked off to its cold depths and the arrival of Spring has everyone talking. Our wardrobe choices, getting out and about more, the excitement of Easter just around the corner and in our homes.
For me, Winter has been a harsh month and the house feels stuffy and tired. It feels disorganised and in need of a jolly good sort out, and deep clean. The term Spring clean comes to mind. A great saying originating from Persian times is “khooneh takouni”, which translates as “Shake the house”. My house does indeed need a shake! Shaking ones house simply means clearing out the ghosts of Winter, and being afresh for a “new year”. New year not being what we celebrate as Hogmanay I may add.
Refreshing the house for Spring makes us feel positive, happier and all together in a better frame of mind. I usually start upstairs, clear out the wardrobes of clothes that we have finished with, wash all soft furnishings, sort and organise everything else. Downstairs needs the same kind of treatment; and I try to sort through what we don’t need anymore or what is looking tired and worn.
Once I’ve done the basics, I start to look in terms of what I want to change; because so often I’m tired of looking at the same things, in the same places. I like to reorganise, place things in different places and generally change the look of a room.
I love adding new items to a room, sometimes for show, sometimes for function. The Works are a shop that sell all kinds of items for the home. So I had a look on their website and found some lovely things at affordable prices that would go very nicely in our house.
Only recently has my son, now five, got the concept that we live on a planet. He was looking at a globe in a cafe and we were talking about how far away places are. He was fascinated. So I was delighted to see that The Works sell globes, and very excited about being able to get one that would sit nicely on the coffee table in the corner of the room.
I found boxes, suitable for all those little things that are homeless; and a wonderful chicken door stop, and another great find were camper van coasters. Perfect for my inner hippy and keeping my surfaces ring free.
Also on The Works website in the home and leisure section were storage ideas. Which I love, because having boxes and baskets to simply organise everything, whether they go on shelves or in cupboards, under the bed or on a desk, are a great way of keeping things in check. The box files (as shown in the picture above) are great for keeping paperwork in order. I have them lined up inside my a wall cupboard (this is my filing system).
This new lease of life that Spring has brought to us, has also inspired me to tame the garden and reclaim the space out there. We love spending time in the garden while the weather is warmer. I can be out there reading, while my son plays happily for hours with diggers and dinosaurs. I’m no garden perfectionist, but it needs to be tidy and pleasant. I keep the plants at bay, cut the grass, and we like to add little things here and there to make it interesting and pretty. I found some garden items on The Works website too.
Nice little touches that we can place here and there. I know my son likes to be involved in this kind of thing, he keeps me right, and checks that everything is fine and dandy when he is out there. I’m not sure a bird house is practical as we have cats, but it looks so sweet and even if it were a spider house instead, I think it would be great in the garden.
I’m really looking forward to having a Spring fresh house, and have been inspired with some ideas from The Works website. Their Home and Leisure section covers a variety of things, from storage, gadgets, wall hangings, photo frames, ornaments, garden items, kitchen items and more.
The prices are all very affordable, and there are often offers on that you can take advantage of. They offer a free click and collect service to their many stores. For me, living a mere hour drive from their “local” store, the option of home delivery is much preferred. It is free delivery with orders over £20, and standard £2.99 for order under. Or with a next working day delivery option at £6.99. You’d need to check the delivery details on the website for specifics.
The Works has vast range of items, so I could easily opt for the free delivery service, because I can add books for my son, or crafting goods, or toys etc. Plenty to chose from.
The full range of goods can be found in the Home & Leisure section of The Works.
This is a sponsored post for The Works. All opinions are my own.
All photos belong to The Works as seen on their website.