Having a spring clean? Floating shelves could help!

Once you have got the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year out of the way, there’s no better time to have a good tidy up of your home. However, actually undertaking a spring clean can sometimes feel overwhelming and impossible, even for the most organised of people.

Thankfully, here at Shelfdirect, we have have compiled a few tips to help you on your way to a home that looks as good as new (and yes, installing floating shelves is one of them).

Don’t go it alone

Round up your family or housemates and allocate each person a task or room to take care of. If you do this, you’ll likely have everything done within a few hours.

If you do live alone, try to tackle one task or room per day. You won’t feel as overwhelmed and will likely get everything done in less than a week.

Be ruthless

If you find that clutter is your main problem, gather it all up and make three piles; ‘bin’, ‘reuse/recycle/give away’, and ‘keep’, then act accordingly.

Be smart with storage

Once you’ve gotten rid of all unnecessary clutter, you may be left with a few bits and pieces that you don’t want to throw away, but can’t see yourself needing too urgently. This is where handy storage solutions come in.

If you are already feeling a bit stuck for space or simply want to save some of the space that you already have, it can be a hassle to buy shelves, a bookcase or any other storage option. If this is the case for you, you’ll love floating shelves.

They may sound unusual, but floating shelves are simply shelves without the external brackets. They are supported instead by internal fixing solutions, which differ depending on the type of wall that you wish to install the shelf to.

As well as eliminating the need for sometimes unsightly brackets, you’ll save much more space than you would with other forms of shelving.

To find out more about how floating shelves could massively benefit your home, feel free to get in touch with the Shelfdirect team today.