While the weather may be a bit more wintery than we'd all like it to be lately, spring is definitely in the air.
Trees are covered in blossoms, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are warming up, even if we're feeling a bit soggy and windblown.
Since there's not much sunshine to enjoy outside, why not stay in and do a bit of spring cleaning instead?
This annual tradition affords a fabulous opportunity to clear out unwanted clutter and freshen up your interior.
What's more, it's an activity you can get the whole family involved in - so choose some aprons for children that your kids will love, put on some fun music and get everyone scrubbing, dusting and tidying away!
There are a number of ways you might want to approach your spring cleaning project, but one of the best ways to get started is by de-cluttering.
Set aside a large box or a bin bag for items you want to donate to a charity shop, and don't be afraid to throw away or recycle items that you no longer use, or which are taking up space.
You can also take the time to re-organise your home - after all, when there's a place for everything, it's much easier to keep the whole house tidy during the rest of the year. Plastic bins, baskets and shelving units are all simple and inexpensive ways to create storage space in your home.
Be sure to delegate tasks that are appropriate for each individual. Younger kids can put their toys away, assist with cleaning furniture and sweeping. Meanwhile, older children can work on cleaning windows and moving boxes.
Other projects that you might want to consider during the cleaning blitz include clearing out the garage or garden shed, washing interior walls and hoovering behind the fridge.
And if you need to boost motivation, why not offer a reward for everyone once the tasks are complete? For example, a fun pizza dinner and movie night might be a great way to keep everyone working to get the job done.