Baby daffodils from Trader Joes–I buy them every year 🙂
As I write this it’s 45 degrees and cloudy, but I have every hope that spring will eventually come. With that hope held tightly in my heart, I have six things that we can all do to prepare our homes for spring.
- Kondo your family room! You’ve spent the past few months curled up on the sofa swapping germs with the kids. Spending more time indoors means the accumulation of more “stuff” indoors, so tidy it up! Anything that isn’t purposeful or meaningful needs to go. I’m looking at you, cluttered coffee table! Accumulated magazines, kids books and toys, random chargers, chewed beyond recognition dog toys…Be ruthless!
- Doctor your plants. Read the plastic tag (you kept that, right?) and make sure you’re following the instructions for light and watering needs. Fertilize if you need to. Cut off any dead portions and repot if necessary. If a plant is truly on it’s last legs, throw it away (and don’t feel guilty.)
- Fluff your throw pillows. Carefully unzip the cover and place the pillows in the dryer on the air fluff setting. Look over your covers and snip off any loose threads and spot clean with a mild detergent.
- Rotate your sofa cushions.
- Switch out the oil in your diffuser for a scent that smells crisp and clean.
Here’s a bonus tip: Don’t buy anything new! At least not until you’ve done the above five things. I know, I love Target, too, but most impulse purchases really are just clutter. Seriously! And after you’ve tidied and fluffed, you may be so happy with your clean, fresh room that you won’t want a thing 🙂
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