With spring around the corner it’s time to de-clutter, pack away the woollies and embrace the outside warmth.
We’ve given you 6 major, but simple spring steps to get you started.
Most of your plants, fresh herbs and DIY gardens have been somewhat affected by the cold frosty mornings or neglect, it time to revamp your garden or if you don’t have a little patch of produce it’s time to create one. Get your garden ready by cleaning leaves from paths, gutters and surrounding areas and replacing old hoses or watering cans, once the small details are done it’s time to get spring ready.
If you don’t have a backyard, don’t worry, indoor and balcony herb and vegetable gardens are easy, cost effective and don’t take up much room.
Revamp your outdoor living space
Our outdoor furniture doesn’t get a lot of love during the colder months, give the cushion covers, if removable, a good wash, (I have a washable hammock that will find itself in the washing machine before the warm weather pops out) give the table and chairs a wipe down, you want to spend most of your time outdoors, so add some outdoor décor and invest in citronella candles and anything that keeps the bugs away.
Blankets, bedding and jackets oh my!
Throughout winter we tend to pull all the warm things out, the more in our home the warmer it is. Start to wash blankets and other heavy bedding, put them away for next winter and bring out the lighter bedding. While you’re in a washing mood dry clean coats, jackets and other heavy clothing items, these can be stored in vaccumm sealed bags, they keep clothes fresh till next winter and don’t take up much room.
Bring out the brights
I’ve put away yellow cushions that go beautifully with my lounge suite a few months ago and bought out dark throws and left the grey cushions as is, so now it’s time to bring them out again or opt for a new colour, they brighten up the room and look beautiful as little pops of colour, swap your winter darks with some spring brights, cushions, throws and one or two bright décor items.
I love candles in my home all year round, instead of putting them away completely, swap the brown or red cinnamon scent for a gardenia or a soft citrus scent, not only will the colour of your candles change but so will the scent, a simple change will immediately take your home from winter to spring. Don’t forget fresh flowers, invest in a gorgeous vase and make that your display piece in your home, fill it with fresh flowers and you’ve already welcomed the outdoors in.
They don’t call it spring cleaning for nothing.
Get cleaning, throw out pantry items and fridge items that haven’t seen the kitchen bench in a while, wipe down all electrical devices, open windows, tackle every room in the house including the laundry. You’re aren’t a superhero so take time, brace yourself and work through it slowly, that’s why I suggest to start now, by the time Spring comes in you’ll be loving your fresh, clean reavamped home.
Bring the light in
You want as much sun as you can in a room, if you have roller blinds in your home, we recommend a light filtering fabric paired with a block out to give you a good sleep at night and that beautiful warm light during the day all while still maintaining your privacy. Choosing this dual roll system will be cost effective because come winter you’ll want to keep the cold out with your light filtering blind all while enjoying the view.
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These are just small simple steps that will see your home Spring ready by the time winter is through.