The sun is shining, and the days are getting longer, so you know what that means? DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS ON SUNDAY, MARCH 13TH! The cold winter months are over, and the inviting warmth of spring is arriving with the fresh scent of blooming flowers. With this change of weather, it's time to transition your home to suit the warmer temperatures. Here are some things you can do to ready your house for an easy transition into spring.
Give yourself a fresh start for spring by cleaning and decluttering your home. Take a look at one of our previous blogs, "Spring Cleaning Checklist", for a comprehensive guide to cleaning and clearing out your house for spring!
Revamp the Closet
Change up the closet by packing away all of your warm winter coats and sweaters. Switch them with sundresses, linen pants, and all of your favorite swimsuits! This is also an excellent time to get rid of all the clothes that you didn't really end up wearing through the fall and winter seasons by bringing them to a donation center.
Indulge in Seasonal Flavors
Spruce up the kitchen by buying the freshest possible ingredients. Foods like parsley, kale, radishes, strawberries, apricots, artichokes, carrots, mangoes, and pineapples are all at their freshest in the springtime. Make the most of this opportunity to have the freshest in-season ingredients possible and make a refreshing spring salad!
Bring in the Flora
Spring is the time of blooming flowers and colorful decor. Small vases can make great centerpieces for tables, and larger potted plants can also serve as good standalone decorations around the edges of the room. Research has shown that having plants inside a building can make people happier, reduce anxiety, and help people be more productive. So, when it comes to spring decorating, the more plants, the better! Some of my favorite flowers that bloom in the springtime are daffodils, tulips, and crocuses. :)
Use Fresh Scents
If you're not relying on flowers to bring some spring scents into your house, add some fresh scents by using candles, air fresheners, or even strategically placed planted herbs! Springtime is usually associated with freshness, happiness, and blooming flowers. Classic spring notes include Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin, and romantic floral notes like Iris, Jasmine, and Rose.
Let the Light in
After a gray and dreary winter, let the light in by changing out your thick winter curtains to some light drapes. Heavy curtains can help shield homes from the cold outdoors. When we're not worried about freezing temperatures, thinner window coverings let in that much-needed natural light while still maintaining privacy.
Do the Practical Chores
The changing of the weather means it's also time to do the practical things. Take some time to clean out your gutter, change the AC filter, and take stock of the condition of your house by checking the foundation and exterior walls. Clean your patio, deck, and rooftop to get rid of dust and debris. Wipe down your railings, clean your windows and sliding doors, and give your light fixtures a wipedown.
Get Your Garden Ready
Spring is the season of outdoor living. Prepare for all the fun in the sun by uncovering patio furniture, getting the grill ready for cooking, and breaking out the spring decor like doormats and signs. This is also the chance to get your garden ready for any landscaping work. Take some time to fertilize your soil, uncover plants, and start to strategize for the warm days of summer still to come.