Spring cleaning is a given around this time a year (see our previous post on spring cleaning). It’s a time to clear out the cobwebs, chase away the dust bunnies, and let the fresh air blow through your home. But spring is also a great time to think about temporary ways to brighten up your spaces for the season. Moxie Girl suggests the following tips for putting some spring in your step and in your home!
Smells Spring Fresh
Our sense of smell is a powerful thing. Put away your wintry pine, cinnamon, and apple scents and transition to spring with lighter and cleaner smells. Add some small, fragrant herb pots in your kitchen or try a citrus candle. Tuck a lavender sachet in your linen closet to freshen your sheets and towels.
A few quick and easy changes can make a big difference in your décor. Trade your darker couch pillows for a fun floral pattern. Swap out heavy rugs with bright and functional outdoor ones. Exchange your flannel sheets and thick comforters for sunny new bedding. We often associate wreaths with fall and winter, but a colorful spring wreath on your door sets a happy tone. Other small switches that won’t break the bank include cheerful kitchen towels, a pretty plant in a bright flowerpot, or a new welcome mat.
Let the Light Shine In
If window washing wasn’t a part of your spring-cleaning list, make it one now; natural sunlight beaming through clean windows just says springtime. Pull back your heavy curtains, open your blinds, and give your screens a good scrub. You’ll feel “lighter” in no time! If you need some guidance in this arena let us know as we know great window cleaners to make you shine.
Wake Up Your Wardrobe
It’s hard to get in the spirit of the season when your closet is crammed with cold-weather clothes. Pull out your sundresses, shorts, and sandals and pack away the coats and boots. Stash your burgundies, blacks, and greys and make a bold spring statement with bright colors and crisp whites.
Soak in the Sun
Depending on where you live, the window between the blustery winter and the blazing hot summer may not be a long one, so enjoy it while it lasts. Make your outdoor space inviting and comfortable; you may only need a nice chair, some great reading material, and a tall glass of lemonade. Or fire up the grill and resolve to dine al fresco more often. Durable melamine dishes come in tons of pretty patterns and are perfect for the patio.
Happy spring from Moxie Girl! Please contact us if we can help you with your seasonal cleaning and organizing.