Ways to Get Ready for Spring

Happy Hump Day!

It’s Spring, and even though it may not feel like these days, it’s right around the corner. One thing that Is important is getting your home ready for Spring. You will be opening your windows, and hopefully planting lots of gorgeous flowers. I love the feeling of Spring. The windows open in the morning with the sound of the birds chirping. It juts sets up your morning just perfectly. I do many things to get my home ready, and I want to share with you some great tips on getting your home ready for Spring .

-Clear out old foliage from the flower beds. Get rid of the old and bring the new in. No one wants to see the old , dead foliage. You have to make that space organized and getting everything ready to start growing and looking plush again. I try to replace certain plants each year just for a change of scenery. I like adding pops of color.

-De clutter your home. Start with your closets. Do a closet purge and get rid of anything that you haven’t worn in the last year, or go through twice and see if you really want to keep it. There are many ways to donate your belongings, or give to people in need. That always makes you feel good. There are also great consignment shops that will sell your items and give you the majority of the sale. move to all the places in your home that tend to clutter easily, such as the pantry. Organize your pantry and get rid of all the boxes. Replace them with nice glass jars with cute labels on them. Believe me, it looks so much nicer. Once those are done, hit up every cabinet and just throw stuff out that is old or you no longer use. There is a huge lift that feels so great when your organized. Pexels

-Get your carpets professionally cleaned. All winter people have been walking on your carpets and floors. Start the Spring off right by getting them freshened up, including your rugs.

-Check and replace your air conditioning filters. I’m sure that most aren’t the cleanest when Spring comes around. Make sure those are new and replaced. Everything works more efficiently.

-Clean your curtains, baseboards, and mattresses. This will get rid of all the dust that has accumulated, and be freshened up. Dust accumulates very easy, so getting these clean will reduce the amount of dust.

-Lastly, you cant get ready for spring without a nice vase of fresh flowers to add some happiness to your day! Arrange a nice vase with a mixture of fresh , gorgeous flowers.

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Spring clean your Life

There is no other time to start your spring cleaning than now, and I mean for the boy, mind , and spirit. Its getting to be that time of year when you can actually open your windows  and let in the fresh air. Keeping the house closed up all winter, makes dust and allergens settle in, even for those of you who are OCD in the cleaning department. This is the time when everything is yearning for some Vitamin D, including us. Here are some great ways to get started.

Get rid of the preservative filled foods: This is the time to really start looking at the foods you are eating, and how  they make you feel. Believe me when I say this.. If you are one that craves the sweets and sugar, there ARE alternatives that are much more healthy, and will not leave you feeling groggy and slow. Digestive health is essential, and eating foods daily that slow it , will only make you feel worse. This is the perfect time to clean out the fridge and pantry, make a healthy list of wholesome foods, and go on a shopping trip. You can all eat healthy as a family. Start a book of recipes that you want to  try and get started NOW.

Go on a cleanse- you do not have to dedicate your self to a week long cleanse. A simple two -three day cleanse will really detox your systems. If that is something that you feel you are unable to do, a simple day cleanse is great too. Fresh juicing with lemon water in the morning, and eliminating any type of dairy, gluten, caffeine, and alcohol will do your body good. The simple changes in your diet are a great start.

Clear your Home- Spring is the time to start going through closets, garage bins, droors, and everything else, and take the stuff that you no longer need, and drop off at shelters. No one needs anything in their home that they no longer use, or do not need. Give them to someone in need. Replace all your home cleaners , candles, and ect. with green products and soy. They are SO much healthier for you and your family. Add some fresh flowers to a favorite room that you love. It adds so much more beauty to your home. Household clutter can contribute to every day stress also. My motto is “Just get rid of it”.

Spring is a time for renewal, and starting fresh. Everything is coming back to life at this time. We see it happening everyday. Take the time to really cleanse every aspect of your life. Detox everything from your home to even your friend list. You do not need anything in your life that isn’t worth having, or isn’t contributing to your life in any way. If you are one that always says YES to things, start saying No more. Start doing more of the things that make your life fun. Stop doing the things for people that aren’t returned. This is your life. pexels-photo-85773 (1)

 

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