Good news! Despite the social distancing measures currently in place, spring is in the air and it’s time to make the most of it. It’s almost time to bid farewell to the bitterly cold winter nights and welcome the long-awaited, sun-drenched days of spring. Here are a few ideas to help you get out of hibernation mode and swing into spring, all while staying inside!
1. Listen to your favourite tunes while cleaning
Spring cleaning is just that … spring cleaning! Celebrate the changing of the seasons and have a little fun by turning up your favourite playlist and getting down to business.
• Start by dusting. Clean off everything from the ventilation system, ducts and heaters to furniture and floors.
• Next, scrub the floors, walls and windows.
• Then, deep clean the kitchen and bathroom until they shine!
• Finish off by washing all of the fabrics in your home—curtains, bedding and entryway mats
Dance your way to a sparkling clean home!
2. Declutter your home (and mind)
The coming of each new season is an opportunity to create space for what is to come. Put away your winter coats, rugs and anything you won’t need come spring. Having an organized home goes a long way¬ and clearing away clutter will bring more peace and joy into your life. Why not get the whole family in on the action?
The world-famous Marie Kondo method is a great way to get organized and start fresh this spring. Learn the basics of organization or brush up on the KonMari method by watching the TV series on Netflix.
3. Plan to refresh your décor
Now that everything is clean and tidy, it’s time to invite spring into your home by brainstorming some fresh new décor ideas. Now is not the time to head out to the store and eye up some new and exciting finds. Instead, get inspired by reading some online articles or make a Pinterest board and start adding your favourite carpets, picture frames, cushions, vases, dishes and anything else that catches your eye. Why not support local businesses by picking out some one-of-a-kind additions to your space?
Have some extra paint or stain lying around? Try adding a splash of colour to your home by painting a wall in your basement or getting creative outdoors. Anything goes for spring!
4. Fill your home with the smells of spring
Goodbye winter, hello spring! As staying inside is currently on the menu, there is no better time to flood your space with some much-needed fresh air. Open your windows and allow the warmth of spring to breathe new life into your home. Take things one step further and embrace spring with seasonal scented candles, room fragrances or heated essential oils. Floral scents like lavender or the clean smell of clothes hanging on the line will conjure up images of warmer, better days.
5. Breathe new life into your home
Shake off the sleepiness of winter by bringing spring into your home. Now is a great time to focus on bringing the beautiful colours and enchanting smells of your favourite flowers and plants back into your life. Rearrange your blooms near windowsills or on the kitchen table to spread the warmth of spring throughout your home. Liven up your space by swapping in some decorative pots that you have lying around outside or hidden in the back of a closet.
6. Get your body moving indoors
The arrival of spring and the social distancing measures currently in place are two great reasons to create some fresh, new and healthy habits inside your home. Once all of your household chores are done and your home is singing with freshness, turn your attention inwards.
There are tons of exercise, meditation and stretching classes available online to help you stay fit and healthy indoors. Now is the time to do the activities that you love or pick up that new hobby you’ve been dying to try. Let the sunlight beam through your windows and energize your body.
Let light shine in!