Spring is here!
We may be blasted with another blizzard or two, but that is par for the course here in Colorado. Our spring showers tend to turn into snow. The snow cover is more beneficial than rain as it allows the moisture to slowly seep into the ground. With our arid climate, this is important, so enjoy the snow.
While waiting for the snow to melt and in between making snow angels and snowmen, now is a great time to get your home ready for spring.
I don’t know about you, but my pantry desparately needs to be organized. I have numerous containers to put my dry goods into, including flours, sugars, and pastas. Won’t it be nice to walk into your pantry and immediately see what you need?
Once your pantry is organized, cleaning the outside of your cupboard doors is a great idea. This will make having last minute guests over much easier, as you won’t have to frantically wipe smudges off the doors before your company arrives.
After using your fireplace throughout the winter this is a good time to clean its glass and vacuum the inside of it.
Are there any coats, gloves, hats or mittens you or your family didn’t use during this past winter? Set these unused items aside and donate them to your favorite charity. Not only will another family benefit, but you have made great progress in getting your coat closet organized. After your outer gear has been downsized go through your clothes closet and do the same thing. This will give you more room for any new treasures you bring home!
With the onset of spring clean your windows so you can enjoy the warm sunlight streaming through them. If you clean them yourself, I have found a fantastic product by Norwex that makes cleaning windows fast and easy. I don’t dread cleaning windows anymore!
Once the snow has melted, tackle the outside of your house. Call your landscape professional to get your yard ready to grow beautiful grass this spring and summer. They (or you) may need to aerate, fertilize, and/or remove weeds.
Your front porch also needs attention. Sweep off the debris that accumulated throughout the winter months. Clean your outside lights and make certain your house numbers are visible from the street. A “springy” mat is a nice addition to your front porch after a snowy and cold winter. Add a pop of color to your front door with a wreath. These simple steps will make your home more welcoming.
Hopefully, you have spring flowers such as tulips or crocus popping up in your flower beds. If not, plant some next fall so you can enjoy them next spring.