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Six Ways to Prep for Spring


Air out your home. First, spray vinegar on your upholstery, carpets, and drapes. It’s going to be a strong smell, but will deodorize your home without the chemical side effects.  Once that’s done, open your windows on a warm-ish day and let in the fresh air. You might do this once a day for an hour to refresh your home.

Change your throw pillows and blankets. This is a simple way refresh your look. Go with lighter shades or floral patterns. Put away the heavier throw blankets and toss a chenille blanket on the couch. If you want to go to the next level, you can buy a white or beige couch cover to really freshen up the look and brighten your space.

Create a spring wreath for your door. One cost effective (and kind of fun) way to deal with changing seasons is to buy a basic twig wreath and change out the decorative accents. Any craft store will have inexpensive boughs of holly for Christmas, eggs or tulips for spring, and daisies for summer. Wrap in burlap for fall.

Begin fertilizing your lawn now. Once the snow melts, begin your lawn care. Rake away dead grass, and fertilize in time for the rain that spring often brings. Next, you can plant your tulip bulbs or seeds once the weather is consistently above forty degrees.

Begin to put away bulky winter wear, like sweaters, cords, and boots.  This will make your official spring closet changeover more manageable.

Set aside some cash for spring wardrobe updates. If you live in a warmer climate, you may be already shopping for spring. However, if you don’t, you have at least a month before warm weather really hits. We recommend you wait until mid March to shop spring. The first wave of spring inventory which usually hits stores in mid February will be on sale.