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Thawing Out: Making Your Home Feel Like Spring

Last updated on May 16, 2017 at 02:41 pm

One of my favorite parts about living in New Jersey is the change of season. But the chilly temperatures and snowstorms have left me dreaming of hot summer days. Even though we can’t control the weather, we can control our home.  I’m getting a jump on my spring cleaning. Here’s how:

  1. Bring in some green. The yard outside may be a frozen tundra, but inside I’ve got fresh flowers in the kitchen, bedroom, and living area. The bright colors and smells make it feel like spring indoors!
  2. Dust the cold away. Well, if only that were true. Just because it’s cold and grey outside doesn’t mean your home has to look like Gollum decorated it. Dust surfaces, clear cobwebs, and clean your floors. You’ll be surprised how much this changes your mood. Plus, it’ll be less of a hassle when spring finally does arrive and your big spring cleaning begins!
  3. Make space. I personally hate having piles of stuff around. I view “stuff” as a freeloading friend. It’s always in the way, doesn’t do anything to help you, and takes up space. So tackle one space at a time. If you haven’t used an item in a year or more, it’s time to donate it. There are plenty of organizations that could benefit from items that just sit in your closet collecting dust.
  4. Have a dance party. I’m completely serious on this one too. Play a bunch of summertime tunes and dance around. You don’t need an audience and it’s perfectly okay to make a fool out of yourself. I do it all the time (the dancing and the fool parts). Beach blanket bingo anyone?
  5.  Hit the showers. Switch soaps, shampoos and conditioners, and lotions out for scents that remind you of warm sunny days. Look for items featuring coconut, sea salt, patchouli, or floral scents.

Spring officially arrives on March 20 but there’s no telling if spring weather will be following that same schedule. Tell Plymouth Rock some of the ways you thaw out for spring?

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