It’s March and I’m so excited!! We all know about “spring cleaning”, but there are a handful of other things we do to get our home ready for spring and the warmer months ahead!
Do Some Spring Cleaning
This looks different for everyone. Some big projects I typically do over winter break (pantry, basement storage, and sometimes the closets), so they don’t need to be done again now. For us, spring cleaning typically means cleaning windows, flipping mattresses, cleaning up mulch beds, really scrubbing the floors, cleaning out the garage and power-washing outside. I need to tackle touch-up paint in a handful of rooms this year as well.
Switch Out Pillows & Throws
I swap out faux fur throws and leather and faux fur pillows with colorful pillows and lighter throws. This simple change brings instant spring vibes!
Bring Branches, Greenery, & Florals Inside
Chances are, you have something you can cut right from your yard! We have Korean lilac and magnolia trees that are great when they are in bloom. We also have an abundance of hydrangea and some peonies when they’re in bloom. However, you don’t have to wait for something to bloom. Any interesting branches can be cut and used. I especially love Weigela branches, even if they’re not blooming!
Plan For Your Outdoor Spaces
Start making plans for your planters and any areas you’d like to address in your yard. You may not know this about me, but I’m a list-maker professional. Last year we had a pretty extensive list because we were overhauling our back patio (blog post coming soon)!
- digging out daylilies & rosebush
- stepping stones on both side yards
- additional porch planters
- English hanging baskets with coconut fiber liners (& plants to fill them)
- ferns for front & back (hanging)
- overhauling our patio (seating, plants, tables, tv mounted with higher outlet, tabletop torches -because bugs are gross, outdoor clock)
- remove sliding glass screen
- clean up weeds on west side yard
- compost bin
- watering wand
- new doormat
Thankfully, we have MUCH less to do this year! Other than taking my tropicals back outside and buying the plants for my pots and hanging baskets, I want to dig up the other rose bush & replace it with something that doesn’t drive me crazy, replace some of our mulch with rock, and add more peonies. I also purchased a couple of trellis’ to install and plan to use Boston Ivy on them and plant more hydrangeas in front of them. I’m currently searching for all the English garden vibes so if you have any recs, send them my way!
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