It’s March now, which means spring is just around the corner. Many of us in warmer states are already feeling winter let up. Spring is a time for new beginnings and rebirth, so it’s the perfect opportunity to breathe some life into our homes. Here are some ways you can prepare your home for spring.
1. Start opening up those windows – Nothing says spring like fresh air. Try to open your windows a little bit every day. Keep your interior doors open too, so fresh air wanders in and draws out the winter mustiness.
2. Switch out your bedding – If you find yourself getting warm at night, it’s time to pack away those flannel sheets and heavy comforter. Opt for lighter fabrics like organic cotton and silk.
3. Paint your door – Giving your door a spot of color is a fantastic way to make your home feel a bit new and set it apart from your neighbors. Everyone who enters your home through the colorful door will get a feeling that this house is a bit more interesting.
4. Set up some plants – Plants are a fantastic way to improve the air quality in your home. They add oxygen and remove toxins from the air. Put them in highly trafficked and public places in your home, like the living room, hallway and kitchen. (If you don’t want to care for real plants, even fake ones trick our mind into feeling refreshed.)
5. Rearrange the furniture – Over time, a home’s layout becomes second nature to our brains (you can probably walk across your home in the pitch dark). By rearranging your furniture, you can make your space feel vibrant and lively. Plus, this is a good time to toss anything you don’t use or need.
6. Bring in new smells – Smell is a powerful way to influence emotion. Pack away your heavy scented winter candles (that probably smell like pastries) for lighter, less intense smells, like floral scents and citrus.
7. Let the light in – Instead of heavy curtains and drapes, go minimal. Use light curtains that let some light through even when they’re closed. They should be easy to swing aside so you can quickly open the house and let sunlight in each day.
8. Discard what you don’t – Clutter has a way of making us feel congested and stuffy. It can also cause stress. Now is a great time to go through your home and donate anything you don’t need. Does anyone ever sit in that chair by the door? Do you find yourself dusting decorative pieces that no one really likes? Remove the unnecessary for your life.
What do you do to prepare your home for spring?
Written by Jennifer Cicci of Babee Talk
As a mother, Jennifer understands the importance of offering nothing by the best for baby. Motivated by teeth marks on her children’s cribs, she decided to design a teething rail cover after trying products that didn’t measure up when it came to quality or style. What she found out made her even more concerned about children’s safety and health: The toxic chemicals used in the production of synthetic materials have been linked to birth defects, reproductive disorders, and weakened immune systems.
She asked herself, “What if I could revolutionize the way parents decorated their crib with a safe and stylish teething rail cover that could be placed on the crib from day one?” Babee Talk® launched in 2014 with organic bedding and accessories. Chew-friendly, drool-friendly, and organic inside and out, her products ensure a healthy start in life for babies.
She only offers products that she would provide for her own children. She hopes moms and dads will start to talk about the importance of choosing safe, healthy, eco-friendly products, especially for babies.
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