As I grew older, and became more confident in my own ideas and thoughts, I realized that if we kept after our home on a weekly and monthly basis, we really had no need to do a major down and deep spring cleaning. I mean we do wash the mattress pads and change out the closets. And that's about it. And guess what? It works for us. That, my friends, is my unsolicited piece of advice for you today...Do what works for you. Don't feel badly or incompetent or lazy if you don't take a toothbrush to the edges of your carpet. Don't worry if your oven doesn't get scrubbed until it sparkles. Or if you want to, get those gloves on and start scrubbing! Do your OWN thing this spring. Whatever that is. And be happy. : )
Here are a few things I do to welcome spring.
I always wash the mattress pad and change out the sheets on the beds. Bye Bye soft, cozy flannels. See you in September. : )
I also change our blanket to a lighter one. But I stop short of ironing the sheets.
I stock up on outdoor toys like bubbles, chalk, and Play-Doh. I don't know about you, but where we live, when we are needing these things around the middle of July, they are nowhere to be found. School supplies and Halloween candy fill the isles.
Not that I don't LOVE that stuff, but really?
I also treat myself. Yep. I usually stock up on basic essentials for my colorful wardrobe. I always get white and grey tanks, a new pair of white jeans, and a light cardigan. This year I went wild and got grey instead of white. : ) I find that Gap has comfy, quality clothes at reasonable prices.
And they are always having a sale of some sort. : )
And then I go out and check the progress of the trees that line our driveway.
I love them so...in every season, but spring is when they show their real beauty.
There you have it.
My take on spring.
Enjoy yours, my friends.
And do YOUR thing this spring. : )