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Summer officially begins on June 21, 2019. This leaves us with two more weeks to enjoy the Spring season.
The Spring season is known for it’s beautiful weather. This beautiful weather is known to motivate us to break out our to-do-list and get a fresh start in various areas of our lives. If you did not do this, now is the perfect time to get motivated and finish up your to-do-list before Summer arrives!
Below is a list of 20 things to do before Spring ends.
1. Start an Herb Garden
Choose the location you’re going to start your herb garden. Loosen up the soil to prepare the planting area. Dig your plant holes, and add the plants or seeds to the soil. Some suggested herbs are:
- Sweet marjoram
- Common thyme
Once you’ve planted your herbs, label them and surround them with flowering plants. Then be sure you water them regularly.
2. Spring Clean Your Wardrobe
Sort through all your clothing. It’s quite convenient to do this while you’re transitioning seasons in the closet. While you’re packing away your winter sweaters, consider which ones you didn’t really wear this past winter, and donate them. Do the same as you’re hanging up your spring clothing. Having a lighter wardrobe in your closet will help you feel less overwhelmed and more organized.
3. Spring Clean Your Makeup
Things like glitter, powder stains, mascara, brush bristles, and foundation have likely left their mark over time. Spring is a good time to clean out your makeup bag. Give it a good scrub with warm soap and water, and allow it to air dry. This provides you with a clean bag to put your makeup back into.
4. Go to Yard Sales
Yard sales are a fun way to get outdoors and do a little shopping for bargains. You may want to de-clutter your home, and eliminate unnecessary things first before you bring new things into your home.
5. Decorate Your Home for Spring
Bring spring indoors. Why not bring some of it into your home with spring decorations? Go bright. Add some white to the color scheme you have presently. This will both brighten and cool the look of your home, and add some freshness into it. Paint your focal wall in a brighter, sunnier, or lighter shade of the wall color you have currently. Bring some nature indoors, too. Add floral print fabric to your rooms. Use your rooms’ primary colors when choosing things like:
or runner for the dining room table
6. Go to the Museum on a Rainy Day
“weather” isn’t an acceptable excuse for not going out and doing
something in the spring.
7. Volunteer Your Time
Volunteer at your local animal shelter to walk dogs. This is a much-needed activity that benefits you, the dogs, and the shelter.
8. Clean Your Mattress
A mattress is a sound investment in great sleep for many years. Chances are, you spend around one-third of every day in your bed. By cleaning it and taking care of it properly, your mattress can last you far longer than the warranty you received on it. Be sure to clean the mattress protector and bedding as well. If you have an older mattress, consider replacing it with an organic latex mattress, made with pure organic materials, no chemicals, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. Also, consider organic bed sheets as well. These items with provide you with comfortable and healthy sleep for many years to come.
9. Plant Something
Get outdoors, and plant something whether its a garden in your backyard or in a plot at your local community garden. If you’re not able to plant anything, buy a few plants you can care for.
10. Take a Cooking Class
Find a cooking class that will incorporate fresh ingredients, or search for some spring recipes you can make at home. Eating or preparing season relevant foods is a great way to get into the spring spirit.
11. Eat Fresh Fruits and Veggies
Go to your local farmers market, and try some seasonal vegetables and fruits. Nothing expresses springtime more than fresh strawberries. Plus, spring is the peak season for fresh veggies and fruits.
Spring is the perfect time to go around your home, and get rid of things you’re not using. This includes things stored in your basement, attic, or garage that you’ll “someday” need.
13. Redecorate Your Space
Spring is a great time for revamping your space, since it inspires an air of renewal. Consider hanging up some new photos, repainting your rooms with a fresher color, or simply rearranging your furniture. Any efforts you put into redecorating a space will make it feel completely different, which may just shake those winter blues off.
14. Organize Your Paperwork
It can cost you a great deal when you’re not able to find a sensitive or important document. Go through your filing cabinet, and get rid of paperwork you no longer need. This will make it easier to locate the important paperwork when needed.
15. Have a Party
Host a home party with a spring theme. Or, invite a group of friends, and plan a sunset picnic at the park or a bonfire. Get outdoors and enjoy the spring weather.
16. Take a Hike at Night
Take a nighttime hike with your loved one, pet, or a friend. It’s the perfect way to get outdoors. Nighttime can really make an expansive view look more beautiful. If you live in a city that doesn’t have any hiking trails, simply check out the scenic view from a skyrise building or lookout point.
17. Sign Up for a Workout Class
in the spring will get your body ready for the beach in the summer, when we
shed some of our winter clothing.
18. Go to the Park
the milder temperatures of spring by packing up your picnic basket and enjoying
your meal outdoors. Bring a blanket and your favorite book, and of course,
19. Plant Your Landscape
your lawn. Before the summer heat kicks in, fill in bald patches. Plant and
water perennials. Fertilize your lawn later on in the spring when the lilacs
bloom and your grass turns very green again.
20. Tackle Garden Pests
Take preventative measures now to keep pests under control, and keep insects away from your harvest.
Spring makes the perfect ending to the chilly days of winter and a brief transition to the hot summer. In many locations, spring brings with it mild 60s and 70s temperatures. It’s the perfect time to complete that to-do-list.