Today, we’re sharing 17 ways to ease into Spring!
I know it seems a little bit weird to talk about Spring already especially since it’s still technically February.
But the winter in Florida has been fairly mild which has me itching to pick up a few things at our local nursery.
We love flowers so of course we want to take all of them home.
While we’re still in the process of planning a few room makeovers on the inside of the house, we’re also dreaming of flower boxes and several updates for the outside too.
I know this time of year can be a tricky one for planting though.
So, while we wait for the chance of frost to pass before we load up the back of our car with gorgeous plants and flowers, we thought it would be a good time to at least start thinking about how to celebrate Spring.
Here’s a look at 17 Ways to Ease into Spring…
Begin Planning Container Gardens
Container gardens are a great way to add color and texture to your front porch and patio without having to commit to a large area for cutting or vegetable gardens.
They’re easy to maintain too as long as you pair plants together that require the same amount of water and sunlight.
Open the Windows
If you’ve had a case of cabin fever lately doing something as simple as opening the windows to let some fresh air in feels so good.
Now is a great time of year to open the windows especially if you’re in the South. There is almost no humidity and at times the temperatures feel downright balmy.
Organize Your Closets
Did you know most people have quit their New Year’s Resolutions and Goals by February 15th?
If you fall into that category, start small with a linen or bathroom closet first. It will help you build confidence when you’re moving on to other spaces in your home.
If you’re off track in other areas completely, you can following along with our 52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge.
If you’re all, “CoCo, I got this – I’ve been organizing since January 1st” I’m so proud of you, keep up the great work!
Take a Picnic to the Park
Spending time outdoors is a great way to ease into Spring! Pack a picnic lunch or snack and head to your local park, lake, beach or hiking trail.
It’s also a good time to dust off your bike! So, pump up the tires on your beach cruiser and hit your favorite bike trail or have your family ride around the neighborhood bike brigade style.
As always, practice proper bike safety habits!
Add More Greens to Your Diet
We’ve been making smoothies almost every morning and eating salads for lunch too. It’s been fun to come up with different flavor combinations.
Spring in the US is usually a good time to find strawberries, apricots, cherries, oranges, limes and pineapples.
You can also find a variety of lettuces, leafy greens, asparagus, rhubarb, broccoli, artichokes, peas and beans too.
Change Out Your Pillows and Accessories
I’m not talking about redecorating your whole house here, I’m talking about simple ways you can spruce things up for Spring.
Adding Spring touches around the house can be as easy as changing out your faux fur pillows for floral ones, adding flowers and greenery to your favorite spaces, incorporating Spring colors throughout your home or even hanging a fresh seasonal towels in your kitchen.
Hang a Spring Wreath on the Front Door
Ease into Spring by welcoming your friends, family and neighbors with a cheery wreath. You can make one or buy one whatever works best for your schedule.
Add a new doormat and your good to go.
It may seem like a small thing, but you probably walk through your front door multiple times a day. Why not make your entry and exit special?
Give an Old Piece of Furniture New Life
Have you been thinking, “I really should paint that _________ (fill in the blank)”
If so, what are you waiting for?
If there’s something around your house you’ve been wanting to paint (barring anything that would change the value of the piece if it were painted) do your research, pick a paint color and get started.
Paint really is a budget friendly way to give an old piece of furniture new life.
Find a Spring Signature Scent
Do you have a signature scent? Does your home? If not, now is a great time to find one.
In the Winter we’re all about oranges and cloves but once Spring arrives we switch to lemongrass scents or lavender scents.
Find a scent you love and use it around your home or head to the perfume counter and find a signature scent that will make you feel confident all season long.
Buy a Pretty Floral Dress
Spring dresses have officially arrived online and in stores!
If you normally buy a new outfit for Easter (I know all you Southern ladies are shaking your heads right now) don’t wait to find a dress you love. Start shopping and planning now for the holiday.
You don’t have to wait until Easter to wear florals though. Grab your best girlfriends and enjoy a relaxing brunch or surprise your spouse and get dressed up for a romantic dinner date.
Make Peace with Your Closet
So maybe you go out dress shopping and you’re totally bummed you’re not the size you want to be – make peace with where you are at right now.
I’m not where I want to be as far as my weight goes either.
But that’s not going to stop me from looking my best and I don’t want it to stop you either.
You’re enough – right where you are – right now.
Pack Away Winter Blankets, Boots, Sweaters and Gear
Make room in your closet for your Spring and Summer items by packing away seasonal winter items now.
Launder and clean all items before storing them. Keep clothing and blankets in a cool, dry, dark, clean place.
Consider investing in boot trees for your boots or packing them with tissue paper. Store snow gear in your basement or garage.
Spring Clean Your House
When’s the last time you’ve cleaned your baseboards, fans, blinds or vents?
Spring cleaning the house feels like a rite of passage. Gather together your cleaning supplies and make a list of all of the spaces that need a good cleaning.
Deep cleaning now will ease the guilt when you want to spend the day at the beach this summer ha ha.
Dive into a New Book
One of my girlfriends spends the winter collecting books she wants to read without interruption.
Every Spring she rents a place right on the water and reads the books she’s collected cover to cover.
Doesn’t that sound so nice?
You may not have a time to get away, but you can make time to dive into a new book or magazine this season.
Schedule a Girls Trip
Give yourself something to look forward to this Spring by planning a fun family trip or a weekend getaway with your best girlfriends.
Spring is a great time to reconnect! So, ease into Spring season by making time to nurture and celebrate each other.
Buy Tickets for a Local Garden Tour
We try to go on a garden tour each spring benefiting our local garden club and it’s always so inspiring.
I’m always amazed at the variety of plants and flowers each homeowner pairs together.
Check your local garden club, historical society or Junior League for Spring events being hosted in your area.
Tackle a Home Improvement Project or Makeover
Most of us spend winter nesting which means we’ve spent a lot of time perusing blogs, books, magazines and Pinterest for ideas.
Whether you have plans to add shiplap to your kitchen or refresh your back patio now is the time to gather all your ideas, make a plan, buy your supplies and get started.
That way by summer you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Let us how you plan to ease into Spring!
Here are a few other ways to celebrate all things Spring:
- Spring Home Tour and Hop Into Easter Blog Hop
- Easy-Springy Bed Spring Ideas
- Hop Into Spring Home Tour
- Parade of Bunnies Home Tour