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17 Ways to Ease into Spring

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?

Yikes, right?

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:

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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21 Comments

  1. Yes, Nancy, I know exactly what you mean! I wanted to plant some container gardens this weekend but then it turned chilly again so I had to wait for a hot minute. This really is such a great time to live in Florida. Sending you hugs and I can’t wait to see what you do in the back yard. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Preach it ladies, I can totally relate to this. I never know when to plant and when to wait…I guess I’ll be pulling out the Farmer’s Almanac 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  3. These are such great tips! I just planted some flowers in containers, but still have some closets that need organizing. Thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

    1. I really appreciate it, Heidi, thank you! It’s been fun to plan spring projects one of them being a total revamp for the master bedroom closet. Wishing you a great week and a happy spring season! Hugs, CoCo

  4. Awesome tips, CoCo! I LOVE the signature scent one! I know the visual aspects of spring (pastel colors, etc) are always the first thing I do to add spring touches to our home, but the sense of smell is also so important and often overlooked! Lemon is usually my go-to but I just might have to change it up this year! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    1. So glad you like these ideas, Christine! We’ve always tried to be mindful of having a signature scent in our home. All of my grandparents but one lived on a farm and one household smelled like a mix of garden and tobacco leaves (they lived on a tobacco farm) and the other one had lots of flowers and her home always smelled like country cooking and gardenias. It seems like such a small thing but I never pass a gardenia without thinking about how much fun they were and how much they loved us too. Can’t wait to hear which scent you choose. I love lemons too! Hugs, CoCo

  5. Not 5 or 10 but 17 wonderful spring ideas! I have the worst time choosing a spring scent. I can smell 50 different candles and can’t choose a single one! I leave empty handed only to be disappointed. Ugh. #GirlMakeUpYourMind! On a good note, Mother has been hinting for a girls trip so I guess I’ll figure something out. Not going to tackle that closet though. LOL.

    1. You are so funny, Cindy! Candles get me every time too. Sometimes I feel like something tropical a few days later I’m all about a citrus grove. I can’t wait to hear where you and your Mom choose to have a girls trip. I always have tons of fun treasure hunting with my Mom and exploring little towns. I swear if I lived closer I would organize all your cabinets and drawers because you know that is so my jam ha ha! Big hugs, CoCo

  6. So many wonderful ideas and inspiration photos, CoCo. We are having some 40 degree days lately…which trust me…it feels spring-like! I love opening the windows to let in fresh air!

    1. You are so funny! I’m sure 40 feels downright balmy compared to what you’ve been through this season. It dropped down to the 60s here because of all the rain so I’m wearing my cable knit and cuddle duds ha ha. Thankfully, I know this won’t last too long because there are signs of spring everywhere. Sending you warm hugs, CoCo

  7. I wish we could put our boots and sweaters away! Even though there’s been a warming trend lately, it’s not unusual to have snow on the ground at Easter! That girls’ trip back east with all my college girlfriends has already been scheduled! Can’t wait. Great ideas:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. I can’t even imagine being as cold as you guys have been this year, Kathleen! I know you’ll be so ready to welcome Spring as soon as it arrives. I’m excited about your girls’ trip. It sounds like it’s going to be so much fun and something extra special to look forward to. Hugs, CoCo

  8. What good ideas you’ve included here! You make me want to throw open the windows and give my house a good cleaning. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. Thank you so much, Richella! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. Spring is one of our favorite times of the year so we’re definitely with you and ready to throw open the windows, deep clean and embrace a fresh start! Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  9. love your great ideas… we just bought a new house and look very much foeward to spring to put some flowers in the yard
    thanks for sharing and offering inspiration come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    1. That is so exciting, Angie, congratulations! Being able to finally plant flowers in the yard of your new home is definitely something fun to look forward to. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together. Hope you’ve had a great week, CoCo

  10. Such wonderful ideas for spring CoCo and the images of your home are always so lovely.
    Thank you for sharing these sprin gideas at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring them at tomorrow’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

    1. Thank you so much for featuring my simple ways to ease into spring, Kerryanne, I really appreciate it. It’s been so cold and rainy here I can’t wait to get out in the yard and plant some flowers. Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

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