Although it seems like we’ll never see the end of winter, spring is officially around the corner! That’s right, it’s time to prepare for new beginnings, bright colours and hopefully, that much-awaited ray of sunshine. But before you get whisked away on the fresh, flowery whiff of spring, check out some essential tips for being smart, resourceful and satisfied this season.
1. Freshen Up Fast
Let’s face it; no one has the time to spend a whole weekend spring-cleaning the entire house along with all its contents. Nowadays we have to be spring-cleaning savvy. Try out the universal rule of tidiness this year, the ‘put it back’ rule. Everyone has to put things back the way they were and where they got it from, the way it was. You’ll be amazed at how tidy and de-cluttered your house stays. Get creative with some smart home organisation ideas too. If all else fails, switch to quick and easy cleaning products like floor wipes and a bit of good old Febreeze!
2. A Wiser Wardrobe
It may be tempting, but smart moms realise that we don’t need a whole new wardrobe for spring, no matter how many times we’re told that we do. Transition seasons can be difficult to navigate when you live in an unpredictable climate and like to be comfortable but stick to a few spring staples instead of layering and you can’t go wrong. A good quality jumper will definitely keep you warm, and a reliable, light, waterproof outdoor coat is all you’ll need when those April showers fall.
3. Inventive Imagination
With all the half-term holidays, not to mention the Easter break, it’s time for smart moms to be well equipped with some nifty activities for the kids. Parks, museums, galleries and events are fantastic ways to get kids to discover new places and ideas but if you’re on a tight budget or just want to mix things up a bit, it’s best to get crafty. Even if you’ve never felt very creative or good with your hands, creating some fun crafts with your kids is a great way to have fun and let them experiment. You never know, you might discover a skill that you never thought you had!
4. Plant some Seeds
Springtime is the season of bloom and the perfect time to tend to your withered, neglected garden that has suffered the long, cold winter. You don’t have to have a big garden to create a bit of beauty. Any patch of grass or a plant pot will do. Just sow some flower seeds that will blossom with the right light and care. Why not plant some positivity in your mind too and go forward into the spring with new ideas and hopes that grow and flourish?