This is a guest post written by Kristin. She is a Mom with two active young boys. She also likes to be outdoors and has a passion for writing. I am so happy to have her do a post. I hope you enjoy reading it. It has a lot of ideas to get ready for spring. Enjoy and I will be back this week!
And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hopping into Spring!
As the weather begins to warm and the crocuses start to bloom, more and more signs pop up that spring is right around the corner! While everyone looks forward to the changing of the seasons from winter to spring, there is certainly plenty to do. Here’s a checklist of “to do’s” to help keep you organized.
Change seasons; change clothes: It is time to put away the bulky sweaters, hats and scarves and take out colorful tops and the kid’s light weight jackets. Go person by person through the house to help stay organized. Anything that might not fit or is getting tired in your wardrobe, pack up and donate.
Spring cleaning: Make spring cleaning a family activity. Give each person their own assignment based on their age and ability. Put the toys away for the little ones; vacuum for the teenager; window cleaning for the husband. But make it fun. Blast the music and sing. Make it a family event. By splitting up the assignments, things will get done much faster! Then reward everyone for a job well done. Get pizza and a movie or have ice cream outside on the porch.
Get ready for Easter: The Easter holiday is early this year, so make sure you are ready. Welcome the Easter season and spring by making photo Easter cards of the kids. Then have one at each spot of the Easter dinner table so everyone gets a new photo of the kids and can see how much they have grown over the winter!
Take it outside: One of the best things about spring is that it is finally getting warm enough to enjoy sitting outside. Make sure to take out and clean the outdoor furniture, power wash the sidewalks and deck, and get rid of the cobwebs. Don’t forget to clean up the bird bath for your feathery outdoor neighbors!
Get the garden ready: Remove any dead branches from trees and shrubs and get rid of any weeds or other debris from flower beds. Prune trees and shrubs so new spring growth can begin!
There certainly is a lot to do when the cold of winter turns into the warmth and renewal of spring. However, by keeping lists and working step by step, everything will get done so you can enjoy all that spring brings!