The first day of spring is March 20, 2019! We have it circled on our calendars, highlighted in our agendas, and have a five-day-out reminder set on our phones. (Can you tell we’re excited?!) To celebrate the start of a new season, we like to give our home a little love and make sure every room is ready for the sunny skies ahead. Check out how we’re making the switch from winter to spring in this month’s checklist.
When last November rolled around, we had our mudrooms and entryways crisp, clean, and organized. Everything was in its place and we were feeling good! Fast forward to today. Hats are mingling with scarves; solo mittens have sent out search parties for their mates, and boots tend to be anywhere but tucked neatly under the storage bench where they belong. So this month it’s time to take back this space! Anything that hasn’t been worn all winter will be put away or donated. We’ll be making room for wellies and raincoats and giving all door mats a good, deep clean.
There’s a lot to love about spring and summer, and losing the layers definitely tops the list. And now that we have little ones, it’s even more of a thrill to know we won’t have to bundle them up every time we step outside. We’re breaking out the T-shirts and lighter sweaters and making sure closets are well stocked with short sleeve or sleeveless undershirts. Last year’s raincoats and rain boots are too small to carry over into this year, so we’re making sure they have the right sizes on-hand once the puddle jumping begins.
Get out those green thumbs
We are far from avid gardeners, but we have experienced the great rewards of reaping the fruits (and vegetables) of our labour. This month is all about making a garden game plan. If, like us, you’re unsure where to start, head to a garden centre. Staff are a wealth of information and are always happy to help.
We’re on a mission to put a stop to the waste and this starts with meal plans and only buying what we need. But first, we'll be giving our refrigerators and cupboards a serious purge (and clean!).
Purge dishes and glassware
While we’re in the kitchen, we’ll also be attacking our dishes and glassware. Anything chipped or collecting dust can go. Cupboards don’t have to be stocked to the brim with bowls, plates and cups, so we’re making life easier by removing the clutter so we can find exactly what we need when we need it.
We love the addition of fresh flowers in any space. Especially at this time of year when we’re over the snow and ready for spring. Beautiful blooms are just what we need to brighten our day!
What’s on your to-do list this month?
xo Jacqueline and Lindsay
Jacqueline and Lindsay are sisters and new moms living on the East Coast of Canada.