Spring Spruce Up

Spring is almost here. Yea!

After a pretty harsh winter in Michigan, I’m seriously ready for spring.

It was almost 60 degrees today and the sun was out.

Why not take advantage of the next nice day in your area and freshen up the entrance of your home?

I did and it only took about 15 minutes. Plus, it made me feel like I actually accomplished something!

Here are some quick and easy ideas:

  • Take a moment to sweep your entry way and shake out your welcome mat. If it’s past its prime, give yourself permission to buy a brand new one. They’re not that expensive and really make a big difference.
  • Wipe down your front door. Be sure to clean the germiest part – the handle.
  • Hang a wreath. Does your front door still think it’s Christmas? If so, switch out your holiday wreath for a pretty spring one. (Yes, it’s time!)

  • Grab a seat. Even though our front porch is really small, I’ve managed to make it more welcoming by adding two $15 all-weather chairs.
  • Clean a window (just one). If you have a front window in your porch or entryway, take a couple of minutes and make it sparkle. I did this and was surprised when I could actually see the outside – not the fingerprints or grime. Why did I wait so long to do this one simple thing?  I couldn’t believe the difference it made!
  • Breathe in the fresh air. Open up the window you just cleaned and let some fresh air inside. Ahhh, isn’t that much better?

When you are done, take 15 more minutes to sit outside and just enjoy the nice spring weather. It’ll give your spirits a much-needed lift:)

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