After a long and cold winter full of surprises, spring has finally arrived, bringing with it nothing but delight. Getting out of a winter slump can be challenging, especially with so much going on in the world right now. If you’re having trouble restarting your life and need some tips on how exactly you can get yourself prepared for this season, here are 5 things you should include on your spring to-do list.
Deep clean your place
Spring has been seen as a season of renewal for nature and everything around us since ancient times, and it was an event for which people meticulously prepared, including cleaning their homes and belongings. If you want to prepare your house for the warmer months, don’t try to do all of the work at once, as you will almost certainly need additional time, perhaps only if you live in a studio. Instead, try cleaning one room every day and paying attention to the details that you may usually overlook: wash the curtains, hire a professional carpet cleaner, wipe the chandeliers, and remove old stains from your couch. This way, you’ll have a gleaming home in no time.
Declutter your wardrobe
There’s no better time to tidy your wardrobe than at the beginning of spring when the weather starts to warm up and you can pull out your lighter outfits and rethink your style. Take a few hours to remove everything from your closet and look through all the clothes that you own. Choose which of them you want to wear, which may be donated, and which of them are in much too poor of a state to be anything other than tossed. Make a list of all the things you’d like to buy, as well as outfits you’re sure you’ll wear.
Buy new clothes
It’s time to go shopping after you’ve decided on your style for the next several months. Although you may be tempted to buy just the most fashionable and trendy items, we recommend sticking to the basics for now, as these are what make up your capsule wardrobe. When combined, a few neutral-colored dresses that fit your body type, white t-shirts, denim trousers, and classic shoes may create a variety of looks. Also, don’t forget to bring some warmer clothing, as the first month of spring will almost certainly be chilly. A trench coat, a thick wool sweater, such as Tara Irish Clothing’s Irish sweaters, and a couple of cardigans should be staples in your spring collection.
Grow a plant
Spring is the season when nature rebirths with all of its vibrant flowers, blossoming trees, and nesting birds. Get yourself a plant and try to grow it at home to feel even more connected to nature. You don’t need a huge, beautiful house to have a plant, and because there’s enough of light and water during these months, you can grow one almost anywhere, including on your balcony if you have one. Aside from the popular cacti and aloe, you can grow a variety of different plants, that don’t require a lot of care or special conditions. And if you want to make this experience even more exciting, you can even try and grow some vegetables or herbs: basil, rosemary, salad, kale, even avocado will all make this spring more interesting.
Organize a picnic
Instead of your regular brunch with friends at a restaurant, plan a picnic in a park or at the beach this spring, if you live in a region where you can do so. Pack the food and beverages, spread out the blanket, and relax for a few hours while enjoying a delicious lunch and the stunning scenery. Although you should definitely eat what you prefer, we would advise against bringing any things that may spoil quickly in the hot spring weather. You can also choose a theme, such as having a vintage-inspired picnic or recreating the iconic tea party from Alice in Wonderland, to make this activity more entertaining.