It took awhile but Spring is finally here and here to stay. Ole Man Winter did not want to leave. He even made a quick return in April and then again in May! I enjoy experiencing all 4 seasons but when February arrives winter should be heading out the door. I was born and raised in Miami, Fl and for Floridians winter isn’t suppose to last more than 3 days. Since moving from Fl to states with actual seasons, I look forward to enjoying each one but I especially look forward to spring. There’s something about thawing out, the anticipation of warmer weather, bright sun, longer days, beautiful colors, flowers I could go on and on. I really do love Spring.
Nothing helps welcome spring into our home more than a beautiful wreath. This one may look familiar, it’s my Mardi Gras wreath with a few little changes. I use to have a spring wreath until a bird decided to make it the base of it’s nest. It was really quite amazing. Our wreath was so wonderful a bird wanted to call it home. Unfortunately, we had to evict her. A nest on the front door of our home was not the best location. Just like the birds in spring we should take the time to make and clean home. This is the ti
me to simplify our lives, shed our winter coats and prepare for all the wonderful activities warm weather brings. Before I get to enjoy relaxation of summer I must do some organization.
This year we have a baby in full movement mode and growing like a wild flower leaving behind a surplus of baby clothes and baby gear. We won’t even talk about the growing 8 and 6 year olds. If we could live naked, not eat and keep all junk mail and school work at school our home would be 95% cleaner. Since those aren’t viable options spring cleaning is the only other option. I’ve been busy getting my spring to do list ready. As of now it includes cleaning up my home, finances, body and spirit. I also really would like to plant a garden with the girls. I am horrible at growing plants but failure is not an option. Truth be told my spring list is a revamp of my New Year list, ha, but to start home is the one I can tackle with quick results.
- To cleanmy home: I really like the idea I found on a few organizing blogs that suggest cleaning a room a week. A room a week seems reasonable and not as stressful as cleaning an entire house. I’ve split up my cleaning
- Homework area
- master bedroom
- girls’ bedroom 1, 2, 3
These 5 areas are my hardest areas to keep clothing and paper in order. When I complete these 5 I’ll add more to the list, but to start I’ll keep it simple. Sure all of this may have to be added onto a summer list but at least there is a list and this Spring I will start. Spring, the beautiful season where God wakes the hibernating, bloom flowers from dry dormant stems and branches, the season where we witness renewal and rebirths. It’s the season that brings
hope for a new start a clean start. Happy Spring cleaning!