Seasonal Switches: Spring Fever

March 11th, 2016 By Theresa Geyer in Blog. Tags: , , ,

Apartment Therapy‘s Home Remedies posted a few ideas that I thought were perfect for that Spring Fever, and will hopefully scratch the itch to CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE (thank you, Aretha) without breaking the bank.  Take a look below!

“…Even the simplest of switches, like swapping out pillows and throws or organizing a cluttered corner, can have a dramatic impact. If you’re looking for inexpensive solutions, you could work on a housekeeping or organizational project. If money isn’t an object, splurge on a brightly colored rug. If you have more time than money, perhaps you’ll be inspired to tackle a stenciled accent wall or some other DIY project. Whatever you choose, a seasonal change may be just what you need to breathe new life into a stale space. Here are some of our best ideas for how to do just that.

1. Clean – Oh, the good ol’ spring cleaning. Something everybody knows you should do but most of us loathe actually doing. Spring cleaning (or really, seasonal cleaning) is a bigger task than just your typical weekly cleaning, but the payoff is something you’ll appreciate for weeks, if not months. Really consider the things you tend to neglect and address those first. This is a good time to tackle the cluttered and dirty fridge, oven, garbage disposal, windows, baseboards, fans, grout, skylights, etc… And while you’re trudging your way through those arduous tasks — think of the absence of dust, dirt and grime as the perfect way to usher in the new season with a blank slate. Even if you did nothing else suggested here, your space will seem reenergized and revived!

(Image credits: Matthew and Deb’s Collection of Small Finds, photographed by Matthew Shallenberger for Apartment Therapy)

2. Organize & Edit – Organizing and editing what your already own is another way to refresh a space without spending a dime (unless you want to buy a few products to help you tame clutter). A cluttered corner or bookcase can weigh down a room, but after you’ve sorted, purged and given your items a home, suddenly that same area is now calm and pleasing. If organizing overwhelms you (and we are talking about easy changes after all), start small by just tackling one unruly area. The outcome can often inspire you to keep going. Try these tips from a pro organizer to get the ball rolling.”

Head on over to Apartment Therapy to read the rest!

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