April 1, 2014
3 Ways to Bring Spring in!
3 Ways to Bring Spring Inside!
After this long, cold winter that we’ve had here in Clarksville, it sure is nice to be able to welcome the gorgeous sunny days that spring brings!
Spring is all about new beginnings, fresh air, warmer weather and enjoying the beautiful outdoors, but there are a few ways that you can bring the spring in!
- Bring the outside in – Flowers are very symbolic of spring time – bright colors, beautiful scent. A bouquet of fresh cut flowers makes a beautiful addition to your house, but why not consider purchasing a potted plant instead? Potted flowers will provide a gorgeous pop of color, but green plants can be beautiful as well, and have the added benefit of cleansing the air! Potted plants also last a lot longer than a bunch of flowers and don’t worry if you’re not a green thumb – there are several varieties of potted plants that are very low maintenance and require minimal watering. Head over to one of the many local garden centers here in Clarksville and check out Snake plants and Philodendron’s – both can be beautiful, low maintenance house plants.
- De-clutter – Spring is the perfect time to de-clutter your house. De-cluttering can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task, but if you start small there’s no reason why it can’t be done. Start with one area, for example, your kitchen. Set aside a period of time, say 1 hour to start off with, and sort all your items into three piles – Keep, Donate and Throw Away. Once you’ve completed one room, move onto the next. You’ll soon see progress and your house will be ready for spring in no time.
- Make a natural, herbal air freshener – A perfect way to bring the smell of spring inside is to make your own, personalized room spray. It’s as simple as filling a spray bottle with distilled water, and adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils. A few nice combinations are lavender, chamomile and rosemary essential oils, or sweet orange, lemon and lavender. Make sure to shake the bottle before each use as the oils will separate from the water, and be sure to have your spray bottle nozzle set to mist.