For many of us, this week brings us the first few days of spring and although there are flurries in the forecast, (for those of us in the North), there is still much to look forward to!
What I think I like most about spring is that it is the one season that carries with it a “to-do” list. Summer motivates us to indulge and relax, autumn marks the start of a new beginning and winter… winter often carries with it a plethora of new winter recipes, outfits and holiday events.
But, spring seems to bring an energy that motivates me (and I’m sure many other Divas) to clean and organize not just our homes, but our diets, exercise routine and thought processes. There’s something about seeing new and colorful growth all around us that makes us want to also renew and grow.
While not an expert on spring cleaning, I wanted to share a few things we can all do to renew our spaces, thoughts and bodies.
Spring Cleaning 101!
While we may not love what often comes with spring (cleaning!), that familiar feeling of a new season and having a few things better organized can be liberating. Cleaning those things you don’t normally clean like mattresses, windows, drapes and even your shower curtain will give your home an added sense of cleanliness. You may also want to switch your cleaning routine to include all natural cleaners or reusable cloths.
Sorting through cupboards and closets and donating items that you didn’t use in the past six months is a must. That winter sweater that you have yet to wear, will probably not be worn next year. A great thing to try is a clothing swap. Gather some friends, have each bring a handful of clothes they can part with and swap!
Although we all love potatoes, the arrival of spring promises much loved produce. Asparagus, radishes, beets, lemon and rhubarb are just a few of the many tastes we have to look forward to in the coming months! Eating local and trying some new spring recipes will definitely give you some extra energy for the cleaning you may have ahead!
I’ll admit, when the snow comes, I hibernate. But, with the sunshine and warm weather approaching it is time to get outside and move! But, not at all once! Easing into a spring exercise routine will allow you to learn your limits and preferred workout time. Signing up for a community league, ensuring you have the right gear, and that you have set realistic goals, will get you off on the right foot.
What “Spring into Spring” Diva tips do you have for the Diva Community?