1 Spring – from the outside in!
Now that we are seeing some sunnier days and it feels like spring is almost here, it shouldn’t be hard work to bring the outside into your home! Throw open doors and windows whenever the days are crisp and clear. Your home will not only feel fresher for it, after a season of closed doors and curtains the through-flow of breeze will help keep damp and mustiness at bay.
A simple bunch of fresh flowers makes the house a much brighter place to be! Mustard is very much still an on-trend colour, but if you don’t fancy such a bold colour statement, there are not many décor schemes that a simple bunch of daffodils doesn’t lift!
2 Cook something delicious
After a winter of hearty casseroles and soups, this is the time of year we like to ring the changes. As a change from a full roast dinner, we might bake a tray of chicken legs with lemons and bay and sage from the garden.
Use ½ lemon per portion and glug over a good half a cupful of olive oil. Together, the zesty juices make a delicious sauce that is just crying out for some bread or cous cous to mop it up.
All you need is a big green salad or a dish of something green and you have a meal designed to impress, but for very little effort!
The house will be filled with an uplifting, lemon aroma which, like the longer days, are a welcome, lighter change.
3 Spring Clean!
No, we don’t mean a whole week of work like our grannies did, but spring is an ideal time to review clothes, bags and shoes… and parcel up anything that is tired, well worn, or that has not been worn for a full year.
We like Marie Kondo’s ethos that only things of beauty and purpose should be kept in a house, and nowhere is this more true than a wardrobe! We all need t-shirts and warm jumpers… but do we really need 6 of each?!?
There are many charities that offer door collection services, which makes the job all the easier. The extra space you are left with will soon be filled… but take a moment to enjoy the space and reflect on how it might be filled.
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