Are you ready for spring, homemaker? The weather is slowly warming up which means everyone can go outside more soon!
Spring is a delightful time to be homemaking because everything is fresh and new after a cold winter. Things come back to life and the slight chill on the air is so invigorating!
Here are a few things to do around the house so that you can make the most of spring homemaking!
Store Winter Stuff
Once the weather changes, it’s time to put up your cold-weather clothes and bedding. We actually don’t have a lot of stuff that we have to put up because we live in a milder climate. We still have some winter, but it’s not cold enough for long enough to justify having a whole separate wardrobe for the colder months.
Most of what I need to put up are a few sweaters, jackets, scarves, and extra blankets.
I love changing out Decorations especially from winter to spring because I love decorating with flowers. Someday I want to have a big flower garden so that I can decorate consistently with fresh flowers, but for now I’m content with fake flowers from Hobby lobby and Walmart.
It’s so refreshing to switch out decor! It makes me happy and gives me a lot of anticipation of what this season can hold!
Make Seasonal Goals
Maybe you’re like me and it’s easier for you to keep a lot more goals over a season rather than over a whole year. I do make a few big, yearly goals that kind of give me direction and things to work towards in my homemaking, but my seasonal goals are where I plan and accomplish a lot of things.
Some good spring goals for homemakers are…
- Start a garden
- Revisit cleaning routines
- Do some spring cleaning
- Make homemade cleaning products
- Make a few new recipes
- Get outside with the kids
With each change of the season, it’s a chance to revisit old goals, plan new ones, and take steps towards things you want to accomplish in your home so that your home can flourish.
Wash the Curtains
When I think spring, I think fresh air! It’s so invigorating to open the windows and get a gentle breeze after being locked up inside during the winter months.
Curtains collect dust and when you go to open those windows after winter, the dust will probably get blown off the curtains and into your house. So much for a fresh breeze!
If they are especially grimy from kids or animals, you could also strip them or soak them before washing them.
Strip the Laundry
Spring is a good time to strip your laundry because you can open the windows to get some airflow. Stripping laundry isn’t toxic, but it can be really strong so having the windows will definitely help.
Something’s that I need to strip are…
- White T’shirts
- Hand Towels
- Bathroom Towels
Anything that can get grimy from sweat or oils may not come clean with a simple wash. That’s when stripping comes handy.
Revisit your Cleaning Routines
Whether you are into spring cleaning or not, spring is a great time to revisit or start cleaning routines. Things that may have worked over the winter may not work so well in this season. Revisit what has worked for you and tweak it so that you can flourish as a housekeeper.
Actually, I find that with the change of any season whether weather related or just life, my routines usually need to adjust, but it takes a little tweaking here and there to get them to a good spot where they are manageable and easy to keep.
It’s good to reevaluate things when you find yourself not flourishing. Cleaning routines are one of those things that are a major part of homemaking so when my routines start to fall apart or it’s taking way too long to clean something then it’s time to reevaluate them.
Spring is a good time for this since our minds are already thinking about cleaning.
Enjoy a Little More Baking!
Since it will still be a little chilly, it’s still fun to get some baking in before the heat comes. Try a new recipe and enjoy the last bit of baking season!
Carrot cake is one of our favorites so it gets made several times during the spring. We also love it as cupcakes! It’s just so good!
I have yet to try making it with my sourdough starter though. I don’t even know if it would work to long ferement it, but I am up for the challenge.
What is your favorite thing to bake in the spring?
Spring is a lovely time to be a homemaker! There’s flowers to be picked, dandelions to blow, spring cleaning to tackle, and a little more baking to do. It gets busy really quick after a slow winter of homemaking, but it’s a delightful time to be making a home!
How do you like to enjoy spring? Do you have any fun spring things you are going to do this year?
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