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Spruce Up Your Space for Spring

Step outside and take a deep breath. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and, all around us, everything is waking up from the long winter hibernation. It’s the perfect time of year to spruce up your space and plant a few seeds. Once you’re done, you can relax in a state of accomplishment to enjoy your work.

Spring Clean

The weather is warm enough now to throw open the windows but cool enough to work up a sweat while you get rid of all the cobwebs (including the ones in your head). The big clean can be daunting, especially if you’ve got a big house and family. Download this printable checklist by Martha Stewart to help get you started.

Out with the Old

Open those closet doors, sift through the contents and donate or toss anything you don’t need. In the bedroom, donate the clothes you rarely wear; in the hallway/linen closet, toss torn, tattered or frayed towels; move bulky winter coats into storage to free up space in your coat closet.

Patio Perfection

Wipe down your patio set, even if you’re not going to use it just yet. A beautiful, clean patio set is an open invitation to head outdoors for tea in the afternoon or dinner with the family. Want to make a change without having to invest in a whole new patio set? Pick up some new pillows or slip covers - it’ll freshen up your patio without the hefty price tag.

Dig Up Some Dirt

Going out into the bright sunny day to work in the garden is relaxing AND rewarding. Better Homes and Gardens has a list of the 20 Best Perennials for Your Garden that you can try out this year. Or if you’re more into the veggie garden scene, check out the Urban Farmer’s list of the best veggies to plant for the month.

Be Playful

There are a lot of lawn games out there, from lawn bowling and horseshoes to pick-up soccer and badminton. Grab a game (or buy one), call the family and start playing - you’ll be active and have a ton of fun while you’re doing it.  
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