Winter’s gone and outside the sun is shining and the flowers are starting to grow. That means it’s time to get rid of winter inside your home as well! That’s right, just because it’s spring outside doesn’t mean it’s automatically spring inside. Spring is the season to put away all of those winter blankets and the Christmas decorations that didn’t quite make it back into the attic when the festive season finished.
Spring cleaning-which no longer has to happen in the spring-is a good example. In the Victorian era, warmer weather meant you could stop burning coals and start cleaning the blackish coal dust off the furnishings. The experience of spring cleaning was harsh on noses, eyes and throats. Today’s methods of heating are cleaner and don’t require such a dramatic seasonal cleanup.
Pack up those heavily scented candles and air fresheners and bring in some fresh flowers and fruits to add a welcoming smell to your home. Speaking of light and bright, open up the curtains and let the sunshine warm your home with natural light. Having breakfast on a sun-soaked kitchen or outside on the deck is a much better way to start the day than to dine under the unwavering light of a 60 watt bulb!
It doesn’t take much time or money to brighten your home for spring, just changing around your home’s accessories can do wonders to welcome spring into your home.
- The 1st day of spring 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere will be on Friday, March 20th. And the last day of spring equinox 2020 will be on Saturday, June 20th.
- Holidays that occur in spring include Easter, Passover, April Fool’s Day, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Cinco De Mayo, and Holi (festival of colors in India).
- The first spring flowers are typically lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils, and dandelions.]
- Children actually grow faster in the spring than during other times of the year.[
- The early Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising sun on the spring equinox.