Six Ways to Enjoy the Best of Spring

Spring is here and we actually are super excited about it this season! There has been so much illness across the country and bitter cold that makes us so thankful for the turning of the seasons. Spring feels like the most obvious and shifting season because the earth splits from frozen to growth. It’s also rather quick and not gradual like the other seasons can feel. So, with our very best: we welcome spring!

Below we’ve compiled a list of ways to celebrate the sunshine and growth all around!

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Try making your own floral arrangements!

Ice cream/Snow cones: Young or old – this is the best way to celebrate just about anything! I am partial to snow cones because there are usually more flavor options and it’s lighter. Get the family together and go get some frozen treats or grab a gallon at the store and eat outside!

Spring clean!: Cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore – pull up the blinds, open the windows, and listen to your favorite album! Pay careful attention to areas that don’t get much attention, like the inside of appliances: ovens, refrigerators, microwaves, etc. Wipe off interior and exterior of windows. Dust fan blades, wash curtains or blankets that you’ve used all winter, and sweep in hard to reach places. Check out our Pinterest board for cleaning tips and tricks!

Seasonal Separation: It’s time to go through your home – particularly your closet and get rid of some things. I try to make it a practice at the turn of each season to evaluate what I have and if I use it or if it just sits there. So for clothes that you don’t wear or that don’t fit – donate them. If you haven’t worn it in a year you won’t miss it.

Plant something!: There’s something rewarding about taking care of a plant and watching it grow or even sometimes yielding from it. You can easily make an indoor herb garden by getting a large pot and placing three or four different herbs in it. They often do well indoor or outdoor with partial shade. Plus, they really add to your cooking.

Start walking: I can’t tell you how much better my day is when I just take a fifteen-minute walk. Just walk a little bit on your breaks from work, walk with your family when you get home from work and put little ones in the stroller, or do it as fitness and speed walk. It’s easy and every little bit can help you feel good.

Go fishing: As a kid my favorite thing I got to do with my dad was go fishing. Most of those times were only in a local pond or standing on the edge of a small river. You don’t have to go to a lake or have boat to enjoy fishing. It’s a great hobby that teaches kids and adults alike to be patient and wait for a good thing. Licenses required in each state will vary. Get started!

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Say Hello to Spring with these Seasonal Maintenance Ideas

Winter is hard on your mobile home, but spring is coming! With that in mind let’s explore how you can prepare your home for the season change. This is a time for cleaning. So find your overalls, pull your hair back, and gather your tools – it’s time to freshen up your home from the inside out!

If you’ve got a nicely landscaped yard, you’ll definitely need to get busy. Plants and grasses need prep work in March. Even though weather is pretty unruly during this time – one thing is for sure: warmer air is coming. Check out some of the options below to get you started.

“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

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Make your home shine by trying some spring maintenance!
  • Get started by pruning winter branches
  • If you’ve got a fence or deck, consider adding a fresh coat of paint or patching up spots
  • For flower beds, begin clearing out dead plants or making room for new plants if you’ve got crowding
  • Check out our previous blog on how to clean siding! Now’s the perfect time!
  • Let the light in! Grab some cleaner or soapy water and a sponge and clean those windows inside and out!
  • With spring air comes open windows – go ahead and repair your screens
  • Check your sump pump to be sure it’s working properly
  • Take your shades or window treatments down and wash them – if that doesn’t work for the type you have spray them with a freshener or hang them up on the line to air them out
  • Clean your microwave
  • Wipe out your fridge
  • Add decorative touches of spring throughout your home

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