To kick off April in true spring style, it’s all about Spring cleaning!
Traditionally Spring cleaning came about in April from open fireplace soot/dust being cleaned away from the home. These days it’s more about the sunshine shining through at long last and showing up the dust. Now we discussed Spring cleaning in my last organisation post so hopefully you may have got some bulkier items such as cushions/throws out on the washing line already. Now move onto getting rid of the dust, cobwebs and get cleaning your carpets. It’s focusing on those areas that you don’t really get round to in your usual cleaning routines, and have never really got organised as they don’t always come up on a weekly cleaning routine. If all else fails fill your house full of affordable daffodils and tulips to make you feel happier in the home.
It’s a perfect time to be inspired by the Marie Kondo method and have a clear out of items that don’t spark joy in your life or that you simply haven’t worn this Winter, so you’re unlikely to wear again. I find this helps me see what new Spring Summer clothing is needed and/or find the next age of hand me downs we have in storage. Remember to try to be ruthless, feeling lighter of life laundry makes you embrace the Spring feeling even more. Another area I feel always needs a bit of attention is the kitchen cupboards, so take the opportunity to clean and reorganise those cupboards, as come the warmer months you will not want to be doing this.
2. Get outside
Being outside in April after those grey Winter months is so good for the soul, so being outdoors and being productive is a win win. Get out and pick up all the debris leftover from the storms in March. Tidy up around those spring bulbs and clean up your patio and dust off your table and chairs. Make the most of getting out whilst you can. If you’re feeling green fingered and want to start growing your own food in the garden then follow helpful guides on what to plant.
April / Easter Holidays is a great time to get the kids involved in helping you get tidy outside, clean the car or find some other age appropriate chores for them to do. Perfect to get more done fast and also a good life lesson for them. You can always bribe them with chocolate eggs!
Organise your craft corner in time for the holidays to give them some rainy day activities. There are some great cheap Easter/ Spring crafting kits in the shops at the moment and also get some outdoor crafts such as chalk and bubbles for the warmer days.
Whilst looking at your Spring/Summer wardrobes don’t forget to get the Summer uniform/Summer coats organised to start back after the holidays. Look ahead at the next few months of school dates as usually between Easter and the end of the school year is the most busiest time, so keep refreshing your memory on keydates.
5. Easter Meal Planning
Change up your meal plans this month by adding in some lighter dishes for April. Whilst you’re planning get ahead for Easter weekend and plan your dishes and treats, especially if you’re entertaining family over the holidays.
And all that’s left for me to say is, have a Happy Easter!