How to be Organised in April

April 1, 2019
How to be organised in April - A picture of a vase of carnation flowers and a diary

To kick off how to be organised in April in true spring style, it’s all about Spring cleaning!

1. Spring cleaning

A cup of tea and daffodils

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 sun 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 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. If all else fails fill your house full of affordable daffodils and tulips to make you feel happier in the home.

A field of blue flowers

It’s a perfect time to be inspired by the Marie Kondo method . Have a clear out of items that don’t spark joy in your life or that you simply haven’t worn last Winter and are unlikely to wear again.  I find this helps me see what new Spring Summer clothing is needed and 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. Take the opportunity to clean and reorganise them 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, being outdoors and being productive is a win. Get out and pick up all the dead Winter branches, tidy around those spring bulbs, clean up your patio and dust off your outdoor furniture. 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.

Maybe add in some colourful and sensory touches to the garden. I’m going to dig out some pretty bunting to put out and on sunny days have a cosy reading area.

3. Holidays 

A boy holding his cress garden

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 for indoor holiday and rainy day activities. There are some great cheap Easter / Spring crafting kits online as well as outdoor crafts such as chalk and bubbles for the warmer days.

Rainy day activities for preschoolers

Indoor Activities for kids

4.  School

Lockdown April – Start preparing some homeschooling schedules and resources for going back to home school after the Easter holidays. My helpful list gives you some guidance on setting out academic time, online resources, activities, recipes and craft idea.

Non lockdown April – Whilst looking at your Spring/Summer wardrobes don’t forget to get the Summer uniform & 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. April 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!

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