Despite a recent prediction made by a certain large rodent, spring is officially only a few weeks away. We can’t wait for longer hours of sunlight and blooming flowers. But until then, we figure we may as well take advantage of the final weeks of winter. Instead of feeling cooped up inside the house, let’s get productive and tackle some items that have been on our to-do list for weeks (or months)! This way we’ll have more time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather when spring arrives:
1. Clean up your front door
If you haven’t had a chance to take down your outdoor holiday decorations, get to it! While you’re at it, start to plan any outdoor home updates you’d like to add for spring. (Think: a new door mat, some potted flowers, lighting fixtures.) A well-decorated front door is the easiest way to add curb appeal to your home, so make sure you keep yours inviting and seasonal.
2. Read a book
Take advantage of a cold winter weekend and finally read that best-seller all your friends have been talking about! Once you’ve finished reading it, consider donating it to your local library.
While you’re packing up some old books, consider purging other un-needed items from around the house. Donate clothes to a shelter. Go through your pantry and toss any expired items. Donate some old toys that are in good shape to a local charity. Clearing out any unused or unwanted items is the perfect way to get a jump start on spring cleaning.
4. Find your perfect lighting
If you’re stuck in the house on a snowy day, take some time to determine the best lighting for each room of your home. LEDs come in a variety of color temperatures to provide the perfect ambience for every space. Check out our chart below or visit our website for more information on finding the perfect color temperature for your space.
5. Tackle a DIY project
Admit it – you have a Pinterest board overflowing with DIY projects (most of which you have yet to try). Luckily, snowy days are the perfect opportunity to get crafty! If you need some crafting inspiration, check out our DIY Pinterest board.
What other tasks do you like to do during the winter? Leave us a comment below!