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First Day of Spring

By Elaine Elliott

Spring represents a season of rebirth and new beginnings.

It’s the perfect time of year to explore a new hobby, get outside and enjoy the nice weather, and organize your spaces.

To commemorate this season of fresh starts, check out our fun to-do list to try with your friends and family. 


5 activities to add to your spring to-do list:

 1. Spring Cleaning


Spring is a great time to knock out the cleaning and organization projects you’ve been dreading for the past few months. With warmer weather on the rise, it’ll be easier to haul items from the basement or garage out into the yard to get a true deep clean. Deep cleans are an effective way to minimize clutter, give away things you don’t need anymore, and sweep and dust every corner of the house. Warm weather is also nice for drying heavier items like rugs or comforters on the porch after steaming or washing them. 


If these tasks seem daunting, make a tick list for each chore. This will motivate you to finish every task and also give a good visual for family members who are helping.


Don’t forget to organize your analog media collection too! We have plenty of articles to guide you through spring cleaning and organizing your old photos.

 2. Browsing the Farmer’s Market 


Depending on where you live, most farmer’s markets start up again between April and June. This is a good time to support local businesses and try some new recipes with fresh ingredients. 


Spring may be too early for some produce, but it’s the perfect time to harvest others. Kale, arugula, beets, carrots, chard, radishes, and rhubarb are typically ready in spring or early summer. In addition, farmer’s markets will usually have other tasty staples such as organic meats, honey, eggs, mushrooms, flowers, bread, pastries, and maple syrup.

 3. Organizing a Bonfire or Outdoor Movie Night


Evening parties with friends and family are always more fun outside! As the days get longer, hosting a party is a good excuse to enjoy the back porch and cook a delicious potluck. Want to mix things up from your usual gathering? Have a bonfire in the backyard or set up a projector and watch a movie on the lawn. 

 4. Picking Flowers for Bouquets  


With so many flowers in bloom, it’s the best time to save money and pick wild flowers outside for vases in your kitchen, dining room, and living room. You can pick flowers from the garden, go on neighborhood strolls and find different blooms, or even clip a few budding branches for creative ikebana arrangements. 

 5. Trying a New Outdoor Hobby


There are so many fun warm weather activities to enjoy before the days get too hot! You can explore hiking trails near your town, check out paddle boarding or kayaking rentals on nearby lakes and rivers, or sign up for a guided climbing and rappelling tour.


Those options are on the adventurous side and might take all day, but there are plenty of other low key possibilities to try after a long day of work. For example, disc golfing, walking around the neighborhood, planting a garden, drawing art with sidewalk chalk, skating down boardwalks, and flying a kite are fun pastimes even when you’re crunched for time.

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