I am loving the beautiful spring we have been having. The temperatures have been mild, yet warm, and we have seen a good amount of rain, which means that the flowers are now in full bloom. As we look to summer, I am getting my inspiration boards ready for those late spring and early summer projects. I don't always take a lot of time for myself- you know, to do those things that I enjoy most? I'm a mom, first and foremost, but I also have hobbies and interests. Among those hobbies and interests are gardening, cooking, and home decorating.
This spring, I am spending some time relaxing and working on projects I enjoy. It's not hard to find fabulous inspiration to put a little 'spring' in your step. One of the best places to start is right within the home, taking care to spruce it up and take part in a bit of spring cleaning.
Check out a few of my Spring Cleaning Tips...
-Use a sprinkle of baking soda on your carpets. Let sit for about 15 minutes, and the vacuum it up for a true clean.
-Create your own room spray with ¼ cup vodka, 1 cup water, 15 drops lavender essential oil, 10 drops tea tree essential oil, and 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil in a spray bottle. This is a non-toxic mix that you can use to spray on bedding, or to remove odors from other areas of your home.
-Freshen drapes, rugs, throw blankets and heavy bedding by hanging them outside on a sunny day.
-Use a mixture of vinegar and warm water to was your windows and mirrors.
-Use vinegar and baking soda to remove tough stains from the toilet bowl.
-Clean your shower or other counters/tile surfaces with a mixture of vinegar, baking soda and Dawn.
You can also freshen your home by freshening up the paint. Add lighter colors, or add a fresh coat of paint to give the room a nice new and clean look.
Add mirrors to reflect light, which will make any room feel larger than it actually is.
Adding fresh or faux greenery or florals to a room will give it a fresh, airy feel.
If you have a porch or patio, plan to make use of it this spring and summer. Spruce up your space by sweeping away any remaining leaves or debris that may have collected over the winter months. You might even want to hose off or pressure wash your porch floor or concrete patio.
Give patio furniture a wash to rinse away the dirt, pollen, etc. You can give old furniture new life by painting it or staining/sealing it.
Use an outdoor area rug to section off a seating area. Conversation pieces and outdoor accents will create a focal point and welcome guests to your home.
Even the smallest spaces can be made to look lovely with a set of bistro chairs, a small table, and some fresh flowers.
Give your home a little curb appeal. Take a look to see if any outdoor repairs need to be made. Does the fence need new paint? Do you need to work on the landscape? Pull out or cut back any plants that are dead and you don't see new growth on. Trim bushes and hedges, and pull weeds from the garden. Add fresh and vibrant annuals to flower beds, or plant perennials that will come back year after year, offering gorgeous color all summer long.
Take a break!
At the end of a long day of sprucing up, you deserve to take a nice break. I enjoy grabbing a hot cup of coffee, and sitting out on my porch with my laptop or tablet. It's even fun to make a little money while having fun doing some of the things I enjoy most online. iRazoo is an online rewards program, which pays you for doing activities you enjoy, like watching videos, taking surveys, playing games, downloading apps, and more. I love sitting with my feet propped up, and taking a look at iRazoo's paid surveys... they change every day, which means that there are always new and exciting ones to participate in. Explore content to earn points... accumulate points, and redeem for gift cards or even PayPal cash!
iRazoo also has a refer a friend program, which allows you to invite friends, and will earn you even more points when they sign up and complete tasks. Refer your friends to iRazoo and they’ll earn an extra 500 points just for accepting your invitation. After that, all they have to do is use the iRazoo site. Once your referral earns their first 1000 points by completing offers (promotional points won't count for this goal), you’ll get a Referral Bonus of 100-500 points (depending on country).
I love being rewarded for my hard work. Nothing is better than unwinding after a long day, and earning some fabulous perks along the way. I am excited to keep using iRazoo this spring and summer, and to earn some fabulous rewards. I'll either save those earned gift cards for the back to school season, or for our last summer vacation before school starts. I might even book myself a spa day!
What would you do with a few earned gift cards or PayPal cash from iRazoo?
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