Spring is in the air! Tis the season of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. The perfect time for store away your heavy winter coat and get a head start on this list of things to do for the spring season:
A is for AERIFY.
Keep allergies and hay fever in check this spring by purifying the air in your home. If you have springtime allergies consider using a humidifier as it will help to moisten the air in your home, relieving dry skin, sinus and congestion.
B is for BRIGHTEN.
Brighten up your home this season with vibrant, cheerful colors. Consider painting a feature wall in a bold new color, or decorating your coach and bedding with colorful decorative throw pillows, small changes that will instantly transform any space.
C is for CLEAN.
Give your home the ultimate spring cleaning this season with a thorough cleanse of the entire house; dust, wash, vacuum, throw away, polish, remove, replace, organize, scrub, disinfect and sweep every square inch!
D is for DE-CLUTTER.
Give your home a clean bill of order by de-cluttering all the junk. Throw out any under used or damaged items you are no longer using this may include expired food in your cabinets and panty, old clothing items you no longer wear and miscellaneous items in your garage and attic.
E is for EASTER.
Easter has passed but it’s never to late to host an easter egg hunt for all the kiddies on your block!
F is for FLORALS.
Florals are in this season so brighten up your home with beautiful floral textiles in bright, vibrant prints. Consider replacing your current table setting with decorative place mats, glaring wine glasses and fresh spring-time flowers.
G is for GIVEAWAY.
Free up some much-needed space in your closet this spring by donating old clothes and shoes that you are no longer wearing to a local charity. Your closet will thank you!
H is for HEALTH.
Spring clean your diet this season by cutting back on heavy, slow-cooked winter meals and replace them with simple health conscious recipes. Consider incorporating more fresh spring greens into your diet like asparagus, spinach, beans, lemons, oranges, strawberries, avocados, and artichoke.
I is for INHALE.
Inhale through the nose for 5 counts, then exhale through your mouth for 5 counts. Breathing deeply is an essential part of everyday living. Not only does it detoxify and releases toxins but it also releases tension and stress while relaxing the mind and body.
J is for JAZZ.
Jazz up your look for spring with a vibrant new look. Consider adding warm highlights to your hair for a softer look or add some subtle layers throughout your hair to frame your face. For a bolder look consider loud statement colors, a short retro hair cut or braids.
K is for KEEP OUT.
With the arrival of spring comes an increase in sunlight and natural oxygen production a great excuse to keep out! More time outside equals better mental and physical health, in addition more exposure to the sun also increases your vitamin D levels and supports immune health.
L is for LOCAL.
Support community agriculture and business, furthermore, get instant access to local, in-season fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers by shopping at your local farmer’s market. Do something positive this season for your community and health while encouraging local farms and connecting with your neighbors. Check out grownyc.org to find local farmer’s market locations in NYC.
M is for MINIMIZE.
Minimize your risk of common skin conditions and disorders by protecting your skin with sunscreen. Consider applying a sunscreen lotion directly under your moisturizer or using a moisturizer with an SPF.
N is for NATURE.
As Pablo Neruda once said, “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” Why not take in all the beautiful wonders spring has to offer? Consider visiting the Botanical Gardens to tour the plants in bloom, or stop by the Macy’s Flower Show in stores MARCH 20-APRIL 3.
O is for ORGANIZE.
Organize your home office and paperwork; de-clutter, empty, shred and get rid of anything you no longer need. Organize your mail and important documents with colored labels and bins and store away your extra office supplies like paper clips and staples neatly within your draws or file cabinets.
P is for PLANT.
Spring is the season of blooming flowers, lush green plants and tropical fruits so why not bring the outdoors in with a bountiful in-door garden! Succulents are great decorative in-door plants but if you want plants with a little more to offer consider a tabletop, herb garden with fresh Basil, Parsley, thyme, and Mint.
Q is for QUIT.
Spring is the time for new plans and projects. Why not quit a bad habit and create a life that is healthy and conscious. Consider giving up coffee, fast-food and alcohol….at least for a month.
R is for REVAMP.
Revamp your wardrobe for spring with bold, vibrant, colors and prints. Consider pairing basic strips with flashly florals for a double shot of springtime prints.
S is for SUNSCREEN.
Swap out your winter skincare products and replace them with lighter, deep cleansing protective ones for the spring. Consider switching to a gentle cleanser along with a light-weight moisturizer for your daily skincare regimen in combination with a once weekly exfoliating scrub. Most importantly don’t forget to use Sunscreen!
T is for TIME.
The time has finally come to throw away those expired makeup and beauty products you’ve been harboring in your medicine cabinet for the past couple of months as they may put you at risk for infections and bacterial breakouts.
U is for UMBRELLA.
Spring is the season for rain so keep a small travel size umbrella in your purse or brief case for those surprise rain and sun showers. They also help to block out the sun and keep you cool on hot sunny days.
V is for VIOLET.
Feeling restless? That’s normal during this time of year. Consider adding some fresh Lavender essential oil to a diffuser and place it in your bedroom, this will help to ease anxiety and insomnia while putting the mind and at body at ease.
W is for WELLNESS.
Recharge your health for the spring with a weekly fitness routine. Whether it’s a simple 20-minute morning workout session or a daily 15-minute walk in the park, the key to getting fit is to stay constantly active.
X is for X.
Check in on your 2016 goals list and x-out out any recent accomplishments.
Y is for YOU.
Take some time out this season for yourself. Consider taking a trip to the Spa or simply taking off a day or two from work to just relax.
Z is for ZYRTEC.
Keep allergies symptoms under control this spring with Zyrtec. Zyrtec Tablets relieve your worst allergy symptoms, indoors and out!
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