Spring is here!!
How does your home look? Are you a Spring Cleaning type of person?
Once the sun starts shining and the stores start carrying all the colorful spring items-I am READY for change and a fresh new start.
If I started buying everything the looks pretty and makes me feel good, I would be in BIG trouble. However-with a budget and some discipline-you can make quite a few changes to spruce up your home and get ready for Spring!
Here are a few changes I made to my house to prepare for Spring
#1 Spring Cleaning.
This one is FREE! Even if you need to buy some cleaners, use some coupons and your cost is minimal.
I like to go all out. Clean out the fridge, scrub the floors, wipe down walls, and clean as much as I can with spring scented cleaners!
Average Cost $10, but I had most items already!
For large cleaning days like this I like to buy a big thing of Mr Clean and just add water to it in a bucket and scrub EVERYTHING.
You can also switch out your hand soaps to a spring scent, and add some spring air fresheners around the house.
Once everything is clean, I like to pull out the backup paint out of the garage and go through and touch up the walls, baseboards, and anything else I can find. If that seems boring, you can always buy a quart or gallon of a light spring color and paint an accent wall, the pantry, or a bathroom!
I also have a few spring color cans of spray paint. You can re-purpose small shelves, tables, vases, or anything else you don’t really use and make it look brand new for spring!
This year I did have to buy a small pack of paint supplies. Home Depot has a great $9.95 kit, Target and Walmart have some that are inexpensive as well. Make sure you check what you have first though to keep from buying what you already have.
You can get crazy with this one once you get going, but you can also keep it simple.
Buy a new Welcome Mat! I found this cute one for $8.48 at Walmart! They had some cute $10 ones at Michael’s and Target had some too. I like the way this goes with my front door.
I also grabbed a Spring Sign to hang up as well to greet my visitors.
Depending on the style of your front yard, you can also add some flowers in your planters. Walmart and Home Depot have lots of options for less than 4-$5 a plant and they are already in bloom. Adding splashes of color will increase your curb appeal, and you will enjoy pulling up to your house!
#4 Decorate the Inside
You don’t have to buy everything new!!! Just add splashes of color to what you have. I keep my basic stuff whites, beiges, and browns so that I can swap out different colors with the season. I spent $30 on these pillows from Michael’s.
Cost $32 for 2 pillows
I bought these Spring Towels from the Dollar Spot at Target-$3.
The Dollar Spot at Target has so many different spring items that will add splashes of color in lots of places. Little pots, towels, washcloths, plants, flowers, and more. I hung these towels on the oven in the kitchen and it looks nice.
I had this metal watering can i wasn’t using from an old decorating scheme. I bought a spring bouquet for it from Michael’s for $5 and it looks great on my counter!
If you have something similar, or an old ugly pot-paint it! Spray paint can do wonders. You can get white spray paint at Walmart for $1-this would look good painted white as well-maybe for Summer!
I used to HATE Gardening. Now I find it kind of fun-and the kids do too! In the garden sections of Target and Walmart they have these easy kits to grow seeds! Seeds at Walmart were as low as $.20 a pack! You don’t even have to buy potting soil if you don’t want to (until your seeds sprout and you have to put them in a larger pot/planter)
I am going to re-purpose some old pots I have, but spray paint them spring colors!
You can also buy plants already growing and skip the whole seed planting and watering process! Home Depot has tomato, eggplant, jalapeno plants and more already growing!! It just depends on how much you want to experience and how much you want to pay! My kids get exciting when what they plant starts to grow, so we went with the seed kits.
I also bought potting soil and will paint colorful pots for when they need to be transferred.
Gardening Costs :$21 I bought Seed kits, seeds and potting soil.
Here is how they look once they started growing! Which took just a couple DAYS!