Spring will be here before we know it (believe it or not). Spring is a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, and cleaning out the basement. Below is a list of things for your home to help you with your spring goals. Some are as simple as a new plant on the windowsill and others require a bit more of a project. Have fun!
Ideal for those with a black thumb
A set of artificial succulents to bring the outdoors in. If you're like me you need all the help you can get. These ultra realistic succulents only require the occasional dusting to stay looking fresh year round.
Corral your papers
Even if you've already taken care of this year's taxes, it's never too early to get organized for next year. These accordion style folders are perfect for storing all those necessary papers. Great for receipts, bills, kid's school papers, whatever. Buy a few of these in different colors or patterns and get rid of those stacks of paper that seem to multiply overnight.
Protect your wood floors
When we had our wood floors refinished earlier this year, we were advised by the refinishing company to put felt pads on every single piece of furniture that would be on the wood floors. I bought a few packs of these pads, and as the movers brought our furniture in, I made sure we didn't miss a thing. These have been amazing! The floors still look pristine, even with dining chairs constantly pushed in and out and sofas being pushed out of position by energetic kids. As another bonus, these make moving furniture a breeze. Sometimes the only way to get all the dustbunnies, cat hair, and wayward toys is to pull the furniture away from the wall and use the dustmop to sweep everything out into the open. With these felt pads I can move even the heaviest dresser without help.
Speaking of wood floors
With the finish on our wood floors we don't need to use cleaners - just a simple dustmop for daily maintenance, and the occasional damp cloth for spills. This commercial grade system has interchangeable pads for all situations that simply attach with velcro, and can be machine washed in between uses. The slim profile fits under nearly every piece of furniture to reach everything. Additionally, since this is an interchangeable system, there are a variety of different pads to choose from.
Wet mop pad
Something you never think to clean
When was the last time you cleaned your dryer's lint areas (and not just peeling off the lint trap)? The trap doesn't catch everything, so from time to time you need to brush out the whole slot. Not only does this make your dryer more efficient, but it also guards against fires. Dryer lint is extremely flamable, and the less you have stuck in the crevices the better.
Paint fixes everything (almost)
This Rustoleum paint can salvage your old worn patio furniture. Clean it up and give it a facelift with any of the available colors of this spray paint. Not only do you have a great selection of colors to change the look, this paint offers rust protection to keep your furniture looking better longer. I've used this on everything from furniture, to cabinet hardware, to picture frames, and even to make my son's wooden sword and shield look like hammered metal, perfect for his Renaissance Knight costume!
Update your kitchen
This DIY does require a bit of time and elbow grease, but the results are well worth it. If you can't afford to upgrade your tired old laminate countertops but still want the look of pricier granite this kit can help. One kit covers a typical kitchen of thirty five square feet or sixteen running feet of standard two foot wide countertop. Be sure to measure what you have before ordering - you may need 2 kits if your kitchen is larger than this.
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