Checking those home-related tasks off your to-do list allows more time to focus on you and your family. Lifestyle expert Laura Dellutri offers tips on creating your own "spring renewal."
Make Time for Moi
This spring, make the choice to take some stress out of spring cleaning and bring in the professionals for the heavy-duty projects. Create your own “Spring Renewal,” checking all those home-related tasks off the list, and allow more time and opportunities to focus on you! By calling a professional for spring-related services, you ultimately make time for yourself – because we all need a little TLC! Check the Valpak mobile app on your phone for convenient offers and deals at local spas, hair and nail salons, and more. Consider taking a friend along to join in the savings and spend time quality together.
Identify the “Real” Household Needs
Let’s face it; we’re not all millionaires. Determine which home care projects and updates are most important and what can be put on the backburner. By use of a white board and help from the family, determine what the necessities are (i.e. plumbing or foundational needs), versus cosmetic “wants” (i.e. new granite countertops, or stainless steel appliances). Focus on and check-off the real priorities because as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Turn Your Bedroom in to a Sanctuary
We spend more time in our bedroom than any other room in the home – about 1/3 every day! Enjoy a bit of “update shopping” and opt for a new bedspread, comfy pillows and accent décor to help you revamp one of our favorite spaces.
Do you really need 12 pairs of black pumps? Take a look at your clothing inventory and donate excess items to a local charity. Done with your clothes? Journey into the kitchen and ensure all food items are up-to-date; toss expired goods and donate anything still in code you won’t use.
Sleep Safely at Night
Spring is a great time to test your home security. Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and put a flashlight in every room in the case of heavy “spring showers” and power outages. Be sure to call the professionals if you have installation needs so your family is safe and secure.