We may be feeling the full force of winter as it comes to the end of the cold season, but spring is here and summer will soon be here and it is well worth spending some time getting ready for the warmer months ahead. Summer is a really exciting season. Things start to bloom in your garden and outside, the nights are lighter and the days feel warmer. It also seems to really improve people’s moods which is why so many people love spring and summer.
Right now, times are hard. With different restrictions in place and the world changing on a daily basis, it may feel like there isn’t much to look forward to. Thankfully restrictions are easing.
You can take exercise and enjoy your garden more, so there is no reason why aiming for the summer months as a little goal in your mind can be a great way to improve your mindset. But what could you do right now to start prepping for summer? With that in mind, here are some of the things you could do to step into spring.
Get your summer wardrobe organised and ready
One of the first things to consider would be to get your wardrobe ready for spring. Right now is probably bursting with chunky knitwear, jeans and warmer items. But spring is a great way to start wearing lighter clothing, showing off a little more skin, and branching out in other trends such as skirts and vests.
However, you may also want to invest in some new pieces for your spring and summer wardrobe, as well as going back to some of your old favourites. There will always be new trends that you may want to consider, so a quick look online at articles will help you to determine what clothes you want to add to your summer wardrobe, what you may want to buy, and perhaps what you may want to get rid of.
Don’t forget, spring can also be a real transitional season when it comes to clothing, so you may still need to keep some of your winter essentials in there just so that you can layer up according to the weather.
What about the accessories that work with the clothes?
Another thing to think about when it comes to your clothing is the accessories that work with the clothes that you have ready for the summer months ahead. Jewellery is often one of the things that we change up in the summer. Adding more statement pieces like necklaces and earrings that can help to improve the way an outfit looks.
If you want to store these things better you could look at things like jewelry cabinets and thankfully you can get more information online. It isn’t just the jewelry either, you might need to start thinking about the shoes that you have in your wardrobe and how they look. Getting rid of the boots and pulling the sandals out of storage.
Even spending more time in your garden may mean you need to change the things you put on your feet.
Try out new makeup and hair ideas with spring in mind
With a new season, comes new and fresh ideas with makeup and hair. So you may want to look at some online tutorials on websites like YouTube to gain some inspiration on things you might want to try. You could even consider having a new change of look, perhaps dying your hair a different colour, getting a shorter style or perhaps having extensions fitted so that you can have longer hair.
Spring makeup trends tend to be a little more natural, whereas in winter, you may want to look at other options like smokey eyes and a red lip. While you can still do that in the summer you may want to be more adventurous and try new things.
With some extra time on your hands, you can try out some new things and not have to worry about making any mistakes. This is often a reason why people don’t try new things with their hair or makeup through fear of people seeing them. Have some fun with it.
Declutter your home
Another thing you can do is consider decluttering your home. With spring, you may want to think about getting rid of any unwanted things in your home, and perhaps putting away some of the excess of blankets you have accumulated and other soft furnishings that make winter all hygge and cosy. Clutter can also really add up over the winter.
Books you have read, magazines and even just feeling less likely to fully clean your home and leave things around can make your home appear and feel more messy. Taking on the clutter is a great way to get your home ready for spring and summer.
With time on your hands, you can start to look into some of the things that you no longer want or need in your life and it can help you to find the right balance in your home.
Sell unwanted things online
Once you have started to declutter you may find that you have items in your home that you want to sell online. Thankfully, there are some excellent ways to sell you unwanted things online. Platforms like eBay can be a great way to offload yourself of things you no longer need The thing is, other people may have use for the items that you no longer want, nad you could really boost your income by getting rid of them.
Thankfully there are still courier companies working and they can really help you find out the cheapest way to send your items, no matter how big or small. Which means that decluttering doesn’t need to be left for just the smaller items, you could even consider getting rid of furniture and revamping your home in time for the spring and summer months ahead. Times are hard right now financially, so this could be a great way to help you raise some much-needed cash.
Give your home a spring clean
Once your home is decluttered, you could really consider giving it a spring clean. There will always be jobs on the list that you won’t want to do regularly.
Getting away with just a quick dust and hoover in the winter, but with summer fast approaching and those brighter days, the natural light can really highlight the areas in your home that need some attention. Dust in areas like the lights or on the top of the furniture.
A spring clean can be easy to achieve if you have a plan of the areas you want to tackle. There are some great examples of cleaning checklists online that could help you get started with the ultimate spring clean for your home. We now have more time than ever, so it could be the ideal time to tackle those jobs that you have had on your list for some time.
Invest some time into your garden and outside space
Now that the harsh winter is on its way out, your garden and outside spaces perhaps could do with some attention ready for you to enjoy them when the weather warms up. Your lawn may do with some sprucing, your gutters could do with being cleared, and maybe your flower beds or pots that you have need weeding and some attention.
Doing these jobs now means that you could begin creating a nice space to enjoy the brighter days and warmth that will start to materialise as the seasons start to change.
Focus on some self-care ready for the warmer months ahead
Finally, summer could present to you the perfect opportunity for some self-care. You may want to consider some preening ready to adorn the skirts and vests in the warmer months. Painting your nails, looking at tidying up the roots in your hair and enjoying some time to embrace a hair mask or face mask.
You could even look at spending more time on your skincare routine and looking at some of the ways you can make some better changes. It might even be some attention to your fitness and what you are eating to ensure that you are in the best shape for the spring and summer.
We can all take exercise, so if you want to have more energy as well as the chance to look and feel better then you can start exercising. Start off small by walking and then maybe even progress to longer walks or running. There are plenty of apps that you can try to help you build up your fitness levels.
There is even a chance to work on your mindset and focus on clearing your mind of unwanted thoughts as your prioritise and plan for the months ahead. This could be listening to podcasts or working on yourself with online courses for self-improvements and development for the future.
Let’s hope that sharing some of the things you can do now will help you get excited for spring.