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Spring Clean Your Kitchen
Scour our 15 ways to ditch the dirt and get rid of the gunk, leaving your kitchen spick and span in time for spring
"off your spring cleaning regimen with the heart of the home — your kitchen. Tip: As... time to clean out the microwave and sweep underneath the refrigerator on a regular... basis? But spring gives us all a chance to catch up. As the weather warms up, try starting... you're cleaning, make a list of things that you need to replenish in your kitchen... from cleaning supplies to basic cooking items. Hand soap, dish soap, paper towels..."
Guest Picks: Tools and Accessories for Inspired Spring Cleaning
You'll be happy to roll up your sleeves and get to work cleaning around the home with these accoutrements at the ready
"to work cleaning around the home with these accoutrements at the ready... Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your cleaning closet, as well as the rest... that make spring cleaning seem a little more inspired. — Justine from Design Skool... raises cleaning to an art, I don't see why I can't indulge in a few special accoutrements... approach to cleaning by adding one or two special tools to our cleaning regime. Of course..."
Fall Planning for a Successful Big Spring Party
Get started now on assessing, completing home projects and cleaning to keep party stress and effort to a minimum come spring
"projects and cleaning to keep party stress and effort to a minimum come spring... about spring. My eldest child, Christopher, is a high school senior, and I know this... early spring and will focus on painting and such very soon on the inside. But you... party next spring. I've been working on my yard for the last few months to have a fall... prepare for spring! Winter does not like to loosen her grip early in MI! Bulbs, bushes..."
Guest Picks: Catch Spring Fever in the Kitchen and on the Table
Let zingy colors, budding plants and more freshen your cooking and eating spaces to match the new season
"promise.) Spring cleaning, redecorating projects and potting new plants have been taking... sing the spring sound louder than a newly hatched chick. Let's bud some new life into... fresh spring-inspired design! — Kristin from The Cuisinerd... Nothing says spring like fresh starts. I'm adding fresh linens to that list as well. Hello... to Palm Springs, a pool and a need for appetizers under an umbrella. Just add a blanket..."
Freshen Your Space for Spring
"of my spring cleaning routine I always look forward to finding new ways to refresh... home for spring! Find out even more spring looks at http://blog.17thandriggs.com/20... spaces for spring...check out the FRESH SPRING COTTAGE here - http://northerncottage.blogspot... -this-spring/ I would be cautious of putting antique/old metal toys in a child's... photos! Spring flowers to the rescue! Whether you bring in fresh cut flowers or spruce..."
How to Bring Spring Into Your Home with Floral Decor
"do your spring cleaning and then you want to add some flowers and floral decor to your... Spring is in the air all around us. How do you go about bringing that feeling into... brings spring in to your house easily but also allows you to easily put spring away... screams "spring is here". A floral rug is a great adddition to a space. This is the... feeling of spring right into the house with you. The back porch is a great place to add..."
7 Reasons Not to ‘Clean Up’ Your Fall Garden
"didn't clean up the garden. It made it really difficult to clean when Spring rolled... garden clean up while our springs tend to be very wet, so leaving all the clean up... in the Spring weather cleaning up. Now I live in the mountains where Spring is an... won't need cleaning until spring 5 - "Leaving up your plants welcomes all sorts of wildlife... makes your spring that much more strenuous … you are cleaning instead of planting, and..."
Dreamy Clean Kids' Rooms
Banish dirt monsters and dispel those germy nightmares by tackling just one or two of these tasks every day
"start when spring cleaning your kids' rooms — maybe you can't even find their rooms under... and box springs. If your child is still in a crib or a toddler bed, wipe the railings... should be cleaned with a telescoping lamb's wool duster. A wide paintbrush with natural... anything clean to wear. Whatever is still hanging in the closet can be donated — it’s... swear by cleaning with a wet sponge, followed by a wipe-down with a rubber-edged squeegee..."
Spring Gardens Are Waking — Here's What to Do in March
Excitement is filling the air as gardens all over the U.S. spring back to life. These guides will help you make the most of yours
"the U.S. spring back to life. These guides will help you make the most of yours... Clean your pruners and get out your gardening gloves. Spring is here, bringing longer... I know spring is here when my Spring Star Flower (Ipheion) bulbs start to bloom.... up in spring and then fade by mid summer along with their foliage. Each year more... Love spring! I LOVE that Texas is listed as a seperate region! What region would..."
Can-Do Cleaning Strategies for Busy People
While you dream of having a maid (to go with the cook and chauffer), this simplified cleaning routine can keep your real-world home tidy
"simplified cleaning routine can keep your real-world home tidy... clockwork and clean the refrigerator coils! To be quite honest, I can't recall the last time... a home clean and orderly is something that cannot be attained by those with busy lives... regular cleaning and straightening routine helps give a satisfying order to our lives... all day cleaning just to bring them back to normal. Here are some simple, fast ways..."
Simple Pleasures: Savor the First Spring Day in the Garden
The birds are chirping, the bulbs are blooming and the air is inviting. How will you answer the call of the garden?
"first spring day when the weather finally feels warm enough to really spend time... Celebrate spring with a full day spent puttering in the garden, tending to chores, sprucing... enjoy your spring xxx My first act of gardening was to clean up the herb garden and put... some good clean dirt. Ahhhh, I don't think I've ever enjoyed spring weather more. We're... day of spring I had three feet of snow in the yard. Now, April fifth I am down to..."
6 Reasons I’m Not Looking Forward to Spring
"rushes of spring color and garden catalogs? You’re not alone... forward to spring. Not one bit. Here’s why.... start my spring starts and cuttings for the next spring... where I grew up we seen snow... call it Spring when the proliferation of garden catalogs happen. As for cleaning... with spring. I have severe allergies and eczema. Spring is beautiful, but I'm not... I love Spring. Right with Fall, my two favorite times. spring is all about renewal..."
Inspiring Raised Beds for Fall and Spring Planting
Houzz Products: Spring in the Garden
Have even more fun in the garden this spring with handy potting benches, outdoor accessories and tools from the Houzz Products section
"garden this spring with handy potting benches, outdoor accessories and tools from the Houzz... for easy cleaning? This Moroccan-inspired rug looks stylish enough for an indoor living... makes cleaning up after planting easy. Gardening is a science as well as an art,... brush will clean off all the bits of dirt with its tough coconut fiber coat. There’s..."
Spring Party Primer: 20 Ideas for Fabulous Fetes
Roll out the green carpet. On a lawn or in your living room, your spring party will be a hit with these tips and ideas
"your spring party will be a hit with these tips and ideas... day of spring. These ideas really inspire me to throw a party to celebrate the outdoors... day of Spring, @Elise - hoorah!!! At La Lune Collection we host an outdoor party... off the Spring season! I love the image of the pass through window--such a fun idea... baskets, clean flowerpots and more can be creative stand-ins for the typical cooler... It’s spring, and people want to be outside! Even if you have the tiniest balcony..."