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Trusted Spring Tips and DIYs to Carry You Into Summer

by Erin Austen Abbott

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I love spring so much… all the wildflowers everywhere, bumblebees flying about, trees sprouting all of that beautiful, fresh green. There’s something so refreshing and energizing about this season. We have four pets, so it’s the time of year when we are looking to do a deep clean around the house, getting rid of the winter coat that has managed to shed (and turn into several new animals). This is the season that I feel the need to open all the windows, smell the honeysuckle and jasmine growing just outside my house, and enjoy the backyard until the sun goes down.

I’ve rounded up eight DIYs and tips from the archives that will help kickstart washing away winter — and prepare us for summer, so we can spend more time outside, enjoying the longer days. —Erin


Image above: I’m always looking for a little guide to quickly clean my home. This printable guide would be great to keep taped inside a kitchen cabinet or in the laundry room for a quick reference to easy cleaning solutions; so you can spend more time enjoying spring, rather than cleaning up from it.

Spring Clean with Design*Sponge
Bring the green inside this spring, with an informative guide of how to care for your plants.
Spring Clean with Design*Sponge
Continue into spring with this DIY Sweet Dream Potion to give you a good night's sleep. You will be ready to go, go, go, the next morning.
Spring Clean with Design*Sponge
Get Earth Day ready by repurposing a gently used drawer as a kitchen herb garden.
Spring Clean with Design*Sponge
Prepare and protect your furniture for the spring shed...of pet hair.
Spring Clean with Design*Sponge
This fun and simple handmade bag is a great way to show Mom you are thinking about her this Mother's Day. I'd love to use this bag as an everyday bag, or for a spring picnic.
Spring Clean with Design*Sponge
Repurpose found tins with a candle using essential oils, for a fresh scent like mint and jasmine.
Spring Clean with Design*Sponge
You'll want to kickstart your gardening and plan accordingly with these simple recipes from a backyard garden. I can't wait to get mine started; now that we have a deck, I want to do some simple container gardening, using these recipes as a jumping-off point for what to plant.

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