Spruce Up Your Life This Spring
Spring is known as the time for renewal and rebirth. As such, animals emerge from hibernation. New flowers begin to reach full bloom. Seedlings sprout into vibrant fruits and vegetables.
So, with a backdrop of warm weather, long days and cool nights, spring is quite literally the perfect time to spruce up your life. This means looking at all elements in your life- not just your home- and reflecting before undergoing some changes.
While spring cleaning does sound arduous, simple tasks such as revamping your wardrobe or cleaning out the kid's toy room can be quite beneficial. In fact, spring cleaning has been found to positively impact health.
By removing trip hazards from the home, you’re less likely to fall. Decluttering common spaces in the home means you can better focus on the task at hand. Spring cleaning also removes stress. Leaving you in the perfect state of mind to tackle the next event- Christmas!
Spruce Up Your Wardrobe
Spring cleaning has traditionally been seen as a time to clean the house from top to bottom. However, to get the most out of spring’s aura of renewal, approach this period as an opportunity to spruce up aspects of your entire life.
One such aspect of life is, of course, the wardrobe. Housing some of our favourite items from years gone by and current trendy items, wardrobes can be a real treasure trove. However, wardrobes can prove detrimental to elements of organisation and mental health.
For example, if your wardrobe is full of clothes that no longer fit, it can be harmful to self-esteem. On the other hand, if your wardrobe is packed with clothes, you might not be able to find an outfit for the day in a timely manner.
Sprucing up your wardrobe doesn’t mean starting from scratch. It simply means approaching your clothes with brutal honesty. If you will never wear a pair of jeans or a jacket again, put it in the donation pile.
While symbolically freeing, emptying a wardrobe also leaves room for you to hit the shops and find a new style for yourself. Whether you’re looking for an entirely new look or maybe a new favourite top, the Marketplace has you covered.
Head into the warmer months with new surfwear from Ozmosis. Pick up a great new outfit for special occasions from Rockmans. Head to Millers for a few everyday essentials. You can even visit Suzzane Grae for accessories like fun hats or bold belts.
Spruce Up Your Home
Spring proves the perfect time to spruce up your home. The changing seasons mean that you will need new items around the house such as pillows and lighter blankets. It also means that cabinets and television stands will need to be dusted.
While toiling away in the home seems like a poor second to enjoying the spring sunshine, spring cleaning is both important for your home and your family. This is largely because a good clean can improve air quality and lay the foundation for improved productivity.
The best way to approach sprucing up your home is by taking it one room at a time. In the bedroom, think about changing from heavier sheets to lighter sheets. In the kitchen, look to clean the pantry, fridge and other appliances. In the bathroom, clean the cabinets and the grout.
All over the house, look to dust surfaces and clean fixtures such as lights and handles. It’s also necessary to declutter spaces. This way, the home feels cleaner and looks organised. All of this is important when looking to limit distractions for those working from home.
Marketplace Gungahlin has a range of homewares stores that can help you in the effort to declutter your home and add some vibrancy for the changing seasons. Pop into Homebase for new glass and kitchenware that is perfect for spring outdoor entertaining.
Spring cleaning is a time for resetting and also reinvigorating. Add to your home’s decor with furnishings such as new cushions or basket storage systems from Kmart. A trip to Poetry in Flowers can even help infuse your home with the smells and colours of spring.
Spruce Up Your Lifestyle
Another facet of life that you can spruce up during spring is your lifestyle. A broad term, lifestyle encompasses everything from the way we unwind and the food we eat to the way we look and how we choose to exercise.
During the colder months, it can be easy to retreat inside and obsessively scroll through profiles on social media. Rather than using technology as a distraction, unplug and enrich your mind and soul with the help of a good book from Marketplace’s Book Face.
Spring is also a great time to focus on nutrition and fitness. The cold months trigger increased appetite and reduced movement. To ensure you have enough fuel to withstand the warmer months and the festive season, get your nutrition and fitness back on track.
Achieve a great balance of sustenance, fruit and veg by visiting Marketplace stores like Elite Supplements and Woolworths. Revamp your fitness routine to increase motivation with the help of Cycle Bar or Studio Pilates. You can even go traditional and visit Fernwood Fitness.
Spring is also the perfect time to focus on self-care. There is no greater self care than massage therapy from Marketplace Gunghalin’s own Miracle Therapy. For those looking for a more drastic change such as a new hairstyle or pedicure, visit Beauty Central and Just Cuts.
Reinvigorating Your Life This Spring
During the humdrum of the colder months, it can be easy to fall into a cycle of winter blues. However, once the weather changes, reinvigoration is a must. Otherwise, the cycle will simply continue.
Aided by the blue skies, warm weather and blossoming flora and fauna, spring is the perfect time to spruce up your life. However, this doesn’t just mean blocking out a whole weekend for spring cleaning.
Rather, it means looking at every facet of life, from your wardrobe and home to your lifestyle and looking for ways to refresh and inspire. You can find all the essentials needed to perform this reinvigoration at the shops. So, visit Marketplace Gungahlin today to start the process!