The perfect way to welcome spring is with a newly refreshed, reorganized, and refined home. This year, trade in the harsh chemical cleaners, rolls of paper towels, and aerosol air fresheners for more eco-friendly options. Your friends here at Flowers by Mike, the best florist in Oceanside and East Rockaway, have compiled a list of our favorite spring cleaning tips, hacks, and other ideas to help revive your home for spring. Coming from expert florists, this list would not be complete unless we included our favorite spring blooms with calming, mood-boosting, and purifying abilities.
Refresh Your Kitchen
We don’t know anything better than the feeling of a freshly cleaned kitchen to welcome spring. On the other hand, we know that there is nothing worse than spotting more dust bunnies after we’ve put away our broom. If this sounds familiar, try dampening the bristles on your broom so the dirt and dust have an easier time sticking. Then, grab your vacuum and use the extensions to suck away the dust bunnies for good.
Refresh with Spring Flowers
Freshen up your kitchen with something more than regular cleaning products, and add some green plants and revitalizing flowers to increase oxygen flow and boost your mood. With calming and serene qualities, spring flowers help to ease any lingering seasonal depression as well as the everyday stress of life. Take a look at some popular favorites for your island, kitchen counter, windowsill, or even as a centerpiece on your dining table.
- Peace Lily: Popular green plant to “spring clean” your air
- Carnations: Long-lasting bloom with a unique scent
- Tulips: Symbolize rebirth as an early sign of spring
- Eucalyptus: Offers a rejuvenating aroma to open your senses
Reorganize Your Bathroom
Reorganize and spruce up your bathroom to give yourself a fresh start to spring. Dig out your aloe and sunscreen, discard expired and unwanted products, and repurpose fraying towels for cleaning towels. Start by rearranging your linen closet while you clean the shelves, then make your way into the medicine cabinet. You might be amazed at what you find.
Reorganize with Spring Flowers
After you have found a new way to organize your skincare products and vanity, it is time to add a small but beautiful bouquet of spring blooms. Whenever you walk into your bathroom, you will enjoy being greeted by lovely scents and adorable flowers.
- Daffodils: Brighten your day and represent new beginnings
- Gerbera Daisies: Reenergize and spark joy
- Sunflowers: An optimistic flower full of positivity and happiness
- Hyacinths: Known for their dreamy fragrance
Refine Your Bedroom
As our bedroom is the place we go each night to recharge and rest, make sure your space reflects and influences peaceful sleep. If your dresser, nightstand, and visible surfaces are cluttered, it can be harder to clear your head before it falls gently to your pillow. Refine your bedroom by utilizing more wall space and less surface space. Grab your hammer to finally get your artwork and pictures hung on the wall. Make sure your curtains inspire a grand and elegant feeling by hanging them wide and high.
Refine with Spring Flowers
Living plants and spring blooms are perfect for any bedroom decor. With a variety of breathtaking hues and heavenly fragrances, they certainly boost your mood in a calming way. Our favorite flowers for the bedroom are full of life, graceful, and reflective of your personal style.
- Sweet Peas: Offers an aroma associated with bliss and the Victorian Age
- Peonies: Inspire good luck and happiness
- Hydrangea: Encourage a peaceful sleep throughout the night
- Orchids: Balance the energy in your bedroom with refinement
As winter comes to an end and the spring begins to blossom, say “au revoir” to the dreary and drab. Add a fresh perspective to your home this season with blooms and plants that purify, brighten, uplift, and turn your space into a serene oasis. Here at Flowers by Mike, we cannot wait to help you choose the best fragrances and colors, or introduce you to your new favorite floral for each room.