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03-16-2004, 11:40 AM #1
What are some of your best frugal tips to welcome Spring into your home?
This whole Spring Fling thing has gotten me to thinking about ways to welcome Spring into our homes frugally. What are some of you best frugal tips to add that Spring touch to your home after a long winter?
Here are a few of mine:
1. I don't dry clean our curtains. I wash them one panel at a time and hang them out on the line to dry. This has worked wonderfully for us.
2. Pick a bunch of daffodils or tulips and put them in a pretty vase.
3. Change out your heavier blankets and things for lighter ones and opt fir lighter colors.
4. Open those windows and let the fresh air in.
5. I start making pasta salads and we eat them out on the back deck.
6. Repaint your outdoor furniture. Make sure you sand and prime it first!
03-16-2004, 01:21 PM #2
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I really start opening the blinds and raising windows as soon as possible. I think the house needs a good airing out.
I like to use the lighter colors where ever I can. I sit out big wire baskets full of those little plastic eggs. Been using the same eggs for years.
I sit out the spring/summer candle flower arrangements. Been using those forever too.
I put up anything that looks heavy, like blankets. I like to put out a bright colored rug by the doors.
I really don't buy much to decorate with, unless I find something new on sale. I just pull the old stuff out of storage and freshen it up a bit.
03-16-2004, 01:33 PM #3
Well since its snowing here in PA., its hard to think about this but here goes....I put up Easter and spring decorations...change silk flowers from winter to spring.....clean out flower beds and yard....opening windows and turning off heat....put away winter throws and blankets....put away some coats and sweaters
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03-16-2004, 01:34 PM #4
Right now the only Frugal Spring thing I can think of is :
03-16-2004, 03:13 PM #5
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Opening up windows and airing out the house.
Brining in the spring flowers when they get here.
do some spring cleaning/declutter
Thats about all I can think of right now.
03-16-2004, 03:19 PM #6
washing windows. I need to get at it, due to a lot of dog height nose prints, and a visiting toddler who all left their mark. Let the sunshine in, without getting hung up on the prints.
03-16-2004, 06:13 PM #7
~ Hang clothes out on line to dry.
~ lighter meals
~ Hike more for exercize!
~ gardening for fresh food
~ Garage sales! need I say more?
03-16-2004, 07:25 PM #8
I started my spring cleaning. I have opened the windows. It was about 80 degrees today. Pollen is coming in like crazy but I don't care I love the fresh air. I am getting ready for a garage sale in April. I am going to get rid of everything I haven't used in the past 3 months. I am also planning to rent a booth in an antique store here that will allow me to sell some of the silk flowers arrangements and decorative painted items that I make. I put $50.00 in my first time ever emergency fund!!! I plan to add at least 50.00 every two weeks. The "Village" has really encouraged me to implement most of the ideas I have learned about here in the "Village".
Thanks and Hugs to all of you that contribute so much good information and ideas.
03-16-2004, 07:39 PM #9
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Good for you Rosemary!
~open doors and windows for fresh air
~change the bed linens to lighter ones
I can't do the flowers anymore, my cats chew them up!
03-18-2004, 02:59 PM #10
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Spring cleaning trying to get it done before the end of march
garage sales galore
lots and lots of iced tea
fresh flowers brought in from the yard
airing out the house up until pollen count got high
03-18-2004, 03:09 PM #11
I start taking allergy meds. LOL
I also open the windows and let in the fresh air.
03-18-2004, 03:42 PM #12
LOL Laci, same here. Claritin here I come, sneeze sneeze. I love spring but with it comes sneezing and sneezing.
I open all the windows and air out the house
Trade the winter darker throws and afghans for lighter spring and summer ones
Wildflower arrangements in the house
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