HOORAY! We've made it!! It is the first day of Spring!!!!
And I am willing to bet that the only time you have spent on your front step or porch lately has been time spent shoveling....ugh and ICK.
Enough of that already.
It is time for an entirely different experience....
And it is time for our quick assignment of the month!!!
Grab your timer, your broom, and your best tune to whistle. I'll meet you outside!
- Set Your Timer--Just 15 Minutes: Once the timer starts, grab anything and everything that is still on the front porch that says "winter" (practically a dirty word at this point). No lingering pine cones, dead evergreens, decorations with snowflakes (what were we thinking?!?)--and for goodness sake, grab the snow shovel that is still propped there. Put all of these things away wherever they go--either in the trash, storage or in your car to donate.
- Sweep, Sweep, Sweep!!: Lift up the mat, pull out the porch furniture, get behind the pots... and sweep, sweep, sweep all of those old dead leaves and drab winter grit right out of there! YAY!
- Hope You Are Whistling...it is required.
- Just Before The Timer Goes Off-- straighten chairs, and put things back in place. Be sure to step back and admire your work!
Congratulations! You have just created a more welcoming entry for visitors, for YOU and your family, and for the one who seemed to take so long in getting here-- SPRING! :)
FOR EXTRA CREDIT: Stop at your local garden center and treat yourself to a happy little six pack of pansies. Plop them in your planters or in the ground near your front door. They don't mind the cold, and will greet you with cheer and color from now until summer....
Remember these assignments are supposed to be fun not overwhelming! Set your timer, and have fun. Can't wait to hear how it goes!
I hope that this month's assignment puts a smile on your face, as well as a song in your heart--whistling while cleaning is one of my favorites! :) Hope you will stop by my page on Facebook and comment about your sweeping adventure. Have you "liked" Revealing Redesign yet??