It finally happened on Monday...

HOORAY! Finally it is here. Monday it was official! Even with all of the weird warm weather a few weeks ago, the fact that Monday was the first day of spring still makes me giddy. :)

With last week's snow,  I am willing to bet that most of the 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 a quick House Whisperer assignment aimed at helping you love your house a little more in 15 minutes or less!!!

Grab your timer, your broom, and your best tune to whistle. I'll meet you outside!

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Hope You Are is required.
  4. 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, and most importantly for YOU & your family.  What a way to welcome 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....

This House Whisperer assignment is 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. Happy Spring!