Refresh

It’s that time of year where we all get the itch to press restart—you know, the second attempt after the new year. With organization and decluttering on our minds (thanks to the lovely Marie Kondo), I thought what better time to share my tips for ways to refresh and renew your home for spring!

First, swap out all the winter-themed scents. The apple pie and bonfire candles get stored away for next year, and out come the floral and fresh linen scents that make us feel like warm weather is near. This year, I’m opting out of using candles and using high-quality diffusers instead.

Add some greenery! Plants like the split-leaf philodendron actually do more than just look pretty. They are always working to actually detoxify the air in your home. 

Next, strip all the linens, slipcovers, and curtains, and take them for dry cleaning. It’s like jumping into fresh hotel bed sheets the first night you check in. 

Declutter

I’m a firm believer that a tidy home results in a clear mind. I make it a habit to go through our things every season and donate, toss, or recycle any items we are not using. Take everything out of its spot and go through the items one by one, deciding what you use most and what has really just been collecting dust. 

Organize

Once you have decluttered, the fun really begins. But before you go out and buy a ton of dividers and containers, measure drawer openings and cupboard heights to make sure you maximize your storage potential. 

Do you have any refresh rituals? 

Share them along with what you’re doing to refresh and renew your home this spring by tagging @ohsomona