Changing Of The Seasons

Lake Kiowa Premier Real Estate - Spring Cleaning

The old addage is true; a change of season usually lends itself to cyclical rhythm to our lives Here at Lake Kiowa, it is understood. Maintaing a comforting predictable pace can and usually is an opportunity to get things done you may have been putting off. Procrastination . . . While often we may feel that time is passing too quickly as seasons move in and through our lives, it is also true that being able to harness the energy of that change may make one feel more in sinc with your home, life, and health living here at Lake Kiowa. Eliminate the p-word now!

Keeping A Positive Attitude

In the spirit of waving goodbye to the past season and preparing for Spring here at Lake Kiowa, let's look a list of some smart things to clean and declutter as the warmer weather starts to set in. Many of our residents here at the Lake do not have additional areas for much storage, and for organizations sake and before you get too busy coming into summer, be sure to take a few minutes to review the list below and see if anything hits home with you. If it does, let's get started right away shall we!

Spring Cleaning is the same as it has always been. While it may represent a chore, doing chores means checking off your list. Really who doesn't want to check things off on a list.  April 1 can be the new goal day to begin the process of making it happen. You can being to reset the mood for 2019 by deciding on 10 days of spring cleaning designed for your life as well as your mood. Remember this year that every day,  you can decide to plan to choose what kind of cleaning your feeling like doing on any given day and take a play from the list below. At least this is a starting place right?

Remove or donate cold weather clothing - As the winter season winds down, you can examine your wardrobe with a new perspective. That would be making more room for all your summer styles. You know the clothes, hats, and gloves you always reached for and the boots that stayed on the closet shelf all season. Pack them up today, before another winter comes and you think you might wear them when really you know you want to replace them. Make room now, and if you are not sure...donate to some who may really need them.

Wash & donate all extra blankets - Except for linens and blankets for guests, family blanket usage should still be fresh in your mind. How many got used during movie night, which kids prefer to grab blankets from the bed, and the blanket that you just can’t seem to get completely clean anymore. Check it out, why not donate your excess blankets, wash what’s left, and stow them for use next year.

Patio plants and planters - If you don't have a place for new things, or all your living plants were disposed of prior to the first cold snap, consider these options.  Do you need to revive plants that have seen better days; but you may have some that have kicked the bucket or that you can’t find a good place for? Honestly you probably need to toss all those dead plants, and simply pass along unhappy ones to your green-er thumbed friends, and make sure that you trim dead parts off of the plants you do keep. Fertilize and add soil if necessary, and at the appropriate time, get them outside for sun as the weather allows. Along these lines, go through your collection of plant pots, saucers, baskets, and items in the garage. Really, only keep only what you’re using and maybe one or two you love for future plants.

Replace or donate excess serving ware - The Holidays are all but behind us and you realize you’re confronted with the fact that you didn’t use that bag of gold balloons or ornaments and party poppers for New Year’s Eve for the third year in a row. Right,  you may be willing to let it go today. Maybe it's something you just love. Decorations from old parties that were never used or items with colors that have faded are not viable.  Really, it's time to inventory all of your platters, drink dispensers, specialty napkins, and serving utensils and to make decisions on keeping only the old faithfuls you reach for again and again for parties and get togethers.

Update all your cleaning supplies - Spring cleaning season is here, and you’re far more likely to be in the mood to clean and re-organize if you don’t have to wade through a mess of floor mops you never use to get to the steam cleaner. Out with the old, in with the new. You must declutter your cleaning tools and products. Making sure what you keep will be used, and perhaps even add to inventory items you know you will use all year long. Spring sales are coming up!

Update and go through your summer products - Now, before you will them, is the time to go through your sunscreens and bug sprays. Check first for expiration dates and toss anything that’s expired or that has separated. Once you’ve cleared out everything that’s no longer good, you’ll know what you need to stock up on and you’ll have it before you head to the beach and water. Buy new on all items you need to in order to do the best cleaning job you can do.

Remember your coffee and tea collection - In an effort to go where no woman has gone before... you may have recently decided to go through your basket of teas and coffees. Yikes! Do not keep tea that expired years ago. Much like spices, tea wanes with time. Since it may be awhile before you consume hot beverages as regularly as you might have been doing during colder weather, please take a moment to thin out your collection now. When you’re done, you might enjoy storing what’s left in one of these.

Remember to empty your freezer - As the temperature shifts, your cooking may as well. Be sure that you take stock of what’s hiding in the freezer or may be unmarked with a realistic past storage date. The choice of course is to make plans to use it up so you have plenty of room for summer’s popsicles and ice cream or to keep only what you are confident will be used. If you see freezer burn, pitch it. No good taste can happen from freezer burn.

The time is almost up for making choices on cleaning, donations, new purchases for your home, boat, dock or favorite patio furniture. Remember everyday is a new day. What's the plan today? What do you feel like tackling? Just make it count, and prepare for the days when you already have plans. Spring Fling and the prospect of working through all that cleaning has never been so easy. See it through today, and as you come out on the other side be sure to take pictures to remind you next Spring what you did this year so you don't forget.

Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.