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embracing spring fever // how I’m prepping for the warmer months

I’ll be honest with ya, I really don’t care what Punxsutawney (*googles spelling real quick*) Phil had to say about a late winter. That little rodent will not get in the way of me prematurely packing up my sweaters and wondering why I’m still freezing in the middle of March. I just won’t have it.

If you come from a cold climate or somewhere with all four seasons (whaddup, my New England amigos), you understand the outrageous excitement of a random 60 degree winter day or the sun not setting until after 5 pm.

Today, it’s 41 degrees out and I might as well hit the beach and sip piΓ±a coladas on my deck. Looking past the remaining 3 foot snowdrifts, of course.

Spring fever is upon us + while shopping mall mannequins are dressed for the heat, we’ve got a little more time to wait.

spring fever tips carolyn gunn

Here’s what I’m doing to embrace my spring fever + prep for the warm months to come.

CLEANING.

Big stuff, little stuff, important stuff, stupid stuff, ALL THE STUFF. I’m not a very clean person (lol, sorry mom), but as the warmer weather starts coming around, I tend to get antsy and start throwing things out and neatening up a little bit. My first task to tackle? My car. Goodbye extra gloves, ice scrapers, and just-in-case boots, hello beach bag, water bottle, and 10 billion pairs of sunnies.

DONATING UNWORN WINTER CLOTHES.

I did a huge wardrobe declutter before the cold months hit and there are still sweaters hanging up that I SWORE “I was going to wear every single day of my life !!!” that are still hanging there being sad and unworn. I’m a culprit of hanging on to six year old jeans with holes in them because I know that one day I’ll fix them up or lose the weight or yaddah yaddah, but it never happens. And I know I’m not the only one.

SPENDING AS MUCH TIME OUTSIDE AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

“No, Carolyn, you can’t take the dog for a walk now, the sun is going to set and it’s going to be way too cold” – an IRL convo I had with my mom yesterday. I went for a walk. I took that dog and we had a blast. Such a rebellious child, I am.

OPEN THE WINDOWS!

I have to be the only one who drives down the parkway, windows rolled down to that summer-like breeze, totally jammin’ to some FGL or Rascal, oblivious to the world until I see someone driving with their windows up and, most likely, the AC on. NOOOOOO!! Enjoy that fresh air, man! Even if it’s for 5 minutes, pretending like you’re in a tropical climate is so much easier when you trick your surroundings into it.

CHANGE OUT HOME DECOR FOR BRIGHTER COLORS.

Home decor is my cRaCk. My biggest #lifegoal right now is to own a kitschyΒ (doesn’t that word just scream 90’s/00’s vibes? love.) little home and just go so ham on my decor, seasonal and not. But if you’re a college student or live at home or are just plan broke AF, changing out white throw pillows for a prettier pop will totally scream springtime.

AND WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, PLAN A TRIPΒ TO A WARMER CLIMATE.

Florida, I’ll be seein’ ya soon. But more on that another time πŸ˜‰

What is your favorite way to embraceΒ your spring fever? I want to know! πŸ™‚

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