5 Simple Ways to Brighten Your Home Through the End of Winter
It’s February, and that means spring is finally in sight. But after more than two months of winter weather, you might be a little worn out by the chill, snow, and slush. To help, the team at Maid Right has put together a quick list of five super-simple ways that you can brighten up your home through the end of winter. Use this guide to bring a little warmth, a little light, and fresh seasonal scents into your home, giving you the strength to power through the final stretch of winter.
Switch Up Your Lights
By now, we’ve escaped the darkest days of winter, with days finally getting longer and brighter. But after two months of dim days and long nights, no-one could blame you for craving a little extra light. One way you can literally brighten your home for the end of winter is by switching up your light bulbs to a higher wattage. (Of course, be careful not to exceed the maximum wattage allowed by your light fixtures.)
Simmer Some Fresh Scents
If you’re not already a fan of winter simmers, you’re missing out. All you need is a stove top, a pot of water, and a handful of fragrant ingredients to transform your home into an aromatic paradise. Simple recipes, like lemon slices and rosemary or orange slices and cloves, can create deliciously fresh results. But our favorite end-of-winter simmer is a five-ingredient affair: grapefruit slices, a cinnamon stick, cranberries, pine needles, and a splash of vanilla extract. Be careful to keep an eye on your stove, we recommend setting a timer to regularly check the water level.
Fire Up the Fireplace
Not everybody has a fireplace in their home. But for those who do, a crackling fire on a February evening is the perfect escape from the end-of-winter blues. Cuddle up with a glass of wine and your favorite throw. Soon enough, you’ll be so comfortable that you’ll (almost) wish spring never comes.
Create a Candlelit Atmosphere
Candles — whether scented or not — are the perfect way to brighten and warm your home through the final weeks of winter. Best of all, there’s no simpler or easier way to escape the winter doldrums.
Freshen Your Blankets
If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent the last few months swaddled in your favorite blankets and throws. After so much heavy use, your blankets could probably use a trip through the washer and dryer. So why not take advantage of laundry day to freshen up your blankets with fresh-scented, DIY fabric softener. With a touchy of essential oils, you can give your throws and blankets a fresh and refreshing scent that will make them even more cozy to cuddle up in.
A professional cleaning from your local Maid Right can also help brighten your home through the end of winter. Call us today at (855) 624-3744 for your free consultation.