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Spring is the worst season on the Canadian prairies. While friends on the west coast share blooming daffodils, I’m still dealing with 3 feet of snow on the front lawn. (above is actual photo from my actual kitchen window – we use plastic plants to keep the green around) It’s been no better back east this year with Nor’ Easters blasting the eastern seaboard with snowy storms.
Eventually some time after Easter, and before Mother’s Day, it will all (hopefully) settle down.
Eventually the longer days will bring about chirping birds and blooming flowers. We’ll bring the garden back to life with dirty finger nails, and spring clean a garage that seems to grow junk every single winter.
While these telltale signs are positive for the most part, its common to feel unprepared when the new season comes so quickly.
Here are a few things that signify spring is around the corner, with tips for a smooth transition:
1. Your eyes, nose, and skin… are itchy. Unfortunately, for many this time of year is better known as allergy season. When there aren’t enough tissues to keep your nose from running, it’s time to break out some serious allergy relief. Aerius tablets are clinically proven to relieve 15 different allergy symptoms for up to 24 hours. Have your hiking buddies started to call you “the sniffle monster”? Try Claritin Rapid Dissolve for fast 24-hour relief of your indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms. The tablet dissolves instantly on the tongue, with no water needed – perfect for on the go!
2. It’s raining a lot. We’ve finally moved on from the snowy weather but now it’s time to welcome the rain. While it’s nice to look at from the right side of a window, there’s nothing worse than getting unexpectedly soaked. Invest in a travel-sized, lightweight umbrella you can fit in your bag for those sporadic rainy days. Spring is known for its rain, it doesn’t have to be known for bad hair days too!
3. It’s time to pack away those winter boots. Over the winter many of us get lazy from spending our time indoors and avoiding the cold weather. Now that spring is here it’s time to step into your spring shoes and get more active! Stroll comfortably this spring with Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Insoles for all-day comfort, so you can take advantage of the warmer weather without getting tired feet. If you’re starting from scratch, start slow by increasing your steps. Make a list of things in the area you’d like to visit on foot so you have it handy when you’re looking for a fun weekend activity.
4. You’re due for a thorough spring cleaning. It’s time to open those windows and freshen up your home. While you tidy up, set aside lightly used items that you no longer need. There’s no better feeling than reducing clutter and helping those in need while you do it!
Spring is the light at the end of the winter tunnel and with a little preparation your transition into the new season will be seamless! What are a few of your favourite signs of spring and how do you get prepared for the new season?