Guest Author - Rose Mary
Is it Spring yet? Everyone looks forward to Spring after getting through a long, cold winter. Dealing with the cold weather, the snow and the large amount of time that we spend indoors in the winter, makes us yearn for the first signs of spring to appear. It may not be Spring yet but it sure is time to start preparing for it.
By the end of February, the large department stores have already put out their summer merchandise for outdoors. Gardening supplies are lining the aisles, planters and even early season plants are already on display. Every year there is something new that is added to the growing list of outdoor decor. It is a good time to visit stores to see what they are selling and to prepare your plan of action for outdoors. Make your list now and watch for sales in order to make the most of your spending dollar.
If you really want to get into the Spring mode, start planting seeds in small containers indoors. Place them in a sunny window each day and let them grow. They will be big enough to plant outdoors by the time the weather has changed and there is no risk of frost.
For indoors, the new season of accessories have hit the stores. Lightweight curtains and drapes are now available. Spring comforters, pillows, towels and accessories are displayed in vibrant seasonal colors. It's time to look around and get an idea of how you will decorate for this year's spring and summer season.
No one wants to think about next winter at this time, but this is really a good time to purchase winter drapes, comforters, blankets and accessories that are on sale. These items are usually expensive because they are made of heavyweight material. Try to purchase items that are 50% or more discounted. Whether it is internet and catalog shopping or in store shopping, grab what you can at these deep discount prices now.
It may not be Spring yet but the season is coming up on us quickly although it may not feel that way outside. We all know how crazy the seasons are when there can be snow one day and flowers blooming the next day. So be prepared, get ready and enjoy knowing that nice weather is right around the corner.