Five Signs Spring has Almost Arrived

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We can all identify the subtle signs of spring – birds chirping, longer days, and blooming flowers. It’s warm enough that I can work in the garage with the door open, which is really encouraging me to get started on a good spring cleaning. 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. Daylight Savings.  It happens twice a year, but we are never ready for it.  I try to stock up on coffee and tea, and I’ll break the sleep adjustment down into 3 nights over the weekend instead of all at once.  If I’ve learned anything over the last 2 years, it’s gradual adjustments to an infant’s or toddler’s sleep schedule is much better than the once-and-done method.  Also, this is a great reminder to run maintenance on one of the key pieces of safety equipment – your fire and carbon monoxide detectors need their batteries changed twice a year, what a coincidence!
  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 diaper 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. Your eyes, nose, and skin… are itchy. I loathe allergy season.  I hate justifying being at work with a runny nose and scratchy throat, I hate people telling me I sound awful, or I look sick and tired. When there aren’t enough tissues to keep up with my runny nose, 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. Then there is the surprise flare-ups.  Everything is going great and suddenly BAM – you’re stuffed up and sniffly all at the same time. 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!
  4. 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 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.
  5. 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?

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

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