Spruce Up That Entrance!
by Hannah Keeley
This is a good time to roll up your sleeves and bring in a big dose of “pretty” to your home’s entrance. Zone four is the yard, porch, garage and any outdoor areas. Our special project for this week is to make the entrance to your home look clean, orderly, and welcoming. So, scrub that front porch (dish soap and an old broom do wonders) and shine up the windows. This would also be a good time to clean out the gutters or put a coat of fresh paint on the front porch. Any projects that you need to get to around the entrances? Doorbell hanging on by a thread or shutters broken? This is the week to get to it!
Remember, when you are doing your zone, it’s important that you…
…declutter as much as possible. Get rid of those pots that the kids smashed over the winter, the baskets that are rotted out, and the rugs that are worn thin, and freshen the zone up. Don’t buy new stuff without getting rid of some of the old stuff. I have a bench outside that the kids know NOT to sit in for fear that they will come crashing to the floor. The thing is rotted clean through! This week, I’m planning on getting rid of enough junk to rationalize buying a new one.
Also, add some flowers to the mix. A simple pot of pansies on the front porch is such a nice touch. And you can usually get a good price if you buy flats in bulk. Ask a friend to go in on a purchase and maybe you two can even share the work. It makes it so much more fun when you garden with a friend. You mulch my bed, I’ll mulch yours. Hey, that sounded kind of provocative. I’d better stop there.
OH! I almost forgot. If you’re new to “zoning,” then get the deets right here.
Hannah Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
Check out Hannah’s Website Here!