The spring season is our favorite time of the year to give our homes some love. After the winter holidays are over and our hibernation is coming to a close, it is time to clean up, spruce up, and brighten up our homes. When it comes to spring cleaning, your friends here at Ah Sam Floral Co., the best flower shop in San Mateo, have a few new tips as well as the best flowers and plants to help freshen up and refine your kitchen, bedroom, and even the bathroom. If you haven’t traded in your chemical-filled air fresheners for some sweet-scented, purifying blooms, we recommend giving it a try. After all, the best way to refresh your mood is through nature.
Refresh Your Kitchen
Saving time while still making your dishwasher glisten and keeping it in proper working order is a win-win! Pour a few cups of white vinegar in your dishwasher and set on a high-temperature wash cycle. This tactic is quick, easy, and eliminates toxic chemicals, too. Don’t forget the inside of your kitchen knife block. Disinfect this by using one tablespoon of household bleach and warm water. After soaking for two minutes, simply let it air dry thoroughly before replacing the knives.
Refresh with Spring Flowers
Freshen up your kitchen after a long winter with an uplifting floral arrangement or a vibrant green plant. There is no better way to prepare for the spring than with bright blooms that help ease any lingering seasonal depression and “spring clean” the air around you. Whether you choose a green plant for the windowsill or a pop of color for your dining table, you cannot go wrong with these favorites.
- Peace Lily: Promotes tranquility and air purification
- Carnations: Admire their simplicity and purity
- Tulips: Classic spring bloom to lift your mood
- Eucalyptus: Believed to eliminate negative energy
Reorganize Your Bathroom
Reorganizing this spring may be just as important as giving your bathroom a deep clean. Hit two birds with one stone when it comes to your medicine cabinet and linen closet. After you take everything out of these spaces, give the shelves a good wipe down. Before putting every linen and bottle back into the closet and cabinet, ask yourself, “will this towel serve me better as a cleaning rag, and will this bottle come in handy in the near future, or is it expired?” You’ll know what to do from there.
Reorganize with Spring Flowers
Add the finishing touches with fresh flowers. Having these blooms in your bathroom will create a warm, welcoming, and calming environment. Our favorite spring flowers and small arrangements are the perfect pop of color with a sweet scent to help you breathe easier while you freshen up in the morning or “go.”
- Daffodils: Boost the ambiance in your bathroom
- Gerbera Daisies: Spark joy in your everyday life
- Sunflowers: A sunny reminder of optimism
- Hyacinths: Symbolize peace, happiness, and beauty
Refine Your Bedroom
To create a refined, relaxing, and good energy-flowing place to rest each night, why not try feng shui? In addition to decluttering, the position of your bed is an important factor in this practice. A few things to consider are positioning your bed away from the door in a way that gives you a clear view of the door without the foot of your bed pointing directly towards it. You also do not want your headboard against any wall that is shared by the bathroom, nor do you want to feel a draft above your head due to windows or vents.
Refine with Spring Flowers
Spring flowers are also a great way to introduce new positive energy into your space. When it comes to bringing beautiful blooms into the bedroom, select those with calming and relaxing properties that also help to uplift and energize. Choosing the perfect spring blooms allows you to add another personal touch and pop of your favorite color to your decor.
- Sweet Peas: An uplifting and sweet fragrant bloom
- Peonies: Welcome spring with a symbol of rebirth, good luck, and happy life
- Hydrangea: Add peace, love, and grace to your bedroom
- Orchids: For a refined bedroom
Our favorite thing about spring is the beautiful blooms we get to admire this season. Soak in all the calming, purifying, and uplifting feelings these living plants have to offer in the comfort of your newly cleaned home. Find your favorite flowers and blooming plants this season right here at Ah Sam Floral Co.