Tuesday, March 20, marks the first official day of Spring! Depending on where you are in the country, it might still feel very much like Winter outside, but the equinox is, indeed, upon us, which means warmer weather can't be too far behind (...right?). In the meantime, you can use that fresh start on the calendar to get going on some of your goals for the new season. January might grab the resolution credit, but Spring is all about renewal—plus it has an entire namesake cleaning ritual. It's a great time to jumpstart a new healthy behavior. Whether you're aiming to spruce up the patio, organize your closets or shake off the winter with some exercise, we've got the perfect inspo list to get you started. (Or just a really inspiring list of people to follow on Instagram while you're cuddled up inside waiting for things to warm up—no judgement.)
One of our favorite client hacks is a permanent landing spot for active “to dos.” We’re talking: things to get fixed, signed, mailed, and more. It’s a simple way to corral all the many little tasks that tend to pile up in our busy lives. ✨ SS Tip: Don’t underestimate the power of the post-it. I love popping a post it on a notice from the bank that says “Call” or a post it on an item that says “Return” to keep action items front and center, and my brain freed up to focus on other things. . Photo by @karacoleen in collaboration with @julssolomon . . . . . #gratitude #holidayweekend #simplepleasures #chasingslow #slowentrepreneur #alwayschasingmagic #productivity #pursuepretty #darlingweekend #thatsdarling #livethelittlethings #lifehacks #petitejoys #motherhoodunplugged #momitforward #nothingsordinary #designyourlife #minimalist #minimalismlovers #documentyourdays #holdyourmoments #simpleliving #mybeautifulmess #kindredmemories #mytinymoments #inbeautyandchaos #communityovercompetition #slowliving_ #theeverygirl #theeverydayproject
1. Simply Spaced: @simplyspaced
This organizing duo's impeccable photos will inspire you to finally clear out that pantry or junk drawer. And with the tips and tricks they share in the comments, you'll have your whole place organized by summer.
Got a kitchen bench? You’ve gotta gym! 👩🏻🍳💪 And yup, wearing my go-to @womensbest 💗 #womensbest Weather in Sydney is pretty touch and go at the moment ⛈☔️🌪⚡️ and I don’t go to a gym so I have to make do with what’s in my one bedroom apartment soooo kitchen bench it is 💁🏻♀️ This is actually an epic workout for your core! If you can’t afford or don’t like gyms and the weather has decided to pack it in ☔️ you can do a workout in the comfort and privacy of your own home! In this case your kitchen🤗 Give it a try! X3 ROUNDS x12 V- dips x12 V- let crossovers x12 V scissors x12 V alternating scissors
2. Elena Arathimos: @bella_be_active
We're following Elena half for the enviable travel snaps and half for the instructional videos she posts about how to creatively work out at home.
3. The Jungalow: @thejungalow
In case you were wondering: No, there is still no better authority on getting that totally cravable bohemian botanical patio style than Justina Blakeney and her Jungalow team.
Who wants these rain gutter planters for their garden? These planters are one of my favorite features in our garden and with all of the comments and questions we get about them, I think that many of you would agree. Everyone should have a rain gutter planter for their home, so I’m doing two things to help make that happen. 1. I created a YouTube channel with a full video on how to create your own rain gutter planter. (Link in profile) 2. I’m giving away two free rain gutter planters to two of you! (Details below) . Thank you to everyone who joined the GIVEAWAY! The two winners have been chosen but the planters are easy to make, just follow the link in my profile for the how to video. 📷:@sunsetphoto for @sunsetmag
4. Kyle Hagerty: @urbanfarmstead
Kyle and Morgan can lay claim to the ultimate backyard, with plenty of space to entertain friends, raise chickens and grow food in their Sacramento home's urban garden.
5. Joanna Goddard: @cupofjo
Following Joanna feels like a smart sister guiding you through life. Her feed — which features plenty of content from the amazing A Cup of Jo blog — is full of inspiration on living well, parenting, styling your home, and just generally feeling like you can wake up and conquer the world.
A little Sunday hair of the #chicken. #drinkingwithchickens . . . #lifeonthebackdeck #whpdayoff #abmhappyhour #margarita #abmhome #abmhappylife #chickens #craftcocktails #losangeles #sundayfunday #flashesofdelight #gardentoglass #cocktailgarden #thirsty #happyhour #cocktails #drinks #prettydrinks #food52grams #drinkup #drinkstagram #huffposttaste #buzzfeedanimals #chickens #weeklyfluff #chickensofig #clpets
6. Drinking With Chickens: @drinkingwithchickens
You have a lot of choices if you're looking for an Instagram account to follow for fresh seasonal cocktail inspiration. But there's only one that also serves up plenty of backyard chicken hilarity.
7. Sophia Roe: @sophia_roe
Wellness today can be a minefield, but luckily we have Sophia to walk us through with her Instagram videos breaking down trendy supplements, inspired ingredients, and yeah... what exactly is coconut butter?
Quick Tip! Baking cups/liners make really great (and cute) organizers for all of those really little things. Think office supplies like paper clips, page flags and push pins. Or picture hanging nails, hooks and random hardware in your junk drawer. Or hair ties and bobby pins in the bathroom. I also use these for small finger foods/snacks with the kids, but really 💗 them for quick and on the spot organizing. #quicktip #iheartorganizing #drawer #storagesolutions //liketk.it/2rOyK #liketkit @liketoknow.it
8. Jen Jones: @iheartorganizing
Jen's one of the OG home organizing experts, and we're still turning to her Instagram feed for the latest inspiration on organizing closets, pantries, drawers, and just our whole lives in general.
9. Brian Kaspr: @bkaspr
If your spring goals include flexing your creative muscle — maybe styling your home or picking up a new hobby — we love the wonderfully pink feed of hand-letterer Brian Kaspr.
10. Remi Ishizuka: @rrayyme
If you just follow one new account, make it Remi's. You'll get a mix of wanderlust travel snaps, nutrition and fitness ideas, plus general tips like a simple hack to remember all the gear you need to drag to the gym.