Spring has miraculously come early in the Okanagan. Whereas February usually involves us trapped under a thick blanket of valley cloud that leaves my spirits drooping and sad, the sun has been shining and everything is awesome. We have been getting out for more walks, the kids are playing outside, and each breath of crisp spring air I take leaves me feeling revitalized and ready for more.
With the glorious spring weather, my thoughts reluctantly also turn to spring cleaning. As the sun streams through my windows I see new dust bunnies, my fridge has expired salad dressings from 2004, the winter clothing should be sorted, and the whole house needs a good tending to.
BUT. Life is busy. Work is demanding, kids are being driven every which way to activities and play dates, and the good intentions of spring cleaning often fall by the wayside and I am left feeling defeated and overwhelmed.
I have found that tackling one little job and giving myself a high five about that is a better approach than unrealistically thinking I can get everything accomplished in a single afternoon. Another thing I have tried is lighting a Lampe Berger which helps to purify the air and adds a nice, gentle scent to the home which destroys odors from our dogs and the three smelly kids who also live here. So, on days when I don’t have time to tidy and organize, lighting the Lampe Berger makes me still feel like the home is a little cleaner and nicer.
I had always seen ads for Lampe Berger and wondered what it was and how it worked, so was happy to try it out when they contacted me. They are also offering a lovely Lampe Berger starter kit for one lucky reader. Just leave a comment and I will randomly choose the winner on March 2, 2015.