I like to go through my wardrobe to see what I still like and want to wear for the coming season and purge what no longer suits me. I make sure the summer clothing is clean and take the items to the tailor that need repairs or alterations. I update my wardrobe "wish list" with items that need replacing (similar to my sparkly wish list -- I buy items slowly, one at a time, and buy high quality classic pieces that will last for years and years. I may only buy one new piece per season.) I remove the pills and lint my cashmere sweaters make sure they are neatly folded in a sealed hanging shelf so the moths don't munch on them during the summer.
Same with my makeup and toiletries drawer. I throw out all the old samples that I never used and make sure makeup brushes are clean and in good condition and I don't need any refills of mascara, lipstick, perfume, etc.
I change out the bed linens, putting away the heavy winter comforter and flannels and put on a summer quilt and cotton sheets.
I wipe down the window sills inside & out after pollen season and dust down the front door and change out the wreath to something more summery.
I schedule yard maintenance which this year is a lot because we had a bad freeze and lots of things died and the things that survived need to be cut way back to encourage new growth.
I take the dogs to the groomer and have all their old winter undercoat "furminated" out.
I make sure nothing (like mail, papers, etc.) accumulates in corners of my house and go through/file/throw out everything that is lurking.
I did the linen swap over today! I need to take the duvets in for cleaning--waiting for the drycleaners with their Spring coupon event for blankets, etc.
I know you live in a warm State--but we have such weather (4 distinct seasons) all the time that changing the coats over is a huge chore for me. Takes me a few hours, to wash, pack etc which seems ridiculous .
Sorry about your landscaping. That storm was crappy!
Yes, I bet you have a lot more coats than I do! And heavier comforters for your bed too!
My one true winter coat is very old, from thirty years ago when I was a teenager and lived a lot further north! I still wear it down here in Texas once or twice per winter, late at night to walk my dog. Its an old LL Bean down-filled coat I've named "Big Puffy." They don't make them like that anymore! Probably weighs 10 pounds!
I just put flannelette sheets on the bed for the first time this year
Gary said its too early - it was 17 degrees today but its cold at night and i was so toasty in bed last night it was nice !
Ive recently done a big new organization of the linen cupboard and have put away the summer weight cotton blankets and the summer duvet covers, i need to move the flannel sheets down lower for the winter
Right now im cleaning the dishwasher - we only use the dishwasher once or twice a week - sometimes not at all
i can't find the instruction book
Gary didn't realize you have to actually clean it like the washing machine !
The filter was so gross how does my hair get in there ?
Never clean the outside of the windows - my mum reckoned it made it rain
But the big lounge windows need a good clean on the inside, especially as with Gary's eyes we have hardly had those curtains open for 18 months - tomorrow maybe .....
I do have a sheet rotation schedule--always by May 1st are things changed over. My DH likes flannelette sheets while I do not. I bought new down duvets two years ago for all the beds--went crazy, bought the top end. They are amazing, not too hot or cold. Just right. We use them year round without rotation. But my son likes a lighter weight down coverlet in the summer. Like the kind you find in the Hotels in Hawaii.
What a difference clean windows make. Like having your cataracts removed with a new IOL.