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FRESH THINKING: SPRING INTO ACTION

Put a spring in your step with these simple seasonal ideas to help spruce up your home, as well as great things to do when you’re out and about.

1. IMPROMPTU PICNIC
Given the fact that British weather is unreliable at the best of times, take advantage of a particularly nice day and invite a few friends to join you for an impromptu picnic. Head to your local park with a flask, sandwiches and something to satisfy your sweet tooth. You’re all set for an afternoon’s fun in the sun with your friends.

2. BEST FOOT FORWARD
Take advantage of the warmer weather by  venturing out for a walk in your neighbourhood. For a more structured stroll, join the KOVE for their Bench to Bend spring and summer walks. Meet organiser Mel Wright for a gentle walk while exploring the local area and history of Camden. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

3. WARM WELCOME

Give your front door a fresh new look for spring. Replace your winter-ravaged doormat with a new one. If you’re feeling creative, why not design a personalised doormat containing your very own message from Not On The High Street (a tried and tested supplier). www.notonthehighstreet.com (enter ‘doormat’ into their homepage search bar and you’ll soon find them).

4. CLEAN UP
It wouldn’t be a spring list worth its salt without a few handy cleaning tips, so here goes… Sanitise you computer area by wiping down your computer screen and mouse pad with a lightly dampened microfibre cloth. Manage microwave messes by microwaving half a lemon and water in a microwave-safe bowl – smells great and softens hardened food so it cleans easily. And finally, discard old medicines, restock supplies, refill prescriptions, and replace any expired cosmetics.

8. JUMBLE THE JUNK
Take your spring cleaning one step further this year. Clean out your closets, garage, and cluttered cupboards. Sort and price items you no longer need. Choose a weekend day and invite your neighbours to join in at your very own jumble sale. It’s a great reason to socialise while generating some extra cash that you can use to treat yourself, or donate to a great cause like Age UK Camden!

 

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