Yes, spring is (finally) around the corner, and we're about to embark on the official last weekend of winter. While we can't promise permanently gorgeous weather right away—we've had a taste but will it last?—we imagine your days of 48-hour hibernation are probably nearly over.
So before you go out and actually enjoy this city that you spend so much money to live in, we have some suggestions on how you can make the most of your last few days holed up at home. (Sunday's still supposed to be hovering in the thirties, anyway.)
- Start swapping out your winter clothes for lighter ones (finally!). Luckily StyleCaster shows you how to preserve the clothes you're about to put away, and Apartment Therapy has some good closet organization tips for even the messiest among us.
- To make sure you actually get organized this spring, you might want to search Amazon for some attractive bins, a label maker, and anything else that's going to get your more motivated to store your stuff well.
- Don't forget about the kids' stuff. Get toys and books under control at home or send them away.
- If you're slightly short on storage, you may want to try and eke out all the space you can find by making best use of your apartment's corners (it's a pretty easy DIY project).
- Try some of these home upgrades you can actually do, courtesy of Refinery29 (shelter magazines be damned)!
- Treat yourself to a "House of Cards" marathon -- we promise, this season is good (and then read our piece on how the Underwoods' home is actually a lot like your NYC apartment).
- If you're feeling particularly inspired, consider painting your apartment. Nothing like a fresh new coat (and color) of paint to make spring feel brighter.
- And to hold off just a little longer on spending your disposable income on dining out (those outdoor cafes look so appealing once the weather is warmer), now's a good time to try that complicated Julia Child masterpiece you've been meaning to make ... you don't even need to leave the house for the ingredients anymore.