Instead of spring cleaning this year, I have spring projects (also known as Trevor's honey-do list). I have 3 - maybe 4 areas - I'd like
1. The Backyard
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There's no way I can spend another long, hot Okanagan summer in a less-than-stellar backyard. We made quite a dent in it last year by laying sod and patio stones and snagging the most gorgeous patio set off kijiji.com; this year I want to address some of the smaller details - stain the deck and fence, edge the lawn, add some low maintenance plants & bushes, make some of those ah-mazing privacy screens (see above) and create a special space for Saige and Baby #2 which will hopefully include a play house, giant chalkboard, mural and sandbox area.
2. Breakfast Nook
The gateway to our basement and sideyard is in desperate need of tile, trim, a stair rail, ceiling paint and a new light fixture (the bare bulb isn't cutting it anymore). Once this area is complete, our upstairs and main floor will be 100% renovated... oh happy days!
4. Is the Basement (laundry room and storage area); I'm not holding my breath we will tackle this before baby arrives, but maybe a good tidy and some organization will help me feel better about folding laundry down there or grabbing stuff out of the freezer.
** Another project I'll be tackling over the next few months is the baby area. We were going back and forth about whether we wanted to put our house on the market before or after baby makes his/her appearance. Financially and emotionally it makes more sense for us to wait so we're going to make do with our 2 bedrooms and create a 'baby nook' in our master bedroom for the first 8 or 9 months and then transition him/her into Saige's room (perhaps they can sleep on the bottom trundle).