When spring rolls around, it's natural to want to put the cold days of winter behind us. But changing the entire look of your house each season can be expensive. Take this quiz about brightening your house for spring without breaking your bank account.
What colors are considered quiet and calming, and thus work well for winter, not spring?
browns and cool blues
red and orange
What should you mix with water to create an effective and non-toxic window cleaner?
What should you do with unused canned food in the spring?
sell it or give it away
throw it out
make a big stew out of all of it
What is a good use for the old ashes from your fireplace?
mixing them into your garden soil
using them for kitty litter
combining the with vinegar to make a dishwashing liquid
In addition to cleaning the ashes out of your fireplace, how can you give it a spring-like feel?
by placing scented candles on the hearth
by lining the inside with flowers
by planting herbs inside it
How can you "springify" the furniture in your house?
by changing slip covers and throw pillows
by swapping the rooms in which they are placed
by cleaning them thoroughly and making sure they are all in good shape
What types of floor coverings work well for spring?
no covering at all
When should you plant a cutting garden so you can have inexpensive flowers in the spring?
What can you do to make sure you have flowers for a long period of time in the spring?
plant a variety of different types
make sure they are well fertilized
planting them in separate, small greenhouses
What is considered the cheapest way to alter the look of a room's design?
What is it called when you have a single wall that is a different color than the rest in a room?
What is an inexpensive way to upgrade patio furniture that you've grown tired of?
getting new cushion covers made
trading it in for new furniture
painting or re-staining it
What can you do with your entryway to make an immediate spring-like impression?
Put your coats and boots away until you need them again.
Keep the light on whenever you are home.
Place wind chimes by the door.
What type of window treatment is ideal for allowing more spring sunshine to light your bathroom?
roll-up window shades
What should you replace heavy wintry curtains with for springtime?