10 Easy Ways to Enjoy Spring

Everything is brightening up and as the winter bids farewell, it’s time to get out and make the most of the much awaited spring season. Spring in Seattle means letting the sun shine into your home with rekindled spirit. So why waste time being stuck inside reorganizing your living space or making long trips to your storage unit when there is a much better way to enjoy the season? Shed your winter coats and let Livible help you store it away so you can get started on this 10 easy ways to enjoy spring!

1. Dress for spring

Prep yourself for the season by adding color and life back into your wardrobe. Bring out your spring clothes and wear some color!

2. Bring in fresh spring flowers

Add a pretty spring flair to your home with fresh tulips, daffodils or other cut spring flowers.

3. Feel the sun on your face

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” said Helen Keller. Welcome the new season with renewed spirit and fresh perspective.

4. Go for a walk

Breathe some fresh air and go for a walk. Bring your loved ones to share good stories with. Sounds simple, but trust me, you’d feel a lot better.

5. Draw pictures on the sidewalk with chalk

What better way to enjoy spring outdoors than to grab some sidewalk chalk and draw!

6. Enjoy seasonal produce

Visit a farmer’s market and shop for seasonal produce, like a bunch of asparagus, spinach or sugar snap peas.

7. Get a new hairstyle

Have your hair cut, or better yet, try on a new hair color! This will surely do wonders on rock this season with a new look.

8. Open the windows

Bring the fresh spring breeze in by leaving your windows open.

9. Get your feet pretty for spring

Be prepared for the sandal season by getting a pretty pedicure! Keep your feet fab and show off your nails with your favorite flip-flops.

10. Kick off the grilling season

The grilling season is upon us! Polish up the tongs and feast with your family and friends into your favorite spring recipe!

So how do you intend to enjoy Spring?

Bring on The Bikes!

Life is better with bikes, which is why offering affordable and secure bike storage has been part of our company since the start. Now that it’s warmer, and the streets are cleaner, we’re here to deliver your bikes back to your doorstep and get you moving on two wheels once again! Don’t move too fast though, you’ve got to first treat your ride with a little well deserved T.L.C. Here are some awesome ways to get your bike back in shape and ready for summer.

Bikes collect a ton of dust, dirt and debris over the winter months, whether stored indoors or outdoors, and it’s important to give your baby a good spring cleaning before you take it on a ride. While many methods, brands and systems exist for bike cleaning, almost all will agree that the first course of action is a good hosing. A simple spray from a garden hose or carwash (just a few bucks will do), should eliminate the bulk of your scrubbing and get you ready for tough to reach spots.

Next, find a towel, a toothbrush and a bike cleaner like Fenwicks or Simple Green and get scrubbing! Brake pads, chain, seat, frame, pedals and any other spot you can get into will make your ride safer and keep it on the road for years to come.

For the ultimate treatment, throw a coat of car wax on your frame to add lustre to your paint job and keep the sticky stuff (think bugs, road tar and tree droppings) from building up.

Now that your bike is in tip-top shape, invest in some indoor storage! Based out of Kingston, NY, this new product acts as a bike shelf that protects your apartment or office floor and keeps your paint job from wearing and your cables from kinking. As a bonus, the shelf acts as a cute spot to keep your helmet!

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