Arrival of Spring: Time to Get Ready for the Rain

Arrival of Spring

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Spring is almost here and although I love the promise that spring means it also means the beginning of a new year in our house. Since my husband is Iranian we tend to celebrate a lot of their traditions and ways and a big one for us is the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year. You read that right. The first day of spring is the beginning of a new year for us and it’s so much better then the snow covered January version. 

I wish I had my whole set-up ready this year but I am so far behind I will show you a picture of previous years ‘haft seen’. Each of the items that we set out has a special purpose and is meant to bring a benefit to our lives. 

arrival of spring

Getting Ready for the Arrival of Spring

Ringing in our new year also makes me think of all the subtle signs of spring – birds chirping, longer days and blooming flowers. The warmer weather signifies a fresh start with more time outdoors, bringing your garden back to life, and of course, spring cleaning! While these telltale signs are positive for the most part, it’s common to feel unprepared when the new season comes so quickly. I can’t wait to finally take my Everyday Bicycles jogging stroller out for a spin. 

Here are a few things that signify spring is around the corner, with tips for a smooth transition:

Your eyes, nose, and skin… are itchy. Unfortunately, for many this time of year is better known as allergy season. When there aren’t enough tissues to keep your nose from running, it’s time to break out some serious allergy relief. Aerius tablets are clinically proven to relieve 15 different allergy symptoms for up to 24 hours. Have your hiking buddies started to call you “the sniffle monster”? Try Claritin Rapid Dissolve for fast 24-hour relief of your indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms. The tablet dissolves instantly on the tongue, with no water needed – perfect for on the go!

It’s raining a lot. We’ve finally moved on from the snowy weather but now it’s time to welcome the rain. While it’s nice to look at from the right side of a window, there’s nothing worse than getting unexpectedly soaked. Invest in a travel-sized, lightweight umbrella you can fit in your bag for those sporadic rainy days. Spring is known for its rain, it doesn’t have to be known for bad hair days too! 

It’s time to pack away those winter boots. Over the winter many of us get lazy from spending our time indoors and avoiding the cold weather. Now that spring is here it’s time to step into your spring shoes and get more active! Stroll comfortably this spring with Scholl’s Massaging Gel Insoles for all-day comfort, so you can take advantage of the warmer weather without getting tired feet. If you’re starting from scratch, start slow by increasing your steps. Make a list of things in the area you’d like to visit on foot so you have it handy when you’re looking for a fun weekend activity.

 You’re due for a thorough spring cleaning. It’s time to open those windows and freshen up your home. While you tidy up, set aside lightly used items that you no longer need. There’s no better feeling than reducing clutter and helping those in need while you do it!

Spring is the light at the end of the winter tunnel and with a little preparation, your transition into the new season will be seamless! What are a few of your favourite signs of spring and how do you get prepared for the new season?

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This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Joanne C
    March 15, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    So fortunate that my kids don’t get allergies during spring time.

  2. Katherine Moore
    March 17, 2018 / 9:35 am

    Claritin works great! My daughter has severe allergies. Now that she’s old enough I can cut an adult pill in half which I find is an effective dose. It seems to work must better then any other brand we’ve tried. If you haven’t tried it yet, I would highly recommend it. Consulting your doctor or pharmacist can help you decide on an appropriate dose.

  3. Mike Gismondi
    March 20, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    I’m going to try these this spring to help my allergies

  4. Darlene W
    March 21, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    The dreaded spring allergies, Claritan sure does help

  5. Leanne
    March 21, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    I’m sooo ready for spring . It seems like my allergies are getting worse , which sucks because I do landscaping . Thinking of giving in and getting some claritan

  6. LisaM
    March 26, 2018 / 6:49 am

    Funny because I’m “backwards” my allergies are to coniferous tress so I get them worse in winter when they’re the only things around!

  7. Lily Tabb
    April 6, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Claritan is my life saver! It helps me enjoy spring!

  8. Darren Scrubb
    April 7, 2018 / 9:55 am

    Great products that are sure to help with the arrival of Spring.

  9. Darren Scrubb
    April 7, 2018 / 9:56 am

    Great products that are sure to help when Spring season has reached,

  10. Rosanne Robinson
    April 7, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    I love the fresh scent of flowers in the spring, but I’m allergic to a lot of them, in addition to grass, pollen, mold, dust, etc. I haven’t tried Claritan yet, thanks very much for the info.

  11. Debbie White Beattie
    April 8, 2018 / 2:10 am

    Having allergies and getting allergy relief is really important if you want to enjoy the spring and summer but I haven’t tried this brand before but I’ve heard it’s good.

  12. April 8, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    I always suffer with allergies for a week before I realize what it is…

  13. Sara
    April 11, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    Claritin works for me

  14. Nate
    April 13, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    Very nice products to use in the spring time

  15. Tammi L.
    April 15, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    Claritin used to be THE thing for me but now I’ve developed a scent sensitivity – if only they could come up with a pill for that!

  16. CAlvin
    April 16, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    Lucky for me no allergies. My dad has hay fever and is trying out new allergy medication from costco

  17. Laura Chorney
    May 4, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Love Claritin!!

  18. kathy downey
    May 21, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    Claritin is the only thing that gives me some serious allergy relief.

  19. kathy downey
    June 15, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    We are still getting frost at night so there has not been a need for allergy relief yet.