I Have An Urge To Purge!

Escaping New York gave me Spring Fever! Staying in a hotel, enjoying the sun and the warm weather, has given me an urge to purge. Thankfully, being in California has also given me some amazing ideas.

From the hotel lobby, I gleaned I want color in my apartment. The more varied the better!


Lounging by the poolside, made me realize I need to clean my window sills to allow more natural light to stream in. I also decided rooms that don’t receive natural light will benefit from lamps. They can’t replace the sun, but they will definitely brighten my mood. Have no idea where and how to start cleaning? Apartment Guide has the basics all lined up for you!


The hotel room was an oasis, away from the daily hustle and bustle. This zen like feeling was accomplished with a few choice decorations. I especially loved the bamboo plant. I don’t have a green thumb, but thankfully Apartment Guide provides tips for arranging and caring for your blooms.


No matter where you live, you can add a few quick touches to update your space for the spring season.It shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. In fact, decluttering and cleaning can brighten up a room considerably Whether you live in a large or small space, sometimes the “stuff” around you can become overwhelming. Learn how to strategically attack the clutter by clicking HERE.

I plan to make a few of  these changes now that I’m back in New York but I’m wondering what YOU have planned? Are you redecorating? Are you relocating this Spring? What changes are you making? Let me know in a comment!

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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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  • Judy Bradley April 14, 2011, 1:10 am

    Purge is the word here! I have to – I can’t find anything! I really want to just get rid of things. I need to feel more peace here and it is hard to do with clutter. My kids are going to come help me. I am actually looking forward to it, well the end results anyway!

  • shelly aka allysmama April 15, 2011, 4:40 am

    we are painting our bedroom,livingroom and kitchen!!
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  • Tamara B. May 2, 2011, 11:54 am

    I too rent and can’t stand the white walls everywhere so I added some color with wall hangings. I also added some nice curtains and it added a warmer touch. Loved you pics and the poolside is where I would have been :)

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