Fourth of July decorations - especially because these are usually hopelessly dorky, so you will need to look long and hard to find some that don't suck.
Awesome winter clothes - swim against the tide, Fruglistas. Everyone else will have their heads turned by sun dresses, and you can score!
Beach toys and towels
Camping gear - if you're into that sort of thing
Dishes you can use outside - metal or plastic tableware that won't break but isn't disposable.
Things to give some thought to:
1. The Fall holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Decorative Gourd Season. Where are you spending them? If you're hosting, start looking for cool stuff for your table and guest room. For extra credit, you might want to start a tear-sheet file of recipes, decorating ideas, etc.
2. Getting a pedicure. Or giving yourself one. Just don't show us your corn cob heels and yellowed naked toenails. Unless you want to. But everyone will gag. You've been warned.
3. Cleaning your ceiling fans. Since they will soon be pressed into service, dust those suckers off. You could probably fill a compost bin with all the nasty dust currently resting on The Frugal Hostess's fan blades. Take a sheet and spread it over any beds or other furniture under the fan. Using a fuzzy duster, rags, or socks on your hands, rub that grody dirt frosting away, letting it land on the sheet. When you're done, wrap the sheet up, shake it off outside, and move on to the next room.
What else would you add to the "things to do in Spring" list?
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