Fundscrip's Gardening & Spring Cleaning Gift Card Ideas

Gardening tools and equipment laid out on grass.

Spring is an exciting time. As the snow melts, possibilities emerge! For FundScrip campaign administrators and supporters, this season presents an opportunity to spruce up their living spaces and contribute to their fundraising goals.

Getting your Garden Ready to Grow

A flourishing garden begins with proper preparation. For things to flourish, it's a good idea to lay the groundwork by buying some quality soil and adding organic matter and nutrients to your dirt. After having readied the soil, choose the right plants for your growing space. Now, all that's left to do is to acquire the gardening tools, seeds and fertilizers to get things blooming! Thankfully, FundScrip has gift cards for hardware stores like Home Hardware and Canadian Tire that have everything you need to get growing.

For Urban Dwellers: Creative Container Gardening

Just because you enjoy the conveniences of the city doesn’t mean you can’t also partake in the satisfying act of growing plants. For those residing in urban landscapes where space is a premium, container gardening is a brilliant solution. Transforming your living space can be as simple as incorporating a few wooden planters from Kent and filling them with flowers and herbs. Some great choices include basil, mint and cilantro, which can be plucked for fresh seasonings. Alternatively, you can embrace contemporary elegance with metal planters from Home Depot, contrasting with ornamental grasses or succulents. If floor space is in short supply, you can elevate your plants with hanging baskets from RONA. These are great for showcasing trailing plants like petunias and ivy.

Spring Cleaning Ideas

Although cleaning might not be enjoyable for everyone, it's hard to argue that starting spring with a clean home isn't a breath of fresh air. Decluttering and organizing your home can breathe new life into your living space and create a fresh, inviting atmosphere. Here are practical tips for decluttering and organizing:

  1. Start room by room: Tackle one room at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Begin with smaller spaces like bathrooms or closets before moving to larger areas like the living room or bedroom.
  2. Declutter first, organize second: Before investing in storage solutions, declutter by sorting items into categories - keep, donate and discard. This process will help you assess your storage needs and prevent unnecessary purchases.
  3. Utilize storage bins and boxes: Storage bins and boxes from retailers like Walmart can be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Opt for clear containers to quickly identify contents or stylish baskets to enhance your decor while keeping items organized.

Outdoor Cleaning

A well-maintained outdoor space enhances the aesthetic appeal of a home. It creates a welcoming environment for friends and family. Few things are more satisfying than cleaning outdoor surfaces with a pressure washer. This powerful machine makes quick work out of dirty patios, decks and driveways. Read your instruction manual carefully since these powerful machines can damage certain surfaces if not operated properly.

Whether nurturing a garden, creating a container oasis in the city, or refreshing your living spaces with a thorough spring cleaning, FundScrip's participating retailers have the perfect products to support your endeavors. From gardening tools to cleaning supplies and storage solutions, every purchase contributes to your fundraising goals. So, let this spring be a time of growth, renewal, and successful fundraising with FundScrip.