Spring is winding down, and that means summer is right around the corner. Tackle these simple home projects now so you can spend the season ahead relaxing.
Clean out the freezer
You’ll want plenty of room for frozen treats this summer, so it’s a good idea to make sure your freezer is free of any unwanted items. Toss anything that’s past its shelf life (meats, veggies, etc.).
Brighten the backyard
Introduce new patio or deck furniture in fun colors, give the grill a thorough cleaning—anything to refresh and give your yard the feeling that summer has arrived. This is also a good opportunity to clear out the shed and bring forward any fun games or sports equipment so that it is easily accessible.
Repair and replace
Take care of any last-minute repairs or chores that you have been waiting to do until warmer weather arrives. Whether there is a room that you’ve been meaning to paint or a mower that needs fixing, these tasks can be much harder to complete with kids running around.
Hit the grocery store
Now that everyone in the family will likely be eating all three meals (plus snacks) at home, the few weeks before school lets out is a good time to stock up on essentials and seasonal favorites like fresh fruits and veggies. You can also take advantage of summer specials on meat to make the most of your grill.
Most kids have off for at least two months during the summer, which may seem like a lot of time for fun—if only the time didn’t go by so fast. By planning activities and trips to take ahead of time, you can ensure that the summer is well spent come September.