Thursday, March 11, 2010

What are you doing?

Well, here we are with Spring Break upon us. I thought I would take a moment and list some great ideas for Spring Break. The possibilities are endless.
  • Declutter the closet's and clothes, pantry, garage, anywhere that is a dumping ground. If you don't need it, use it or want it; just TOSS IT! Make piles to donate, garage sale, garbage, etc... Maybe you take one area each day to work on. Your house will look amazing at the end of the week.

  • Organize...I personally LOVE this. Perhaps the pantry shelves need some work, kitchen cupboards, drawers, kids toys, rooms. Find a system that works for you. For example; I line up my can goods in rows in the pantry. They are easy to see and find. Toys are kept in plastic tubs, red bins or cubbies depending on which room they are in. Each dresser drawer is for one clothing type; pants, shorts, Tshirts, and underwear and socks go together. Easier for my kids to get things back in their proper places.

  • Yard Work...beautify the yard. Plant flowers, a garden, get rid of the enormous amount of weeds. This is great to do as a family.

  • Road Trip...great family bonding if you decide to hit the road. Perhaps you are seeing family, taking a short jaunt to California, seeing a new area or just checking out Arizona. So much fun to be had with the family on the road. I LOVE road trips with the family!

  • Local Fun...Perhaps you are staying home and taking in the fantastic weather that Arizona will be having. You could see a movie, go to the Grand Canyon, go skiing, Ice Skating, Basketball, chilly swim in your pool, Barbeque, backyard movie and smores, hiking, Kartchner Caverns, golfing, bike rides or a fun game night.

  • Deep Cleaning...Think of all those endless areas in the house that don't always get a little TLC. Blinds, cleaning the carpets, baseboards, light fixtures, ceiling fans, scrub the walls, light switches, dusty niches, windows (in and out). I am tired thinking about it, but if the kids help you and you do a little each day, your house will SPARKLE!

  • Home Improvement Project...paint a room or two, paint the cupboards, redecorate a room, rearrange a room, redo the tile, new baseboards, new faucet, new light fixture, new door knobs, hang some shelving for more storage or work on your landscaping.
Spring is in the air! Whatever your plans are, I hope you have a FABULOUS Spring Break. Enjoy your kids and the week of no schedules, no homework and unlimited bonding time. I know I will! :)

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