With winter in full effect, you might find yourself sitting at the window wishing for warmer weather. Though the snow is nice, when it becomes a barrier to your outdoor entertaining, it doesn’t take long to wish for warmer days. If you are snowed in, there are plenty of home tasks to keep you busy.
From entertaining the kids to completing the endless list of house chores, there are several ways to keep you and the family busy. As you go through the list, try to think of how these ideas will help your family for the new year ahead.
It might not be spring, but what better way to use snow days than cleaning. The kids might wish they were at school by the end of your list of chores, but it’s a great use of time when school is cancelled and no work can be done.
Take time to organize your home. Though you can’t run to the store for organizers and cleaning supplies, if you have them on hand, you can really make use of an entire day off. Clean the floors, the walls, the fans, and the blinds. Do an in depth clean of all of your bedrooms first. With a clean environment to sleep in, you can better enjoy your off days.
Once the bedrooms are clean, move on family rooms—the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, and any other extra rooms used by the family. Make it a family affair. Clean the baseboards, organize the shelves, make a trash pile; enjoy the experience by playing music and or timing yourselves. Cleaning doesn’t have to be a boring and monotonous job. Take this opportunity to spend time as a family and help each other complete the chores.
When your house is clean and organized, rearrange the living room or create your own fresh scents in the kitchen. When the outdoors are not an option, take time to update your home. Rearranging can create a fresh feel; an essential when you are stuck in the same space for an extended period of time. Instead of watching endless movies, stay active indoors. Rearranging your home can create a new and exciting atmosphere as well as keep your heart rate up.
If you have exasperated all of these ideas, it’s time for serious home redesign. Go through magazines and browse the web for ideas on how to redecorate or revamp your space. While you might not be able to get started, the planning phase is one of the most tedious processes of redecorating. Use your free time to decide which style you want, the materials you need, and the budget you have to work within.
Look up contractors if necessary and estimate pricing. Though you are stuck indoors, you can utilize snow days to organize your home. Take advantage of this forced focus and enjoy accomplishing goals you have.