With the winters making their entry and the daylight saving time marking its end, it is that time of the year when you spend a lot of time indoors. The days can be spent trying a range of home projects while having the lights turned on with the music in the backdrop. This might also be an opportunity to make your house prepared for the holidays. We have 5 great projects that could take an hour or more and leave you satisfied with your efforts:
- Tidy Up You Summer Belongings: You might have tried this before, but in case you haven’t, then it is definitely the time to put away your flip-flops and slip into those boots or backpacks. Also put those towels away and store them inside for this season. In case you have access to the pool in this part of the season, then it might be worth keeping them somewhere that makes them easily accessible. In case some of the summer sports equipment seems they can’t last the next season, it would be wise enough to donate them to an animal shelter nearby.Now the thing to do would be to shake the sand out of your bags and stash them up with badminton sets, swimsuits, snorkels. Flip-flops, sunscreens, bocce balls, goggles or even stash beach toys. These things can really help you to keep the summer things at a single place while moving away from everything to a safe place till they are needed again.
- Toiletries & self-care products: If you are doing this then ensure that you do not start working on them all together. The work needs to move from one drawer to the other or one shelf to the other. Maybe starting with the wastebasket or the donation box and even the shoe boxes could be the way forward. Shoe boxes are really effective when it comes to putting your things inside. It can be used for first aid materials, medications, personal care products or other things that you might only be using when you travel. Hence, group all the items which are similar in an organized manner. This facilitates you not to look all over when you are about to search a particular type of your essentials. Make sure you check the expiry dates before putting them inside. You may also browse through the products you have and donate the unopened products that you think are of no use.
- Cleaning the Kitchen: This is a tough project in itself and needs more labor. Hence it is advised to break it down over a couple of days instead of trying to do them all in a day. Starting from the refrigerator and getting rid of the crusty condiments should be the 1st thing to do. Wiping the entire inner sections and getting rid of the expired foods is the next to follow. Once done with the refrigerator, the cabinets and drawers are the elements to clean.It would be better idea to look for smaller appliances, utensils, gadgets, and tableware that you do not use. Pile them all together and put them in the donation box. Moreover, putting the items you would mainly use during the summers would be a good idea. Another set of things to do here would be taking everything out and doing an expiration check. Make sure you wipe the shelves before putting them back in place. You would also need to make space on the bulletin board, take each and everything down and put it in a neat pile.
- Kids Creativity: Art sessions are a favorite among kids and fill your house with a wide number of stuff. It would be advised to make some room by cleaning over the old stuff as you are certainly expected to get more stuff next year. Also before cleaning their space, make sure you go through each of them with you kids. Even though some might look unwanted and is a favorite among the kids, it is better to keep them where they are. Another thing to make sure you keep the memories about the stuff that your little one had created, we would advise documenting each of them in your digital camera.
- Cleaning your smart gadgets: Now this is something that you might wonder if is a part of a home project. But yes it is. In our daily lives, we hardly take the time to clean our smartphones or tablets from the inside. It doesn’t mean cleaning them physically but removing content that is of no use and is taking unnecessary space in your gadget. Before doing so it would be worth giving a thought about the things that you would not like to lose from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. After being sure about what you want and want you would not like to lose, you will have a clearer path of what to backup and what to delete. Deleting the photos and organizing them might seem time taking but can be worth when you are looking to do something that could kill time for a few minutes. Clicking on the unsubscribe option within the emails you receive is another thing to do here. This would reduce the unwanted emails and the junk that you have been receiving for a long period of time.
For the smartphone users, it would be a good idea to evaluate the number of apps they are using and the ones they have hardly known existed on their phones. Delete the ones you hardly use and would probably ever use. This is same that you would need to do with your apps and software on your laptop. Organizing the files on your laptop and cleaning the desktop is also needed to keep the clutter away.
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