It’s that time of year when many people have unexpected days at home due to bad weather. If you have school age children you know it can be a trying time when everyone is cooped up in the house.
Here are a few projects that can be fun to do with your children or even by yourself on a cold snowy day. The best thing about these projects is that you will be clearing out some clutter at the same time.
1. Go through your boxes of photos and throw away any bad shots. Take a photo safe pen to write the date, names of people, and location on the back of the good photos. Make this a fun time to reminisce with your children or educate them on the family history.
2. Pull out the boxes of your children’s saved papers from past school years. Go down memory lane with them. Then get rid of as many papers as possible. You don’t have to wait until the end of the school year to do this for previous years.
3. Snowy days are a good time to go through the overstuffed shelves filled with books and DVD’s. Pull out the ones you know you and/or your children will never read or watch again. You just might find a book or two to sit down and enjoy with your children along with a cup of hot chocolate.
4. Do you have a lot of craft supplies stashed away? Why not pull those out and get creative with your children. When supplies sit there unused for long periods of time they can become clutter. So get those creative juices going to have fun and use up some of those extra supplies.
It doesn’t have to be snowy weather that keeps you indoors. Rainy days come along all year round. So can sick days. Plan ahead for that day so you’re ready to jump in and have fun. Buy a photo safe pen if you need it. Purchase the proper storage boxes if you don’t have them. Don’t go overboard with buying more supplies, just make sure you have the basics to work on your chosen project.
If you have any indoor projects you do on those unplanned days at home I would love to hear about them. Thanks.
To a lighter load along the way.