July 07, 2020
by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education
It’s hard to come up with creative ideas when there’s an overlay of fear and anxiety. The economy isn’t where any would like it and many of us are facing personal financial challenges. Finding things to do that won’t break the bank is important but also activities that bring the family together are an added bonus and will help make those fond memories in the face of a very scary pandemic. I hope you enjoy and stay safe and well.
- Put on your Bob the Builder caps (literal or figurative) and become home handy people, figuring out what needs fixing, and doing it!
- Encourage and help your kids to re-do their rooms
- Make a new play space by cleaning part of your attic or basement
- Sort the toys: spend a short time with your kids sorting their toys. Let them play with each one until they’re sure which ones they want to keep and which ones can be donated.
- Print your photos and write on the backs of them for posterity
- Clean out your junk drawer(s) together and find family treasures
- Alphabetize your spices
- Match your socks, then have a sock fight
- Hang your favorite picture
- Dust your baseboards
- Make your own eyeglass cleaner
- Make your own household cleaner
- Clean out your closet and collect too-small clothes to donate
- Find household stuff you don’t need and give it away on Freecycle
- Make a paradise for your pets! Clean out your fish tank / hamster cage / bird cage etc.
- Find all of the available house paint and decide either to throw it away or plan your next project that uses it – freshen up a wall or some trim!
- Get yourself some free “new” clothes: Sew rips / patch your jeans / sew on missing buttons
- Clean out, vacuum, and disinfect your car
- Corral and sort the 10,000 charger cords in your house
- Change your smoke detector batteries
- Install smoke detectors
- Organize/purge kids’ art together