The work week can sometimes feel like a drag. The trick to reversing that is to mark your calendar with small (yet rewarding) tasks to complete around the house each day. Something small enough to not tire you out after a full day of work, yet big enough to make you feel accomplished. Let’s face it—we all get so caught up in being busy that we sometimes let the small details of our home slip through the cracks. By scheduling a small chore or decoration every day, it will spread out the work, help the week fly by. Little by little, your house will feel like that cozy and clean home you’ve always envisioned.
Decorate with winter citrus
Who said only spring and summer invite flavor into the home? Winter is prime season for many delicious fruits that look as good as they taste. Fill a decorative bowl or platter with grapefruits, clementines, or oranges that can double as on-the-go snacks for you and your family!
Plant a kitchen herb garden
Nothing will freshen up your kitchen like some greens! These plants will give you something to care for every day, while helping you make your meals tastier than ever.
Make your floors sparkle
The winter is probably the toughest time to keep those wood floors clean. Between wet boots and road salt, your floors are taking a beating! Dedicate a night to scrub them down (or vacuum if you have rugs/carpet!) and start a shoes-off policy. Keep cozy slippers by your door for you to slip on when you get home, and have a chair or bench near the doorway to make it easy for guests to help keep the floors looking nice
Organize your bookshelf
There’s nothing that makes a room feel more cluttered than a pile of messy books. Take some time to make them look neat and organized. You’ll feel as if a weight has been lifted off your shoulders when you walk away.
This may not be something that will make your home feel better, but it will make you feel better. As we grow older, it becomes easier to lose touch with special friends. Sitting down and sending a few postcards will not only make them smile, but will make you feel good too!
There’s something about having something to look forward to completing and being able to check it off your to-do list that makes time go by faster. All these little projects will add up to a healthier, happier you!