You know that thing called a “runner’s high?” Well, you can experience that feeling without ever stepping foot on pavement. Finishing a project around the house (especially one that’s been on hold) gives the same sense of satisfaction as running three miles.
Here are seven simple tasks you can do this weekend that make a big difference. Just pick one or two of these to focus on, though, so that you don’t get overwhelmed. The goal is accomplishment, not burn-out.
Clean out the pantry and/or fridge.
Optimize your refrigerator space and make sure perishables are stored properly to maximize shelf life. Speaking of shelf life, even pantry staples have an expiration date.
Hang string lights.
Give your small balcony or spacious backyard a designer look, instantly, with string lights. They bring a warm, cozy glow that makes outdoor spaces feel so much more put-together and inviting.
Do a cleanse… for your closet.
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to clear out old sweaters and shorts to make way for fresh new styles. There’s no denying that cleaning out the closet is dreadful, but we broke down this task into manageable 15-minute segments.
Clean a cast-iron skillet the right way.
Give your trusty old cast iron skillet some TLC. When you’re done, you’ll wonder why you ever put off cleaning it. Fry some bacon to celebrate.
Start an Herb Garden.
Not only are herb gardens small-space-friendly, but they’re great for beginner gardeners, too. Plus, these gardens take no time at all to put together.
Save time; use the washing machine.
If you’re feeling ambitious and want to tackle a few projects over the weekend, clean one of these washing-machine-friendly items while you work on other tasks.
Focus on the little things.
For instance, your toothbrush holder could probably use a good scrub down.