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If you’ve got a little spare time during summer vacation it’s the perfect time of year for a project. You could spruce up your outside space for entertaining and turn it into a perfect place to relax in the warmer evenings. Why not prepare a to-do list of DIY jobs around the house that you can get done while the kids are away for the weekend? Make the most of your distraction-free time. Here are a few ideas for summer projects that will leave you feeling satisfied.

Spruce up your yard for entertaining

You could make a couple of quick upgrades to your patio or decking to create a relaxing backyard for entertaining. These could include decorative lighting, hanging baskets, or even new furniture. You could also consider planting a few summer or autumn blooming additions to your garden. In a day or two’s work, you can transform your outside space and make it more welcoming for your guests. You can enjoy the warm evenings outdoors together for longer.

A weekend of DIY

Make a DIY checklist and spend a weekend ensuring everything is in tip-top shape around the house. Carry out any routine maintenance such as checking the electrics, HVAC system, roof and basement inspections, and anything else that needs doing. You may find you need to make a few quick changes such as an Electric Panel Upgrade, or roof repairs. Summer is a good time of year to get on top of these things and it’s easier with fewer people in the house.

Turn your bathroom into a spa

It’s essential to make time and space for yourself whenever you can, so why not turn your bathroom into a haven of tranquility? You can then enjoy a long soak and a few DIY spa treatments while your kids are away. With a few small additions and a decluttering you can transform your bathroom. Try using the vertical space to store items and get rid of any duplicates. You can then fill the space with candles, essential oil diffusers, or fresh new accessories such as fluffy towels and mats.

Find a creative hobby

If you’re the creative type you could try upcycling household items to decorate your house and garden. You can turn just about anything into a planter, for example. Here are a few more upcycling ideas to give you inspiration. You could also spend a weekend painting in the garden while it’s quite at home. Creative hobbies can be very therapeutic and you’ll have something to show for it when you’re done.

Mindful decluttering

Decluttering your home not only helps clear the place of dirt and debris but it’s also beneficial for your mental well-being. There are several reasons why decluttering is good for your mental health. It helps to relieve everyday stress and can be very satisfying. A tidy home is also a much more relaxing place to be in. Spend a weekend sprucing up your space and you can get the most out of it.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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