By now, you’ve probably got a good case of cabin fever. At first, it was pretty and many enjoyed some welcomed days off. But now, it’s worn out its welcome, plus, the kiddies may be driving you crazy.
When I was growing up, my parents planted very large gardens. During the winter, they would pour over several seed catalogs, deciding what new, improved varieties they wanted to plant in the Spring. It took their minds off the cold winter by looking forward to warmer weather.
Well, if you’re not into planting a garden, here are some things you can do during this down time.
- Start planning an update to your landscaping. Whether adding new plants or redoing overgrown ones, it’s a good time to talk to the landscape design companies. Although the workers are plowing parking lots, the sales staff may not be busy, so it’s a good time to schedule an appointment with them to draw up a design.
- Plan to add a deck, patio or fence. Just like the landscapers, this is a down period for the contractors. With last year’s economy, they may be eager for business, plus, should have ample time to work on your design.
- Have your lawn mower serviced. Also, take advantage of early-bird sales on lawn fertilizers. You may also need to watch for snow mold with all this snow cover.
- Schedule a roofer to inspect your roof, gutters and downspouts for damage due the weight of this snow. Once the weather breaks, they may get busy so you might want to get into their early schedule now.
- Planning to have a garage/tag sale? It’s a great time to start gathering and pricing your items now. This also gives the family time to argue about which old T-shirts stay or go. 🙂
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