The weeks leading up to your kids heading back to school can be some of the most stressful of the year for parents. There are new clothes and school supplies to buy, schedules to set in place, and lunches to pack. But, once your kids are back in school, it means extra free time!
That free time can be put to good use around the home, especially if you were already considering taking some home updates. If you have the desire to spruce up your home, but you’re not sure where to start, then you’ve come to the right place.
We have some great ideas for home updates you can finish while your kids are in school. Take our ideas and make them your own, use them for inspiration, or just enjoy reading while sipping a cup of coffee uninterrupted for the first time in a few months.
Kids have a lot of homework to do, regardless of what grade level they’re at. While it might be nice to have your kids do their homework at the dining room table or in their bedrooms, it’s not always convenient.
Bedrooms are full of fun distractions, and having your kids work at the dining room table can be difficult if you’re trying to get dinner ready. That’s why you should create a special study space for them!
You can do this in a finished basement, spare room, or even a corner of the living room. The first thing you’ll want to do is clear the space of distractions. Consider adding some new cabinets or shelving to the space so they can keep all their school work and school project-related items in that space.
Then, get a child-sized desk, add a nice desk lamp and some basic studying equipment and you’re all set. Your kids will be thrilled to have a space all their own and it even encourages them to get that history assignment finished.
Summer break often means organization goes right out the window. A child’s most important job is to play and explore, but it means keeping their playroom organized is a challenge.
The best time to organize their playroom is while they’re away at school. It’s time to pull out the plastic totes and your label maker. Categorize all of your children’s toys and make a special home for each of them.
This would also be a great time to install some new custom wire shelving or custom cabinets. You could even install some cubby-style cabinets that will allow you to create a ‘home’ inside each cubby hole for your children’s toys.
Your children will love that their toys have their own special homes, and they’ll be more willing to put their toys away if they believe they’re bringing them home at the end of playtime, rather than just tossing them into a generic toybox.
Most parents have a hard time thinking about doing something for themselves, and it’s understandable. However, once your children are back at school and you’ve made some updates around the home for them, it’s time to make some updates for yourself.
This is the perfect opportunity to give your bathroom a makeover. Take out that decades-old mirror and replace it with something fun! Get a custom mirror that matches the design you want and looks great!
Add some lights around your mirror so you can start your mornings with an extra pop of brightness. Change up the color of the walls, add some new bath mats, and give the room a good sprucing up.
You could install new shelves or cabinets if you need extra storage. Or, if you’re looking to increase the convenience in this space, you could install robe or towel hooks. Make the space more functional and bright for those early school mornings.
We understand parents’ busy schedules and the need to get your home updates done while your kids are at school. Whether you need help installing new shelving in their playroom or sprucing up your bathroom, Harkraft can help. Contact us today to get started.