Happy Mom/Happy Home: Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner – Sunday, May 14. Do you know what you’re going to do to make Mom feel special? Are you a mom looking to give the family a few ideas?

It may be 2017, but Mom is still overwhelmingly the family member chiefly concerned with keeping the house in order and well appointed. Here are four relatively simple, high impact projects to relieve some of that burden:

  1. Spruce Up the Problem Areas. We all have them. That room/closet/drawer that is completely unorganized or stuffed full. Start by taking everything out, sorting it into Keep/Give/Trash piles, then putting it back accordingly. If bins or other storage containers are required, pick some up at your favorite home improvement box store. If you don’t know where to start, give Mom the gift of a few hours with a professional organizer (we know the best), then help her implement follow through on the organizer’s tips.
  1. Plant Flowers. Here’s a twist on a Mother’s Day tradition: instead of buying a bunch of roses that will be dead and gone in a few days, plant some flowers in the yard that will bloom all summer. There are lots of perennials and annuals to choose from at most garden stores right now. If you don’t have time, hire a good landscaper to swoop in and take care of it for you (we know the best.)
  1. Clean it Up. As noted above, chances are Mom is more stressed by a dirty house than others in the family. If you don’t already have a cleaning service, bring one in to do a deep clean that will keep Mom smiling for days. Better yet, hire a service (we know the best) for regular cleanings weekly or bi-weekly, freeing up Mom’s time for more pleasant or profitable pursuits.
  1. Freshen The Walls. If it’s been a while since you painted, scuff marks, handprints, and other imperfections have likely crept up on you and you’ve not noticed because you look at the same walls every day. Maybe it’s the baseboards and trim that are looking shabby. Really examine your high traffic rooms and hallways and pick the worst to cover with a fresh coat of paint. Be sure you prep properly. If you don’t want to be bothered, hire it done. Good painters can be in and out in no time (we know the best).

Wise homeowners take care of the mom who takes care of them. Now go forth and  show Mom you appreciate her!

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