The good news is that it’s already March, and that means spring is on its way. The bad news? We still have the entire March left, which means another 3 weeks of potential snow… and who says it can’t snow in April? Well, we may as well make the best of it!
No more feeling stuck at home and unproductive with this list:
I don’t know about you, but I have a recipe book where everything is organized and legible, and then I have random recipes written on index cards, scrap paper, sticky notes, and just about anything. Every once in a while I like to go through them and rewrite them on cards in my recipe book, This makes it a lot easier to find what I want on days that I am in a rush and searching for that recipe that I know is somewhere…
Now is a great time, especially as it is before the summer months. For some reason, I tend to cook more then, not sure why. Maybe it’s the outdoor meals where everyone just sits around and likes to snack.
Organize Linen Closet
Sometimes I think that sheets were invented to make housewives crazy! They just don’t fold normally…
Some people say that there is no point in ordering the linen closet because it will not last more than a week or two, but there is nothing like the feeling of looking at your very own color coordinated linen closet where every item is folded to perfection.
Call an Old Friend
Life gets so busy, you sometimes forget about those people whom you never thought you could live without! Get comfortable on the couch with a cup of hot coffee and call someone you love but hardly speak to. Facebook is not the same as a good old-fashioned ear-to-ear conversation.
Bake Cakes and Freeze
Now is a great time to fill your freezer with yummy treats. You will definitely appreciate it when you want a delicious homemade cake, but do not have a second to spare. If you make something plain like chocolate cake, or amaretto cake, you can always frost and decorate to use for any occasion.
Give Away Old Clothing
You know those tops hanging in your closet untouched for months? Somebody else will appreciate them! On a cold, dreary day bring warmth to someone’s life by giving them your used, good-condition clothing. Look through your closet and sort as follows:
- Pimpled, ripped, stained, etc.-garbage bag
- Good condition but don’t wear- giveaway bag
- Favorites-keep and refold/hang
Enjoy your clutter-free closet!
Organize Junk Draw
For some reason the junk draw in my kitchen has thousands of pens that don’t work. When you try it and it is dry, don’t put it back in the draw. The garbage can was invented for this purpose!
Seriously, junk draws are supposed to have junk, but it can still be organized somewhat. Look at your junk draw and throw out non-functional pens, pencils, markers, etc., old receipts, candy wrappers, anything else that you don’t need.
A great way to keep this draw organized is to insert bins or a cutlery organizer. Mine has a cutlery organizer (from Target), and it’s great! It has small sections where I keep rubber bands, pens, markers and bag clips, and a big section for stuff like scissors, tape, small notepad, etc.
Keep busy and enjoy the snow!
photo by Ryan Holst through Flickr