Welcome to the April idea list. There is a different idea for each day of the month and then at the end of the month I will post a new list for May. Feel free to follow the list to the letter or just pick and choose the ones that best fit your life style. The whole idea of this list is basically to give you some ‘ideas’ to get more organised and have more fun in your life. I always love to hear from you so please do get in touch to let me know if your following the list, what you think about this months idea list or anything else on my blog or life in general.
Tuesday 1st – Today is April fools day! Why not help your child play a trick on an unsuspecting family member!
Wednesday 2nd – Have a look in your airing cupboard at bedding and towels. Discard any that have seen better days and make the cupboard more tidy and organised.
Thursday 3rd – Put on some rubber gloves and give the toilets in your home a good scrub down on the outside as well as the inside. Daily maintenance cleaning means this job only needs to be done a few times a year.
Friday 4th – Plan your Easter activities. What will you be eating? Who are you buying for and what will you buy? Are you planning any outings over the bank holiday weekend? What activities are you planning for your little ones? Draw up a shopping and to do list to make sure your on top of things.
Saturday 5th – Pick a room for skirting boards cleaning time.
Sunday 6th – Why not have a family painting session drawing the signs of spring.
Monday 7th – Now the weather should be getting warmer, now is the perfect time to get the patio furniture out of storage and cleaned up ready for sitting in the garden.
Tuesday 8th – Organise your child’s garden toys and clean any that need some attention. Access whether any more toys are needed and check your paddling pool if you have one for wear and tear to see if you need to fix any holes or buy a new one.
Wednesday 9th – Gather up all the hats, gloves and scarfs and put them away in a labelled box ready for the autumn.
Thursday 10th – Treat your feet to some love and attention, removing hard skin and painting your toe nails ready for sandals in warmer weather.
Friday 11th – Get the barbeque out of storage and give it a clean taking note of any needed cole, utensils etc.
Saturday 12th – Time to organise your clothing. Either put your winter clothing in a box and store elsewhere or hide it all at the back of your wardrobe so your spring, summer clothes are close to hand. If you remove your winter clothing make sure to leave one or two things at the back of your wardrobe as you can never rely on the British weather to be as expected!
Sunday 13th – Why not go on a family bike ride, weather permitting. If you do not all have bikes you could walk, roller skate or scooter. Fun in the fresh air as a family is always nice.
Monday 14th – Organise your children’s clothing in the same way as your own. Get them to try anything on which you are unsure of fitting and make a list of any needed items.
Tuesday 15th – Give the oven a good clean today. There are some fantastic products available now to help make this job easier.
Wednesday 16th – Tie a damp cloth to the end of a long handled broom and go to every room in the house getting rid of any nasty cobwebs that have appeared over the last couple of months.
Thursday 17th – Catch up on some reading today. Also if reading is something that you are passionate about, why not look into local book groups?
Friday 18th – Today is good Friday. Why not have a go at baking some hot cross buns with the kids.
Saturday 19th – Last minute Easter prep, if you are planning an egg hunt now is the time to finalise those clues!
Sunday 20th – Happy Easter! Enjoy the day spending time with family and friends.
Monday 21st – Take a look at your family notice board, the front of your fridge or wherever you stick your take-a-way menus, letters from school and child’s artwork etc. Discard anything you no longer need and make it look more tidy and organised.
Tuesday 22nd – Wash all the net curtains or blinds in your home today.
Wednesday 23rd – How does your home smell? Check if air fresheners need replacing and check to see if you still have Christmas scented candles dotted around your home.
Thursday 24th – Take your household waste bin outside and give it a good scrub both inside and outside as bins always manage to get dirty even if you always use bin bags inside your bin.
Friday 25th – Today do a job that you have been avoiding for a while. Get it done as early as possible in the day so that it is out of the way and you can feel proud of yourself for the rest of the day!
Saturday 26th – Get the kids involved in making tonight’s dinner. They could help make bread rolls to go with homemade soup or a salad.
Sunday 27th – Why not give the children a small patch of dirt in your garden and help them make a vegetable patch or a flower garden. They will love watching their crops grow and you will have good fun working on the garden together and caring for what you produce.
Monday 28th – Wash and clean your tea, coffee and sugar canisters and your salt and pepper shakers as these can often get forgotten when doing general cleaning.
Tuesday 29th – Hoover or sweep the stairs and wash the skirting boards.
Wednesday 30th – Clean out the bread bin.