School holidays are upon us yet again! If you’re finding the days hard to fill, or struggling to keep the kids entertained, we’re here to help!
Spring organising can be a fun and exciting activity for the whole family to enjoy, so why not give it a try!
Keep reading for 8 spring organising activities perfect for the school holidays.
1. Donate outgrown toys to charity
Kids have a special ability to outgrow clothes and toys at a rate faster than speeding light! We recommend getting the kids involved in boxing up any toys they no longer play with or need and donating to charity.
You can also use this as an opportunity for older siblings to pass toys down to younger siblings, or to have a toy swap day within your home.
2. Create a meal plan for the coming months
Is there anything more tiresome than deciding what to cook day in day out? Wouldn’t it be nice if you knew what meal to make every single night of the week?
Hold a family brainstorming session where you devise a meal plan for the coming months. By including the whole family, you can ensure that all favourite meals are covered and it’s also a great opportunity to teach younger family members about good nutrition.
3. Sort and restock the pantry
Once you’ve devised your meal plan, it’s time to get the pantry organised. We recommend removing all items one by one and discarding anything past it’s use by date or that you know deep-down your family will never eat.
Create a shopping list for any needed items and restock the next time you’re at the supermarket.
4. Create an electronic filing system
Is there anyone better at converting hard copy documents to PDF than today’s kids? We think not! Enlist your kids help to scan and file important family documents. This also provides a great opportunity to instil good habits into your kids – such as the importance for holding onto certain paperwork etc.
5. Declutter the family DVD (book or game) collection
Finally, round up the family to get any and all collections organised. For DVDs or gaming console games we recommend consolidating your collection into disc cases. Not only are these easier to store as they take up less space, but it also means entire collections are easily transported.