Do you find yourself telling your kids this on a daily basis??? STAY OUTSIDE! We want them to soak up the sun and fresh air and get off the couch. We want them to play with each other and enjoy the summer. But often times, we don’t want to go in our backyards or invite friends over because we think our outdoor living space is not attractive. Today, I am going to give you some easy examples to spruce up your outdoor living area so that you will be running to get OUTSIDE!!
- Organize the STUFF
If you have little ones that are playing outside, create an area for all of their toys. This also works well in a garage, but it’s perfect for summer! Label your tubs so your children know where to put things back when they are done playing.
Shelving- HomeDepot or Lowes
Tubs- Target or Walmart
Labels- Offfice Depot
Chalk Marker- Office Depot or Amazon
If you are fortunate to have a pool in your backyard, you know that towels and pool toys can clutter up a space quickly. Use a planter box or large basket to hold towels and toys. Wet towels can be hung on hooks along the fence. If you do not want to mount the hooks directly on your fence, metal hooks are a nice alternative and can be taken down to store once summer is over. ( Note to parents, the wet towels will not magically hang themselves. Kids must be trained to hang them up!!)
3. Add Color
Pillows, side tables and a strand of lights are easy ways to spruce up your outdoor living areas for very little money. Right now is a great time to find these items at summer discounts.
4. Something Green
To finish off your heard work, Don’t forget to add something living to your space. Pots are a nice way to add color to any size area.