Mom is the essential ingredient that keeps a house feeling like home. She’s usually the one who does everything that needs to be done to keep everyone else on schedule.
In order to honor mom, let’s take a look at 5 quick and easy household hacks to make her happy this Mother’s Day:
Moms are famous for accomplishing more chores in an hour than the average dad or child could get done in three weeks. But while no one does those chores quite as well as mom, that doesn’t mean she wouldn’t appreciate a little help here and there.
One of the best ways that you can help mom out before and even after Mother’s Day is to chip in on the regular chores that she usually takes care of. Simple things like doing a load of laundry or unloading the dishwasher can go a long way toward reducing the overwhelming amount of household work that she has to worry about.
Arts & Crafts
While she might have loved things in little blue boxes from Tiffany’s before the kids were born, mom now places a much greater value on hand-made crafts from her kids than any superficial jewelry you might be inclined to get her.
Creating a special, one-of-a-kind piece of art for mom to hang on the wall will have her glowing not just on Mother’s Day, but every time someone mentions it for as long as it stays on the wall.
There are plenty of great simple and easy craft projects that any dad can help the kids complete available on Pinterest. Just search for “mother’s day crafts.”
Picking up a vase of fresh flowers for mom is a great move for any dad, but having the kids chip in on planting the summer flowers for mom is an even better option. Those arranged flowers are going to die out shortly, but mom will appreciate the ones you plant outside all summer long.
If mom is big on gardening, now is the perfect time to help her get started with her seeds. This is a great project for the kids that mom will really love.
Complete the Project
The honey-do list gets a bad reputation as something that domineering wives expect their husbands to complete.
In actuality, dad likely has at least a half dozen incomplete projects around the house. Finishing one or more of these projects can be the gift that gives mom some relief and satisfaction on her special Sunday.
If you happen to be the one dad on the planet that doesn’t have a long list of ongoing projects, maybe this year is a good time to start (and finish) one. Think about what you could do to make mom’s life easier. This could be as simple as new knobs on the kitchen cabinets, or maybe installing a closet organizer from your local home improvement store
The Laundry Room
When all else fails, head to the laundry room. No one likes doing laundry. And believe it or not, mom doesn’t either. But she still makes sure that it gets done.
One of the simplest things that you can do to make sure she has a great Mother’s Day is to do a few loads of laundry. If you are scared you might screw that up (as many dads are) you could also find a way to make mom’s laundry experience more enjoyable. This might include installing new hangers for drying clothes, or just cleaning out the utility tub.
No matter what task you choose to do around the house to make mom’s life easier this Mother’s Day, make sure that you do something to let her know how special she is. The exact details of what you do are not nearly as important as the simple fact of letting her know that she is appreciated.
Thanks for everything, mom! We love you!