North Olmsted, Ohio... If you're a mom, the to-do list is never-ending. From cooking to doing laundry and hosting playdates, it can be tough to find time to read a magazine, let alone make updates to your home. So, when might you have a few moments without the kiddos around? Naptime! Here are a few projects that take less than an hour -- all without hiring a professional.
1. Tidy Room Tidy Mind
Are you tripping over toys? If so, a bookcase with cubbies is the perfect solution for storing kids' stuff. Once you have your new storage unit, group like items together. If they're still sleeping, use the few extra minutes to label the fronts of each bin so you can easily locate items, without emptying everything out.
2. Make Showering a Snap
It's hard work being a mom. Luckily, upgrading your showerhead takes only minutes and a good shower can be the perfect way to de-stress after a long day. New Moen® Magnetix™ handheld showerheads are the perfect choice. They offer an integrated magnetic dock that allows for easy release and docking of the showerhead, as well as six high-performance spray options (including a massage setting). Plus, a flexible, kink-free, 60-inch metal hose provides greater reach to make bathing children, washing pets and cleaning the shower easier.
3. Welcoming Entry
When guests arrive for a play date, the front door is often the first feature of the house they see. Brush on a new paint color to boost your home's curb appeal. Add a few coordinating accessories, like a new welcome mat or planters on the front stoop to make an even bigger impact.
4. Safety and Storage
Safety is always top-of-mind for parents -- but what about in the bath? Stop worrying about slips and falls (and add an extra spot to stow shower essentials) by installing Moen's Grab Bar with Shelf. This unique product installs easily using SecureMount™ Anchors, so you can quickly and securely install the grab bar anywhere on the wall... even without a stud.
5. Perfect Your Pantry
Not sure which staples are stashed in the corner of your pantry? Grab a garbage can and start cleaning. Remove everything and dispose of all expired items. Next, evaluate what's left and if you haven't used a non-perishable in a year, donate it to a food bank. Finally, clean the shelves, cover them with Easy Liner® brand shelf liner and restock your items neatly.
6. Ordinary Into Beautiful
Do you think tiling the kitchen will wake up your child? Think again. Today, there are many easy-to-install tile backsplashes that offer an adhesive backing or simply adhere with double-sided tape. It'll give your kitchen a high-end look in less time than a trip to the grocery store.
See, now wasn't that easy? It doesn't have to take a lot of time to make a big impact. Best of all you can take them one-at-a-time during your kids' naptime to give your house added functionality and style.