Tomorrow is March already. Inching closer to warmer weather (yet around here we've been known to have some pretty major snowfalls in both March and April). March is kind of a difficult month because it's still not time yet to go out and do anything in the yard, still too early to plant, etc. It's an in between time, but I look at it as another month to keep going on indoor work and get to some chores and projects that need to be done so that when the nice warm weather does get here, we'll be able to spend it outdoors and everything that includes. I looked ahead at the April to-do's and the list is a mile long!!!! So, I have gone around the house and wrote down the things that need to be taken care of and for the next four weeks I can plug away at them.
It was a day that was spent mostly in paperwork, so there really isn't anything new cooking (just leftovers tonight) or anything worth posting about. I'll just get to my March to do list (which is VERY short and one of the things I've already mentioned):
*Start cleaning your garden equipment - it's pretty chilly here yet so I'm thinking this will probably have to wait until the middle or end of the month. I'm not very good in the Fall in cleaning our equipment before putting it away for the winter, so this cleaning would include the rakes and the trowels and sharpening the lawn mower blades and anything else you will need for your gardening and lawn needs.
*Make homemade cleaning products for the pantry. Anything from laundry detergent to all-purpose sprays, etc. You can look these up on-line and you'll find LOTS of "recipes" to try. Sometimes this can be a little trial and error to see which ones work and which ones you like, but you're bound to find something. This can be a money saver.
*And, this is what I've said before - keep up with indoor projects before the nicer weather sets in.
Just three things this month!!!!! : ) But, for me, I will need this whole month to tackle these three things. So we can look at March as a do-nothing month, or we can change gears and really apply ourselves and get our house in order so we won't have anything hanging over our heads when we'd rather be outside.
Have fun with this and keep a good attitude as you bring order and organization to that wonderful place we call home. : ) God bless your homemaking efforts!!