January and February are often thought of as “doldrums” months. But as Pulitzer-prize winning author Phyllis McGinley humorously quips, “A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.”
Why not maximize your down time with some organizing and de-cluttering. Why not pick out a long-forgotten cluttered closet or messy cabinet and meet it head-on. Take the time you would have been driving Johnny to soccer practice and use it for organizing and consolidating.
Even better, why not spend some time training your child in the skill of organizing and establishing order in their rooms? Kids really do love order. But they need guidance and training in order to acquire this life skill.
Need a plan and some inspiration to start? There are plenty of ideas at With Time to Spare. Read Defeating the winter doldrums post for great ideas when working with your teens.