This is the weekend when you plan to finish all of the tasks that you were not able to complete during the rest of the summer. The outdoor furniture cover that you ordered has finally arrived and getting the patio furniture cleaned is at the top of the list. You also plan to sort through the garden shed and clean all of the garden equipment, donating what the items that you have not recently used.
Although many of your neighbors are planning weekends at the lake, you and your husband have committed to working around the house and getting all of the tasks completed. It will take a lot of work, but knowing that the outdoor furniture covers will be ready when you need them will be a relief. You will make sure that you take some breaks from the work, but the majority of this three day weekend will be spent on task. The task of cleaning and sorting and donating the things that are no longer used and reorganizing the tools you use the most often so that they are easy to find.
What Are Your Plans for This Labor Day Weekend?
Whether you are planning to spend this three day weekend planting fall flowers or restaining the deck, the process of finishing the outdoor jobs that have been neglected all summer is a great way to spend the last weekend of the summer. And while it is not always fun to do the hard work that needs to be completed, the rest of the fall will be more enjoyable knowing that you have taken care of the details.
Taking the time to care for the items that you own will extend the life of those items. From Amish furniture to your new gazebo, taking the time to stain outdoor wood once every two years means that it will last longer. Given that more than 92% of survey respondents indicate that they plan to keep wood furniture for at least 15 years, it is important to invest in the purchases that you make. A wooden shed will last at least 15 to 20 years, so it is important to to determine your space needs and add 25% for future storage needs when purchasing a shed or other outdoor storage structure.
Whether you take care of the maintenance that you need address on this upcoming three day weekend, or you take care of installing the outdoor furniture covers at a later date, it is important to remember that investing in your purchases is important.