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A labor-less plan for an awesome Labor Day weekend

Happy Labor Day!

photo source: someecards

photo source: someecards

This may sound strange, but Labor Day is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a day to honor those who labor tirelessly throughout the year. While July 4th is a celebration of our country’s birthday and Presidents’ Day pays tribute to all our Presidents, Labor Day is for us, hard-working “laborers.” And what’s a better a way to celebrate it than relaxing all weekend long.

Here’s my plan to have a labor-less Labor Day Weekend. Maybe this will inspire you to have one too.

Do chores early.

This is something I actually do every weekend, not just on long weekends. But I really think it’s a great tip. Make a list of everything you usually do on the weekends and do it during the week. For example, I do laundry every Friday. This way I don’t spend a minute of my precious weekend time folding clothes. Also, if you have errands to run such refilling gas, consider doing them during your lunch break. Instead of running to the bank or post office, save time and gas or do it online.

photo source: naturesnurtureblog

photo source: naturesnurtureblog

Prepare all your meals in advance

In an ideal world, I would do this every weekend, but I’ve only done this a few times. For Labor Day weekend, why not reverse it. Instead of shopping for groceries on the weekend, why not shop on a weeknight and leave the prepping and cooking for the weekend. Although prepping and cooking are still work, it’s something I find enjoyable so I don’t mind saving it for the 3-day weekend.

The key is planning. Start with a menu for the entire weekend. Make your grocery list and gather all your ingredients so you’ll have everything you’ll need at home.

photo source: backtoherroots

photo source: backtoherroots

Make a plan for relaxation

If you are like me, you are always running here and there with different projects going on at the same time. By the end of the day, you’re exhausted and nothing seems to get done. This Labor Day weekend, how about making a plan to relax. Whether this means reading a book, gardening, bingeing on Netflix, schedule it so you build in time for you.


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If this was my list, I would definitely add ice cream and napping.

I cannot wait for weekend to begin! How will you spend this Labor Day weekend?


About Terri Dux

When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes crafting, gardening, and thrifting at neighborhood garage sales.

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This entry was posted on September 4, 2015 by in Advice, Holidays and tagged , , , .
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