Sunday is traditionally a day of rest. But what about if you want a day of productivity? Well, here are a few ideas that will make you feel totally smug with yourself come nightfall.
Wash the car inside and out
Why pay to get the car washed at a service station when you can do it yourself. Roll up those sleeves and get to work. This handy guide from Auto Finesse shows you a number of steps to take with helpful illustrations. If you don’t have lots of tools that hand, some hot soapy water and a sponge will do the trick.
Cook meals for the week
Many of us say we’re going to start doing this but then never quite get round to it. Well, this weekend is the one! The night before, make a meal plan full of good food. Try to mix up different types of meat and veg for a varied diet. Also, take into consideration any leftovers you might have, and factor these in too. You could make two portions of meatballs, for instance. Then, have them one night with spaghetti and another night on a homemade pizza with herbs and mozzarella. On Sunday morning, go and get your ingredients. Then, get to work in the afternoon. Cooking multiple things at once is also more energy efficient. If you’ve got the oven on, you might as well have more than one thing inside. Once the working week starts again, you’ll be so glad to know you’ve got homemade meals waiting for you.
Deep clean the house
No, we don’t mean dust a few surfaces and clean the bath while you’re in it. We mean a proper, deep clean. Hook your favorite music up to speakers, get on some comfy clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and dig in. An efficient way to do it is to go a room at a time. Or, if you’ve got lots of rooms to do and want to get it all done at once, call in professional cleaning services. You can give these guys the hardest tasks, as they’ll have the best equipment for it and know the best methods.
Clear out your wardrobe
We’re always putting new things into our wardrobes, but rarely taking old things out. These leads to an over-stuffed space that is full of things you don’t currently wear. You should do a seasonal clear-out anyway; there is no point keeping winter coats in your wardrobe if it’s August! But if you have a free Sunday, it’s worth doing anyway. Ask yourself if you’ve worn each item in the last month. If the answer is no, move it into storage.
Have a personal training session
You may already go to the gym or train on a Sunday, but how about taking things up a notch? Book a session with a personal trainer. They’ll be able to reboot your current workout and suggest any changes or tweaks. They also act as great motivation, increasing your chances of having a productive workout.