The summer holiday is finally here, so time for that ultimate enjoyment. No worries, even with the little ones it’s possible to relax and have some me-time. With a little help, imagination and improvisation, you’ll be able to put your feet up and enjoy the sunshine. Wondering how you can accomplish this? With these 5 tips, you’ll make the most out of your summer.
Take it slow
Because it’s a holiday, after all. Order your groceries online and save yourself from hauling heavy bags around. Dare to say ‘no’ to household chores, so you can make the most out of those sunny summer days. Arrange for help in the household through Helpling. So you can take the kids to the beach and return to a clean and organised home. Sounds great, right? With the giftcode* ‘Charlycares10’ you’ll get a €10,- discount when booking a cleaner.
Do fun activities
In summer, there are plenty of fun activities to do. Both with and without the children. You can have a night at the movies, visit a museum together, or go out for dinner. Activities without the kids? No stress, you can easily find a babysitter through Charly Cares. Even last minute, you’ll have a babysitter in no time, but if you find yourself making more and more plans without the children, you can also go for a fixed babysitter.
Enjoy the sunshine
Nothing’s better on a summer morning than going outside for a bit. Walk around the block, enjoy the fresh air, singing birds, and the sun. Having some dinner in the garden is also great for getting that summer feeling. Luckily, it stays lighter and warmer for longer in the summer. So enjoy those hot summer nights in the garden, on the balcony, in the park, or on a terrace.
Let the kids help for a bit
Of course, you can’t expect the littlest ones to clean up all the messes they make, but starting at 4, children are fine to help take care of little things around the house. Think of cleaning up their toys, straightening out their sheets, and setting the table. Reward them for a finished job, for example with stickers on a card, and agree on a fun treat when their card is full. Success guaranteed!
Don’t start any big projects
Of course, it’s difficult to slow down after a year of running and jumping. We often have the urge to continue throughout the holidays, for example by cleaning out that junk room in the attic or by painting all the woodwork. Try to not do that this summer. Take the rest you need and try to do only things you actually like to do. That junk room will still be there in autumn.
*This giftcode is only valid for repeat bookings from new members and can be used only once per household. This offer is not valid in combination with other offers and can be entered until 10 August 2019.