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5 Ways to Spruce up your Eastman Home

Summer is coming, and that means that right now is the time to clean up and add some flare to your home!

By Eastman Tourism

April 20, 2020
Read time: 3 min

Summer is coming, and that means that right now is the time to clean up and add some flare to your home! Get out of the dull colours of winter and have some fun with some new, stylish additions.

Don’t know where to start? No problem! Here are 5 ways to spruce up your Eastman home for the upcoming summer fun!

*Disclaimer* Time in nature has not been cancelled, but we must be responsible to help everyone stay safe and healthy! Here are some guidelines to follow while exploring your community:

  • Stay home if you have been traveling or do not feel well. Here is a great resource if you are quarantined. This will help you find people in Manitoba who are willing and able to help you while quarantined. Help Next Door Manitoba
  • Go out with your family, but practice social distancing with other groups.
  • Stay within your community. Please do not travel to other communities.
  • Stay off play structures in parks and schools.
  • Social Distancing can be easier in rural communities because we live farther apart from each other. If you live in a condo or apartment, please follow the guidelines provided to you to ensure you keep your social distance from you neighbors.

Cinder Block Fire Pit

Who doesn’t love a nice bonfire? It’s relaxing, fun, and a great way to spend time with your family and get outdoors. Purchase cinder blocks to create your very own inexpensive and unique fire pit for the whole family to enjoy! Just don’t forget to get some marshmallows and hot dogs!

Indoor and Outdoor Plant Care

Gardening and planting are one of the best ways to stay active and is great for the mind! It can also pull together any yard or room!

Start seeding in your yard or even grab some egg cartons or milk jugs and start up a little garden inside your home. There’s an endless supply of resources online or even check out your local library’s website for eBooks. You can also check out Planet Natural Research Center’s website for some great tips for indoor gardening.

Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture is a great way to add some personal flare to your yard! Besides, what better way to spend time outdoors then sitting back and just relaxing with your family!

Plus, if you love building and crafting, then you will love building your own outdoor furniture! Whether it’s chairs to go with your new cinder block fire pit, a beautiful, sturdy table, or a cozy bench to share with the family, this activity will surely be a rewarding one.

Search for your family’s style on the thousands of tutorials online and create your personalized masterpieces!

Bird Feeders

How can something so small bring so much into your life? Bird feeders bring colourful and fascinating birds right to your home – and maybe a few squirrels too!

This is another object on this list that can be turned into a family project by building your very own bird feeder! By crafting your own bird feeder, you get to learn a new skill, be active, spend time with the family, and, in the end, create hours of interesting interactions with wildlife!

Outdoor Lights

It’s amazing what a little light can do to show just how amazing your home is! There are tons of different ways to incorporate lights into your yard that can add a little dazzle! Whether it’s wall lights, post lights, or decorative twinkle lights, it will add that ‘wow’ factor!

Check out your local hardware store for the perfect set of lights that will make your yard the most glamorous one in the neighborhood!

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