Now that you have dropped your kid off at college you may be asking yourself, “What am I supposed to do?” For the first time in 18 years, you don’t have to schedule your day around carpooling, afterschool practice or packing lunches. Of course, you didn’t mind doing all those things and you probably miss them but now is the time to refocus your attention on some of the things you might have been putting off while raising the kids. They’ll be fine in college. Here are some great things to do while there a way:
Take up a Hobby
Perhaps there is something that you use to do back in the day that you could go back to. Did you enjoy taking photographs or spinning pottery? Maybe you enjoyed sewing or other arts and crafts. Those are the kinds of things you can return to now you have some free time on your hands. You can also start a new hobby. Did you ever want to learn how to play the piano? Build a ship in a bottle? Go for it.
Traveling is the number one thing that many parents do after their kids go off to college. You don’t have to go around the world but there might be some fun weekend trips to go on. Perhaps it’s time to book that crews adventure you always dreamt about. Think of this vacation as a reward for all the hauled work you did getting your kid off to college. That is definitely something that should be celebrated.
If you miss being around your kid, then there are plenty of opportunities where you could be help other kids. There are always programs at the local library for afterschool reading. You could even get a job at a preschool or day care center.
Organize Your Home
This is also a perfect time to organize your home. Start with the junk drawer in your kitchen and expand to your closet, basement, garage and attic. You should go on a quest for all the unwanted clutter that is taking up valuable space in your house. It doesn’t just have to be old computers but also futons, sofas, mattresses, appliances and any other household goods you know you’re not going to use again. All of that stuff could fill up a truck and that’s just what Junk King Richmond can provide. They’ll also be sending over a crew to do all the lifting and loading. You can just sit back and watch all that rubbish leave your home for good. You can always count on Junk King Richmond to help organize your home by hauling away the junk.