Father’s Day is Sunday. And you’re wondering how to thank the guy who taught you to wield a putty knife, and to shut the door and quit heating/cooling the outside — for crying out loud!
You could buy him something. But how many World’s Greatest Dad mugs and barbecue mitts does a guy need?
Instead, spend a little time. Do some chore that Dad would otherwise do. Finish a project he hasn’t had time to complete.
You’ll save money — now that will make Dad happy — and show your father how much you care. Here are some ideas:
- Hose off and hang up the hammock that’s still sitting in the basement. Scrub stubborn stains with a vinegar spritz.
- Dig up that weed tree that’s popped up between the hydrangeas.
- Clean gutters clogged with tree blossoms and other spring debris.
- Power wash and reseal the deck.
- Shine up the gas grill. A little baking soda will help get rid of burned-on chunkies.
- Clean out the garage — at least sweep it.
- Change the toilet flapper.
- Lay sod on lawn bare spots.
- Spackle, sand, and paint dents and holes in the walls.
- Hang up that picture of the grandchildren.
What’s the best Father’s Day gift you ever gave to your Dad? Received from your child?
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