If you have an abundance of croquet wickets you can use them to corral your garden hose. Press them into your lawn or garden area to define where you want your hose to be. Then just snake the hose through the wickets and it won’t flop around and crush your delicate flowers.
Use a large cardboard box to make houses and/or castles for the children in your life. Cut windows and doors from the box. Decorate with paint, staple fabric to windows for curtains, place an old rug on the floor, use your imagination!
Punch two holes about 2 inches from top of a large cardboard box about 4-inches apart. Thread a piece of rope through each hole and tie a knot on the inside of the box to hold the rope in place. One child can sit in the box while another child or adult uses the rope to drag the box over a carpet, packed snow or wet grass. Caution: box will eventually fall apart when dragged over wet landscape.
A soft plastic ball such as a soccer or beach ball is great for toning your inner-thighs. Hold the ball between your knees while sitting close to the edge of your chair. Squeeze your legs together and hold for a count of ten. Do double-duty by doing this while you’re sitting at your desk working or while watching television.