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Unless your car just came off the showroom floor, it probably needs some automotive maintenance done to it. Taking your vehicle to the shop for routine maintenance is a hassle, and it's expensive. Turn auto maintenance into a date and have all kinds of fun in the process. Reward yourself with something great to eat after you're done to turn your auto maintenance date into something even more enjoyable. If you want to make your date even more enjoyable, take your vehicle for a spin after you perform maintenance on it. All your hard work will pay off when you're going down the road and enjoying the ride.
Auto repair might seem like a strange date night until you learn how much a mechanic charges! This is a great idea for newlyweds without a lot of money or other couples who love to live frugally. There are many things that a couple can do in the garage that will save them quite a bit of money. Some expensive repair jobs are quite simple to do yourself. Doing so you'll save money, learn more about your car, and spend time with each other. Even something as simple as changing your windshield wiper blades can be adventurous and fun if you've never done if before. If you're unsure how to do something, watch YouTube videos and learn from others.
You probably spend more time in your bedroom than in any other room in the house. A bedroom makeover is something you should do every once in a while to keep things fresh. A bedroom makeover can consist of cleaning and rearranging things or going all out and replacing everything that you can. Changing things up can really improve the feel. Take the opportunity to make your bedroom a little more sexy. If you're in for a wild experiment, allow your spouse to design the entire makeover. Allow your spouse to choose the bedsheets, the furniture, and whatever else you're willing to give them the power to change. You might be in for a jaw-dropping experience when you see how your spouse wants your bedroom decorated.
One bathtub plus the two of you equals a magical evening. Light some candles, turn on some soft relaxing music and soak in a luxurious bubble bath. Allow yourselves to melt away in the sheer elegance of the warm water and the suds. Bubble baths are a great way to connect if you've been away for far too long. The two of you will be in the bathtub together so close that talking is a must. Feeding each other chocolates or fruit can add to the romantic undercurrents of taking a bubble bath together. This is definitely a great activity to indulge in from time to time with your spouse.
It seems no matter how much you clean, everything is always dirty. Are you and your spouse neat freaks? If so, a date filled with cleaning is right up your alley. If not, your house could probably use a little extra attention. It will only take you a minute or two to think of all the things in your home that need cleaning. A great idea to turn your date into something spectacular is to offer to clean the home of someone who is disabled, elderly or otherwise could use the help. A cleaning date helping out someone is a great way to spend some time together and to make life better for someone else.
Have you ever wondered what happens to the organic matter that you throw away in the trash? It goes to the landfill and rots. Every day you throw away things that shouldn't end up in a landfill. A great thing to do is to start composting, and you can turn it into a date. Getting everything ready might take a couple of dates. First you need to make the composting bin. You can buy the bin already made or make your own from scratch using plans found on the internet. Once everything is ready, every day you simply toss the things able to be composted in a special container inside your kitchen and you eventually take it outside to your bin. Your composting bin will need to be occasionally turned, and you can turn that into a date along with any gardening that you do with the compost.
DIY projects often require two people, and that's what makes them perfect for date nights. You can build your DIY projects from the ground up, or you can go to a place like Ikea and buy boxed projects that only need to be assembled. Look online for inspiration and tips on how to accomplish your plans. It's good to do DIY projects to strengthen your bond as a couple and also to spruce up your living quarters. A new dresser or a fresh coat of paint on the walls can make a huge difference in how you feel when you're at home. You'll save money by doing it yourself, and you'll also have a sense of accomplishment. If you want to turn your DIY date into something phenomenal, treat yourself with pizza or other takeout food after your project is complete.
It seems that dogs never get enough exercise. Taking your dog for a walk is a great date idea since it gets everyone involved some much-needed exercise. You can take your dog for a walk around where you live or take them to a park. Turn your dog walking date into something extra special by going to a pet store that allows pets inside. Tell your dog that it can have any treat or toy they choose. It'll be so much fun watching your dog go excitedly go through the aisles trying to find something they want to take home.
Feng shui is all about decorating your home so that the energy flows. If you're into feng shui, you already know what it is. A feng shui date idea will help you transform the energy in your home and, in turn, your life. Feng shui has a way of being the focal point of a person's life, even if they don't intend on it. If you've never been involved with feng shui, give it a try and see how it will change things. You may end up spending several hours working on the feng shui in your home over the next few months to ensure that the energy there is exactly what you want it to be.
The thing that makes refinishing furniture such a satisfying date is that you can look back at the product of your hard work and enjoy it. You can set up an initial date looking for the furniture that you will be refinishing. Some of you might be surprised that you can find furniture sitting out on the street waiting for the trash to pick it up or a great place to find inexpensive pieces of furniture to refinish is flea markets or thrift stores. You will always remember your furniture refinishing date every time you look at the furniture that the two of you worked so hard to refinish. You can also resell your refinished furniture for a profit or donate it to charity to help out local causes.
We are living in an increasingly automated world. There are several household tasks that you can automate. Did you know some robots can vacuum your floors? You can set up the lights to turn on so that your house isn't dark when you come home. You can even automate the coffee brewing process, so you have a fresh cup in the morning. With a smart thermostat you can control the temperature in your house by the sound of your voice or hundreds of miles away. Don't you think it's about time that machines helped improve the quality of your life? Turn it into a date and find new appliances and turn your home into a place that only the Jetsons could've envisioned.
Every home needs a little sprucing up now and then. Turn your date night into a home decorating extravaganza. Sometimes it's fun to allow your spouse to control every aspect of the decorating to see what ideas they come up with. You can have home decorating dates every week to change up the decor if one of you has wildly different tastes than the other. Go all out and rearrange your furniture, add new artwork, and maybe even paint the walls if that's something you can do. If neither of you know anything about interior design or how to decorate your home there are a million ideas online for inspiration.
A home safety date can include many different things. If you have children or grandchildren who visit, you can childproof your house. Another thing you can do is make sure your smoke alarms work and also the home alarm system. Beyond all that, you can scope out for dangers such as harsh cleaning supplies out in the open, or electrical or fire safety hazards. You should also take a look around your house during the night to make sure there are no dark areas where people can hide and sneak up on you. Home safety is something few people take seriously until there's a problem, and that's why this is one of those dates that you should consider doing sooner rather than later.
A beautiful yard is something that always makes a husband and wife proud. No one likes to see people rubbernecking while driving by a yard more than the homeowner does. Don't think that landscaping is only about keeping your yard mowed and all that. It's the entire grounds of your home that you've got to work with. If the two of you don't mind getting sweaty and dirty, turning landscaping chores into a date is a great way to spend time together. Make sure you have plenty of refreshments handy because you're going to get plenty hot and work up a thirst while landscaping. You'll quickly see that with a little hard work how beautiful you can make your own yard.
Open houses are a lot of fun, and it doesn't matter if you're only window shopping or looking to buy a home. If you're a young couple, it will be fun to look at houses to see what you want in the future. By going to open houses, you'll have a better idea of what the other wants in a new home. If you have no intent on buying a house, going to open houses is still an enjoyable experience because you get to see what homes look like in different areas. Take a look at houses all over and imagine what it would be like to live in them. If you live in an area with homes for sale, you can walk to them and add a little exercise to your date.
Is your house a mess? Does it look like a cyclone has burst through your home? If so, it's time for an organizing date. To make organizing a date, all you have to do is find an area of your home, garage, or shed that needs to be organized. You might have to go through things or simply move them around to make everything neat and tidy. Take breaks and have some snacks prepared to make the date even more enjoyable. You can make your organizing date more fun by making a game plan before you begin. Take before and after pictures so that you can show off your handiwork and brag to each other about the job you did.
A great date idea for a young couple is to plant a tree. Sure, couples of all ages can enjoy planting a tree, but there's something special about it when a young couple does it or when you move to a new place. Just think about how you'll be able to look at the tree years later and watch it grow. The tree will grow just like the love between you and your spouse does. Every year you can plant a new tree to symbolize your love and to make the world a better place. Those trees will be like your love; they will stand the test of time.
There are many reasons why someone wants to reduce their electric bill from wanting to cut back on carbon emissions to saving money. Every day you waste an enormous amount of electricity. Go through your home and try to identify all of the ways that you're wasting electricity. It won't be long until you've found several things that are draining cold hard cash from your wallet. After identifying which appliances are wasting electricity, come up with a game plan to stop it from happening. The solution may be to turn off the appliance or do a little research to find appliances that use much less energy. Spending a little time upfront can reap benefits month after month that you can put towards your next date night out.
A date of sewing may not be what it seems at first. You can sew things such as homemade teddy bears and give them to charity. You can obviously turn mending your clothes into a great cost-saving date. You can buy patterns and material to make almost anything on your sewing date. If you don't have a sewing machine, don't sweat it, sewing is something you can also do by hand. You might find that sewing together not using a machine is a much more enjoyable date. If you're new to sewing, it's best to buy a couple of thimbles to save your fingers from getting poked. You don't want your fingers to turn into a pin cushion during your date!
Everyone always turns their head when they see a classic car rolling down the street. Couples can do everything from minor vehicle restoration to a full-blown restoration. If you're the type of couple who sees a hunk of rusted out metal and thinks it's a beautiful thing, then this is a date for you. The level of restoration you're able to do will depend on the skills and tools you have in the garage. Everyone can do little things like work with the interior or patch up some paint chips. If you're really good at turning a junker into a masterpiece, you might even consider starting a family business doing retro car restorations.