“Sometimes a short walk down memory lane is all it takes to appreciate where you are TODAY.” – Susan Gale
If you’re wanting to fill that extra downtime, throw yourself into a project. Better yet…take a trip down memory lane. This works especially well if you’re stressed out and looking to pre-occupy your wondering mind. You’ll get to re-live your good times while receiving the satisfaction of a job well-done.
Here’s 5 blast-from-the-past projects to fill your downtime:
- Make a scrapbook of your memories. If you’re anything like me, then you have a box full of tickets, room keys and brochures from your travels and special events. Since no one is going to be sifting through your box, turn it into an engaging scrapbook. Keep it on your coffee table to peak your guests’ interests.
- Scan in all of your photos. Back in the day, we didn’t have digital photos. Chances are you probably have a box or two (or maybe 20 like I do) of pictures. Tons and tons of pictures. They’re just taking up space. So, start scanning them in. You can sign up for Google Photos and upload as many photos as you want. To be on the safer side, you may want to purchase a portable hard drive.
- Transfer your VHS tapes to digital files. Do you have any old home movies? What about one of your favorite films you can’t find on DVD or iTunes? You can transfer them to your computer. Learn how to do just that here.
- Sew a quilt of your old t-shirts. Take all of your old high school and college t-shirts and turn them into something you’ll actually use like a quilt. More than likely you’ll never wear those old t-shirts again. You can find out how to do this here.
- Rip your old CDs and even tapes. Since everything is digital nowadays, there’s no need for your huge CD collection. Instead, rip it to your iTunes account so you can play it on your phone when you’re in the car, at the gym or on the go.