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10 Ways the DIYer Can Honor Mom

Pancakes with MOM sprinkled in powered sugar surrounded by strawberries and coffee

Let’s face it: life gets busy, especially for moms. This Mother’s Day let’s turn honey-do lists into honey-done lists and knock out those lingering household projects for the special moms in our life.

While flowers, chocolate, and cards will always be a special tradition for Mother’s Day, we’ve put together ten ways the DIYer can honor Mom.

1. Plant a Tree or Flowers

Smiling mother and daughter doing gardening outdoors

Create a lasting reminder of love by planting a tree or perennials in the yard. While you’re outside there are plenty of outdoor chores that can be done for Mother’s Day like cleaning gutters, mowing, weeding, mulching, and trimming the shrubs.

2. Fire up the Grill

Parents, Children, Relatives and Friends Having an Open Air Barbecue Dinner in Their Backyard. Old and Young People Talk, Chat, Have Fun, Eat and Drink. Garden Party Celebration in a Backyard.

Get fresh ingredients, fire up the grill, and make lunch or dinner for her. Don’t forget to have her favorite types of food. If the mom in your life appreciates spending time doing things with you, cook a meal together.

3. Clean Her Ride

Cute boy washing a car on a hot summers day.

Moms are always on the go, so turn her vehicle into a crumb & clutter free ride. Use your wet/dry vacuum to detail the inside of her car. You can also clean the outside with soap, a bucket, and a sponge. If you’re looking to go the extra mile, make sure to fill the tank and change the oil for her as well.

4. Deep Clean the House

Father and daughter cleaning kitchen during pandemic period. They finding way to make isolation period more active

Moms can always use extra help when it comes to organizing the closet, garage, or laundry room, and since you’re the DIY type, add some shelving, storage bins, or mounts for a long-term organization solution. Here is a Deep Cleaning Your House Checklist

5. Make Cooking Easier

Positive mother and little daughter tasting soup together

Investing in a small appliance goes a long way and makes life easier and less stressful. Crock pots, blenders, mixers, iRobot sweepers, and Keurig coffee makers are great for moms on the go. Surprise her by having the new appliance set up and ready-to-use.

6. Create a Backyard Sanctuary

A gorgeous mixed race woman relaxing on patio furniture in her home's backyard while cuddling her pet dog. Pet adoption and emotional support mental health animal concepts.

Pick her favorite spot in the yard and turn it into a nature sanctuary by adding a bird bath, bird feeders (check out this super cute Mason Jar bird feeder), and a birdhouse. Plant a variety of colors with her favorite plants and flowers. Set up a bench, hammock, or patio set for her to sit and enjoy the quiet sounds of nature.

7. Sharpen the Kitchen Knives

A good cook always has sharp knives. When mom’s rushing to put dinner on the table, she needs to make every second count, and dull knives can slow everything down. Good, sharp knives quickly chop through veggies and meat, making dinner time a breeze.

8. Add a Fresh Coat

Young handsome man painting wall with paint roller

The common areas in the house get a lot of traffic and love. Adding a fresh coat of paint helps liven up a room. This helps her keep up with the house and gets rid of spots like scuff marks, fingerprints, and dirt.

9. Check Smoke Detectors

To be safe and prepared, change the batteries in the fire alarms and make sure they’re working properly. Safety is always a top priority for moms.

10. Get Crafty


Make her a custom bracelet with hex-nuts from your local Do it Best hardware store.

While do-it-yourself projects can be fun and fulfilling, there is always a potential for personal injury or property damage. We strongly suggest that any project beyond your abilities be left to licensed professionals such as electricians, plumbers, and carpenters. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and we assume no responsibility or liability for the contents of this article.


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