I do not think I have enough Mom Hacks to make this a weekly post – but I have one THIS week! Now, this may be old news to some of you – but you have to understand that this solved a big issues we have been dealing with for a while now – the kids push on the screen of our patio door and it causes the screen to detach from the frame leaving gaps for bugs to get in.
If your kids are as completely terrified of bugs as mine are (heck, I am too!), then you know how serious this can be.
Often times it means we can not leave our sliding door open to enjoy the breeze. Or, dad has to remove the door and use our handy dandy screen repair tool to repair the screen. Now this tool is amazing and the best home repair purchase we've made recently – we had no idea how easy it is to repair a screen! BONUS: It looks a lot better than duck tape!
But even though its an easy fix – no one wants to repair the same project every. single. day.
My mom hack? One of the inexpensive and adjustable wooden baby gates! It easily fits right into the door frame and keeps the baby and the little ones away from the screen. Even though my big kids COULD just reach over it and still touch the screen – they don't! Just giving them that additional boundary 3 inches from the screen keeps them away from it. Now we can finally start looking at a patio builder in PA so we can get our patio redone to enjoy the next summer without the children destroying the screen trying to get out! One of my friends recently suggested that we should consider looking at replacing our patio for a decking area instead. She recently got some plastic decking boards fitted in her backyard, and she seems to be really enjoying the outdoor life. We really like our patio though, so we'll probably just get it redone. However, it's always good to keep decking in mind, just in case we do decide to give our garden a makeover eventually. I've been looking at some outdoor furniture in myrtle beach and I've found a few chairs and tables that I quite like. I won't buy anything until the new patio or decking is complete though. I love looking at garden furniture and it's been good for me to get some inspiration!
Our patio needed such a simple fix – I am just bummed we did not think of it sooner! My friend also decided to improve her patio recently too, as she was in the middle of renovating her home, and wanted to make sure that everything fitted in with her new interior design. This included the new patio covers that she found at somewhere similar to texashomeimprovement.com, as if she was going to do it, she wanted to do it properly. And I have to say, they do look really nice, and they fit in nicely with the rest of her features too. I might do the same soon. What do you think?