Valdosta Daily Times

March 24, 2013

It’s the perfect time for household projects

Kay Harris
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Now that spring has officially arrived, it’s time to consider your list of projects around the house that you’ve been thinking about all winter.

Maybe it’s a large cleaning project like finally getting to those storage boxes in the garage or attic. Maybe you’d like to repaint a room to lighten or freshen it up, or just simply to change the color scheme.

If you are a gardener, now is a great time to begin your planting, weeding, clipping, etc., and getting your vegetable garden in order.

While some may have much larger plans in mind for remodeling or redecorating, sometimes the simplest and least expensive ways to freshen up your home are every bit as good. A coat of paint, some throw pillows, a new comforter, and a deep cleaning may sound cliché but really are simple to do and can make all the difference.

If you need inspiration for your projects, there is still time today to visit the annual Home, Hobby and Outdoor show at the Rainwater Conference Center. There will be a number of professionals on hand showing you a variety of ways to do projects around your home, and you never know what you might see that you’ve never thought of before. Sponsored by the Homebuilders Association of South Georgia, the show is always a terrific event and well worth your time.

 

Business Roundup

We have two more weeks to go before the grand opening of the new Egg & I restaurant on North Ashley Street. Staff is in training now as workers put the finishing touches on the building.

The new Bad Habitz Saloon and Grub on Gornto Road is also at the finishing-touches phase and will hopefully announce soon when they’ll be opening. The new restaurant and sports bar is located where Loco’s was near the mall.

The new Waffle House that seemingly came out of nowhere on Baytree Road is nearly done and should be opening very soon. It’s across from Zacadoo’s, down from Manny’s Subs.

In the Remerton Square, a new restaurant and game room is going into the space where Chrismill Homes was. I’ll have more details on the business next Sunday, but essentially it will be a place for kids and adults to eat and enjoy a variety of games, sort of a hybrid of Chuck E. Cheese and Dave and Busters.

I’ve announced several remodeling projects in recent weeks, from JC Penney to Red Lobster, but somehow missed the one at Outback.

The restaurant has a new look inside with bright art and more, lightening the atmosphere a bit.

That’s it for this week, but if there’s something I missed, please let me know!