Labor Day: A Transitional Time of Year at Home

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day everyone. It’s the greatest oxymoron of holidays. Most of us will take the day off on a day celebrating workers of the past and present. In any case, it’s not just a day off but also a time of transition at home.

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. Our homes are no longer filled with children Monday through Friday. Instead we trade that in for increasingly active mornings as lunches are made, bags are packed and morning rituals instituted in order to get the kids to school on time.

Your mailbox will soon be filled with magazines, flyers and coupons focused on autumn. Pumpkin spice candle sales skyrocket after Labor Day and Libby’s pumpkin filling all of sudden takes up extra room on the shelves in the grocery store.

That thermostat at home starts to get played with after Labor Day. You may have a few weeks left of A/C but then open windows and attic fans will soon replace the artificial cooling you’ve enjoyed for the last 4 months.

And of course, there’s the coronation of a new football season. From Pop Warner to High School to College to the NFL, our homes start moving to the ebb and flow of our favorite teams.

So as we anticipate the rush of back to school, the debating of outfits due to weather conditions and the increased activity in our homes, I trust you will enjoy this Labor Day and take time to relax.

Seasons are changing and our homes, as usual, will be the epicenter of activity.


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