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Fun for Everyone! 3 Investments to Encourage Family Bonding Activities

Here’s how a typical night looks for a lot of families: Mom and Dad are both on the couch, scrolling through their phones while a TV plays, unnoticed, in the background. The kids are either somewhere in the room or off on their own, playing video games, texting their friends and way too focused on electronics.

Spending time together builds trust, boosts your mood and brings everyone close together. Nothing is more important than family, so how can you bring the gang together? This article will help you decide on three big investments for your household that will open the doorway for plenty of quality time. 

A Backyard Pool

Clark Griswold was onto something. A new pool can completely transform the way your family spends time together in the summer, and it can also raise your home’s value. Buying a pool is expensive, but the memories you’ll make together sword fighting with pool noodles and splashing around are worth it. Kids will love inviting their friends over in the summer, and you can use the pool to get some low-impact exercise. 

A Home Movie Theater

If you have a basement or guest room that you never even use, consider transforming it into a home movie theater. A large, wide-screen TV, stereo sound system, comfy seating and LED lights will set the scene, and you can even throw in some fun add-ons like an old-timey popcorn maker and vintage movie posters. The home theater can also double as an epic game room; hook up your kids’ favorite gaming consoles to get them out of their rooms and play together as a family.

An RV and Camping Equipment

For those who love to be in the great outdoors, an RV and camping equipment is the way to go. You can set off on the open road and visit new states, discover small towns and explore new cities all from the comfort of your own RV. Camping equipment will make it easier than ever to plan a family hike or take a weekend getaway to somewhere quiet, peaceful and disconnected from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Buying from a trusted brand like Kitsap RV can really help you ensure you get the best quality for your investment, as well.

Take a Poll

Hold a family meeting and ask for suggestions on what to add to the home. This is a great way to build excitement, and the act of choosing a new investment can become a memory in and of itself. Listen to everyone’s suggestions and hold a poll to determine what investment you and your family will add to your home next.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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