Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate Labor Day
Do you find your Labor Day far from “labor-less?” Even though we may have the day off from work, many of us find it impossible to rest and relax. An informal poll of our LockTite Storage office employees reveals the exhausting truth: A day off the clock is still a day on the move! From grocery shopping, yard work and house cleaning to cooking, laundry, and errands, the list of things to do seems endless.
Are you tired just thinking about the holiday? We have a fix. Push aside that task list, grab a cold beverage and kick back in your easy chair. We are giving you 5 guiltless reasons to be LABOR FREE!
Our forefathers fought for our right to party.
Labor Day was established more than a century ago to protest long work hours and little time off. New York’s Central Labor Union took the lead by organizing thousands of workers to participate in a self-described “monster labor festival” that included parades, picnics, political speeches and perhaps a little Labor Day libation.
The Dog days of summer are ending!
Don’t waste your day slaving over a hot stove! Labor Day is the official end of hot dog season. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council say that between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans will eat 7 billion hot dogs. Do your part! A quick turn on the grill and you’ve got yourself a genuine holiday feast.
Taking the day off can provide a teachable moment.
Do your kids think they have life rough? Here’s a little perspective! Before the advent of Labor Day, the average workday in the 19th century was 12 hours long for 7 days a week. Children as young as 5 were working in factories! Maybe they will think twice about cleaning their rooms.
The war on white is over.
Good news! The fashion police are no longer on the prowl. Feel free to wear your white with pride—even after the holiday. According to www.emilypost.com, it makes perfect sense to do so in climates where September’s temperatures are hardly fall-like. It’s more about fabric choice today than color. Even in the dead of winter in northern New England the fashionable wear white wools, cashmere, jeans, and down-filled parkas. The true interpretation is “wear what’s appropriate—for the weather, the season, or the occasion.” So, save yourself a trip to the mall, and keep on sporting those summer whites.
It’s the end of three-day holiday weekends until November.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! What better reason to take advantage of a paid holiday while you can? Your to-do list will still be around—even after Labor Day.
Wishing you a restful and relaxing weekend from your friends at LockTite Storage!