Most of us are stuck at home right now, trying to protect ourselves and others. For many people, daily life and routines have completely changed or disappeared, and it’s very difficult to get used to this new situation. But on the bright side, now you have all the time in the world to tackle the home improvements you never could fit in your schedule. Read on to see our tips for home improvement.
Paint the Walls
This is a perfect time for painting your walls. It’s not as difficult as you might think. There are many online tutorials you can look up on how to properly paint. A fresh coat of paint might just be what your house needs to brighten up. You probably have some paint from before, as well as painting supplies. But if you want a new color, or don’t have enough material, some stores probably have an option to order supplies online.
With so much free time, you can smoothly go around every part of your house and inspect it. Maybe you will find a problem that needs to be fixed that you didn’t notice before. Some small problems can turn into really big and expensive ones. If you can, try to fix some of them, but if it’s out of your range of skills, take note and leave it for some other time when it becomes possible. Don’t try to fix your house if your skill is not good; you may injure yourself or make an even bigger problem.
Organize Your Garage
A garage, or a shed, is a part of the house that is most often forgotten, or you always say you’ll deal with it when you have the time. Well, now is the time to do it. Go over every part of your garage, and throw out anything that hasn’t been used for many years, that doesn’t work anymore, and separate what you want to give away. Store the leftover stuff in sections. You should also clean everything and organize it.
Plan New Construction
If you have been thinking about new construction in your house or yard, like redoing the kitchen or your deck or building a gazebo, you should plan now. Maybe it’s high time to redo the flooring in your bedroom. Take this time to look at inspiration online, create some outlines, and research quality building supplies. You can take time to plan a perfect renovation that you dreamed of, and not rush like you used to.
Clean Your House
As simple and obvious as this sounds, this is the perfect time to clean your house thoroughly. With so much free time on your hand, you can spring clean your home from top to bottom. Wash your windows and outside stairs. Go through all the closets and remove all the clothes and stuff you don’t need anymore. Store them in bags to donate if you can later. Wipe down all the surfaces and dust. Pay attention to the parts of the house that are always touched and disinfect them – doorknobs, handrails, etc.
A very fun and fulfilling way to spend your time is to do some landscaping, or simply taking care of your yard. You can mow your lawn and trim the bushes and hedges. Take out any weeds you find, and maybe plant some new flowers. It’s an easy way to maintain your lawn, and you can spend your free time outside now. You will feel better if your yard looks good.
Even though nowadays you may feel bored or uninspired, try to get out of your bad mood and do some work around the house. Moving around will be good for you and your health. And if your house looks great, you will feel great. Take this time to catch up on things and improve your home.