When the quarantine hit, many believed that they would be able to dive into some home improvement projects given Spring coming on and all. Then restrictions hit and many believed that their dreams of being productive had been shattered.
Now that the restrictions are lessening, it’s time to make that house a home by diving into projects you’ve wanted to tackle for many years or projects that simply need to get done.
Here are a few of our favorite ideas that you can set up to make your dwellings the best it can be… You know, since we will be hanging out there quite a bit these days.
1. MAKE A DUDE DEN OR A SHE SHED
Though the names may sound a little hokey, we promise the process isn’t. Do you have a room that’s being underutilized? A space you could convert into something fun like an attic or your children’s old bedrooms? You can deck it out or furnish it to be YOUR SPACE ONLY, for your projects or own relaxation. The best part is that you will then have a space to do whatever you want, whether that’s to read a book, work on the computer, or even to watch prime time television with roses and temptations abound!
2. ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET
I don’t know about you, but every time I do laundry, it ends up in a pile and waits for a week or two before I get to it, which means a lot of the time I’m rummaging through a pile of all black clothes looking for my favorite pair of pants. Every time I do this, I ask myself “Why are you like this?!” Well, luckily, there’s a lot of different storage options available to you, both makeshift and store-bought, depending on what your budget is.
I fully recommend that if you are dealing with Summer vs. Winter months, you should box up or vacuum seal your hoodies and jackets to make more space, and then when the cold comes back around, it’s easy to unpack and enjoy, versus having a closet crammed with multiple seasons. Hit up Pinterest to find some great ideas!
3. GET RID OF YOUR JUNK
If you haven’t already been digging through every drawer in your house and every closet around, now would be the time. Figure out the things you do not want, clothes you can donate, and more. There has not been any clarification to how people will donate clothes moving forward, but a least for right now, garbage bag them up and then store them in a bin in the garage or basement until we know more. As far as other items, do as Marie Kondo does: If it does not spark joy, throw it away.
4. GO FULL HOME IMPROVEMENT AND PAINT THAT ROOM
Got an ugly wall? Bad color tones? Peeling Country Apple Wallpaper? Now would be the time to do something about it. You can order paint both online and grab in-store at an essential store, but I would do a little pre-work and make sure the location you want to get paint from is offering their paint hub/mixing specialists before making any paint color commitments.
5. PLANT THAT GARDEN
Alright, I’m calling everyone’s bluff here: Y’all were really upset about not being able to buy seeds to plant a garden when you thought you were being restricted from buying seeds. Well now that you’re not how about you get to planting? You can pick seeds up anywhere from a grocery store to the hardware store.
I am not fully clear on if the normal crop of pre-grown flowers that you would see in places like Home Depot or a Lowe’s will be ready for the spring/summer, but you can always grow from scratch. Another option is to grow food to make it more accessible to yourself and your loved ones.
Now, go make like Tim the Tool Man Taylor and go to town!
What are some of the improvement projects that you’ve done around the house? Feel free to share with us in the comments on Facebook!