Quarantine has been a challenge for so many. It can get lonely and boring, and the routine can become tedious. One of the best ways to put this downtime to use is to invest some sweat equity into the projects you’ve been putting off for months (or even years). Here are seven home projects that will be a wise use of your time!
1. Power Wash Your Siding
Over time, your siding collects mold, dust, and grime. All of these leave the exterior of your home looking dirty. Although you may not be having lots of guests over anytime soon, now is the perfect time to improve the impression your home leaves on others. You can either rent a power washer or hire a local service to do the job for you.
2. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
There’s no substitute for a fresh coat of paint! Either your home’s interior or exterior (or both!) could probably use a little facelift courtesy of an updated paint application. You may just want to touch up if your walls are looking a little drab, or pick a completely new paint color to transform the style of your rooms or enhance curb appeal.
3. Go Through Your Closet
When you’re stuck at home all day, clutter is going to get to you. If you’re like most people, you probably stash your extras in the closet. Now’s the time to go through all that junk that’s been accumulating. Make piles of clothes, shoes, and odds and ends that you donate or sell. You may also re-discover old favorites that you’ve forgotten about!
4. Rearrange Your Home Décor
Spending hours on end sitting on your couch in the same position watching TV and staring at the wall décor will quickly get old. You don’t need to completely redecorate to make the atmosphere of your home feel different. Experiment with rearranging your furniture and switching out décor from different rooms. It’s an easy makeover that will only cost you a little time!
5. Hire a Demolition Contractor to Tear Up Old Concrete
After a while, concrete sidewalks can become cracked and ugly. This is a sign that it’s time to rip up that old pavement. If you’re in Charlotte, North Carolina, or the surrounding area, you can trust Rush Removal to get the job done quickly and efficiently. We’ll uproot that old concrete so you can ether re-pave or do something completely new with the space.
6. Plan New Landscaping
Once a demolition contractor has removed the old, cracked concrete, you will have the perfect starting point for some landscaping! Whether you want to do the landscaping yourself or hire some pros to complete it for you, flowers and shrubs can do wonders for your curb appeal.
7. Clean Vents
Interior vents are notorious for collecting dust with time. Not only does this look bad, but it also affects your air quality. Now is the perfect time to give your vents a little extra TLC! Remove your vent covers and wash them in the sink with soapy water. Just be careful not to scrub too hard to avoid removing the paint.
Enjoy Your Extreme Makeover—Quarantine Edition!
These home projects are the perfect ways to breathe new life into your home. By picking a few of these tasks, you’ll effectively use your social distancing time. The beauty that you add to your home during quarantine will last long after the pandemic is over!