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Home Improvement Projects to Tackle While Waiting Out the Pandemic

The ongoing effort to stay-at-home has many of us feeling stir crazy. The best way to avoid cabin fever is to keep ourselves busy. With this in mind, it’s a good opportunity to get around to those home improvement projects that need to be done.

Here are a few suggestions you might want to consider:

Gutters And Roof

Spring is a good time to get out the ladder and clean out the debris that has piled up in your gutters. While you have the ladder in place, you might want to walk the roof to check for loose or damaged shingles to repair. Take the time to remove any debris that has landed on the roof as well.

Replace Batteries

Now would be a good time to test your smoke alarms to see if they are in good working order. While you are testing the alarms, replace the batteries if needed. Check other household items such as flashlights to replace the batteries if the power is low. Most of these batteries can be bought online.

Let’s Redecorate

This is a great time to do a facelift to some rooms in the house. Pick one room at a time and give it a fresh look by painting the walls and ceiling. The best day to do this is on a warm, sunny day with the windows open. When the paint is dry, have a new layout for the furniture and wall decoration that will refresh your sense of the room. If re-doing a bedroom, consider an upgrade to the bedding. You can order Madison Park bedding sets and other designer brands online, making it an easy upgrade to do while stuck at home. The same can be said for upgrades to furniture since so many suppliers are offering deals on home delivery.

Seal Those Cracks

Check all your windows and doors for cracks or air leakages. Take out the caulking gun and get those holes patched around the windows, then replace the seals around the doors. If any window panes are loose, putty them to make them tight to their frame, Check the house foundation for any cracks and patch repair them. Be sure to check the attic for any type of air leakage.

Replace Filters

If you smoke or have pets it is recommended to replace the furnace filters once a month but may not be realistic. Now is a good time to do it. If you have a window air conditioner, this is a good time to wash the filter screen. You may have filters on appliances such as filtered water. Now is a good time to bring all the filters up to date.

Freshen The Flower Beds

Need to get outdoors? Why not refresh the flower beds in your backyard garden? Weeding, loosing the soil around the plants, adding compost, as well as replacing plants that are not thriving will improve the look and health of a flower garden. Mulch around the plants to help the soil retain water during the dry season.

Pressure Wash The House

If you think your house looks a bit drab but don’t want to paint, think of sprucing it up with an awesome high-pressure clean. This will make the exterior brighter and look refreshed. Now, all is left is cleaning the windows on the inside.

Paint The Garage Floor

What a great time to paint the garage floor. Of course, this means the garage needs to be cleaned out before you can get to the floor. This is a double project that will have an awesome result by getting the clutter in order as well as refreshing the floor. Purchase the tools you need online without having to go to the store.

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