More likely than not you are practicing social distancing as advised by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Instead of binge-watching Netflix take this time to tackle those home improvement projects you have been putting off.
- Paint a room a new color. Painting can be an easy way to give a room a facelift and add new life to the space.
- Set up a home office. It’s no secret many Americans have been ordered to work from home which gives you even more reason to set up a home office. Not only can it double as a kid’s study room, but it’s a dedicated place for you to buckle down and get your necessary work done. Focus on a great desk, lighting, and inspirational photos or quotes to keep yourself motivated during these trying times.
- Cleaning and organizing. As simple as it sounds it’s something, we are all guilty of putting off. Take this time to clean and disinfect your appliances including dryer vent, organize closets, or rearrange the garage. Make it fun by throwing on some music and who knows you might be surprised at what hidden treasure you might find.
- Get outside and get an early start on springtime gardening. Trimming trees away from your home and mulching flower beds can really help bring life to your yard. Building planter boxes is also an easy and relatively low budget project that can give a fresh look to your outdoor space.
- Plan for your next big-ticket renovation. Who doesn’t want a new kitchen or to freshen up that guest bathroom? Not to take away from the ambitious DYI’ers but now probably isn’t the best time for that, but that’s ok. Take this time to plan out those bigger jobs by getting accurate measurements for materials, putting together quotes for materials and labor, and picking finishes online. This way when it comes time to take on the renovation you are one step ahead allowing you to get it done more efficiently and cost effectively.
All in all, getting projects taken care of in this interesting time is about making smart choices. Someone in the family could get sick, or you could be called back to work sooner than expected. You probably don’t want an unfinished project when it’s time to get back to regular life. Whatever job you plan to tackle, just make sure you stay safe, follow all the precautionary measures in place do your part in stopping the spread of the Co help do are part in putting a stop to the spread of the coronavirus.