It’s no secret that we’re amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and millions of people are stuck at home. One of the significant challenges is trying to determine how to be more productive with your time. Even when something as harmful as this virus can turn into something positive. You’ll now have the necessary time to complete some of those housing projects you may have been putting off for months or even years. Let’s take a look at some you can do this spring while you’re at home.
Inspect And Clean Out Your Gutters
Your gutter system is an integral part of your home as they control the rainwater and protect the roof. It’s not uncommon for your gutters to be clogged with leaves and other debris after a long fall or winter season. Make sure you are equipped with slip-resistant shoes before you ascend the ladder. Wear some gloves because it’s a dirty job. Remember, if you leave it the way it is, you now run the risk of having a leak or creating more damage inside the home.
Touch Up The Paint On Interior And Exterior
If anything can make your home look outdated and dull, it’s peeling paint. Fixing it up will take a little effort, but you’ll be glad you did. Gather all your necessary materials like a tarp, gloves, goggles, and a safety mask. Flat blades typically work well inside to scrap to get the walls even. You’ll need some spackle on the exterior, and then you’ll apply a coat of paint primer before painting. It’s best to work with a buddy if you need to paint at elevated levels for safety precautions. With your due diligence, a good paint job can positively affect the value of your property.
Modernize Your Kitchen
With all the time you’re spending at home, you’ll want to enjoy a lovely space to enjoy a family dinner. You can remodel your kitchen to make it feel more inviting with a few simple upgrades. Start by switching out an outdated faucet. Opt for a more sophisticated one at a relatively inexpensive price tag. One of the first things you notice in your kitchen is cabinets. Make them look brand new again by refinishing them. You’ll need to sand the surfaces before you begin. It also could be a consideration to invest in a paint sprayer to make the job much more straightforward.
Replace The AC Filter
While this simple housing project is easy to do, it is often neglected. You can lower energy consumption from five to fifteen percent by remembering to change it as you should. During the winter, you wouldn’t need to change it as often. However, with warmer temperatures on the way, it wouldn’t be uncommon to change it every month. The HVAC system will operate much more smoothly.
Get Your Lawn Ready For The Spring
Finally, don’t forget to get your yard ready for the growing season! With the brutal winter behind, it’s likely left your yard an unsightly mess. Start by raking up all the unnecessary twigs and leaves. If you have patches of grass missing, spread seed with a rake thoroughly. Disperse a good fertilizer before the first cut of the season, and make sure you are setting your sprinkler system on again for proper watering. The best time to hydrate your lawn is in the morning before 10 a.m. because the hotter temperatures will quickly evaporate the water, which diminishes the effectiveness.
You indeed have to be at home right now, but things will eventually get back to normal. If you’ve found before that you never had time to complete projects like this, try to see the benefit of our current situation. Everything you do for your home now will prevent you from being overwhelmed later on, and the feeling of accomplishment will be well worth it. Good luck!