If there is one thing that lockdown has taught us, it’s that there are so many more home improvements that we want to complete than we realized! Being in the house all the time throws all of the imperfections into the spotlight, so while you are worrying about whether you should get back to work, the crack in the wall is distracting!
You may have had grand plans to transform your home with marble tiles or with brand new wallpaper, but it’s not always going to be possible for you to complete a job like that on your own. We’re in lockdown, so that means that you have only a few people to socialize with at a time. It’s time now, then, to get on with the smaller jobs that you haven’t had time for. With this in mind, we’ve put together five ways you can improve your home during lockdown and come out of the other side with a prettier place to live.
Working on the floorboards
Have you got that one floorboard with a perpetual squeak? Most houses have one and it’s the most annoying thing to deal with! You don’t have to do much, though, so you don’t have to worry about breaking up the floor to get to the squeaky one. You can use talcum powder or powdered graphite right between the cracks of the boards, and it will work quickly to prevent the squeak. You’d use WD40 for hinges, so why not figure out what works for the wood? It will take 30 minutes of your time!
Upgrading the furniture
Ah, praise online shopping. You can upgrade your furniture with a mini online shopping spree, or you can upgrade wood furniture with some sandpaper and a lick of paint! It doesn’t take long to do, and if you decide to go the lazy way, you can order new furniture to be delivered!
We talked about metal hinges being squeaky sometimes, and you can fix those with WD40. You can also use lockdown to swap out the hardware on your doors and windows and upgrade it entirely. If you cannot get hold of any WD40, try vaseline or olive oil – they both work a treat!
You can improve your house immensely when you make time to clean it. Try out this method of cleaning the house and you’ll see how quickly you can make improvements on it. The bathroom needs some elbow grease, as does the oven and the baseboards.
Your home needs to be a safe one. You’re in lockdown, so now is the time to review your security. Look at the locks and alarms and make sure that your home is suitably secure. The best thing that you can do is to ensure that your house is a safe one, especially when it won’t be long until you go back to work after lockdowns finish. You want to be assured that you are leaving your home safe!