If you are not careful, over time, your home can start to look a bit drab. But, often, a lack of time stops you from being able to do it all. So, today, I thought I would share a few projects that can potentially be completed, while the kids are at school.
Change your Skirting Boards
This first one is a little unusual. It is one of those jobs people just never seem to get around to, which is changing their skirting boards. This is partly because people believe that they need to hire a carpenter to do the job. That is no longer the case. Firms like skirtingsrus.co.uk make it really easy to order the materials you need and there are plenty of in-depth how-to videos available.
But it is one of those two-person jobs. You will likely need to rip the old boards out on one day and install the new ones the next day. But it is a job that can be divided up into bite-size chunks.
Learn How to Repaint a Room Super-fast
Painting is something that most people can become quite good at. But it can be a time-consuming and messy job. That is if you do it the old-fashioned way.
Using modern painting equipment and techniques, you can get it done much faster. This brilliant video shows you how to paint the average room in a couple of hours. If you practice, you can get crazy fast. The instructor that made this video can do a bedroom in 30 minutes.
Sort Out Your Storage
Too much clutter makes any home look awful. The more stuff you have the harder it becomes to keep things tidy. Cleaning also becomes a lot more difficult.
Sorting out your storage takes time. But you need to look at that time as an investment. Doing it makes you de-clutter which is when you discover things you no longer need. These can all be sold. You can then use that cash to buy good quality storage bins. Once everything is done, finding the items you need will become a lot easier and faster.
This wonderful website tells you about hundreds of storage solutions. So, you are bound to find something that works for your home and your budget.
Update Your Lighting
If it has been a while since you last updated your lighting, consider investing a bit of money into doing so. It will make a surprising difference in how the room feels as well as to how it looks.
You may not even need to change the fixtures. Sometimes using a brighter bulb can make all the difference. Other times, using the colored type is all you need to do to be able to create the ambiance you want.
Aim to complete at least one project each week,
Focusing on getting one or two of this type of task done each weekend will soon enable you to transform your home. It will look better and be a lot easier to keep clean and tidy.