Five Easy Home Projects to Tackle During Quarantine
By Ashley Schumacher
If you’re anything like me, you may have lost track of which day of the week it is, forgotten how
to drive or have mastered the art of piecing together a choppy sentence due to a bad connection
in a video call. The quarantine may not be easy, but we’re doing it.You have probably found yourself with extra time on the weekends to get projects done around the house. With the lack of soccer games and gymnastics practice, restaurants and other
businesses with limited availability, time at home is abundant.
So, what do you do with that time?! (That doesn’t require you to go to your local hardware store
or dropping a bunch of stuff off at Goodwill or other unnecessary trips to a public place.)
1. Clean out the gutters. Climb up on your trusty ladder and get all the debri that has
accumulated over the fall and winter out of the gutters and downspouts. This will help
water adequately get AWAY from your foundation.
2. Paint touch ups. You know that spot on the wall you notice every time you walk down
the stairs? Yeah, that one. From 6 years ago. Go get the paint and touch it up. And the
dozen others around the house.
3. Organize the junk drawer. (Or junk closet.) When was the last time you saw the
bottom of that drawer anyway? Take it out. Dump it on the counter. And clean it. Throw
away pens that don’t work. Get a little baggy for all the random paper clips or rubber
bands or bread bag ties that have accumulated over the year(s). Organize it and put it
back before someone starts a new junk drawer in its absence.
4. Take an online class. My husband LOVES Family Handyman magazine and through
April 30 they offer a whole bunch of FREE online classes. Check it out here. While you
may not have all the necessary supplies at home to tackle that project right away, you can
be prepared for it when you’re ready.
5. Enjoy time with your family. While this may not improve the actual structure of the
home you live in, it will improve the happiness and love you feel inside. We’d argue that’s
pretty important, too.
Good luck friends. Now go be productive.