Home Maintenance Tips to do While in Quarantine
During the current state of the world, you might be looking for things to do to keep you busy! Well, you’re in luck, because we have put together some easy home maintenance tips that you can do when you’re social distancing at home!
These are not only things to keep you busy, but are great to help maintain your home’s health!
1. Change Out Your Storm Window for Screens
If your home has windows that you can replace the screens with glass during the winter, now is a great time to swap them for your summer screens! Screen doors are included in this!
Swapping out glass for screens will help keep your home cool since the weather is starting to heat up, but it will also allow fresh, clean air to circulate through your home. Since most people have been staying indoors and working from home, the air in your home should be aired out with fresh air from the outdoors!
This will help any allergens and germs that have been building up during your quarantine to release and will help keep your home – and you – healthy!
2. Clean Vents & Baseboards
Vents and air ducts collect dust and debris from the air over the winter, and can trap allergens in them, which causes the air in your home to be less clean. Clearing out vents and filters is a great thing to do, because it will allow cleaner air to circulate through your home, and can reduce allergies and sickness.
Baseboards also collect dust from regular day-today life, opening doors and bringing in dust. Cleaning baseboards is a great way to clear up extra grime and keep your home clean!
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3. Ramp Up Curb Appeal
Maybe you’ve been meaning to prune the trees in your yard, or touch up the paint on your home. Now is the time to do it! Springtime is a great time to plant new flowers and greenery, and since you’re likely at home right now, this is a great time to tackle those projects!
Touching up the paint on the exterior of your home will not only make your home look better, but it will also help keep your home protected from the hot summer sun, rain, and any other weather.
4. Repaint & Reseal Wood
Fences, decks, patios, and any other exposed wood elements of your home need to be taken care of. Overtime, paint, staining, and sealants begin to peel and crack from normal wear and tear caused by the sun, snow, wind and rain.
Being in quarantine likely means that you have more freetime to do things around the house, so this is a great time to work on your wooden home materials. Restaining decks & fences will increase the longevity of them, and keep them in good condition for the rest of the year!
Not to mention, freshly stained and painted wood looks great, and will make your home look even better!
Finish Projects You’ve Been Putting Off!
Quarantine is the perfect time to start – or finish – those things that you’ve been wanting to do, but haven’t had time or didn’t feel like doing. If you got a home inspection on your home before moving in, break out the report and repair things that the inspector took note of.
If you are thinking about putting your home up for sale later this year, spruce up your home by repainting, replacing old fixtures and faucets, and doing general maintenance!
Staying at home during this time doesn’t have to be a bad thing, use it as an opportunity to make your home the place you’ve always envisioned it to be!