10 Easy Home Projects to Tackle Without Buying Anything New
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Turn your house upside down, give it a shake and put it back together in a way you absolutely love!
Even the most organized people can have a messy closet. Remove everything out of the closet, purge what you no longer use, either garbage or donation, and clean the interior. Organize as you are putting your items back in, putting your frequently used items in easy to reach places.
Pay Attention to your Walls
Take down the old and make room for the new. An Art gallery wall can give a new vibe to your room. Moving items to a different location can also freshen up and make your space feel new. Add photos to frames you aren’t using or swap out older photos for new ones.
Cleaning Baseboards and Vents
Vacuum your vents and baseboards or wipe down with a dry microfiber cloth. You can even unscrew vent covers and wash them in hot soapy water.
A deep clean of your cabinets can help make them look new, and while you are at it give those small appliances a deep clean as well. Hand wash the removable parts of your coffee maker, use a descaler for hard water build up, then run a few brewing cycles with water. Remove loose crumbs from your toaster by shaking over the sink or emptying the trap door. Clean out your spice shelf or drawer and wipe it down; take inventory of what you have and don’t have and discard any expired items.
New Furniture Layout
Try rearranging your furniture by moving a couch to a different wall, swapping area rugs, or relocating an end table lamp. These simple changes can make a big difference in brightening up your space.
This is an area that often is neglected. Empty the drawers and clean the interior. Once clean, throw away anything you no longer use and reorganize.
Tidy up the Entryway
Are your coat hooks hanging at the right height, are there too many, not enough? Shake out any door mats and purge any knick knacks or unused items hanging around.
Adding labels to any storage bin or containers you may have, can give your home that organized feeling, and you can find it easier. Have stuff under your bed or in a closet or kitchen – label it. If you do not have a label maker, write on a piece of paper and tape to the product.
Clean up the Yard from Winter
Prune dead or damaged branches, rake to get rid of any leaves or damaged branches. If you have a patio or balcony, sweep or pressure wash the dirt and dust away.
Scrub Outdoor Furniture
Even though you have carefully stored your furniture for the winter, you’d be surprised at how much dirt accumulates. New outdoor furniture always feels good, but a deep clean on your existing outdoor furniture can be just as satisfying. Mix dishwashing soap in water and wipe down all surfaces, this will get everything ready for your summer outside. For wood and wicker furniture, mix Murphy Oil with warm water.
Now pour yourself a drink, snuggle into your favorite chair, and admire your masterpiece.