If you're self-quarantining right now because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), why not use this opportunity to do a bit of DIY around the house?
A lot of us are going to be stuck at home for the next few weeks, and with all the restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas currently closed, you may well have a lot of free time on your hands right now.
But why spend those vacant hours in front of the TV when you could use them to do a spot of DIY? This lockdown is the perfect time to tackle all those odd jobs you've been putting off for months!
And just in case your to-do list is currently empty, here are 20 home DIY ideas to keep you off the sofa until the pubs reopen...
- Recolour an old room with new wallpaper or a fresh coat of paint.
- Clear out the shed or garage.
- Give the bathroom a proper clean to get everything sparkling!
- Sort out that squeaky hinge that's been getting on your nerves.
- Try your hand at upcycling - here's a guide for beginners.
- Tidy up your garden or outdoor space - you need it now more than ever!
- Fix any rips or tears in your favourite clothes.
- Hang a picture on your wall.
- Reseal around the edge of your bath or shower.
- Put up some extra shelves for all those books you'll be reading while you self-isolate.
- Unblock the sink (especially if water has been taking a while to drain away lately).
- Clean your oven - all that grease and grime may cause problems down the line!
- Defrost the freezer - frost takes up valuable space and makes the appliance less efficient.
- Fix that tap that won't stop dripping.
- Go through the kitchen cupboards and get rid of anything that's expired.
- Get your toolbox out and fix any wobbly furniture.
- Paint your home's external walls - see Can I Paint My House During Lockdown?
- Repair any loose floorboards...or re-floor the room completely!
- Dust the cobwebs out of those hard-to-reach corners.
- Clean your windows to make sure you can see through them clearly.
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