We’re still under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and I bet the artist in you is already itching to do something right now. While you have all the time in the world, you might not have the tools you need. Look around your home. Get creative and start thinking of what you can do with whatever you have on hand. Doing some artistic work will not just create you a beautiful home but it will also relieve your stress from all the virus uncertainties.
Here are 4 easy home improvement projects you can work on that doesn’t require heavy labor or going out of your house:
Declutter and Organize
It’s time for some Marie Kondo-ing. An essential tip to improve your home organization skills is to always focus on decluttering, not organizing, first. Save your valuable time by getting rid of the things you don’t need anymore prior to organizing stuff.
Prepare four boxes for the things you’d keep, relocate, give, and throw away. In that way, you’d have lesser things to organize for later. Since decluttering might take a while, take one day at a time. You can start with your bedroom today then your workspace tomorrow. Little by little, you’ll see your home lighten up.
Curate your Photo Wall
Growing up in a Filipino household, our home always had a designated wall or space for framed family photos and academic certificates. I realized now as I’ve been staying at home that it’s been quite a while since we’ve updated the wall. I have nothing better to do so I searched the internet for tips on how to effectively curate a photo wall and I listed them down below:
- Plan which photos you’ll keep on the wall and the ones you’ll put aside for the time being
- Keep a concrete and consistent image on your mind on how you’d like your wall to look after the curation
- Have fun moving the frames
Update your Living Room Layout
Move the living room furniture around to maximize the space and give it a fresh new look. Change your curtain and launder the one that hung there. You’d be surprised at what impact it might bring to your home and to your mind. Whatever it is, a new living room layout can inspire and revitalize the space and brighten up everyone’s mood.
Paint Your Home Anew
Check if you have spare paint from your previous DIY projects. If you do, why not paint your worries away? It’s proven that making something creative reduces stress-related hormones in your body. While you’re still stuck at home, start with a new project using the things you’ve learned from before. You can paint your kitchen cabinet to spruce up the cooking area or paint an accent wall. Under quarantine or not, make sure to follow the proper painting procedure to ensure a successful paint job.
What other home improvement projects will you take on once the quarantine is lifted? Go to www.studioboysen.com and check out the Boysen DIY projects and tips to help you next time! Stay safe and creative, DIYers!
Read other homebound articles here.