If you’re in search of some quarantine renovation inspiration, look no further! We’ve curated the perfect list of inexpensive household projects so you can stay safe without going stir crazy. Read on for our tips on ways to make the most of your time at home.
A great way to get some fresh air is to garden. If you’ve got a big yard then you can really go crazy and make a vegetable garden, or plant some flowers for a magical fairy garden. But just because you don’t have a great yard doesn’t mean you can’t get your green thumb on!
Get creative with your walkway and plant some pretty flowers or bushes, or maximize your space on your patio with hanging pots. This is also a great way to get some family bonding in. You and your family can paint planters and everyone can get a little messy. Now is also a great time to bring the outside in. If you don’t have a yard or don’t get enough sunlight, there’s plenty of houseplants that are suitable and often require little care!
Play With Paint
If you’re spending a lot of time at home and are getting sick of your house, an easy way to make a huge difference is to paint. This can take on many forms, maybe you want to paint a new design on the wall, completely repaint a room (or several rooms), or hang some new artwork.
It might seem like repainting is very expensive, but if you do it yourself it’s not nearly as bad! All you need is some painters tape, brushes, rollers, a paint tray, and of course, paint.
Otherwise a smaller project would be to add a small design with painters tape or with a stencil. If you’re not ready to commit to completely repainting, now is a great time to experiment with your art skills. Get some canvases, or get creative and repurpose some wood, and let your imagination run wild!
The rule of thumb to decluttering is: If you haven’t used it in the last year, throw it out.
Find Joy, Spark Joy
Get to know yourself and what brings you joy with Marie Kondo. Take some tips from the Japanese organization guru on her site, or watch her special on Netflix.
This is a fun way to declutter and find new organization habits that you can practice during your time at home. Following her method can be a great stress reliever and is sure to bring lots of joy to your home.
But if the Marie method isn’t for you, go back to your tried and true ways.
Of course you can make exceptions for items of great sentimental value, but try to stick to it for the best results. Not only is this project totally free, but if there’s things you no longer need that still have value, you can even make money. Find a Facebook group or similar site to sell your stuff on!