Stuck indoors? Feeling the need to do something? Being close to home does not mean that projects and simple maintenance issues cannot be done. As a matter of fact, it is the perfect time to attend to things that have not inspired you.
Being at home is the ideal time to do tasks that have been delayed, due to business, school and family matters. These maintenance issues don’t require a lot of equipment; most can be done with what is already at your home.
Taking inspiration from the public spaces and public art of Clyde North, you can beautify your home while making sure it is in the best condition. These tasks can get your home ready to sell or just make it look better and run more smoothly. If you are thinking of moving, you might consider the beauty of, where the call of nature and natural beauty surround your home.
Here are 8 home maintenance tasks to keep you busy while you are housebound:
- Bring some of nature indoors
Make your home more cheerful by bringing a touch of the outdoors, indoors. Add more plants and natural fibers, increasing the feeling of tranquility. Dried plants as well as live ones, add to the natural feeling.
Indoor plants add an element of soothing nature and are an ideal way to combat stress. If you have a home office, bring in plants to add a more restful touch.
- Schedule routine HVAC maintenance
With the cooler months upon Australia, it might be time to be sure that your HVAC and heating are working their best. You can arrange to have someone come out for maintenance, even if you are housebound.
- Clean the garbage disposal
Although this is not a beautification project, it will create a more pleasant-smelling kitchen. Bad smells accumulate, and your kitchen needs some tender loving care once in a while.
To eliminate odor, pour half a cup of baking soda down the disposal. Follow with half a cup of vinegar. You can stand around and watch the fizzing show or attend to other works around the house. Put the stopper on, so the foam won’t spread beyond the garbage disposal. After a few minutes, it can be flushed with hot water.
- Make your home more beautiful with artwork
Wall art can enliven a space and make it more interesting. Your surroundings need not be boring, especially when you are housebound and looking at the same walls day after day. You can order an array of printed canvas art online from the comfort of your living room. Think large canvases of bold colourful florals or abstract art to make a space pop.
Taking your inspiration from the art and sculpture that is part of the Melbourne area, you might find something around your home that can be viewed as sculpture. You can also make something out of natural materials.
- Paint a room or a wall
If you have a small room and want it to seem larger, you might have some extra paint in your shed that can be used to paint the room or even one wall. A coloured wall adds a touch of surprise and is something you can do while inside your home.
- Clean your refrigerator coils
To begin, you might want to disconnect the refrigerator first and pull it away from the wall. Find the coils at the back of the fridge; they are across from the bottom. Your refrigerator may not be working as efficiently due to dust and pet hair; this prevents the coils from releasing their heat. A vacuum and coil cleaning brush should work. Coil brushes can be bought online. This is one simple DIY project that you can do, after the refrigerator has been moved.
- Clean the gutters
Now that the cooler weather has arrived, it may be time to get up on the ladder and make sure that the gutters are not full. Water damage can result if they are clogged, and as the weather warms up, clogged gutters present a fire hazard. You’ll want a strong ladder as well as a pair of gloves.
- Clean the dishwasher
A residue can build up inside your dishwasher and a monthly clean is a good idea. Why not begin now, when you have the extra time? All you have to do is put a cup of vinegar in a container that is dishwasher-safe. Put the container on the top rack and run the washer. You can then do it every month for a clean dishwasher.
If you are looking for projects around the house to do while housebound, be aware that there are some projects that you do not want to do yourself. Call in the experts to avoid safety problems or a repair that does not work the way intended. Here are some areas that need a professional:
- Removal of asbestos
- Electrical wiring
- Major plumbing
- Mold removal
- Structural modifications
Extra damage could result in costing you more, so leave these repairs to the experts. Evaluate the risk and cost of doing it yourself before attempting DIY.
Now that you know how to create your best home while housebound, you may wonder if it is time to consider house and land packages Berwick Waters, where inspiration takes its form from the natural surroundings and wetlands. You can create the home of your dreams here, in an enchanted setting with the backdrop of wetlands, open space, cycling paths and walkways.