Winter is just around the corner, and spending more time indoors is inevitable. Idle hands make for a troubled mind, so it’s time to start searching for things to keep you busy during the upcoming down time.
Don’t waste your time just sitting around the house gaining weight during the holiday seasons. Instead, get stuff done. Here is a brief look at a few DIY projects to keep your hands moving through the lull of winter.
Patch some of those pesky holes
Every house has had its days, and some of those days involve knocking holes in the walls. Sometimes just moving into a new place can result in a hole or two if you’re not careful.
The good news is that fixing a simple hole in the drywall of your home isn’t a hard job. You can find mesh patches and putty to repair your holes on a simple trip to the hardware store. You could have all the holes in the house repaired in just a day.
Hang some shelves
A little redecorating can really shift the feel of your home, and what better time for a little change than the end of the year. Winter is a time for things to die off and be reborn.
Take that notion to heart, and give your home something new. Hanging shelves isn’t a fine science. You just need the right holemaking tools for the job. Make sure your drill is well equipped, so you always have the right pieces to hang whatever you please.
Mount the television
Getting the TV up off of the floor gives you more floor space and a better chance of keeping it in good shape. If you have children, mounting your television will protect it from the rambunctious behavior of the little ones.
However, mounting a television is no simple task. You’ll need a stud locator and a capable drill to get the job done right. Make sure you get your mount in the studs, so your tv will have no danger of falling.
Slap a coat of paint on the wall
A fresh coat of paint can also work wonders for sprucing up the interior of a home. A nice accent wall in the family room or a new shade in the bedroom could be just the spark you need to really start getting your hands dirty around the house.
Recaulk the bathtub
Finally, adding a fresh new look to the bathroom is easy when you work to recaulk the shower and tub areas. Caulking is a messy job if you’re not careful, but anyone can figure it out. Grab a caulk gun and a couple tubes of caulk, watch a few YouTube videos, and you’re off to the races.