Warm Weather is Finally Here! Here's How to Get Your Home Prepped During COVID19

 

During a considerably trying time where we have little choice but to spend the entirety of our days at home away from our familiar malls and parks, we have to make the best out of the situation at hand. The only logical way to spend this new found time is to do what the majority of us have disregarded most in the past: fix up our home. We finally have time to turn our homes into something out of Architectural Digest. With summer well on its way these tips will help you spruce up your space as well as avoid issues that could potentially cost you a lot of money while responsibly dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

Spruce up those walls with paint or wallpaper

A refreshing way to add a touch of personality into your home is splashing the walls with new paint or wallpaper. This rental friendly hack is one of the easiest ways to transform your abode. Wallpapers come in different colors and patterns, and if purchased and installed correctly can be removed easily without harming the wall behind, and countless times we have covered how a fresh paint job can help transform your home dramatically. So if you're looking to change up your scenery and bring a little life to your neutral white walls this is your way to go.

Putting your garden to use

Quarantine is the best time to bring out the skilled gardener that Mother-Nature hoped you’d be all along! There's only so much time and energy you can spend on yourself without going crazy. Taking care of plants, on the other hand, is a brilliant way to balance out that energy and bring in nature into your home. Indoor plants can supply rooms with fresh oxygen, and look aesthetically pleasing at the same time. It's a win win if you ask me. 

Having a vast outdoor garden can be costly but definitely worth it if taken care of properly. Gardens can be used to grow fruits and vegetables which will prove to be a rewarding pastime as well as supplementing your food during this crisis. Trust me, once you see your first home grown, ripe, red tomato the satisfaction and pride is immeasurable.

DIY cleaning products 

Imagine wanting to start off your day by being productive and cleaning the house spotless, however, ironically enough you don't have the supplies needed. Adding to the list of inconveniences Covid-19 has brought to our lives, there is no bigger disappointment than going all the way to the store for the one product you needed, only to see it out of stock. Thankfully we have the internet, and you have Buckeye Northwest Realty to deliver the easiest DIY to keep your productive day going smoothly. There are multiple products probably sitting in your cupboard right now which can effectively get rid of stains and can serve as an all purpose cleaner.

  • Water 

  • Vinegar

  • Baking soda

  • Dish Soap

  • Cornstarch 

These products can be used individually or in combination with another in moderation and will prove to be an effective remedy in cleaning your floors, removing carpet stains, etc. Be sure to do some thorough Google searches on how to properly utilize or combine these items to help!

Inspect and report

Considering we are all stuck at home (well the majority of us anyway), why not use this time to take inventory. This could include checking furnace filters, cleaning out dryer vents, checking AC Units, and much more. Take a walk around your home and the property and look for things that may need reported to your landlord, and do so. Don’t forget to check for air leaks in windows, doors, walls, or anywhere else it may be able to enter. This will definitely help keep those electric bills down.

Just like every season change there are tons of things to check or do. From fixing to upgrading there are tons of things that you can do to increase the quality of your day-to-day life. Have some suggestions of how to utilize your time during quarantine? We’d love to hear it! Join us on Facebook today to share your story!

Buckeye Northwest Realty provides homes for rent in and around Toledo, Ohio. For more information on how we can help you and your family find your new home, contact us today!

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