For some of us fall arrives because the sun and calendar tell us. For others, fall is synced with our favorite shows (maybe not this season). And our thoughts begin to turn to the holidays. So here are a few maintenance projects that you can complete on a weekend- any weekend or season.
HOME MAINTENANCE PROJECTS IN A WEEKEND
But with a few fake springs in Colorado here are five home maintenance projects you can finish in a weekend. We are getting antsy here in Colorado. But here are 5 home maintenance projects you can finish in a weekend. Now that I discovered “books on tape” or Audible I get more done when I can listen to a book and paint the baseboards.
The skill level is set to easy, but some of you may break into a sweat when you read #3. But you can do it! When you show your home a little love year-round your home rewards you when it is time to sell. #realtorlife
Show your home a little love and it will reward you when it is time to sell!
WEEKEND HOME MAINTENANCE PROJECTS
We all know the home projects that we find every reason not to complete. You know like cleaning the baseboards or touching up the knicks and bumps the walls endure during the year. The ones that we ignore until we decide to list our homes or just get the list done.
Well, these projects work for those of us with no plans to move but getting antsy in the winter.
I talked about these ten things to do before spring cleaning or a potential move.
Who has watched It’s a Wonderful Life? Remember every time George Bailey ran up or down the stairs he ended up with the newel post in his hand. And, equal amounts of frustration.
FIX WHAT SQUEAKS & TIGHTEN BALLISTERS ON STAIRCASE.
I wonder if George Bailey thought about staining or painting his staircase once he got the bank situation figured out.
On a side note; Where do you weigh in on stain vs. painted staircases? I go back and forth between paint and stain. Of course, it worked out great when I painted our stained front door.
2. ORGANIZE PAINT
Maybe this is the weekend to sort through the dozens of paint cans in the garage. Can you imagine what we could do with the space created if we stored the1/12 of the remaining paint in mason jars?
3. FURNACE FILTERS
Fun fact: The first thing I ever ordered on Amazon was a box of furnace filters?
I know right? What does that say about me? My friends and family are not surprised.
I know it sounds silly, but it was a home maintenance task I tossed to my husband (and then I would remind him to change it a dozen times).
Now I manage the filters! It calms me.
This was the old filter. Ewww……
I wrote a post on how to change the furnace filter.
4. CLEAN + TOUCHUP BASEBOARDS
What about your baseboards? The ones with scuff marks and yellowed edges from where the mop meets the base. Put on a Netflix movie and scoot yourself around the room with a paintbrush and a can of glossy white paint.
But, make sure to wipe down the baseboards.
I ordered these microfiber towels. I use and toss in the wash.
Freshly painted baseboards are one of my go-to home improvement projects. It’s also something buyers look at when touring a home. It kind of offers a glimpse of what the closets will look like. #realtorlife
5. CAULK WINDOWS
Next up, with Bridget Jones streaming in the background, grab the caulk and caulk the drafty windows and baseboards that need a fresh bead of caulk (after you paint the baseboards)!
What does it say about me that I love a fresh bead of caulk? I have a 1/2 dozen tubes of caulk in this closet.
Here is one more. If you have home address numbers that are looking a little tired. Use an oil-based market to freshen up the address numbers.
What home maintenance projects do you dread, but know you will feel so much better once they are complete?
What projects would you add to this list?
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