Chances are the last place you want to end up right now in the emergency room. With hospitals overwhelmed with COVID19 patients, popping into the ER to tend to a home improvement related injury won’t exactly have you winning any accolades. However, you may be going a little stir crazy at this point. We rounded up 5 SAFE projects that you can tackle during this stay-at-home order with minimal risk.
Just to be clear, we are not talking about taking on the task of painting the entire exterior of your house. Think more along the lines of an accent wall, kids room or front door. There are nearly 500,00 ladder falls annually with nearly 97% occurring at home. Easiest way to avoid a hospital trip? Stay off the ladder.
No time like the now to conquer those decluttering and organizing projects that you’ve had on the agenda but haven’t quite found the time to get around to. Get your garage in order or tackle the kids room during this extended time at home. Another room that often gets overlooked: the kitchen. Some local charities may still be accepting donations during COVID19 but you’ll want to double check (or just wait) before you load up the car.
Rearranging a room can make it feel like a brand new space. Moving the bed under a window or switching up the layout of the living room can leave your home feeling fresh and regenerated. Be wary though and admit when you need help moving larger pieces. Pulling a muscle or having furniture fall on your foot may not secure you a hospital visit but it is in no way pleasant.
Alongside organizing and rearranging, you might as well deep clean those spaces you are tackling. Cleaning base boards, wiping down window sills and door frames and other often forgotten about spaces are a great place to start. If you are anything like us, you kitchen cabinets could probably use a good cleaning.
Much like painting, we are not talking about taking on major projects like tree removals. Think more along the lines of pulling weeds (kids are great helpers here!), getting the garden ready (it is spring after all) or pressure washing the deck/patio. You’d be surprised how far the little projects can go and who knows it may just start a chain reaction in the neighborhood.
Just because you are stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to spend endless hours binging TV and snacks, though no judgement if that is the route you choose to go. Getting up and moving can be an excellent distraction to the seemingly endless chaos of the outside world.