Home: DIY In Lockdown - What You Need To Know
Lockdown is affecting people in many ways, with some people all of a sudden becoming master bakers (as long as it's Banana Bread), fitness gurus and of course, DIY pros.
Tackling different jobs around the house is an excellent way to occupy your time while you’re staying at home, but it’s important that you plan things carefully.
Here are some things you need to know about DIY in lockdown.
Fail to prepare and prepare to fail
Being bored at home can lead to you making some impulse decisions you might regret later. When planning your DIY, make sure you choose jobs that you really want to do and not something you’re going to do on a whim. Prioritise jobs that will add value to your home, instead of those that are just jumping on the latest trends.
You can order what you need online
Current advice is to stay at home, and while some stores are open at the moment, there are a lot of places you can get your key DIY items delivered - saving you a trip!
Now is a great time to take on some of the DIY you’d never normally get chance to do, or would need to hire someone else to do for you. Fitting your own flooring is a great idea, and could give your home a much-needed refresh. Order your flooring from wood flooring specialists and start transforming your home. It’s easier than you think, and you’ll find plenty of online tutorials to help you out.
Tackle the jobs you’ve been putting off for ages
There's no excuse any more, it's time to take on the jobs you’ve been putting off for ages. Touching up paint, fixing drawers - it all falls by the wayside. Make a list of everything that needs doing and make a plan to get it done - you can tick off the jobs one by one. I promise you it will make you feel a lot better when you see how many you get done! It will be so satisfying working through your list, and it will leave you with plenty of time to enjoy yourself once lockdown is over.
DIY can lead to all kinds of accidents from broken bones to cuts and splinters. While avoiding accidents at any time is common sense, it’s even more important now. Nobody wants to end up in hospital unnecessarily, so the safest place you could be right now is at home. That means you need to take extra precautions to stay safe during DIY projects. Always use protective equipment and be cautious around ladders - don’t take unnecessary risks. For bigger jobs you’ll have to wait until you can get professionals in, it will be worth the wait in the end. For now, have fun planning.
Some lockdown DIY can be an excellent way to pass the time, as well as making sure you finally get around to the jobs you’ve been putting off.
Use the time to your advantage and enjoy getting your home in order but do remember to take the right precautions, your home could be looking fabulous in no time.