The vast majority of us have spent a whole lot more time at home than usual over the past year and a half. The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, wreaking havoc and causing governments in most countries to implement strict social distancing and social isolation guidelines. Through this and periods of lockdown, many of us have found that we’ve only been leaving our homes for essentials, such as food and medicine. This has been difficult, but as vaccines are being rolled out around the world, more of us are looking forward to getting back to life as usual. Of course, having been well lived in, many of our homes are looking a little worse for wear by now, and chances are, you’re considering giving them a little TLC and improving upon them. Here are some steps that you can take to achieve this!
First, let’s tackle repairs. All too many of us notice small scale repairs that need to be carried out in our homes, but ignore them, as we believe they’re “not that bad”. Of course, this is a problematic approach. Small issues only tend to worsen and grow in size, often becoming huge repair jobs and causing further damage to our properties. It’s important that you tackle any repairs you’ve noticed your home needs as soon as possible. Whether that’s calling electricians, residential and commercial plumbing contractors, glaziers, roofers or anyone else. What’s most important is that you reach out as soon as possible.
The next step to take is to declutter your home. Over the past year and a half, you may have found yourself buying or being given items that you don’t want or need and that are merely blocking up your living space. If this is the case, you need to do some decluttering. This is pretty simple. Take every item you have and determine whether you really want or need it. Have you used it lately? Is it an occasional item that comes out every year? Is it something that has sentimental value? If you find that you don’t use an item and it has no genuine sentimental value, it can go. Try to sell it, donate it to a charity store or recycle it where possible to minimise your impact on the planet.
Next, you can get to deep cleaning. All of us do routine chores around the house – cleaning work surfaces, vacuuming, polishing, etc. But there are certain tasks we often neglect and it’s important that you dedicate a day or so to getting them done. Whether that’s cleaning the skirting boards, dusting the corners of the ceiling or washing the shower curtain, now is the time to do it! You may even want to look into professional window or carpet cleaning if you’re going all out!
These are just a few steps that you can take towards getting your home back on track, but they’re extremely effective and will make all the difference to your property. Hopefully, at least one step will come in useful for you!