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Staying productive around the house this Spring

Blog by Robert Matthews | April 10th, 2020

Most of my clients are self-isolating these days, or least sticking closely to home. While it can be a frustrating and stressful time, it's also a good opportunity to catch up with projects around the house. Here's a few links with productive ideas to make the most of your time. 

Spring cleaning and maintenance

The basics, but covers most of it: https://www.thinkinsure.ca/insurance-help-centre/spring-house-maintenance-checklist.html

Here's a great Spring home maintenance list; also with links to all four seasons: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/realestate/home-maintenance-checklist

And if you want all the details, Mike Holmes can't be beat! https://makeitright.ca/holmes-advice/home-safety-maintenance/spring-home-maintenance-checklist/

Still a bit too chilly? Focus on these indoor tips for now: https://www.rona.ca/en/workshop/tips/indoor-home-maintenance

Other distractions

Using up spare paint? Brilliant! https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/home-improvement/home-improvement-projects-during-quarantine

More projects: https://gearjunkie.com/simple-home-diy-projects

Easy-ish home projects to freshen your space, without the need to buy anything: https://www.curbed.com/2020/3/25/21184365/best-home-improvement-projects-coronavirus-quarantine

Most of us are going a little crazy with lack of a regular routine, and more time than usual spent around the house. Here’s some ideas for livening things up. And no, you don’t need kids or even a housemate to enjoy most of these. https://www.becomingminimalist.com/at-home/

And if you're really quite desperate! https://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/bedroom-diy-projects-to-tackle-during-quarantine/