When you consider the amount of time and money it takes to sell a house, sprucing up your own home (even if you’re not moving soon) can seem like a great idea. But you have kids! And keeping a whole family distracted while you work on DIY home makeover projects is a daunting task.
The solution? Get the whole family involved in some simple DIY home makeover projects. Here are a few to get you started.
Painting the Walls
You’ve had the same white walls in your house for years now. And while they might still look fine, you and your family want a little bit of color in your lives! This is an excellent opportunity to get the whole family involved in a home improvement project. Have a family discussion about which room you’ll paint, what color you’d like to use, and when the job will get done. Assigning tasks like taping over trim, door, and window frames can be assigned to older children while clearing items out of the room and laying down drop cloths can safely be taken care of by your younger kids. After all of that is taken care of, the whole family can get to painting. Just leave the precision work to someone with a steady hand.
Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Space
There are countless DIY home makeover projects you can conduct outside. If someone in your family loves to golf, consider adding a personal putting green in the yard for them to practice. You might be able to DIY this one, but professional installation only takes about a week to complete, too. Want to live a more sustainable lifestyle? Consider starting a vegetable garden. Not only will this help your family be more self-sufficient when it comes to produce, but it will also allow your kids the opportunity to experience the feelings of accomplishment that come with growing their own food from seeds. A flower garden can have the same effect! And as an added bonus, all of these projects can really spruce up the look of your lawn.
More often than not, the most effective DIY home makeover projects don’t require any complicated equipment at all. Consider the fact that condos undergo regular inspections to ensure they’re up to code. Why shouldn’t your home do the same with an organizational code? The best part is that there’s nothing stopping you from making this a family-wide project. Not sure where to begin? We’ve listed a few key steps below:
- Pick a room to declutter and start sorting your items into broad categories (toys, craft supplies, etc.).
- After everything is sorted into category piles, decide what will stay and what needs to be thrown away.
- Utilize clear plastic containers and any shelving you have to sort items. Be sure to label your containers.
- Have everyone pick a “category” pile and organize those items accordingly.
- Determine a routine to keep your space organized.
With these simple steps, you can have every room in your home organized in no time flat. And considering that the average home has almost 300,000 items in it, the sooner you can get started on your organization project, the better. In addition, this exercise can help teach your kids good organizational and cleanup habits. So not only will you have a cleaner house now, you can ensure you’ll have a clean house for years to come.
Beautifying your home doesn’t need to be a complicated or extremely expensive venture. And considering that the average American moves every five to seven years, why spend so much time and money on home makeover projects anyway? With these DIY projects, you can be efficient, save money, and get the whole family involved. When you think about it, there’s no need to wait for a disaster like water damage to strike in order to beautify your home. Which one of these projects will you try first?