5 DIY Household Jobs To Do During Lockdown

5 DIY Household Jobs To Do During Lockdown

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for virtually everyone here in the UK. To try and help tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the government has asked us all to only go for essential journeys.

As a result, most of the population is spending a large amount of their time at home. Still, there’s one positive thing to note from the current lockdown situation we are all in: we can carry out all those DIY tasks at home that we’ve now got the time to do!

I’m using the opportunity to check for unwanted bugs and pests, having found a handy list of seasonal pests on; they’ll also treat any infestations for you too if required. I have a stash of old blankets and bedding that I need to tackle, make sure the moths haven’t got into it and perhaps even give it all a wash and some fresh air too.

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If you’re finding that you’ve run out of things to do at home, check out these top five DIY household jobs that you can carry out:

1. Build some raised beds in your garden

Even though people that don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms can technically make trips out to get their groceries, some folks are finding it hard to obtain fruit and vegetables. As you can imagine, many people have been bulk-buying items from their local supermarkets.

With the weather turning favourable for growing plants, now is a great time to build some raised beds in your garden. Plus, you can buy seeds for fruit and vegetables online and have them delivered by post for added convenience and safety.

2. Do some painting

While the weather is warm and dry, one DIY task you could do during your time at home is to catch up on painting the rooms in your home. Even if you’re not planning to do major redecoration in your abode, there will be walls that could do with a coat of paint.

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If you’re wondering what to do about getting paint, the good news is you can have some delivered to your home from local hardware and DIY stores.

3. Reseal your windows and door frames

Have you noticed that the silicone sealant has begun to crack and break off in places around some of your windows and door frames? If the answer’s yes, now is the perfect time to remove that old silicone and apply some fresh sealant!

If you’ve got to reseal edges in your bathroom or kitchen, for example, it’s a good idea to opt for products like Everbuild Tecnic sanitary sealants. Be sure to check that the sealant you use is ideal for the rooms that require renewal.

4. Jet-wash your driveway

One of the downsides to having a block-paved, concrete, or tarmac driveway is that stains, dirt, and even weeds can make the ground look lacklustre. With that in mind, one way to use your time at home to your advantage is by jet-washing your driveway!

Pressure washers are brilliant at blasting out things like weeds and grass growing in cracks on your driveway. Just be sure to angle your pressure washer in such a way that you don’t damage the driveway itself.

5. Build an outdoor barbeque

Lastly, if you’ve got the materials and tools to do the job but have never got round to it, now’s the time to build an outdoor barbeque!

As you can appreciate, it’s easier to complete the job when the weather’s warm and dry. Plus, you can have a barbeque later as your reward for your hard work!

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