What Staycation Projects Will You Tackle This Summer?

What Staycation Projects Will You Tackle This Summer?

iStock-153661913_Staycation.jpgSummer is here, but this year, something is different. Instead of heading to the beach or into the mountains, you’re staying close to home.

And while a staycation can be relaxing, you might find yourself itching to get some things done around the house. That’s understandable, which is why we’ve put together this list of projects you may want to tackle this summer.

  1. Power wash your walkways and the exterior of your home. (But be careful. Power washing equipment is, well, powerful, and can damage your property if you’re not careful.)

  2. Restain your deck and/or fence. Wait until you have a stretch of nice days, and then lay down some stain to protect your home from the elements.

  3. Install a ceiling fan to give yourself an energy-efficient way to stay cool in the summer.

  4. Drain your water heater, to clear sediment and give you and your family additional hot water.

  5. Have your home inspected. You might uncover faulty wiring or potential plumbing trouble, and save yourself the cost of a major repair down the road.

If you feel like tackling larger projects, here are a few you might want to consider:

1. Repaint The Interior Trim

Freshen up your home by painting trim.

Want to give your rooms a fresh look? One easy way to do that is with a fresh coat of paint. You don’t even need to repaint your walls. Just focus on the trim, adding new colors to the baseboards, window trim, crown molding, etc.

Before you add a new color, use a liquid sanding product to reduce the sheen of the old enamel to allow the new paint to stick better. Apply two to three coats of paint, and give it a full day to dry between each application.

2. Organize Your Garage

Is your garage the place where you park your car or just a giant storage bin? With the right garage storage plan, you can find space for your vehicles and your stuff.

iStock-106541216 garage.jpgFor Example:

  • Wall brackets can hold folding chairs and lawn tools.
  • Install garage cabinets to give yourself additional storage space
  • Use ceiling hooks to hang bicycles.
  • Hang pegboard and hooks on the walls to store small hand tools

Try to divide your garage into sections: a place for tools, a place for gardening equipment, a place for sporting goods, etc.

Be ruthless. Throw away the things you don’t need, or give them away.

And remember to pace yourself. This isn’t a project you’ll wrap up in an hour, especially if you’ve spent years letting things pile up inside your garage. Wait for dry weather, as you’ll need to move some items out of the garage for a while

3. Upgrade Your Closets

Let Closet and Cabinetry help you with your storage needs.

Maybe you have a tiny hall-closet, but dream of a big walk-in. Or maybe you have a big walk-in closet, but dream of the days when it was still uncluttered.

Either way, your staycation offers you a chance to explore some closet storage solutions for your home. It might mean that you add new shelves and cabinets in your closet, or do a big clothing purge to give yourself more space.

Whichever closet storage or garage storage route you take, Closets & Cabinetry by Closet City can get you there. Our closet design experts will work with you to find storage solutions that fit your home.

With our help, you’ll be able to focus on the other projects on this list…or just relax and enjoy the rest of your staycation.

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