Melt Her Heart – Quick and Easy DIY Valentine Day Projects
Making your house safer, more beautiful or comfortable can be the most thrilling and loving gift – one that will keep on giving. So, this Valentine’s Day, express your love by showing how much you care for your family, and for your home; after all, it is a place where you and your loved ones spend the most time alone and together.
Start with creating the ultimate honey-do list. We all have things around our house that need to be fixed, replaced, improved – home projects that we’ve been meaning to get to, but somehow fail to complete.
This may be the best Valentine’s Day gift of all. Just make sure your to-do list is doable, and then commit to complete it…but be sure to set a specific date.
As you create your list, be realistic and practical about it. Some items should be high priority on your list, and some will be “nice to have”.
Ready to start working on your Valentine’s gift? Here are some tips you can use to make it as simple and as efficient as possible. And, since the goal is to beautify or fix things in your home, if you cannot complete something – call a handyman in Lancaster PA.
1. Tackle necessary repairs first
In other words, prioritize. Those are things around your home that are not working properly, or missing, and do affect your, or your partner’s, daily life.
For example, fix leaky faucets. You may only need to change the washers in the faucet, super cheap and easy to do. Or, tackle squeaky hinges. This should be easy to do, and all you need is a lubricant, like WD-40. If you don’t have one, you can also try rubbing a bar of soap in the hinges. Sometimes, hinges will need to be replaced, but that’s another inexpensive and easy to do item. Maybe there’s a window in your home that doesn’t open easily, or at all, that you can try to fix, or have a handyman in Lancaster PA repair for you.
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Simply look around and appraise the health and safety of your home, and do what you can – it will make a big difference overall and put a smile on your loved one.
2. Work on routine home maintenance next
A lot of us wait till the last minute to do maintenance things in our home. This Valentine’s Day, be proactive!
Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. This should be done at least once a year. A good idea is to change them when you change the clocks at the end of daylight savings time, or – for Valentine’s Day, so it’s easy to remember. So, why wait for that annoying chirp in the middle of the night?
Change your air filters. Make sure your heating and air conditioning air filters are changed on a regular basis, since they help keep the air fresh in your home and your HVAC unit operating most efficiently. Depending on the type of air filter you’re using, they may need to be changed every three months, sometimes even more often. Otherwise, you will end up with a poor quality of air and wasting energy – a dirty filter will slow down airflow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool.
Replace the light bulbs that are not working or flickering. Even ‘smaller’ things, such as replacing batteries, still working but not as well, in your remote, clock, or your flashlight, can make a difference and invoke gratitude.
3. Tackle cosmetic items in your home
These are things that add cosmetic, or visual value to your home and the ambience in it.
For example, hang artwork, mirrors, curtains, or add shelves that your spouse has been nagging you to do for months.
Change or add colors to create a brighter, warmer, or calmer living room or dining room; or, to create a more exciting atmosphere in your bedroom … Painting can be one of the most inexpensive and easiest DIY jobs around the home that can make a huge difference in a room. Maybe it’s time to finally add some color around the house.
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Another sweet and loving cosmetic touch for Valentine’s Day can be adding a few latest photographs of the two of you or your family, or replacing dated photos with some more recent ones (just be careful not to remove some all time favorites – so maybe get new frames to be safe!). Fill your home with more warm memories.
4. Finally: A deep cleaning!
When all is said and done, a clean home looks better, smells better, and feels better. This Valentine’s Day, give a vital gift to any home – a thorough cleaning.
Give your carpets a steam clean or call professionals to do it. Scrub and polish your wooden floors. Clean the windows, screens and French doors, and let the light shine in even more brightly.
This Valentine’s Day, take some steps to make sure your home is looking good, too. It will make your sweetheart feel happier and more relaxed! And, don’t forget to put some flowers on the dining room table, or, on the nightstand!
5. General Tips for your Home Projects
Once you have a list of all your repairs, maintenance, cosmetic, and cleaning items, take a close look at each project and consider the time and effort needed to complete them.
Can you do it all yourself? Could you get some help, maybe give some jobs to the family members; or, have a pizza party and let your friends give you a hand.
Next, when should you start? February 14th is around the corner so you’ll need to get to it soon, and maybe recruit some help. This is where a reliable and efficient handyman Lancaster PA could provide an invaluable help, and ensure your home projects are done well and in time!
A lot of us are extremely busy, then there are some who simply do not have what it takes to do repairs and other projects around the house; if you are one of them, you need a handyman Lancaster PA who can take care of your repairs and remodels when you need them done.
No job is too small or too cumbersome for our Lancaster PA Handyman division at Home One Services. From cleaning gutters to painting walls, from floor repairs to installing shelves or handrails, from hanging pictures to window replacements, and much more – we are here for you and your home.
Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Home Improvements!
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