With the end of summer upon us all, everyone’s favorite holiday weekend is finally here – Labor Day. Most people will likely take the day to catch up on sleep, relax a little, or get outside into the now-slightly cooler air. In addition to taking it easy on this weekend of rest, it never hurts to squeeze in a couple easy DIY home improvement projects for yourself and the kids.
No matter how big or small, adding improvements to one’s home can be a very rewarding process. If you would like a few ideas on where to get started, just refer to one of our suggestions below!
Upgrades Toward Curb Appeal
Even when it comes a home, a first impression will stick. Whether you plan on selling your home somewhere down the line or not, increasing curb appeal shows off one’s relationship with their property and the care they put toward making it theirs. For a fulfilling Labor Day improvement project, consider mowing the lawn, adding a coat of paint to the house, cleaning out the gutters, or a similar project that will allow you to spend some time reconnecting to your home.
Resurfacing the Driveway
A driveway can be more than one of your home’s practical, functional appendages—it can also play an aesthetic role. Whether it’s addressing a pot role, fixing a crack, or applying a little caulk, fixing up the driveway usually ends up on the backburner, but it can head straight to the front on Labor Day.
Washing Sliding Doors and Windows
Washing glass windows and doors is typically something people get to on the weekends. However, if other things had your attention in previous weeks, spraying some Windex on the exterior and interior of all your glass surfaces could be a useful way of spending part of your holiday weekend. This is especially helpful for those who may have skipped their annual spring cleaning!
Declutter the Shed
There’s a good chance the shed out back was a pretty busy place during spring and summer, especially for those who needed to be sure they could reach their gardening tools and other essentials of lawn care. With summer ending, this would be a great time to declutter the place or, at the very least, reshuffle everything to ensure your autumn and winter tools will be up toward the front where you can reach them easily.
Inspect the Deck
Summer is one of the best times for families to spend time together out on the deck. With all that activity, try inspecting your deck for signs of wear and consider sealing it in preparation for the upcoming cooler seasons. This could go a long way toward preserving the longevity of your deck and preventing extensive repairs down the line.
Feel free to check out the Hipp’s Help store for any home improvement needs or supplies for projects. We offer FREE ship to store for all of Mountain View customers. And we also offer reasonable shipping rates for the rest of our customers throughout the country.
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