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    Home Improvement Projects to Tackle During the Quarantine

    Now that you’re home and have more time on your hands, what can you do that will be productive and perhaps help you make money later? If you have plans to sell your home in Albuquerque in the near future, now is a perfect time to get your home ready to sell. And if you don’t plan to sell, just working on your home will help you feel better now and keep your home in good shape. After all, our homes are the real unsung heroes during this pandemic, helping us all stay safe. Why not show it some love in return?

    What are some home improvement projects that won’t cost much and not require unnecessary trips to a store?

    Do an even deeper clean than usual

    Thankfully, it’s spring, so it’s time for spring cleaning anyways. Yet this year, you can add some tasks to your list that are specifically aimed at killing germs and improving the air quality of your home.

    Check to see if your cleaning materials are in the list of approved products released by the CDC. While many of these products haven’t been officially tested against the coronavirus, these contain chemicals which were designed to kill similar pathogens. According to the CDC, it’s best to clean evidently dirty surfaces first with soap and water before disinfecting them. Remember also to wear disposable gloves when you clean. To prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria, clean frequently touched surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, phones, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables.

    If you have replacement air filters, now is a good time to change those out as well. Air filters won’t remove the coronovirus from the air. But they will help anyone who has allergy or breathing issues, as long as you use the right ones. If you’re able to, find HEPA air filters, which are designed to stop the tiny allergens.

    Paint

    If you have any leftover paint, put it to good use by touching up walls and baseboards. If you don’t have any paint, you can pick some up the next time you go to a store to buy food, such as Walmart.

    Painting will give your space new life, which you could probably use right now.

    Clean out your closets

    Most of us have at least a somewhat messy or unorganized closet. You can fix that by taking everything out of the closet and getting rid of anything you don’t need. Then clean the interior, as it will no doubt need a good cleaning. If you’re cleaning your clothes closet, sort your clothes by category and be sure to hang delicate items and stack thicker things like denim. Put your most-used items at the front, while seasonal or rarely used pieces can go up higher or in the back.

    Stick to projects that are not super labor intensive or that will take a long time

    Getting projects taken care of in this interesting time is about making smart choices. Someone in the family could get sick, or you could be called back to work sooner than expected. You probably don’t want an unfinished project when it’s time to get back to regular life.

    Limit the products you need

    You could run into supply chain issues, backorders, or delivery issues with your renovation, which could delay or derail your project.

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