5 Easy Home Improvement Projects You Can Do To Keep You Busy

As most of us are stuck at home in efforts to help #FlattenTheCurve with the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, many are turning to hobbies and passion projects to keep boredom at bay. [*Flattening the curve refers to community isolation measures that keep the daily number of disease cases at a manageable level for medical providers.] In case you need a break from all the extra screentime you suddenly have, here are some home improvement projects you can do to help pass the time.

1. Declutter

It may have been in your new year’s resolution to declutter and organize your home after binge-watching “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” earlier this year. Go ahead and commit to really doing it this time. You can do it.

2. Organize your pantry

While you’re on the KonMari project, consider organizing your pantry as well. Who knows you might also reignite your passion for baking in the process? Check out some tips on how to organize your pantry here.

3. Rearrange your furniture

You can give your living room a fresh look just by moving your furniture. It could probably be the tiny change that you need to help you get a little more enthusiastic about staying home. Here are some layout ideas you can try:

4. Create a vertical garden


You may also spruce up your home with a vertical garden — indoors or in your balcony. You don’t have to spend much on this project. Recycle your soda bottles. Whether you’re growing decorative plants or herbs, studies have shown that interaction with plants helps in reducing psychological and physiological stress. Take on gardening — it’s good for your mental health.

5. DIY Photowall

For those who are innately wanderlusts, you might be missing the road so badly. Gather your favorite shots and put up a photowall and personalize your space (and maybe start visualizing your next trip!). Here are some gallery design ideas to get you started.