Cabin Fever

You can call it by other names but it all comes down to the same thing.  The days are getting shorter and shorter ~ it really is getting darker earlier and earlier ~ and before you know it the cold and snow will be keeping you inside more and more ~ and before you outdoor cold weather lovers  jump all over me ….we don’t ALL love snow…~ So if you’re looking for something productive to do to keep you sane until spring, here are a few home improvement ideas that will not only keep you busy but will help increase the value of your home if/when you decide to move!

~ Paint ~ For little cost and not a lot of your time, nothing can beat a fresh coat of paint on your walls and trim to brighten up and freshen up your home.  Choose colors that are warm and inviting but if you’re doing this for resale, remember that neutral colors are best for future home owners to picture their furniture in the home.
~ Flooring ~ This project may not be for the do – it – yourselfer unless you’ve had practice.  New carpet (remembering neutral colors) or refinishing wood floors can add value to your home and make it feel like new again.
~ Declutter ~ Also known as organizing!  A room a week is all you need to tackle. Start with 3 bags or boxes.  1 for the things you love and can’t do without, but don’t need to keep in the middle of the room.  1 for the things that you’ll never need or use again, but someone else could (Goodwill etc).  1 for the things that the world can live without (trash). 
My suggestion ~ if you’re going to do all three of these, start with the decluttering, and if you’re only going to be able to do one of them, start with the decluttering!

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