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Top 5 Easter DIY jobs for the family


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Wee ones can help reach those tricky spots!
Wee ones can help reach those tricky spots!

Instead of spending the next, however many weeks, sitting around climbing the walls, tradesperson comparison site, HaMuch.com, has highlighted some top DIY jobs that can be easily done around the house – and help occupy the kids!

A lick of paint

One perfect job for some constructive family time is painting. While you plenty of time on your hands, painting the house not only refreshes each room but can be done very cheaply for the cost of some brushes and paint.

Hinges

Squeaky hinges might sound like a small job but it’s a perfect one to tackle in lockdown and whether it’s a door to the house or to a piece of furniture, they can be easily remedied with some WD-40. However, even a replacement hinge is an easy place to start your DIY lockdown experience.

Flooring

While replacing a whole floor is usually best left to the experts, squeaky floorboards can be cost-effectively tackled by sprinkling talcum powder, soapstone powder, or powdered graphite within the gaps between the boards.

Use the lockdown to tackle those DIY jobs as a family.
Use the lockdown to tackle those DIY jobs as a family.

Update your furniture

With some sandpaper, elbow grease and a tin of paint, you can transform your tired wooden furniture into a fresh piece to suit the colour scheme of your home.

Tackle the garden

Another springtime necessity after months of neglect over the winter, the garden is a great place to start your lockdown DIY while also getting out of the house and getting some fresh air.

Founder and CEO of HaMuch.com, Tarquin Purdie, said tackling these jobs around the home can give a real sense of achievement as well as some mental stimulation.

He added: “Of course, we don’t advise that you attempt any jobs that need professional work such as electrics or gas, amongst other things.

“While it may be tempting, the NHS is under enough strain without us filling waiting rooms due to DIY blunders and so if you feel a job is too dangerous or difficult, it’s well worth waiting until normality returns and you can get a skilled tradesperson in to do the job.”


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