5 DIY Projects to Try This Year

5 DIY Projects to Try This Year

The following contribution is from another author.

Our lives and habits have changed since the outbreak. Now that we’re mostly confined in our houses, it can get stressful at times. Although many activities aren’t always possible during the pandemic, you can do some at home. Many DIY projects not only help you relax your mind, they’ll also improve your lifestyle.

Here are five DIY projects that will help clear your mind of stress.


Due to certain restrictions, it’s not as easy to go out to parks, the beach, or open-air facilities to get some fresh air. Take this as an opportunity to redo your garden, backyard and give your landscaping a fresh look.

You can redecorate your yard with outdoor furniture, some lights and rugs to make it look and feel like the perfect social distancing spot to relax i . Call the pest, bugs, or mosquito control solutions provider to make sure no annoying critters will bite you while you’re out relaxing.

Clean up your balcony, sweep off dead leaves and plant or trim plants. Remove anything that doesn’t inspire you or bring you joy.

You can have a wood deck made if you don’t have one yet or have a patio constructed. You can do many projects to transform your outdoor space into an extension of your living space. When done right, this improvement could bring up the value of your property, allowing you to sell it for a good price.

Re-painting Your Home

When was the last time you repainted your place? Whether it’s your kitchen, your door, your room, or a piece of furniture, fresh paint can always give things a whole new look.

Plan and make sure that you’re working with a theme or color scheme. Light shades like cream, gray, or other pastels can give you that clean and fresh look. You can go for bluer shades for a more calming and serene look. A new paint job will always transform any space, if you’ve been wanting to give your place a new look, now is the best time to do it.

Declutter Your Home

Less is more in these stressful and trying times. Consider tidying up your place. Give away things you no longer need, re-organize your things, and throw away clutter. Sort all your clothes by category, buy new storage units for your stuff, and clean out hidden areas like your closet or that nook under your bed.

Good order is the foundation of all things. Simply organizing the things that you already have will make you feel like a new person.

Re-arrange Your Furniture

Now that we’re mostly cooped up inside our own homes, it’s easy to get bored looking at the same view every day. One way to breakaway from that dull atmosphere by rearranging your furniture. Sometimes you just need to mix things up a little. Move your television to the other side. Have your couch positioned where your dining area used to be. Move your lamp to the other side of the room or change your rugs. This is one activity that will change your living space without breaking the bank.

Change Flooring

Replacing the floors in your room will surely boost your space and give it a whole new look. Doing your own flooring can save you a ton of money, however, it’s also a project that can take a day or two to complete so make sure you allot time for it. On the other hand, you can always just change the carpet. If you’re using worn-out ones, this is a great time to install a new rug and change up the appearance of your place.

Redesign your home in away that will make you feel happy, inspired and blessed. It doesn’t have to break the bank. Rearranging furniture, planting trees in your backyard, redecorating your entryway and repainting your walls are just some things that will help ease the stress of life as well as positively impact your lifestyle in the long run.

Like William Morris once said, have nothing in your house that you don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. Now that we’re spending most of our time indoors, we have to make sure that our space has a positive effect on our mood and mindset.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).