The Fast 5: Half Hour Home Projects, Perfect For Snowy Days

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Starting to wonder whether or not this winter is going to end? I certainly am.

However, it has given me lots of time to spend puttering around the house. And I want to share a few quick projects that you can do in less than half an hour.

Clean out the junk drawer

Set the timer. Take everything out of the drawer. Throw away the empty books of stamps, dried out pens, gum wrappers, expired coupons and lone paperclips. Put all of the change into a dish. Double check that the flashlight has batteries. Put everything back in the drawer, but this time organized. Done.

Dry dust the house

Dusting sucks, so set the timer. Grab the Swiffer or other dry duster and get going. Start with shelves in conspicuous places, then move on to dressers or desks in the bedrooms, then dust banisters and spindles. Got time left? Then get the tops of fans (but be ready to throw the sheets in the wash if the bed is under the fan). No time left? Then you’re good. Done.

Do routine maintenance

Change the lightbulbs. Change the batteries in the smoke detectors. Sweep out the garage. Change your air filter. Done.

Screw stuff back in

Grab two screwdrivers – one Philips and one flathead. Grab a hammer. Grab a wrench. Walk around the house. Check bookshelves, light fixtures, electric outlets, banisters, door hinges, and cabinet knobs. Fix as needed. Done.

Clean out the refrigerator and freezer

Milk gone bad? Gone. Are you ever really going to eat those leftovers? Gone. How many open containers of ketchup do you have? Combine ‘em and pitch the extra bottles. Recycle or trash as needed. Done.

The Wrap

Snowed in and tired of watching daytime tv? We are, too. So here are five projects that you can do in less than half an hour. So, as Larry the Cable Guy would say, Git r’ done!

And if you find that you need more space, we’re here to help with that, too. And, here’s a piece of advice: if you’re in a part of the country that’s been buried in snow like I am, you might want to consider upgrading to a climate controlled unit!

Ken

Ken is the Director of Content and Promotions for the Online Self Storage Directory blog. He loves the St. Louis Cardinals, obscure historical trivia, and the incredible beards on Civil War generals.
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Ken is the Director of Content and Promotions for the Online Self Storage Directory blog. He loves the St. Louis Cardinals, obscure historical trivia, and the incredible beards on Civil War generals.