January is an ideal time to tackle home improvement projects. Not only are many homeowners enjoying the chance to get away from work for the holidays, but since they tend to be home more, they get the chance to see exactly what needs to be done around the house. Home projects don’t have to be complex to make a difference. Many projects are easy to handle with just a few simple tools and supplies. These five easy DIY home improvement projects for January will give you a fresh start to the new year!
Touch up chipped paint
Guests and holiday hustle and bustle can take a toll on the paint in your home. Even iIf you don’t want to commit to a full repaint of your house, take the opportunity to refresh any chipped areas or paint scratches. Make sure to match the paint before tackling this project. If you don’t already have the paint you need at home, take a small chip from the area you need to retouch and bring it to Clarks Ace Hardware for a paint match!
Change all water filters
It’s easy to forget when things get busy, but the disposable filters in your water filtration system and icemaker should be changed at least two times a year. In January, set aside time to change out all your water filters. This ensures that water flow stays good and that mold and debris aren’t given the chance to form inside the filter. It only takes a few minutes to do and can
Organize and clean closets
The holidays bring a lot of joy and excitement, but also a lot of clutter. If you find that your closets have become the landing pad for an excess of clothes, blankets, towels, and any other items that you don’t necessarily need, use January as a time to de-clutter and purge. Take new or gently-used items to a local charity, and throw out anything that’s damaged or broken. By going into January with clean closets, you’ll have more space for things you use.
Check and clean your gutters
Bad weather can take a toll on gutters. Damaged or clogged gutters can lead to issues with water drainage and even cause problems with your roof. At least twice a year, including in January, assess your gutters for damage and if you see any obvious signs of wear and tear, schedule a professional to visit your home as soon as possible. If you don’t feel up to the task of assessing your gutters, or if you have a very tall home, hire a gutter cleaning professional.
Deep clean carpets and upholstery
Whether you hosted a lot of friends and family or had an intimate gathering for one or two people, your carpets likely saw a lot of foot traffic over the holidays. If you notice a lot of spots or stains on your carpet or upholstery, consider renting a professional-grade carpet cleaner. Even if your carpets and upholstery don’t have any major stains, a deep clean will help bring them back to life and make your home look and smell fantastic.
Get your DIY home projects done with help from Clarks Ace Hardware
Whatever projects you’re planning, Clarks Ace Hardware has the products and expertise you need to make your DIY home improvements a breeze. With supplies for every room in your home, we make it easy to get equipped for any project, large or small. Visit us today to get some help finding all the items on your list and learn more about our legacy of customer service and support.