The clock is ticking, and the holidays are inevitably around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking of ways you can occupy your time.
These are some easy DIY projects you can do during the winter that reward you in more ways than just keeping you busy.
1. Prevent the Cold
The first project you need to tackle is preventing the cold from sneaking into your home. There are several DIY projects you can do that require little effort and a minimal amount of capital. For example, use door stops and adhesive tape along the cracks of your windows to prevent any cold winds from sneaking through the cracks.
Additionally, if you install baseboard heaters, they’ll emit heat specifically to the rooms they’re in, saving energy and costs from cranking the heater.
2. Improve the Lighting
With the days getting darker earlier, ensuring your home has the proper lighting is more important than ever. A quick and straightforward fix is replacing your light bulbs from your lamps, overhead lights, and chandeliers with higher wattage versions.
These extra watt bulbs emit some different light to make things feel less gloomy, lifting your spirit. You can get more detailed outside of that quick fix by incorporating some hanging lights into your bedroom, creating the ambiance to promote positive thoughts.
3. Make Some Candles
One of the major positives of the fall and winter months is the smells you associate with them, considering that peppermint and pumpkin don’t quite hit the same during the summer.
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You can get all your favorite scents and put them in some fun holders. For example, you can put a candle inside one of your favorite wine bottles, mixing two of your passions into one!
4. Practice Knitting
Now that you feel warm in a properly lit room with fresh aromas, it’s time to sit back and relax by knitting some winter essentials.
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Knitting a blanket, scarf, or pillow is exceptionally relaxing, but it also gives you something you can use throughout the frigid months.
5. Clean and Reorganize
Clutter is typical among most homeowners, and it can feel suffocating when you are trapped in your home all the time. Therefore, there isn’t a better time to reorganize and clean than in the dead of winter.
Even something like rearranging the furniture in a room might make your home feel new without your having to exert too much time and energy.
These easy DIY projects you can do during the winter will keep you occupied while keeping your home cozy and warm. After all, keeping busy will allow you to focus on something specific rather than every day feeling like Groundhog’s Day.