DIY Home Projects

DIY Home Projects

Moving to a new house is an opportunity for a new look. If there’s things that need repairing, updating, or just a few nails in the wall, ask yourself if you’re up for doing a few DIY home improvement projects.

Tools list

Having a good supply of tools in your toolbox can help you achieve many simple DIY home projects and repairs. Here is a list of some basic tools that many experts recommend every DIY enthusiast have. Once you become more advanced, make sure to invest in a drill; It’ll be your favorite power tool on the upcoming move.

1. Hammer – In addition to using a hammer to insert and remove nails, it can also be used to knock things down, or to knock things in place.

2. Screwdrivers – There are two types of screwdrivers: flathead and Philips. You will want to have different sizes of each.

3. Wrench – Use a wrench to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts. Having an adjustable wrench is best.

4. Utility Knife – For the use of a sharp knife, a utility knife is great and safe, it folds up into the handle.

5. Pliers – Pliers can be used for an assortment of things, especially when you need to grip an object and turn it.

6. Tape Measure – Having a good tape measure is a necessity.

7. Flashlight – You might find yourself working with little, or no light. Always have a flashlight and extra batteries.

8. Tape – Tape can be a savior, fill your toolbox with: duct tape, painter’s tape, electrical tape, and plumber’s tape.

Unpacking After Your Long Distance Move

 

Your long distance move is almost complete. The only thing remaining is to unpack your belongings in your new home.

unpacking your move

First, check inventory to make sure everything has arrived. Once it is confirmed you have all your boxes and furniture, start by unpacking some essentials. If you prepared a first day essentials box, locate this. It should have the basics for you and your family while you organize the rest of your stuff.

It is best to unpack the kitchen and bedrooms first. This way you and your family have a place to eat and sleep, allowing you to continue your daily routines, such as work, school, etc. while you unpack the rest of your home. Once you have these basics in place, create an unpacking plan. If you have children, their stuff should be unpacked after the basics, this way they can be surrounded by their belongings, which will create a sense of familiarity. If you have the space, use one room for all the boxes, you can then unpack them, as you need them. Alternatively, place boxes in the corresponding rooms. Ideally, each box will be labeled clearly.

Home sweet home

Next step is to decide where you want to place your large pieces of furniture and make your new home, feel like home. If you’re feeling creative, sketch a rough floor plan and draw a layout of where you would like your furniture placed. This will save you time and energy when it comes to lifting and moving any heavy pieces.

unpacking-plan

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