This is a collaborative post.
Many of us are spending a lot more time in our homes and gardens and this is leading to us having more time to get those little jobs done that we’ve been meaning to do for ages! Over the last couple of weeks, I have started organising the kitchen cupboards, getting rid of bits and pieces we don’t need and don’t use, and also cleaning things that don’t get done on the normal weekly or monthly clean! It’s quite therapeutic to see things being tidied and it’s literally a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to get extra things done with the kids at home to help!
Another thing we are getting time to do, is sit and think about any home improvements we might want to do or have wanted to do for ages. In normal life, we don’t often get time to do these things or even think about doing them as there’s always something else to do! I know so many people who have painted walls, gutted bathrooms and fixed broken appliances in the past few weeks! Something they probably wouldn’t have done before!
As well as us all having time to do DIY inside the home, the nice weather (ironically!) has also given us time to look at our outside spaces. Our gardens have been an amazing safe haven whilst on lockdown and have given the kids an opportunity to get some well needed fresh air and run off their daily energy! There are so many things you can do with your outside spaces during this time and again, it’s the perfect opportunity to get some of those outdoors jobs doing that you just haven’t had time to get around to.
Many of us have been looking at ways to improve our gardens and a really easy way to lift your garden is with the use of lights. Mario loves LED lights (our whole house runs on Philips Hue!) and we have 3 pretty sets of string LED lights dotted around the garden across the wooden bench and the little tree. They are lovely to look out on at night-time. You could also get some LED decking lights for the garden to create a subtle glow in the evenings. There are so many different types available and they sit flush with the decking to create any look you wish.
Planting flowers and plants in the garden is another of my really easy ways transform your garden and to add a splash of colour. We have a fake lawn, so we have loads of plant pots and hanging baskets full of flowers dotted around. We would love some kind of decking but we rent at the moment so we can’t add decking in but it’s definitely something for the future.
If, like us, you don’t have much lawn space, you could use old pans as planters or use old shelves to create a lovely herb garden! These things take little effort but would look amazing! If you’re feeling really brave you could even turn your old shed into a fully working, fully stocked outside bar! Imagine the garden parties and BBQ’s in the Summer!
Have you tried any easy ways to transform your garden this month?