Consumer debt is easy to fall into especially as the spring home improvement season starts. Many homeowners get caught up in the projects, going over budget or never starting with one. If you are facing credit card debt but still want to accomplish some home improvement projects, try out these easy DIY spring cleaning projects to get your house refreshed and stay out of debt.
DIY Exterior Home Improvement Projects
The exterior of your home is important to maintain for safety, working condition and curb appeal. Simple projects can make a big difference as part of your spring cleaning routine and won’t leave you drowning in debt. In fact, preemptive maintenance could delay costly repairs down the line. Here are a few DIY projects to consider.
1. Clean your gutters. Removing leaves and other debris materials will keep your gutters functioning and show off the clean lines of your house.
2. Examine the roof. If you feel comfortable, hop up on the roof to look for missing shingles or other damages. Completing minor repairs yourself can save you money, but always consider safety and your skill level before tackling DIY projects.
3. Inspect the exterior. Take a walk around the house and look at your siding and foundation. Catching repairs early in the spring is one way to avoid consumer debt later on.
Cheap Interior Spring Cleaning Projects
Now that you have given the exterior of your home a once-over, turn your attention inside. There are a lot of DIY projects that can make a big difference in your home without costing you a lot of money. Avoid credit card debt by selecting some of these projects this spring.
1. Painting walls, floors and more! Paint can do wonders for a room without costing very much. You can even get discounted paint that people didn’t like to save even more money. Nowadays, there are paints for every surface- even countertops. Get started with a stencil, accent wall or roller brush today.
2. Cleaning. While not as glamorous as painting, cleaning can make a big difference too. Cleaning window covers, shampooing carpets, washing windows & other wall surfaces can make your home sparkle. If you have the cleaning products already, you won’t be spending any money!
3. Change the decor. Do you have any furniture or decorations hiding away? Swap out what you have currently in use for what’s in storage. You could also head over to your local thrift store to score some cheap items. Even rearranging furniture can uplift a room.
Stay on Budget with Home Improvements
No matter your budget, you must stay within it. Whether it’s $100 or $2,000, staying within your budget will ensure that you avoid any more consumer debt. Do not be lured into home improvement stores if you do not have the funds to make purchases. Make sure to prioritize needs over wants, and try some of these inexpensive DIY projects to round out your spring cleaning! For more inspiration, visit our Pinterest page.