With 2019 now in full swing, many us start to look at our homes and notice the things that are in need of a change or a refresh. So, this is the right time to work on DIY tasks around the house. Of course in the winter it can be difficult to find the motivation to work outside, but there are still plenty of things that you can do around your property before the spring rolls around.

Check your tools and equipment thoroughly

Even the best quality tools and equipment will degrade with time and exposure to bad weather conditions. This obviously means that the winter is the worst time of year for your tools. With safety critical pieces of equipment like ladders, it is essential that they are in excellent condition when you use them. This means that now is the right time to do a thorough examination of all of your equipment and tools to establish that everything is in good working order.

If any of your DIY tools need replacing, it is better to know about it now, rather than on the day that you want to use them, and find that you can’t.

Give your garden a good tidy

It is undoubtedly the case that the garden can get fairly neglected over the winter. Not only is it a time of harsh weather and withering plants, but you are also far less likely to get outside to do general tasks, and as such it can lead to a build-up of fallen leaves and unkempt shrubbery.

So, before the spring it is well worth having a good clean up in the garden. Take the time to sweep up debris and prune trees and bushes. It’s worth pointing out here that trees could have been damaged by the bad weather, so now is the time to cut off broken branches.

Create some storage space

Now that we have had the New Year, it’s the perfect time to re-think your home especially with regard to storage space. The Christmas period can lead to lots of new things having to find a new place to live in your home – this can lead to the garage or the garden shed becoming a dumping ground.

Now is the right time to have a thorough clear out to create storage space, and ensure that you are using space effectively. The spring is a key time for carrying out work on the house, so it can be a great idea to have all your tools and equipment organised and in one place. Freeing up the space to do this is a great start.

Do some interior painting

Doing work on the exterior of the property is a no-no. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get interior work done. It’s worth taking the time to paint interior walls and surfaces before the spring when you will inevitably want to work on the outside of the property.