When it's hot outside, homeowners should focus their energies inside on these four tasks. And you can take advantage of your nice, cool basement!
#1 Organize the BasementThe two most common types of clutter? Old clothes and seasonal items. Just the kind of stuff that winds up in the basement. So this month, face your messy basement head on. Not only will you regain space, but you'll also save time and could even knock back clutter-related depression. (Yeah, that's a thing.)
Now that you've got it organized, maybe it's a good time to consider this next project:
#2 Finish or Redo the BasementThe solution to a cramped house could be right under your feet. Transforming an unfinished basement or remodeling a finished basement into a media room, home office — or even a rentable space — builds equity, upping your home's resale value. Start this project now, and you can kick back and enjoy your new space all winter long.
#3 Buy Paint on SaleJuly. Not really the time of year you think of painting, right? It's usually too hot and humid. Probably why so many places put paint on sale this month. Stock up now, and you'll be ready for that painting project on your fall to-do list. (P.S. Latex and acrylic paint can last up to 10 years; oil-based, up to 15.)
#4 Hit Up Recycling CentersSummer is home improvement season. That also makes it the savvy buyer's time to seek out deals at recycling centers and home improvement resale stores. Since this is project time — not to mention moving season — lots of folks are ditching their old stuff. Take advantage and grab it up at super-low prices.
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