So, in preparation for the long weekend break get your to do list out and ear mark some of those Bank Holiday projects around the home that you simply can’t get done over a usual weekend. You know the one’s we are talking about:
1- Clear the Loft
This job could actually make for a fun weekend, honestly! You will feel great when it is done and you will gain some space. Just imagine the kind of things you might find.
It is sure to lead to a nostalgic trip down memory lane when you discover boxes of memorabilia for days gone by. It could even make you some money if you uncover items that are suitable for a car boot sale. There may even be an antique or two lurking up there. If not there is the feel good factor of passing a generous donation to your local charity shop.
2- Go Digital
Sick of the shelves, drawers and cupboards stuffed full of CDs, DVDs, photographs and books that are hardly ever looked at, watched or listened to? Why not go digital?
Purchase a hard drive and spend your long weekend scanning, uploading and downloading. Again, you will gain space, and you will have a pile of items that you can sell online for cash. Head for places like Music Magpie or Gum Tree and make some money ready for your next project at home, or better still a well earned holiday.
If you can’t bear to part with your precious music and movie collections, box them up and pack them away into self storage there are plenty of them around, like CityStore Self Storage in Luton. This way they will stay in mint condition to be sold as collectables or handed down through the family. Don’t worry if you don’t live in the Luton area of London, self storage in London is not in short supply.
3- Revamp Your Wardrobe
Hooray! Spring is here and it is time to start updating your wardrobe. Yes, it’s time to rotate your clothes around and fill your wardrobe with lighter, brighter outfits for the new season and in preparation for the summer months and impending holidays.
No room in your wardrobe? Overwhelmed with the huge amount of fashion garments that you actually have stuffed in there? Don’t panic, streamlining your clothing will make you feel like you have a complete new and manageable wardrobe.
You will need to be ruthless though, pulling out things you have never worn, items that don’t fit and that you realistically not going to wear again, items that you haven’t worn for over a year and those items that are most definitely seasonal.
Out of those items there are money making opportunities for those garments that are in good condition, head to eBay for example. For seasonal items that you will wear again, store them in vacuum packaging and put them into self storage to save space at home. For everything else there are the charity shops that are always grateful for your donations.
4- Restyle a Room
We all have at least one room in the home that is the last to get done, and yes we keep putting it off. Well, there is no excuse now that you have a nice long weekend and the days will be much longer too. Making it the perfect Bank Holiday Projects to get stuck into.
Before you get started with the messy stuff, washing down woodwork, sanding, striping wallpaper it is a good idea to get the room completely empty of furniture and protect any furnishings you intend to keep. So that the rest of the house doesn’t become cluttered, or even rooms being unusable, transfer as much of the furniture and boxed items as you can into self storage. This way you will still be able to get a break from the mess.
With a massive 45% of us Brits likely to undertake a DIY project over the bank holiday weekend remember the DIY stores will be busy so get as many of your supplies as you can before the weekend. It is also wise to check the opening times of the stores too as these will differ from their normal opening times. You may not be able to get a new paint brush at 8pm.
Changing your flooring ,is one place to start. Carpet tiles make for a nice alternative to regular flooring, plus they are cheap and easy to install. There are many other advantages to choosing carpet tiles for flooring.
5- Go out into the Garden
Another top, recommended Bank Holiday projects for you to get stuck into and that is to go out into the garden and complete those much needed gardening tasks. From pulling those pesky weeds, repaving the patio to sand and repainting the woodwork, there is always an abundance of tasks that can be completed out in the garden.
Perhaps you have promised to build and put up a charming fairy house for the children, if the weather is good this Bank Holiday, go outdoors and complete those dreaded tasks that you have been putting off.
A healthy garden is a garden that is well maintained and with the British love of gardening at an all time high, making sure that your garden is in a healthy condition is paramount. With an average household spending more than £1000 on their garden annually, use this bank holiday as the perfect excuse to clear out the weeds and remove the dead flours from your bushes.
If gardening is a favourite past time of yours, consider using the long bank holiday to restore and service your trusty lawn mower, or gathering those herbs and fresh vegetables that are ready to harvest that otherwise might spoil.