Easy DIY Weekend Projects

Dated: October 23 2020

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Every week lately seems like a scene in the Bill Murry’s Ground Hog day; kids learning from home, working from home schedules split and the projects always seem to be haunting us. In general, when we become overwhelmed we just see everything that needs to be done. Instead of looking at the big picture focus on the small fixes that will ultimately blend into the whole.




If you spend an hour one weekend patching that drywall it will be complete. Step one is just scrape off the loose debris, next fill the hole and then smooth it over and let dry. That is, it DONE! All you need is spackle, tape, putty knife, an old rag and sandpaper to clean up the rough spots after it dries, then paint of you plan to paint the way.




An accent wall can add new dimension to the space, it’s an easy weekend project and just days a full day and overnight to dry. Adding new paint to a room(s) not only adds dimension it add value. I will tell you that when adding color to the home, try to use neutral colors if you’re trying to sell.  Color like a spouse is a personal choice and other people may not like your taste in paint so if you want a quick sell stay neutral.


Organizing the garage


If you’re like me the garage is the catch all place for all things. This is a weekend project, but it can be easily trampled. First start with a good trash bag and clear plastic tubs. Make 3 signs, keep and to go /for sale place the keep on the opposite side of the drive from the go/for sale. Lay out a tarp to help protect the items you want to keep. Start placing items accordingly. Set up another sign or publish an ad for the sale.  Set a time frame for the items to be sold to actually be gone from the property. After that time place those items in a trash bag and put the bag in the truck to go. The items you keep place them inside the clear plastic tubs and then retore them to a new location in the garage against a wall that allows you to use the space.


Rick and Angie Decker are realtors at Local Homes and Land Real Estate. When life pushes you into a new chapter we are here to help you enter that chapter. We have years of experience in helping others meet their goals and finding that forever home. Give us a call today 843-499-6872 or email us at rnadeckerteam@gmail.com

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Rick and Angie Decker work together as The Decker Team and they specialize in both Commercial and Residential real estate.. Angie entered real estate part time in 2016 while also working as an Operati....

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