28 Bonkers Easy Home Improvements That Make a Huge Difference
You want a swoon-worthy, sophisticated pad, but you’re busy you know, living life and such. Don’t despair—there are dozens of high-impact, super-easy updates that can be pulled off in a single afternoon. From styling tricks to micro cleaning, here, 28 little home updates with major payoff.
Stow the kitchen trash can
Fact: Even the fancy ones are still an eyesore.
Move coats to a closet
Your ever-expanding pegboard is about to take the wall down.
Iron duvet covers and pillowcases
Crisp bedding is not a myth.
Prune flowers and houseplants
Pick off brown leaves, toss dead blooms and trim living stems.
And while you’re at it, freshen the water
Be gone, unsightly plant gunk.
Fill a bowl with fresh fruits and veggies
Instant magazine polish.
Pour your olive oil into a decanter
And your booze
Karate chop your pillows
Cut coffee table decor in half
Behold, the beauty of editing.
Dust chandeliers and ceiling fans
Because you know it’s been aeons.
Sort the mail pile
And find a home for everything.
Oil the cutting boards and butcher block
Just like new.
Wipe down TV and computer screens
Later, smudges and dust.
Tuck away the hamper
Or invest in one with a lid.
Un-decorate the refrigerator
Consider framing your kiddo’s art instead of magnetizing it haphazardly.
Wrangle electrical cords
The battle of the ethernet.
Purse junk happens--that’s why God created catchalls.
Straighten paintings on their hooks
Ninety degrees, people.
Adjust curtains on their rods
Fluff, fluff, ahh.
Stow bathroom products
Clean and clear and under control.
Swap liquid for bar soap
Placed in a pretty dish.
Adjust books so that spines are straight in line
An architect’s dream.
Buff mirrors and glass surfaces
Buh-bye, streaks and scuffs.
Replace melty, messy candlesticks
Hocus-pocus chic is not a thing.
De-grease your kitchen cabinets
Nothing a little sponge action can’t fix.
Wipe metal focal points
Gleaming faucets and pots and pans, please.
Hang towels properly
That’s right—fold 'em in half and hang evenly on a towel rack.