Summertime seems to give off this energy, inspiring people to get off the couch and do something valuable with their day. Maybe it’s the sun or the fact that you don’t have to put on several layers of clothing just to go outside, but whatever it is, the DIY bug is going around once more.

Doing projects around the house is truly a satisfying way to spend your free time. It’s a win-win: you fix up that old piece of furniture your partner’s been nagging you about, and you feel accomplished once you’ve done it. Why not keep that momentum going and tackle some bigger—but easy—DIY projects at home? Here are a few to get you started.

Fix up the garden

Give your greenery a makeover or an upgrade this summer. Maybe it’s the year you finally start a vegetable garden so you can enjoy fresh and organic veggies all season long and revel in the satisfaction knowing you grow your own food. If caring for a vegetable garden seems like too much on-going maintenance, but you still want to do some DIY landscaping, go for it.

Start by getting ideas from vloggers on YouTube for visual tips and tricks of methods of landscaping your backyard or front yard. Then, talk to the garden experts at the store or do a bit of research on your own for advice on which flowers are native to your area and can be planted safely without fear of overpopulating and messing with the delicate ecosystem balance. Your garden will look beautiful and blooming in no time.

Repaint a room

A fresh coat of paint can rejuvenate any space, and it’s the quickest and easiest way to do so without spending a small fortune. Pick a room that needs a bit of an update and figure out which color would best suit the room by matching it against the current color scheme you have. It could also help to browse through the current color trends for interior decor for ideas and inspiration.

Perhaps this summer you’re tackling a bigger project: outdoor painting. If your exterior needs a fresh coat, the first step is to remove all traces of the old paint. Among its variety of applications, hot air blowers from can strip paint to make your job a bit easier.

Organize knick-knacks

Not everything in your home needs to be out on display at all times. Organizing your clutter may seem like a daunting task, but it can seriously open up your space and breathe fresh air into it. Display your collections properly to make your home seem more “adult” while still holding onto your treasures and being able to see them rather than have them boxed up in a closet somewhere.

Don’t worry about doing a giant purge. Remember, you’re organizing, which does mean the occasional item being discarded, but the goal is simply to find a place for all your knick-knacks.

Make some art

Nobody likes a bare wall, so take advantage of some empty wall space and create and hang some art. If you’ve got kids, this is a great craft to get them involved in whatever capacity you want. Get a big canvas and some acrylic paints, or use pieces of patterned wallpaper to cover the canvas before framing and hanging them. There are limitless options to what you can create, but keep in mind the rest of the room’s feel and how you can add to it without making it too busy.

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