Projects To Do At Home When Bored
Thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting quarantine, many people have essentially been forced to spend a great deal more time at home. One of the most common things that homeowners are beginning to notice are the many things that they want to change about the spaces in which they live; however, despite this, taking on any kind of a renovation project during these trying times is something that may not actually be such a great idea. Perhaps the biggest reason for this is because you could find yourself in the middle of this type of a project only to find that you require some level of assistance, with the main issue being that you won’t be able to get anyone to help you.
Currently, a vast majority of contractors are limiting how many individuals are able to work on a site, which is leading to many projects taking longer than normal to complete. In terms of DIY projects, there are multiple stores continuing to only permit a specific number of customers into their buildings at one time, meaning that not only can it become a challenge to obtain supplies for a project, but it can also be a huge risk from a health standpoint.
Here are three of the biggest renovation projects that should avoid being completed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
*Perhaps one of the most common renovation projects that should be avoided during these trying times is any kind of project that makes so much noise that it ends up annoying your neighbors. Since there are so many people who are still being forced to remain in their homes these days, it’s more important than ever that we do everything we can to be as courteous as possible. For instance, projects such as power washing, cutting wood, mowing lawns, etc. can end up disturbing any neighbors who may be working from home. It’s generally recommended that you not begin any of these tasks until sometime after 5:00 PM or even during weekends.
*Another renovation project that you should avoid taking on during the COVID-19 pandemic is any project that requires the use of PPE, or personal protective equipment. This is because this type of equipment is in such high demand and reduced supply due to hospitals fighting to obtain an acceptable amount of this equipment for healthcare providers. Additionally, this type of equipment is also in reduced capacity at various home improvement stores as well, and because of this, it’s recommended that homeowners not attempt renovation projects that require masks if the projects themselves aren’t absolutely necessary to complete.
*One other type of renovation project that should generally be avoided at this time is a project that would require too many individuals being gathered into a single space at one time. Health officials are currently recommending that interactions with other people be reduced as much as possible in order to help with preventing the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, any project that requires a list of carpenters, plumbers, etc. should be avoided for the time being, as this will help to completely eliminate any and all potential health risks not only to these professionals, but also to yourself and any other members of your family as well.