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4 Areas of Your Old Home that are Easy to Update

Even if you have no plans involving packing and moving to a new home anytime in the near future, that does not mean that you have to forgo feeling like you are living in a new home. Do not let your lack of relocation stop you from updating your family home; just pick a project off this list created by your local Memphis movers, and discover an easy way to make your older home look new.

  1. Floors. Tired of constantly staring at that scuff on your beautiful wood floors that just always seems to get more and more noticeable? Do yourself a favor and donate a day or two to getting rid of it – it is much easier than you think. Just rent a floor sander and go over the scratch multiple times, until your floor once again has a perfectly smooth finish. Top it off by sealing or staining your floors, but remember, a majority of wood floors have a specific amount of times that you can sand them, so make sure you do not overdo it.
  2. Organize. Never underestimate the power of a little organization – it is the fastest and cheapest way to immediately add extra space to your home. If you are feeling brave, choose between the closet, pantry, or garage as your project to take on. In order to make sure you do the most thorough job possible, take everything out of whatever room you chose, and sort through all belongings. Put everything in either a “toss”, “donate”, or “keep” pile, in order to get rid of the items that you no longer need. Make sure to ask yourself when the last time was that you used a particular item, and if the answer is over a year, then it is time to add it to the “Toss” pile.  Then, install shelves and invest in some clearly labeled storage bins in order to complete your organization transformation.
  3. Deck. Something as simple as staining your deck, can make the biggest difference on the look of your home’s exterior. This can easily be done by removing all furniture from the deck, removing the dirt by pressure-washing, using a scrub brush and warm water to remove mold and mildew, and then staining the deck with a paint roller. Once your deck is dry, all that is left to do is to put back all of your furniture and – voila, your deck looks brand new, with minimal effort!
  4. Roof. When was the last time you took a good look at your roof? Never? If you find yourself having a hard time remembering, then donate some time towards inspecting any metal flashing around areas like your chimney and vents – these are prime spots for rust to creep up. If these do not get replaced, you could find yourself having to deal with a leak. While you are on your roof inspecting its condition, make sure that any shingles have not become the new home for mildew and moss; both of these are problems that you want to get rid of sooner, rather than later.