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Five inexpensive ways to spruce up your home this Spring Bank Holiday weekend

Five inexpensive ways to spruce up your home this Spring Bank Holiday weekend
The Spring Bank Holiday weekend is one of the most popular times for DIY so dust down the lawnmower, dig out those paint brushes and put that extra day to good use. Here are five inexpensive ways to spruce up your home and garden ready for summer.

Make your garden pretty
Plant up hanging baskets patio tubs and borders with annuals and buy inexpensive trays of plants to provide colour for your garden all summer. Use a rake to clear moss from your lawn and then mow, before clipping the edges for the perfect finish.

Clean up
Start by clearing your gutters – your work cleaning up the garden will be wasted if there’s heavy rain. The clean your patios and garden furniture with a pressure washer. If you don’t have a pressure washer and can’t borrow or hire one then just scrub with a garden broom and warm water. To prevent algae returning next year, use an anti-moss treatment. 

Scrub the bathroom
Spruce up your bathroom by re-grouting tiles, cleaning limescale from taps and showerheads, fixing leaking shower trays with filler and replacing washers on dripping taps. If budgets allow, treat yourself to new taps and/or fittings to give bath time a fresh appeal. 

Paint the hallway
Believe it or not, the hallway is the room you most often use but it’s often overlooked. This room is the first people see when they enter the house and as we all know, first impressions count. The good news is, there’s generally not much furniture in the way so it’s a relatively easy room to paint in a short period of time. 

Clear out the loft, garage and spare room
It’s not called a spring clean for no reason. Having a big clear out is never an appealing task but it’s better to get them done when you have time on your hands, rather than wait until you move house and have many more tasks to juggle. Make piles for unwanted items to take to the second-hand shop or recycling centre, which are usually open throughout the Bank Holiday weekend. You may also make some money from items you can sell on eBay.