Not sure what to buy your Valentine this year? We suggest pressing pause on the traditional flowers and chocolate combination. Instead, tackle your honey-do list head on! Not only will she (or he) appreciate your thoughtfulness, but also you’ll both be able to enjoy the benefits long after Valentine’s Day.
The Little Things
You know what we’re talking about. Those small fixes that your significant other has been asking about. Maybe it’s only been a few days, a few weeks—or a few months. But surprising them with a job well done could be your best Valentine’s Day gift yet!
Try to stay within your comfort level. If you’re not a big DIYer, this could involve changing out light bulbs, hanging curtains, or even just replacing a loose shower bar. For larger undertakings, you can caulk around the house, swap out light fixtures and hardware, or even refinish the floors! Tailor your gift to your Valentine and cross as many items off that honey-do list as you can.
Clean Up the Garage
Now, you might need to budget a little more time for this particular project. But imagine your significant other’s reaction when he/she walks into your clean, organized garage! Start by sorting through all of your tools, equipment, and other outdoor accessories to get a feel for your storage needs. You can even take advantage of this process to donate some of those items you no longer really use. Then, give the whole garage a thorough scrubbing before installing any improvements. If you have a moisture problem, why not look at your options for dry-locking? It could be the fault of an outdated garage door or poor weather stripping, but we can help you install replacements. Once you’ve got your new storage solutions in place, you can put everything back and show off your hard work! Your Valentine may even utilize this space more often now.
Free the Gutters
This is one of those honey-do items that no one really wants to touch. Honestly, we can’t blame you, but we’ve seen what happens when you neglect this chore a little too long. Clogged gutters lead to moisture in unwanted places. Especially when you add cold temperatures and winter weather that contributes to freezing.
Put your safety first with the proper equipment or by outsourcing this particular task. Either way, you want to make sure any debris is cleared from the gutters. While you’re at it, examine the surrounding areas for any signs of loose seams or potential water damage. If you need assistance with installing replacement gutters or gutter guards (that can make this job easier in the future), give us a call!
From all of us at Schaefer Siding & Exteriors, we wish you and your loved one(s) a happy Valentine’s Day! If you need an extra hand or two to finish your honey-do list for the holiday, our team is at your service.