35 Home DIY Projects to Keep you Busy during Quarantine



Parenting life at home during the Coronavirus quarantine can be a bit of a drag at times. We are about a month in and there’s only so much Frozen 2 or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse that we can take. So, if you are looking for something to do to help keep you (and possibly your kids) entertained, here are 35 home DIY projects you can do to spruce up your home during the physical distancing time.

Oh… And ALWAYS listen to your local officials and follow all laws regarding where you live before going outside if you need to purchase items for home projects. Wash your hands. Cover your coughs. Wear a mask (if necessary).

1. Repair your fence


This was the first project that we had completed at our house this spring. The last 20 years (and especially last winter) had put so much strain on our fence that we and our neighbors had 4 ropes tied to the ground to hold it up. Not good. So, if your fence could use a little TLC, here are some additional place to help you get your project started:


Fixing Various Types of Fences

Reinforcing Old Fence Post

How to Replace Old Fence Post


2. Paint your fence


You’re starting to see a trend here… I can sense it. No, this whole post won’t be about fence work. But, while we are still on the topic, might as well find a nice color at your local hardware store and paint that fence you just fixed. We did this right after we fixed our fence to help our yard feel new again!


3. Paint your shed


Our backyard shed had definitely seen some better days. The white on the outside of it was looking alright but the trim on it was falling apart and needed a LOT of sanding and painting if it was gonna survive another 10 years. Plus, we took the opportunity to change the colors on it as well to add some color to our yard!

4. Quick Landscaping


Nothing says “I’m stuck at home and so bored of the same old thing” like being bored enough to weed your yard. But, you’ll be glad you did. It’s a simple and quick way to help your home look nice and ready for the rest of spring and summer. It’s a great way to also introduce your children to chores, earning money, and saving money for the future. BOOM! Parenting lesson just gifted to you.