The weekend is a time to catch your breath, but also to catch up with the little projects around your house that you swore you'd take care of last week. (Like that perpetually annoying squeaky spot in the floor.) But if you're so far behind that you don't know where to start, here's a list of starter DIY projects to inspire your next Home Depot run.
Fix A Squeaky Floor
There's at least one spot in everyone's house that squeaks at the slightest step. You've heard the old tricks about baby powder, but that won't exactly fix the problem. Luckily, Lifehacker has two ways to stop the squeak for good.Paint The Exterior Trim a primer on painting exterior trim. Install A Garage Storage System Family Handyman has a simplified tutorial for building out a storage area in about two hours. Repaint Vanity Cabinets Sunset magazine for the right way to start the job.
Get A New Desk
Nope, you don't have to go to IKEA on the weekend. (Unless you like elbowing your way through massive crowds of people who treat it like a tourist attraction.) Bob Vila rounded up a few easy ways to hack your current furniture or repurpose hardware store finds so you can finally use your laptop on a real work surface.