5 DIY Projects To Fix Up Your Home This Weekend (PHOTOS)

10/19/2013 11:49 am ET | Updated Oct 21, 2013

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

The details on your home can make a huge difference -- especially when you switch up the paint color. Though you'll want to budget both Saturday and Sunday to this task (depending on your home's size), it's a task that you won't have to do again for a long time. Visit Valspar for a primer on painting exterior trim.

Install A Garage Storage System

It's not glamorous, but a new organization system will finally give you room to stow all that stuff from the summer, along with the eventual winter gear. (Yeah, it's around the corner.) Family Handyman has a simplified tutorial for building out a storage area in about two hours.

Repaint Vanity Cabinets

Bathroom cabinets are probably the last thing in your home that you pay attention to. But if yours have been around since the Clinton administration, it might be time for a new look. Before you pick up the paintbrush, check out 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.

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