10/26/2012 09:02 am ET Updated Oct 31, 2012

Weekend DIY Ideas: 8 Simple Ways To Improve Your Home In 2 Days (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

This weekend, take a break from all of your Halloween preparations to pay attention to those parts of your home you've been neglecting. We know, making holiday crafts is much more fun, but you'll be glad you dedicated some time to ensure that everything is in working order.

To start, take the time to properly clean out your gutters. All those falling leaves are pretty, but they can get clogged, leading to leaks or worse. One way to do this is by simply using a ladder and removing leaves by hand, making your way around the perimeter of your house. But, if you feel unsafe climbing, try using a power blower. The video above will help you decide which method is best for your home and alert you of some precautions to take so that you get the job done safely.

Check out the slideshow below for 7 more easy weekend DIY ideas to try this weekend.

7 Weekend DIY Ideas

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