10 Things to Do to Improve Your Home That Only Take an Hour

10 Things to Do to Improve Your Home That Only Take an Hour

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Adrienne Breaux
Nov 2, 2014

Most of us no doubt slept through the extra hour we get this weekend thanks to Daylight Savings Time. But for those feeling particularly ambitious or for those who are always on the hunt for helpful ways you can improve your home in 60 minutes or less, we've rounded up ten things you can do around the house — and each take only an hour or less to do!

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1. Do a quick all-over clean
You could do 60 minute quick clean of your whole house. → Final Stretch: The 60 Minute Quick Clean.

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2. Clean the really dirty parts
Or just clean the filthiest parts of your home. → Quick! Clean These Filthy Things You Touch Every Day (Then Wash Your Hands)

3. Upgrade the bathroom
Do a quick one-hour bathroom upgrade. → One-Hour Bathroom Upgrades

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4. Make some comfortable extra seating
You could make a DIY bench cushion cover. → DIY Bench Cushion Cover: 1 Hour, $15 Makeover

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5. Make a fire pit
Or you create a fun fire pit for enjoying cooler nights in your backyard. → Turn a Washing Machine Drum Into a Backyard Fire Pit in Just 1 Hour for $10.

6. Make your wood furniture nicer
You could fix up a damaged wooden furniture piece in your home.
How to Remove Water Rings from Wood Furniture
How To Cover Up Scratches on Wooden Furniture

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7. Declutter
You could let go of something (or reinforce learning how to let go). → How To Let Yourself Finally Get Rid of Things

8. Clean your ceiling fans
You could clean your ceiling fans now that hotter weather is leaving (and your fans might not be moving and hiding their dirt as much!). → How to Clean Your Ceiling Fan The Easy Way

9. Get glass spot-free
You could prepare for future dinner guests by making your glassware spot free. How to Make Glassware Shiny & Totally Spot Free.

10. Brighten and refresh your rugs
Just in time for the holidays and holiday guests, take some time to refresh and brighten your rugs. → How to Brighten and Clean Your Rugs Naturally

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