Back to school home improvement ideas

Back to school home improvement ideas are perfect for the time when the house is finally empty and there is time to plan and...

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Sending the kids back to school is a bittersweet moment. On the one hand, there is finally silence, you don't have to come up with endless new activities, and you don't need to hide in the cupboard, if you don't want to share your snacks.

On the other hand the house may start feel a little bit empty, and even a tad too quiet. But what's wonderful about this time of the year is that you can finally organise some home improvement projects, which have been postponed through the summer.

Here are 5 home improvements you can start working on when the kids are back at school.

Repurpose the space.

What served as a play room, or play-space in the summer, can now fit a yoga mat or treadmill, a desk for writing, or space for painting. Now that the kids won't be spending much time at home, you can dedicate some space to your own hobbies (at least till the next school holidays).

Organise your home.

There is finally time for a good deep clean and some storage organisation. Sort all the clothes that are too small, or have never been worn, and organise them for donation. Do that with the toys too but of course, don't forget to consult with your kids too before you accidentally donate a toy they wanted to keep. Finally, buy some new organiser boxes, and sort out all the clothes by season.

Get the house ready for the colder weather.

Back to school inevitably means the temperatures will be going down as well. Now that the kids are not in the way you can book your annual boiler service, power flush or even boiler installation. Need an engineer to attend your property? Rightio can help.


Refresh the living room or bedroom paint without fear of kids' handprints forever memorised on the walls. While painting can be a fun family activity with the children, it's so much faster and easier without the little Picassos running around.

Add space for the morning take-off.

Make your morning get-ready-for-school routine smoother by clearing the hallway of unnecessary obstructions, or clearing some extra kitchen space. The purpose is to have a dedicated space where the kids can organise their backpacks, tie their shoes, say goodbye and rush for school, without worrying they'll knock something down, or break that expensive vase.

Any other ideas for back to school home improvement projects? Let us know in the comments.


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