How to keep busy during lockdown

How to keep busy during lockdown
Guide written by:
Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter

Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter

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Coronavirus means we're all staying home, limiting our trips outdoors and avoiding social interaction. But staying in doesn't have to be boring! If you're looking for ideas to keep busy around the house and garden while in lockdown, look no further. Follow our guides for tips on staying occupied on lockdown.

Important features

  • Stay home and stay busy
  • How to deal with urgent repairs on lockdown

Spring cleaning and easy repairs

is the perfect excuse to start tidying up your house. If you feel like it, you can even roll up your sleeves for a spot of spring cleaning. Blocked drain? No problem: we've put together a few guides to help you get things up and running.How to clean your terraceHow to clean your plancha
How to change a euro cylinder lock
How to clear a blocked drain
How to change a push button toilet flush
How to repair a leaking mixer tap
How to deal with urgent repairs on lockdownHow to reduce humidity in the homeHow to reduce humidity in the bathroom

Spruce up your home and garden

Luxury Montriond Modern Freestanding Bath 1700mm Acrylic Built in Waste WhiteAlternatively, why not make the most of your time to make a few improvements to your home. Why not fit that new tap that's been sitting in the cupboard for months or jazz up an old bathroom?
How to decorate your bathroom on a budget
How to hang a glass fibre wall coveringHow to organise a small bathroom
How to install a thermostatic mixer showerHow to install a wash basin tap
How to install a kitchen mixer tap
How to install a bath mixer tapHow to hang kitchen wall unitsHow to install a garden shedHow to install a walk in shower tray

Maintaining your gardening equipment

6 x 6 Overlap Shed with Double DoorsWhile we can't get out and about as much as we'd like, those lucky enough to have a garden can still spend a bit of time outdoors. From cleaning up your lawnmower to pottering about the shed, there are plenty of jobs to choose from!How to maintain your garden shedHow to repair your garden shedHow to clean your lawnmowerHow to maintain your lawnmowerHow to descale your pressure washerHow to change your lawnmower oil

And don't forget to take care of the garden!

Finally, if you have the outdoor space but aren't sure what to do with it, now is the perfect time to get cracking on those seedlings. Check out our gardening guides:
How to weed your gardenWhat to plant and sow in April
How to secure your greenhouseHow to prune your trees and shrubsHow to get started with aquaponics
How to heat a greenhouseHow to set up your robot lawnmower
How to set up a polytunnel

Guide written by:

Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter 183 guides écrits

Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter
Redo a roof with wooden beams? Check.Advise Mister everybody in the DIY shop? Check.Redo the bathroom plumbing? Check.Fit together, build the walls, paint a partition, throw my hammer in a rage thinking that it will fix the problem? Check.

The DIY motto ? Learning is better than delegating… well, it's also a question about your wallet! The satisfaction? The beer at the end of the job! What do the best have in common? The influence of Gyro Gearloose, Mac Gyver and Carol Smiley depending on your generation, a good dose of curiosity, a average hand-eye coordination and a taste for risks… and if it doesn't work, try again! Advise you? I'll do my best!