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DIY projects you can do without ever leaving your house

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 15:41:23-04

If you’ve got some extra time on your hands, now may be a good chance to tackle some easy DIY projects around your home.

We spoke to home improvement expert Kathryn Emery for some ideas.

She says one thing you can do is make a small vegetable or herb garden. That’ll be one less thing you need to go to the grocery store for.

If you’re worried about plastic planters, she suggests using Bloem planters, which are made with recycled ocean plastic.

If your mailbox or patio furniture is looking a little old, she says a product called Rejuvenate Restorer Wipes can make a big difference.

"My husband came into my office last night where I was doing these segments and he said, ‘Whoa, why haven’t we been doing this?'" said Emery. "[My] chairs are ten years old, and the left side looks brand new. So they have these wipes, a pack of five wipes, or you can get this bottle here and it’s literally super easy. You’ll put on some gloves ... and like I said, it does everything, it does aluminum, it does wicker, it does stone, tile, laminate, you name it," said Emery.

If you want to open up your pool, you can get it ready without leaving your house or having anyone come over.

With the Clorox pool app you’ll get test strips in the mail.

You put one in the water water and then scan it with your phone.

Once the app tells you what you need, you can just order supplies online.