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If you have a repair list that you haven’t started, now is the perfect time to take care of that list. If you have long dreamed about making notable changes to your house, there is no time like the present. We often find there is no time to carry out half of the tasks we would like to, but right now, households have a chance to make some positive changes.

Also, a lot of people find working on projects like this boosts their mental well-being. If you are the sort of person who thrives on a challenge, a DIY task might be exactly what you need right now.

People are searching for DIY tips

You can also take comfort from the fact many people are searching for DIY tips. When people need help, they turn to Google, and look for instructions. There is a lot to be said for step-by-step tutorials on YouTube or expert sites. While you should only undertake DIY work if you feel confident, having a guiding hand from experts is of benefit.

Reviewing the Google Search Trends for the past 30 days (as of mid-May) returns the following Top 10 searches:

  • How to make a bar out of pallets
  • How to lay composite decking
  • How to build a brick BBQ
  • Hedgehog house DIY
  • How to build a raised deck
  • DIY piping bag
  • How to build a fence
  • How to build decking
  • How to lay decking
  • DIY water feature

Some of these search terms are new to Google, but the rest have seen their search volume increase by more than 250%. If you want to gain insight into what people are searching for, Google Trends is a helpful guide. Right now, it looks as though people are looking for ways to improve their garden, and who can blame them?

What would you change in your garden?

When you improve your garden, you create a long-term benefit. However, you also give yourself a chance to spend time in the garden, hopefully enjoying the sunshine and the fresh air. Also, many people find DIY projects help them to be active, so you can enjoy some exercise too.

Top tips to consider when carrying out DIY work:

  • Don’t just buy the cheapest material, try to find the option that provides you with the best value for money
  • Double-check all measurements, colours and fittings
  • If a task is above your skill-set or confidence, don’t do it
  • Plan what you need, so review start to end instructions before you begin
  • When the work requires a skilled or qualified professional, call on one when it is safe to do so

We know many people have questions and queries right now, and we are here to help as best we can. Please get in touch with Austin Property Services if there is anything, we can assist you with.

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