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7 Ways to Help Mom Around the House this Mother’s Day

By: Tonya Bruin

7 Ways to Help Mom Around the House this Mother’s DayWant to do something a bit more special for Mother’s Day this year? If you’re tired of just getting the usual bunch of flowers for your mom, how about show your love by helping out in the home instead.

We at To Do-Done handyman services are convinced that making home improvements and completing odd jobs for your mom is a foolproof plan to make the day special, particularly if she is unable to do these jobs herself and has been hinting at home upgrades for a while!

Read on for To Do-Done’s 7 ways to help your mom around the home this Mother’s Day…

1. Improve ventilation

A stuffy home can be an annoyance, especially if you’re not sure how it can be fixed. This Mother’s Day make it your duty to clear your mom’s home of dust and other debris that might be clogging up the ventilation system and try and seal any ventilation leaks you can find. In older homes, air quality can be poor due to dampness and poor air filtration, which, although easily fixed, can be detrimental to your family’s health.

Not only can sealing any drafts help keep good ventilation and temperature control, it can also save up to 30% in heating and cooling costs. A gift that keeps on giving!

2. Do all those odd jobs

Whether it’s bleeding the heaters, replacing the bathroom tiling, or simply just changing a dodgy light bulb, using Mother’s Day as an excuse to finally sort out her list of odd jobs that have been piling up is a sure way to put a smile on your mom’s face. If the job is slightly bigger than you can manage, consider hiring handyman services to get the job done quickly and efficiently, leaving you more time for mother-child bonding time!

3. Garden maintenance

Tidying up your mom’s garden ready for summer can be a great way to tell her you care, and you can also go even further by buying new plants and planting them as a surprise gift. Creating an herb garden is a practical option for mothers who like home cooking, while planting a new tree to provide some shade beside your mom’s favorite lounger shows thoughtfulness!

4. Help your mom become more energy efficient

If the appliances in your mom’s home have seen better days, it may be time to upgrade to more energy-efficient models. As well as being the perfect gift for someone who already has everything, replacing old appliances can also help your mom save on future energy costs. Great replacement gifts include air conditioners, dishwashers, boilers and refrigerators, but be sure to gauge your mom’s thoughts before investing!

If you’d like a little extra help fitting your new appliances and you live in the Ottawa area, hire an Ottawa handyman from To Do-Done.

5. Home DIY project

This could be anything from turning your old bedroom into a painter’s studio or to an attic renovation, giving your mum more room to store her lifetime mementos. If your mother isn’t a painter or much of a collector however, think of any other hobbies she has, such as sewing or exercising and consider creating a space in the home for her to work.

6. Fresh coat of paint

A simple yet instantly effective job, giving your mom’s home a fresh coat of paint will make the home appear cleaner and brighter and hopefully make your mom feel as though she’s in a completely new environment. If you don’t have time yourself to complete a thorough paint job, consider hiring handyman services to come in and complete the job while you take your mom out for the day and surprise her when you return!

7. Bathroom or kitchen refurbishment

If no gift is too big for your mom, perhaps you could oversee a full refurbishment of a room in her house, such as a bathroom or bedroom, or even the kitchen if she’s still got cabinets from the 1970s installed! This is a bigger job and will likely require a professional contractor, as well as your mom’s opinion, but it can also be enough to make you the favorite child for several Mother’s Days to come!

Handyman services from To Do-Done

At To Do-Done we provide licensed, professional handyman services across Ottawa, helping you with any home upgrades, no matter how big or small. As well as full home renovation and refurbishment, we provide painting and decorating, doors and windows, drywall and plastering, tiling, indoor and outdoor maintenance, and carpentry.

If you’re living in Ottawa and looking to make home improvements that add value to your home, consider hiring an Ottawa handyman to get the job done expertly. For advice and a full quote contact us here.