5 Simple Memorial Day Weekend Home Projects

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to spruce up your home with simple and effective home improvements.

By Reader's Digest Editors
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    Check smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries

    Be sure to check your smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries often; but this weekend, make this a to-do list priority. Mark your calendar to check both devices again on Labor Day weekend to keep you and your family safe.

    Clean outdoor windows

    The early summer weather is the perfect time to grab a squeegee and some elbow grease to make sure the outside of your home’s windows truly sparkle. Find out the right way to wash windows.

    Organize one closet

    Tackle one closet in your home that has seen better days. Organize items into three piles--keep, toss, and donate--for a simple way to organize the closet.

    Start your herb garden

    Your summer grilling recipes and salads will get a fresh flavor burst when you use herbs from your own garden. No green thumb? Your local home improvement store will have starter kits that fit on your windowsill or in your backyard. Find out how to grow a chemical free garden.

    Replace a leaky faucet

    Not only does it waste water, a leaky faucet can be annoying. Grab a wrench and conquer that pesky faucet once and for all.

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