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Having a home is one of the most basic, important needs in most people’s lives. We simply need it. That is why it is also important to take care of it and keep improving it. Depending on the place you live in, you will look for different improvements. Manhattan is one of the more special places in the world and as such is also widely popular, which Manhattan movers can definitely confirm. Having a home here is definitely a special type of experience and requires different things compared to living in a smaller town in Iowa. Since summer is well underway, we have decided to compile this short list of summer home improvement projects for your Manhattan home, so let’s get started. 

Summer is a great time to declutter your home

Decluttering your home is something many people do not think of when they are contemplating home improvements, but this is actually one of the best home improvement projects for your Manhattan home. There is never enough room in an apartment or a house in Manhattan. We like to hoard things, as we hold on to all sorts of items.

Decluttering is one of the best summer home improvement projects for your Manhattan home
Decluttering is one of the best things to do this summer

But this summer, it is your chance to clean up your apartment from all the unnecessary things and to get some breathing room. So, start going through all of your belongings. Some of them you will have to throw away. However, some you can sell, donate or gift to someone. If there are some things that you deem unnecessary but still valuable to have at your disposal, you can use the storage units Manhattan.

Refreshing your yard is easily one of the best home improvement projects for your Manhattan home

The past year was quite a challenge. Who knows what may happen after the summer ends. That is why we should all make the most out of nature at hand. What you could do is refresh your yard, your balcony, or wherever you may keep your plants. There are many DIY improvement projects that you can do that are actually quite expensive. Furthermore, if you want to utilize your storage unit for this purpose, you might want to know that plants are on the list of forbidden items to store. You may need to have other arrangements in place.

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Adding more plants is always a great idea

However, it is the same as when preparing for a move – with the right supplies, you do not have to pay too much for an excellent result. You can add more flowers around your walkway, or buy some new ones for your balcony. They are not expensive, they do not require that much effort, and yet they will greatly improve your enjoyment. 

Do a professional check of installations in your home

This is not technically an improvement in the traditional sense, but prevention is important. Call a proven plumber to come and inspect your toilet, as well as the home drainage system. After that is done, call an electrician. They should do a thorough inspection of all of the electric systems in your home. It is something you want to do before you embark on any home improvement projects for your Manhattan home. This is a simple thing to do, and yet it could be priceless. 

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Born and raised in the upper east side of NYC. I consider myself an expert with anything moving or storage related aspects in New York City. Having been in the NYC relocation industry for almost two decades I found myself at a point that I am able to answer and help my clients on the first phone call. NYC is amazing and I can't wait for it to recover from the COVID related closures. Feel free to email or call anytime! 212-244-4011