How to make furniture reassembly easy
Make life easy when reassembling furniture after a move. When you take anything apart, keep all the loose screws and bolts organised in zip-lock sandwich bags and sellotape them to your dismantled furniture. You can even label them with a felt-tip pen so you know which piece of furniture they’re for. Always keep a set of allen keys handy, as well as flat-head, Phillips and Pozidriv screwdrivers. Make sure you learn the difference between them to avoid ruining screw heads.
Re-paint the front door
A fresh coat of paint is a cheap and easy way to make your mark and avoids the hassle and cost of fitting a whole new door. Start by removing the door furniture (locks and bolts) before sanding the door with sandpaper wrapped around a sanding block. Use a small wallpaper scraper to get into cracks and hard to reach areas. Remember, you’re only trying to remove paint that is loose or flaking and rough up the surface of the rest. Wash and dry the door to remove dust and debris before taping off any glass with masking tape. Next, apply a coat of primer or undercoat with a brush and a roller for flat sections, then finish with two coats of fabulous colour before reattaching your door furniture once dry.