So, you’re stuck at home with “nothing to do,” but you know in the back of your mind—no, the front of your mind—that projects need to get done around the house. Here are some easy, do-it-yourself projects that you can do as soon as you put down the remote:

Garage shelves. A few 2-by-4s, some sheets of OSB and a big box of decking screws is all you’ll need (besides tools) to create a set of garage shelves that is long-lasting, sturdy and attractive. A lot of online tutorials can help you to build them, but one suggestion: Have in mind what you want to put on the shelves before you start. That way, you’ll have a much better idea how big they should be, where they should go and how much space in between each level you’ll need.

Flower boxes. Few things add more joy to the front of your home than flowers. And what better place to put them than their own boxes? Freestanding or bolted to the house underneath windows, flower boxes are easy to build and maintain and will last for years (provided you build them out of treated lumber and stain or paint them well).

Hanging yard lights. The easiest one. Pick a spot in your backyard, do the measurements and buy enough strings to enclose the best area in your yard to sit. Frew things add more charm to an outdoor sitting area than tasteful lighting.

See, was that so hard?