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With many of us practicing social distancing, some will take on home projects this weekend

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Posted at 9:41 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 23:25:47-04

CLEVELAND — They’re rushing in to grab supplies for the long weekend ahead.

"I came to get a few things to do some work around the house, a rake, glue gun, tape, nails,” Shallanna Davis said.

Shaker Hardware co-owner Jim Gibson said lots of folks have been coming in to get what they need to finish those projects they’ve been putting off.

"I think most wives out there have a very large list of things that have been procrastinated for quite some time,” Gibson said.

Some folks have been grabbing paint, others need tools to clean out their clogged drains, but Gibson said what's really been flying off the shelves is the stuff for spring cleaning.

"I think they’re conscious about cleaning,” he said. "A lot of vacuum bags have gone out, people are changing their air filters and their heating and cooling system.”

Although lots of projects will be focused indoors, Gibson said a lot of folks people are buying things to get the outdoors ready for spring.

"The surge has been with being doing outdoor projects, getting ready for lawn and garden,” he said.

Gibson said no matter what you’re doing, make sure you do it right.

"If you’re not sure about what you’re doing ask."

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