Thursday, May 19, 2016

My Steps to Conquering DIY This Weekend!

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I know what you’re thinking, ‘I don’t want to spend my weekend doing DIY!’ Well, none of us do, but sometimes it’s necessary. I don’t know about you, but my life is so chaotic these days it's a wonder I have time for anything. But that’s why I feel it’s important to book a weekend in to really make a dent in the DIY projects I have piled up. You know how it is these days; there is always something to do, and it's seems like the projects are never ending.
But, by setting aside a weekend, I feel that’s a big block of time to really get stuck in. Don’t worry if you know less than nothing about doing DIY. I was the same when I started, and I’m going to tell you how you need to proceed. If you can follow my advice on this post you will be conquering your DIY in no time. These are suggestions I’ve come up with based on my experiences over the years. Feel free to use all of them, or none of them. I just hope you find them useful.
Do You Have any DIY Skills?
The first thing to consider is whether you actually have any DIY skills to speak of. If you do you’re going to find the process much easier. But, as I said, don’t worry if you haven't. Everyone has to start somewhere, and there’s no time like the present. Think about any projects or tasks you might have done in the past. What are your skills when it comes to practical work, and what do you struggle with? If you can identify what you’re good at you can focus on using your strengths here as much as possible. Developing DIY skills is important for making your life easier, and becoming more self-sufficient. So try to develop your skills as much as you can.

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Tutorials Always Help
Like I said, it doesn’t matter whether or not you are well versed in DIY matters. There are plenty of tutorials and resources around online that you can use to help you. I found this to be really helpful when I was starting out. For instance, a seemingly small task like fixing the lock on the toilet door could prove highly daunting for an inexperienced person. But, you can go online and find the answer in no time at all. You will also be able to view videos that can walk you through exactly how you should be doing something. I would suggest watching a few of these and reading up if you’re unsure about where to begin.
Take a Trip to the Hardware Store
Once you have an idea of what you need to do, and how to do it, you’re ready for phase three. This is where you have to take a trip to the hardware store and stock up! I advise making a list of the supplies you need before heading out. This is important because you don’t want to forget anything vital. You will need a lot of the basic tools and pieces that most people have at home. Get a screwdriver set, a hammer & nails, spanners, and possibly a drill as well. It’s also worth remembering that hot melt glue guns have many uses as well. So you might want to check these out and add them to your shopping basket. Having all the right supplies will make it much easier to tackle the tasks in front of you.
Spread the Tasks Across the Weekend
Another thing I’m going to suggest is that you spread your tasks across the weekend. I know it's going to be tempting to try and get everything done right away. But trust me, this is the wrong approach to take. If you’re rushing, you’re going to be more prone to making errors, and you probably won't be doing work to a high standard. All this means is that eventually you’re going to have to go back over things and do them again. Take your time and make sure you get everything done to the required standard. You have the whole weekend to dedicate to this, remember! So make the most of it and ensure that the work you are doing is the best it can be.

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These are just a few of my awesome tips for tackling those pesky DIY obligations. I hope you can use the ideas on here to make a good go of completing these bit. As always, there are, of course, certain household tasks to leave to the pros. But, anything small and internal you can and should have a go at sorting out yourself.

xoxo,
Therese

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