How To Improve Your DIY
It's a Sunday afternoon, there's nothing on the television and your wife ask's you for hundredth time if you're going to fix the broken cupboard door. You've now run out of excuses and you've got to bite the bullet, dust off your tool box that the kids bought you for Fathers day and finally do a bit of DIY. However, in the past your DIY efforts have caused more harm than good, so you head to the internet to get some hints and tips on how to improve your DIY skills.
Sound familiar? If it does, you've come to the right place. With over 10 years experience in joinery and building we've been able to pick up a few life hacks which will turn you from a DIY Noob to a DIY God in no time.
Preparation is key - Before you start causing chaos with your DIY skills, the first thing you need to do is make sure you have all the tools for the job you're about to do. You can't really hammer nails without having a hammer.
Baby steps - If you're new to DIY, the first project you don't want to be undertaking is knocking a wall down. Instead start small, try replacing a door handle or even just paint a room. This way you'll get used to using your tools and will help you complete bigger projects in the future.
Recycle and reuse - So you've just fitted your first door handle and there seems to be a few screws left over. Instead of throwing them out, pop them in your tool box as 9 out of 10 times you'll need them in the future.
Organisation is next to Godliness - Chances are that you’ve already got some kind of organisation system for your tools. If not, here’s a great place to start: Workshop Organization Tips. But if you want to kick your efficiency up a level for a better DIY, keep an eye on what items you reach for the most often and adjust your organization to bring them closer to your primary work space. By organising to your natural proclivities you’ll be playing to your strengths rather than working around them.
Finish what you've started - Don't abandon projects! There's nothing worse than seeing a half finished project everyday as this will more than likely demotivate you to undertake new projects in the future. Instead, find 10 minutes here and there to finish what you've started.
Join a DIY community - Just like with anything, there's strength in numbers. If you're lacking in knowledge in a certain area, maybe someone online could help ... just like this page has helped you.
So there we have it, six ways to help you go from DIY Noob to DIY God in no time. If you have any hints and tips you'd like to add, please feel free to comment below and help out visitors to this blog post.
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