Stop the Clock – Save Time During DIY Projects
I believe part of living a simple life means to do things yourself. I know you probably think that seems backwards, because it would be much easier to pay someone. However, you end up saving so much money when you do it yourself. Plus, you learn a new skill, and there is a huge sense of accomplishment when you are finished.
One of the main reasons why most homeowners don’t do their own DIY projects is that they can take up too much of their time. I have been doing a lot of DIY projects lately. I updated our coffee table to have a farmhouse look and I’m currently painting all of the trim in our house. Through the time spent doing these projects, I have come up with some great tips for you to save time during DIY projects!
Don’t Use Sub-Par Tools And Equipment
It’s important that you get the best possible tools and equipment to use for your DIY. Poor equipment will be very difficult to use and won’t help you get very good results. In fact, they could make your DIY projects look very amateur, which isn’t the result you should go for! So, it’s a good idea to get ahold of some top-quality tools. If you are lucky like me, you may be able to find someone to borrow them from or, it’s worth checking out brookingsrent-all.com to see if it works out cheaper to rent an item for a limited period. There may also be a local tool rental store in your area. The results will definitely be worth it!
Prevent Mess When Drilling
More often than not, it isn’t the project itself that ends up taking a lot of time, it’s the whole cleaning and tidying that needs to be done afterwards that takes time! So, it’s always important to try and minimize mess. Drilling is notorious for being a messy job, but there is a way to clean up as you go. You just need to tape a plastic bag underneath the hole you are drilling. The bag will then catch most of the dust and debris!
Use YouTube How-Tos
If you aren’t entirely sure how to do a DIY job when you start, you might have to keep on taking breaks to read guides and to Google how to do it. So, before you do start, you should take the time to watch a YouTube how-to video like youtube.com/watch?v=4ZJOjbOmRzY. Most of these videos will show you how to carry out a DIY task all of the way through. So, you can have all your questions answered before you even begin!
Get Everything You Need Together Before You Start
Try to have everything ready to go before you start. You want to prevent extra trips to the garage or basement to get tools, and especially extra trips to the hardware store. So, before you begin, make sure you have everything that you might need within easy reach.
Once you start using all of these tips, your DIY will take a lot less time than before! What DIY projects are you working on? How do you save time? Do you think it’s worth it to DIY or would you rather pay someone?