Goal Setting

The DIYer

I hope everyone had a very Happy and Healthy New Year's Eve. I would like to thank everyone for the great following in 2016 and I look forward to bringing you another year of “The DIYer.”

Now it’s time to kick off 2017 on the right foot.

In most of my articles I refer to planning ahead, things you will need and so on. Planning your projects can be just as important.

Let’s start off with the basics:

1- Make a list of the DIY projects you would like to complete in the year to come.

2- For seasonal items, plan to start them earlier enough to have them ready for the season to come, allowing a little extra time just in case it’s needed.

3- When planning your projects for the year to come, be sure to plan within your skill level.

4- When planning ahead, you should also consider workspace, supplies and tools needed.


Preparing for a project that is on your list:

1- Research your project one month before starting it. The more you research it, the better it will come out.

2- Have all supplies and tools needed at least two weeks before you’re ready to start your project. Waiting ‘til the last minute can cause delays.

3- Have your workspace ready two weeks prior to starting. If you need to clean up the garage for a bigger project, have it done and ready. 

Seek out advice:

If you're having trouble researching your project or are having questions that you can’t find answers to, ask your friends, speak to people at the local hardware store or write in to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell me about the project you’re planning and your questions. (Please write in one month prior to projects to help ensure time to cover it in an upcoming article).

Remember, the only stupid question is one not asked. 


Take pride:

I often tell people to send in their pictures of completed projects. Let’s make 2017 the year it happens. When you complete a project, send in a photo and (if you would like) a little about the project (how you did it, why you chose that project, etc). I will not be able to use every photo or project success story in an article, but I will do my best to give it no less than a mention in a future article.

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