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:
Remember, the only stupid question is one not asked.
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.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS