Sometimes, an idea can be both a blessing and a curse. Sometimes knowing exactly what you want to accomplish, but not exactly knowing how is the real crux of the matter. It’s enough to make someone throw up their hands in frustration. Don’t worry though- there are little things that you can do, and keep in mind to help prevent that feeling from coming over you. Here are a few tips to keep those DIY projects- no matter what they are– humming along smoothly.
Tip # 1: Do What You Can, When You Can
This tip is not just about taking on the workload that you can handle- which is very important. Rather, it is also good to remember that often a DIY project can be split into smaller pieces, and they don’t always have to go in order. For example, let’s say that the latest DIY project is to re-decorate the family room. Sure it would be nice to do everything in order- move out the furniture, paint the walls, replace the carpet, put together some slip covers, etc-but with a busy family that’s not always practical. Why not create the slip covers for the furniture now? Or help your kids make some fantastic wall decorations? It will serve to brighten and change the room, and can be easily moved around when the big change comes.
Tip # 2: Don’t Be Afraid of Going Commercial
Let’s face it- sometimes although you love the idea of doing a DIY project it’s simply not practical. If it is a labor of love- go for it. However, if that replacement staircase from the porch to the back yard is a necessity, having it commercially done might be a viable option once you factor in the time, cost of materials and possible injuries. Plus there are a lot of commercial products out there that are designed specifically to make the life of a DIY fan easier. Nothing wrong with using them.
Tip #3: A Schedule is Your Friend
A word of advice- don’t try to do everything in one sitting, if you can. Trust me, scheduling out the different tasks of your project can be a life-saver, giving you time to refresh, rest and get your creative juices flowing again. Taking breaks, no matter how small can be a real lifesaver.
Hope you like these tips- feel to share any more you might know!