Step-By-Step: Planning a DIY Project


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If you’re anything like me, you probably have a list of projects you’d like to do around your house and yard. It probably has both big and small projects on it. Some, you plan to do yourself, and some you may need to hire out. Whatever your next repair project is, the steps below may be helpful to read before you begin.

 

Step 1: Gather Information

Even if you’ve been dreaming and planning this project for years, it is important to sit down and really consider what you are going to repair/update and why. What is the purpose? What is the end goal? What problem needs to be fixed?

Step 2: Get Advice and Do Research

Talking to people with more experience than we have is key. There’s a wealth of information out there if we are humble enough to admit we don’t know everything. Ask those you know and search the Internet for repair resources. Sometimes, talking to a sales associate a home repair store can help, too.

Step 3: Find Out How Much It Will Cost

calculateIt is important to determine the cost both in terms of monetary cost, and the time it will take to complete the project. Do you need to do this project in stages to save money? How much help will you need from others?

Step 4 : Buy the Parts and Do the Project

Gather all of the supplies you need: parts, tools, instructions and clean up materials. Having everything out and ready to go saves time. Now, complete the project you’ve been planning!

Step 5: Review How the Project Turned Out

What went right? What went wrong? What can you improve for the next project? Be sure to spend time relaxing and enjoying the fruits of your labor! You did it!

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