Easter DIY – can you finish what you are about to start?
Easter is coming soon, and, what with it being late this year it’s then followed almost immediately by the royal wedding bank holiday and then the first of the May bank holiday's we know many people are thinking about a spot of DIY.
Both research, and our own experience, shows that despite the house market being depressed people are still making improvements to where they live. Even if it’s only a lick of paint, or, just some gardening this is the season it all kicks off.
Having said that, our experience shows that about a quarter of you will still start a job you either can’t, or don’t want to, finish.
So, it’s important for you to know the size of job you are trying to tackle. Work out what it is you want to achieve, and plan it carefully from start to finish.
Work out what you will need in terms of materials (measure carefully!), see what tools you are likely to need and then see if you have all of them, or, if you are going to need to buy any.
If you need to order anything in, make sure it’s going to arrive on time (and always allow for delays!).
And, remember, for most jobs it’s the preparation that takes most of the time and effort. Finishing off is always the easy and most enjoyable bit, but, it’s also the bit that takes least time. Ask yourself too, are you prepared to live with the mess meanwhile. And, if you really can’t face doing it and seeing it all the way through, then, please, don’t start!
This handy tip was brought to you by Paul Raubusch, Ace Handyman, (07786 565150 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.acehandymanservices.co.uk).
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