The average homeowner completes countless home improvement projects in a year. Here are a few ways to make your DIY projects more accessible and enjoyable.
Use a Cart in the Garden
If your garden is a typical size (somewhere between a postage stamp and a field), you can be sure you’ll need tools to care for it. Rather than traipsing back and forth from the tool shed, buy a cart and equip it with heavy-duty, spring loaded caster. This way, you’ll have your soil, fertilizer, and tools right by your side, saving you loads of time.
Buy Multiple Batteries for your Tools
When you start your collection of tools, bear in mind the brands that you buy. Buying tools in the same brand is convenient because the batteries are interchangeable. Always keep a battery or two on the charger while you’re using your power tool, so when it dies, you won’t have any downtime. This one trick will save you hours waiting for power.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
You can apply this old saying for many aspects of life. With the proper planning and precautions, any project is faster and cleaner. What is your goal? What tools will you need? What could go wrong? For a paint project, for example, what will the purpose of the room be? Does it need to be bright and energizing or dim and soothing? Once you decide the color and sheen, buying the proper brush for the texture of your wall, and spending the time to tape everything off will be worth your while. All of the preparation work may seem like time you could just be getting things done, but if it doesn’t come out how you want it, you’re going to have to do it over.
Home improvement projects can be rewarding. Use these tips to save time and complete some great projects.