DIY for Everyone
There is no getting around it. Houses break and when they do, you can be certain about a few things. You will get wet, cold and plunged into darkness. A line of complaints from family members will also be in order under someone grabs the yellow pages to find your local handy man even if at an unearthly hour. Wouldn’t it be great if you were in position to sort things out yourself? Independence is always good.
It doesn’t take many tools or time to do some DIY, neither is it rocket science. All is need is a little bit of knowledge and confidence to get yourself started. The golden rule is that no job is too small, everything is achievable. The key is to give it thought and planning. You need a van with a load of tools to do your basic DIY at home. All you need are a few carefully selected tools of good quality. A few wall plugs, a mole grip, a drill, a hammer, screw drivers of varying sizes, a knife, a torch, pliers, a ladder and some glue. A little list you can make through one shop at the supermarket or just order off Amazon considering all reviews carefully.
- If your tools come with manufacturer’s instructions, especially your drill; please read it carefully. If you can invest a bit in a cordless power drill and you won’t regret your choice.
- If you need to hammer small nails that you can lose easily, use a comb to hold them. Searching for lost nails can be frustrating.
- If you’re decorating your house using some DIY, start and finish one room first before going on to the next.
- Always think a job through before you start it.
- Feel free to experiment with timber and don’t worry too much about the cost because if you are going to paint any finished constructions it seems a lot can be done with relatively cheaper materials such as MDF.
- With electrics, always switch off the power before you start anything.
- If you are being adventurous and want to do some plastering, always measure twice, cut once and only mix enough plastering material to complete the job you are doing.
So don’t despair, when things fall off or start getting loose or don’t just fit. A bit of confidence, a few handy tools and a bit of knowledge and you are ready to go!