Last Updated on 2020-11-23 by Linda
Have you ever tackled a new project or repair in your home? It is something that can be incredibly intimidating when you don’t know where to begin. But whether you are looking to decorate your home, or make a few little tweaks around the property, what does it actually take to get started in DIY?
I remember when i started complaining about the Kitchen and shocker, replacing the faucet was a small step but a bog change. And hello we did it ourselves. And when I say we I mean Kent LOL.
Start Small, but Take Little Risks
You need to build up your confidence. You can paint the wall or make a few aesthetic changes. But when you start these little jobs, they teach you crucial skills to tackle bigger ones. Simple decorating projects will give you a thorough foundation. But it is important to take some risks. I added vinyl records to the wall and felt totally empowered to take bigger risks.
When it comes to adding a small screw to your refrigerator or tightening a bolt, it can make you feel like you have achieved something. It’s these little maintenance projects that most people end up doing to build up confidence. After all, you can find little items like washers and refrigerator parts online. There are fridge parts and other little items available here to get you started. It’s important to take little risks because most things can be redone.
Tackle the Tasks You Enjoy
The most important thing about tackling any DIY task is about ensuring that it matches your skillset, but will also make you feel that you have achieved something at the end of the day. Tackle tasks that you enjoy or you may have a fleeting memory of doing in school, such as sewing, so you could start by fixing the curtains.
and then next thing you know you are building a deck. Honest, it is easier than you think and so fulfilling. Lord this year we even fixed the inground pool. Guess I should do a story on that soon.
There’s Plenty of Help Online
The great thing about DIY is that these days, there are a wide variety of resources that can help you. You can’t expect to know it all, and when there’s a lot of tasks that need doing get on the internet and creatively Google!
The great thing about DIY is that there is an abundance of online resources to help you. You can find so many DIY YouTube channels. Currently I am loving Home & Garden for Mere Mortals, who tackle everything!
There are so many resources online that you can have a quick Google and find something that will suit you down to the ground. And when in doubt, ask someone you know!
Of course, when it comes to asking the in-laws or a close friend about DIY, they can be firmly set in their ways. The great advantage you have is that you are a blank canvas. The perfect opportunity is now so you can start to truly get into the reasons why you fix something a certain way, rather than just following somebody’s orders.
Getting started DIY is a great thing for anybody. It’s about learning your skillset, but also, when you get involved, it makes you feel like you’ve achieved something and it gives you extra resources. You may have thought about asking for someone to do it for you in the past. After a while, you accrue so many skills that you really look forward to tackling any DIY project.