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How To Clean Your House – The Proper Way

How To Clean Your House – The Proper Way

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So you’ve just had that dreaded realization that you should probably give your whole house a clean. You’ve been trying to put it off for days now, even weeks, but the dirt is just building up, and it’s about time you do something about it.

Well not to worry, it doesn’t have to be as horrible as you imagine it to be! And once it’s all done, you should never need to do a clean like that ever again!

 

 

Important preparations

First of all, you’re going to want to make sure you have everything you need. You don’t want to get halfway through, only to realize you need some sponges or any other cleaning products. You can avoid this from happening by making a list first, a few days before, so you have time to go out and get exactly what you need.

 

 

Get ready mentally and physically

Before you get down and dirty, you should get yourself ready. This means changing into something comfortable, that you don’t mind getting grubby. Remember you will be dealing with different chemicals, so don’t wear anything that you’ll be upset about getting permanently stained.

As silly as it may sound, you may also want to have a little stretch. Don’t forget how demanding cleaning actually is on your body. It is absolutely a workout, so don’t risk causing yourself an injury.

Lastly, but definitely not least – music! Put on some of your best tunes and crank up that volume. Tie back your hair, get your rubber gloves on, have a dance and then get stuck in.

 

 

De-clutter

Pick up anything that’s lying around, and put it where it belongs. By all means, question whether you really need to keep the item or not. The more you throw away, the less mess you’ll have altogether. Walk around your house with a big dustbin bag, and anything you don’t need – throw it.

You can also make a pile of things that you don’t want, but you’d like to sell or give away to somebody else. Recycling is brilliant, and although it may feel like an effort – you’re doing the right thing.

 

Dust

You would be surprised by the amount of dust that gathers around, so don’t take the easy option and overlook certain areas. As well as surfaces, shelves, and tables, look wherever you have books and magazines stored – It sticks to everything so don’t miss it.

Microfiber cloths are great for this as they pick up everything very easily, whereas other things may just push the dust around, giving the appearance of a cleaner surface, although really the dust has just been moved somewhere else.

Remember the tops of the of your doors and around the photo frames too! Sure, they may not be visible, but you know what’s there, so it kind of works as a peace of mind thing.

 

 

Vacuum

Before you start vacuuming, check your bag and make sure that it’s empty, so you don’t have to keep stopping. And use the right attachment for the right things! So many people end up using the carpet brush for their wooden floor, without even realizing it, but it will make such a difference.

Start at the top (if you have different levels within your home) and make your way down. Don’t just focus on the floor either, get in between things like the sofa and around the back of the headboard on your bed. You’d be surprised by the things you will end up finding underneath your cushions…

If you have any stains on your carpet, you have two options – call in a company to get rid of it for you like atlantabestcarpetcleaning.com, or attempt it yourself. You will need to know exactly what the stain is, in order to correctly remove it without damaging the surrounding areas.

 

 

Windows

When cleaning the glass of your windows, you will want to invest in a streak-free cleaner, because that is one of the worst things that can happen when trying to clean. You end wearing yourself out from all the wiping, and yet there are STILL visible streaks left on the glass! Make sure you don’t spray on too much and use newspapers to wipe them with.

If your windows are relatively large and hard to get to, use a professional wiper that can extend to any length (within reason.)

 

 

Bedroom

By now you should have already gotten rid of any clutter and dust. The floors should be clean, and your windows should be sparkling, so there isn’t that much left to do in the bedroom department. To finish off, all you really need to do is make the bed and put anything back in place if you moved them to clean the area. You can find tips on www.wayfair.com to make the perfect looking bed.

 

 

Bathroom and Kitchen

Remove anything that is in your shower, bathtub and around the sink and put them to one side for now (unless you can throw them out!) and wet the areas with warm (or hot) water, and let it soak a little. Then you can get scrubbing with the appropriate products.

Apply grout and tile cleaner where it needs to be and allow that to sit for a while. It should give you the exact length of time on the back of the bottle.

Clean all mirrors with either the specified cleaner or even just warm soapy water. Wipe in circular motions to avoid any streaking.

Clean out the toilet. That doesn’t just mean the inside, but all around too. Lift up the toilet seat and give it a good wipe. If you have boys in the house – this is even more essential!

If you have any bath mats and rugs, put them in the washing machine.

 

If you haven’t already noticed, the key to cleaning out a bathroom is letting the product sit a while before doing anything else with it. It will smell ‘chemically’ in there, so open all windows and doors to air it out.

The same thing goes for the kitchen; the only difference is the products you use for your oven and cookers.

 

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The Moving Home Manifesto!

The Moving Home Manifesto!

Moving home is never easy yet some people seem to thrive on the adrenaline rush of packing up all their belongings and heading to the other end of the country! Others, hate the prospect of relocation and do everything that they can stay put. Whichever category you fall into, there are some things that you simply have to consider when you are selecting your new home and arranging the move.

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Selecting the location of your new home.

There are several factors that you have to take into account when you are selecting your new home. The most important is location. Obviously, you want somewhere that looks and ‘feels’ nice and seems to be somewhere that you could fit in. However, there are several practical issues to bear in mind when you are making your decision.

You need to think about;

  • How far away is the new house from where you work? What is the traffic like at peak times and what are the public transport links like? Could you walk or cycle to work?
  • What are the local schools like? This is obviously vital if you have children already or are planning on having kids soon.
  • What are house prices doing in the area? If house prices are rising, this house could be an excellent investment. If they are falling, it could be a financial disaster.
  • What are the local amenities like? Where will you do your shopping? Where will you exercise and where will you socialise?

Take a few weeks to familiarise yourself with the area before you make any final decisions. Moving home is expensive and so you don’t want to do it too many times unless you really want to.

Getting ready to move

The day of the move is always going to be hard work but with the right help you can achieve it without too much stress. Select a professional firm like these movers who provide an all-round service. You can get help from them to de-clutter before you go. This can help with selling your house (it makes it look bigger) and gives you less to unpack at the other end. You can also use their storage facility to keep larger items that are getting in the way and get them delivered to your new home.

Start preparing to move several weeks before you actually have to go. Pack up all the things that you do not need regularly. The loft and the basement are the obvious places to start. You will be surprised by how much stuff you are willing to donate, give or throw away at this stage!

Organize your packing by room and label everything. You may not unpack all the boxes for several weeks after you arrive and you may need to find something in a hurry!

Once you have everything packed up in your trucks it is only polite to give the house a quick clean. After all, that’s what you will want to see when you arrive at your new house!

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Spring Cleaning–For the Dogs

By Guest Blogger, Courtney Heitter

 

Spring Cleaning–For the Dogs

 

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It’s time to take on a year’s worth of dirt which your dog has almost definitely made worse. Your four-legged family member may produce a lot of dirt and hair, but he also produces a lot of happiness and love for your family. Be kind to your pet and utilize spring cleaning methods recommended by Rover.com that won’t harm him or the rest of your family.

 

Because residue from cleaning products can be picked up by your pet, it’s important to use products that won’t harm them. You likely have most of these products in your home already!

 

White vinegar and baking soda

 

These multi-purpose solutions are incredibly versatile and safe for your family, four-legged members included. If you desire a foaming cleanser, simply mix baking soda with lemon juice, and use it as a bathroom cleaner to make your tub shine. For a deodorizing cleaner, sprinkle baking soda on your carpet, leave it for five minutes and vacuum it up. Accidents happen–for more in-depth information about safely cleaning your carpets, check this out.

 

If you need a wood floor cleaner, try white vinegar. Dilute a half cup of vinegar with one gallon of water to create an all-purpose cleaner for your countertops, windowsills, etc. To dull the harsh smell of vinegar, add lemon juice.

 

Borax

 

Bleach is harmful to humans and pets, so stick with a safe alternative. Try borax for cleaning stains in carpet and clothing. Mix a half cup of borax with two tablespoons each of salt and borax for a heavy-duty carpet-stain remover. For laundry, use borax instead of bleach for your whites.

 

Hydrogen peroxide

 

Hydrogen peroxide is a safe alternative to heavy chemicals; it breaks down quickly to water and oxygen when utilized for cleaning. This solution is great for germ killing–try the ratio of 25% hydrogen peroxide to 70% white vinegar and a bit of water to utilize this powerful cleaner.

 

 

Pet-marketed cleaners

There are numerous options found on the internet or at your local pet store. If you’re strapped for time and need a cleaner stat, these are a good option. Just be sure to double-check that the item is pet-friendly so that the whole family is safe during cleaning.

 

 

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Your home is your sanctuary. Using non-toxic cleaners ensures that your home remains a safe haven for all of its inhabitants. Keeping your home comfortable and habitable doesn’t need to be an expensive or difficult endeavor. These methods also leave room for creativity, as you can experiment with different scents and uses (just make sure any scents used are pet safe, too). A safely clean home makes for a clean mind.

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Designing Your Home For Both Style And Comfort

Designing Your Home For Both Style And Comfort

When you first buy a house, the idea of filling it with things can easily seem overwhelming. Going through the process of getting a mortgage and purchasing the property can be difficult enough, let alone the task of finding all of the perfect things to make it your own. However, the utility of a house is directly proportional to the value of the things that occupy it. While a bare room will do a pretty good job of keeping you warm and protecting you from the elements, it is still a long way from being habitable in the modern sense of the word. The task of organizing your house becomes more difficult when you start to think that there are so many different rooms. There is the living room, which will need to be comfortable as well as conducive to hosting guests. There is then the dining room which necessitates that you have a table and chairs. If you are planning your home around a family, you will also need to think about items specific to a baby or small child like a high chair. It is also important to make sure that this room is easily cleaned. A carpet may not be a good choice since it is so much harder to clean when food and drinks are inevitably spilled. The kitchen is another crucial part of your house, especially if you spend a lot of time cooking because you enjoy it. Designing it in such a way that it suits your needs and your style is obviously important. There is then the bathroom as well as several bedrooms.

 

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What makes this task outright intimidating is that many homes, at least the ones that are well designed, will have a cohesive, consistent style. A home should have homeostasis, which means each part should compliment the others and produce an amenable and livable equilibrium. This is why it is difficult to decorate a room in isolation because how you choose to style it will always be informed by the style of the rooms around it. Designing a house from scratch, therefore, requires a great deal of preparation and thought. You may be tempted to make a start right away so that you can feel as if you are making some progress. You can only truly relax once it is all done, after all. However, this is not a good idea because you may design one room and then find that it simply clashes too much with your plans with everywhere else. You could easily paint yourself into a corner in so far as you will be designing the other rooms in response to the first one. A holistic approach is best.

 

However, there are some things that you just have to have if your home is going to be comfortable and stylish. Here are a few things that you should spend lots of time thinking about. Smart investments are the best investments.

 

This is never more true than when it comes to your mattress. It is estimated that people spend about a third of their life in their bed. Since it is so important, you need to get one that suits how you sleep and the form of your body. Mattresses may seem as if they are all pretty much alike but this is a common misconception. When choosing one, you should consult expert advice from a company like Plumeria Bay. They know everything there is to know and will help you get something that is right for you. That may be a firmer mattress that offers more support if that is what your body needs, or something softer and more indulgent if that is what you prefer. It is so crucial because making a mistake could lead to unpleasant and entirely avoidable back pain.

 

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One of the things that a lot of people neglect when they start thinking about designing their home is the fact that they have a garden. If you want to make your garden more of a feature, you could incorporate it by investing in a conservatory. Otherwise, large windows that let in a lot of light and allow you a view of your garden are good because they make it a bigger part of your home and give the room a different feel. Besides, in the summer months when the weather cooperates and if you have a patio heater, your garden can easily become like another room. Making it work involves thinking about your garden and your home as if they are two things that inform each other. If you see them as two separate entities, you will not make the best use of either of them.

 

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Creating A Personal Style For Your Home

Creating A Personal Style For Your Home

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Forget the notion of keeping up with your neighbors. It doesn’t matter what size tv they have in their living room, or how great their new garden furniture looks. You don’t need to copy or better them with some misguided feelings about competition. Your home should reflect who you are with your personal preferences. Whether it is the place you enjoy coming back to at the end of each working day, or if you are at home full time, it should be your haven of happiness and pleasure.

So, if you would like to make your home unique and personal to you, here are a few ideas to stir your imagination.

On the outside


No matter what the size of your garden, populate it with items that suit you. If you are into all things fantasy, purchase sculptures and statues to fashion your garden into a landscape J.R.R. Tolkien would have been proud to call his own.

Who cares if every house in the street is painted in the same shades of white? If you have a favorite color, hire a painting company to make your house stand out from the rest.

Interior décor

Again, use whatever color you fancy to paint the inside of your home. Bathrooms are traditionally painted blue, for example, but you can go with whatever color of the spectrum you fancy. Provided you do not intend to sell your house anytime soon, feel free to mix and match colors and decor in every room of your house.

Works of art can add character to any room. Whether you prefer landscape paintings or something abstract, there will be something available for your taste and budget. You may consider yourself an artist, so add your own creations to your home. If you are a keen photographer, blow up your work to poster size and frame them to add to your walls. One room of the house could be a personal gallery displaying your work, perfect for showing off to any visitors.

Personal collections

Many people enjoy collecting things, including models of vintage cars, vast DVD collections, and classic works of literature. Whatever you enjoy, display them in your home. Any valuable items should always be kept in a glass cabinet to avoid accidents, but anything else can be displayed on shelving. Of course, your items will still hold personal value to you, even if they are not of monetary worth, so you may still wish to add a ‘Do Not Touch’ sign to keep away sticky fingers.

Creating a personal space

You may share your home with family or friends, so you may not be entitled to furnish every room in the house to your liking. If this is true, try and create a space in a suitable room that is all about you. For example, if you enjoy reading, set up a bookcase and comfortable chair for your relaxation time. If you do have more control over the house, have a designated room for your hobbies, such as a movie room with a projector and large screen.

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When Money Is No Object: Luxury Home Improvement Ideas

When Money Is No Object: Luxury Home Improvement Ideas

Do you want to improve your home and ensure it’s perfect for your family for many years to come? Then you’ve stumbled upon the right article today. I’m going to make some suggestions in this post designed for people with a lot of money to spend. Don’t worry if you’re on a tight budget, as there are many other pages on this blog with information for you. Today, I’m focusing on the changes you could make if you had more than enough cash in the bank. With a bit of luck, these suggestions will help to point you in the right direction. At the very least, they should give you some inspiration and assist you in setting some goals.

 

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Build an extension and add an indoor pool

 

How amazing would it be to have an indoor pool in your home? Well, it’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. Many homeowners build extensions for that purpose every single year. It all comes down to your budget and the amount of land you own. Of course, pools use a lot of electricity, and you won’t want to harm the planet. So, it makes sense to install lots of solar panels if you like that idea. With a bit of luck, you will create enough energy to power the pool without hurting our eco-system. Place them on the roof of your new extension for the best results.

 

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Add a games room with a bar

 

Everyone needs somewhere to relax at home. If money’s no object, you might consider adding a games room with a working bar. You can use that space to entertain guests or unwind after a long day at the office. Of course, you are free to use your imagination when it comes to the design of the room. Most people would choose to purchase pool tables or something similar. Perhaps you want to go further, and you like to idea of having a basketball hoop? The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination.

 

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Opt for a complete professional renovation

 

Lastly, you might consider renovating your entire property from top to bottom. Most people don’t like that suggestion because they think it would cause lots of disruption. However, a decent renovation company could perform the entire task in under six weeks. With the school holidays fast approaching, now would be the best time to put the wheels in motion. The best thing about that concept if you get a new home without having to move. You keep control over all the design aspects, and you just need to discuss your requirements. If I had the money, that’s what I’d do.

 

That’s about it for today. Still, I hoped you enjoyed reading by luxury home improvement ideas. Remember, this is not a complete guide, and you don’t have to use any of my suggestions. I just wanted to show you what you can achieve when you don’t have to stress about finance. As I just mentioned, the summer is upon us, and so it’s best to get started as soon as possible. Good luck!

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What’s Holding You Back From DIY Projects?

What’s Holding You Back From DIY Projects?

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If you’re trying to find furniture for yourself or even just arrange how you want a room to be, it’s not always your vision that you end up with. This might seem like a strange statement, but think about it: you have to choose from the selections made available to you by others.

 

Your home is influenced by the choices that other designers make. It’s influenced by the products that the manufacturers think will be successful. While you can tweak and play with different tones and schemes, ultimately, everything in your home is the product of your choice of a slender range of options.

 

Do you ever wish that it wasn’t this way?

 

For some people, it doesn’t have to be this way. They make their own furniture, put up shelves to create storage systems – when their home is finished, it’s because of their vision to put it together. The only influence is what they want and the styles that they covet, rather than what was available on the market at the time.

 

What’s holding you back from doing the same? Given the plethora of online advice about how to construct your own home almost from scratch, it’s easier than ever to ensure that your home is only based on your own desires. There are a few reasons people don’t dive in, and if one of these sounds familiar, it might be time to try and overcome it.

 

“I don’t know what I’m doing!”

 

The idea of constructing furniture from scratch is something many of us don’t even consider, so we naturally assume we have no idea how to do it. We figure we don’t know the difference between a craftsman cordless impact wrench and a powered screwdriver; between a wing nut and a short screw… so how can we possibly go into this world? We’re novices!

 

Well, no one was born with an innate knowledge of these things – everyone has to learn. So start with basic projects like a DIY planter or a basic chair to give you a feel for the process, and go from there, picking up knowledge along the way.

 

“What if I mess up? It’s better not to try than waste the cost of the materials.”

 

That’s why it’s a good idea to start with simple construction projects like the above, in the cheapest material available. The finished item doesn’t have to be usable for its intended purpose; no one has to sit on your first chair, for example. It’s more to give you an idea of what you can do and getting used to working with unfamiliar tools.

 

The cheapest material available is usually pallets; that’s why the internet is full of pallet project ideas. Pallets can usually be sourced for a very low cost (less than $1 per pallet) or sometimes even free if you ask a local merchant. By using an affordable material, you’re free to play round and figure things out. When you feel more confident, you can move onto more expensive materials that you intend to use as furniture in your home.

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5 Summer Repair Jobs To Do Around Your House

5 Summer Repair Jobs To Do Around Your House

Summer is the time of year where we get to spend a lot of time outdoors without needing twenty layers of clothing! And if you’re a homeowner, it’s the perfect season to do an array of jobs around your property that you couldn’t easily do during winter.

 

Even if you live in a relatively new home, there will still be some maintenance tasks that you need to carry out. There may even be some repairs that you must complete due to storm damage, for instance.

 

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If you want to keep your home looking beautiful and well-maintained, it makes sense to allocate some of the summer getting those repair and maintenance tasks out of the way. Here are a few examples of jobs that you should do now that the summer season is upon us:

 

  1. Staining decking and fences

 

Each year, you should spend some time topping up the “stain” on your decking and wooden fence panels. Doing so makes sense for two reasons. Firstly, you help to reduce the risk of the wood rotting due to extreme weather conditions. And, secondly, it makes your decking and fence panels look brand new and well-maintained!

 

Whether you stain your decking and fence panels with a brush or spray gun is up to you. Just make sure that you don’t paint anything you shouldn’t, such as trees or even your neighbor’s garden ornaments!

  1. Roofing repairs

 

It’s vital that your roof is waterproof and in excellent condition. Failure to keep it maintained will result in water leaks and even structural damage that could be expensive to fix.

 

If you don’t want to do any roof repairs yourself, the good news is you can easily hire companies like Triumph Roofing to do the work for you. The other advantage is that you can spend your free time doing other jobs around the home.

 

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  1. Gutter cleaning

 

Do you have a family of birds making nests in your home’s guttering? Has a storm blocked the gutters and drains, causing water to spill out onto you when it rains? If the answer to either question is yes, it’s time to clean your gutters!

 

You can do this yourself using a vacuum cleaner with a telescopic arm and wireless camera if you don’t like climbing up ladders. Alternatively, providers like Ned Stevens can do the work for you at reasonable prices.

 

  1. Painting

 

One of the advantages of the warm summer weather is that it allows paint to dry quickly! You can use this as an opportunity to do any interior decorating without needing to keep a room empty for several days.

 

Just make sure that you cover any flooring and furniture over with plastic sheeting to protect them from accidental paint splatter!

 

  1. Air conditioner servicing

 

Although it makes sense to have your air conditioner serviced during winter, you could delay the work until the first signs of summer appear. Just bear in mind that if you get any air conditioning servicing done in the middle of summer, you’re more likely to pay higher seasonal rates due to the increased demand.

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Relax to the Max in a Special Space at Home

Relax to the Max in a Special Space at Home

Everyone needs somewhere they can relax. At the end of a long day or perhaps at the weekend, you want to be able to ignore all the things that cause your stress. And if you can’t relax at home, where can you relax? If you do find that even at home it’s hard to let go of stress and tension, it might help to have a dedicated space for relaxing. It doesn’t have to be somewhere you only relax, though. It could be a room that’s functional in some way but is also ideal for lying back and letting go of your worries.

 

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Make Your Bedroom Your Retreat

Your bedroom is the ideal place to relax when you need to unwind. It’s where you fall asleep, so it’s the perfect room for turning into a quiet sanctuary. In fact, you should focus on relaxation and calm when you design your bedroom anyway. Although it might seem like the most sensible place to put a desk, working in the same room that you sleep can be a bad idea. Sleep experts often recommend that you remove all distractions from your room, so you only associate it with relaxation and sleep. However, you might want to include a separate area for relaxing with an armchair, for example.

 

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Set Up a Bathroom Sanctuary

The bathroom can also be a great place to relax, even if it’s a mostly functional room. Don’t worry if you don’t have a bath because a shower can be just as relaxing. If you do want to install a bath or perhaps a powerful new shower, hire a plumber to take care of all the plumbing for you. Doing it yourself might just cause unnecessary stress, and you don’t need that. When you set up your bathroom as a relaxing space, you can think about what will help you unwind while you bathe or shower. Maybe installing a waterproof sound system or having candleholders could be good ideas.

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Don’t Let DIY Become DI-Sigh!

Don’t Let DIY Become DI-Sigh!

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When you’ve got a problem with your home that needs fixing, or a renovation that needs completing, then there’s definitely an amazing feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting your hands dirty and completing the project yourself. But while DIY is admirable in many ways, you also have to acknowledge that there’s a lot of opportunity for things to go wrong.

 

DIY can be a pretty dangerous game if you’re not playing it properly. It’s essential that you don’t underestimate these sorts of tasks, because you could end up making a bunch of common errors that range from expensive to downright dangerous.

 

Here are the DIY errors you need to avoid!

 

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Not accepting that you’re not the right person for the job

 

Your biggest enemy in DIY can be yourself. Your determination to complete a certain task – be it to develop your own skills or simply to save money – ban put you in some dangerous situations. You need to assess each project or plan very carefully and ask yourself honestly if you’re experienced or equipped enough to be dealing with it. In fact, there are certain tasks that you should probably leave to someone else without even giving it that much thought. Let’s say your roof needs some work. In this sort of situation, you’re really best leaving it to people who do it for a living, such as SonShine Roofing. The fact is that roof work is probably the most dangerous home maintenance task there is – it’s definitely best left to someone else 99.9% of the time.

 

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Assuming all tools are equal

 

You can get the vast majority of your usual DIY essentials for pretty cheap. Drills, saws, box cutters, wrenches, hammers – a lot of companies make these things, and the prices at which you can get them often reflect their perceived “basic” status. But, at the end of the day, you get what you pay for, and this is especially true in the world of DIY and construction. If you’re not willing to fork out a little more for really high-quality tools, then you could end up doing a really shoddy job. In fact, you could even increase the risk of suffering an injury. A cheap, flimsy saw, for example, makes slipping easier. While workers shouldn’t get into the habit of blaming their tools, there are definitely tools that are better for the job than others.

 

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Trying to do it as fast as possible

 

Yeah, we get it: you want to get it done as fast as possible. Sometimes this is because you want the project completed within a certain timeframe. But a lot of the time this occurs because people start to run out of enthusiasm or patience about halfway through the project. So they start rushing things slightly. Protip: do not give in to the temptation to start rushing the project! You’ll end up with a sloppy job once it’s completed, and you’ll also increase the risk of injury. If you’re really feeling less enthused and confident, then call in an expert. They can pick up the task from whatever stage of completion it happens to be in.

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