You can save a lot of money by using your DIY talents, whether you're moving and want to personalize your new house or you just want to perform some maintenance on your present home.
DIY is a topic that intimidates many people, but after you get experience with even a few simple projects, you'll be able to make great strides in your home's value and enjoyment. Here, we'll discuss a few commonplace house maintenance tasks that any homeowner should be able to complete without professional help.
Repaint Wooden Furniture
Have you been planning to throw away an old table or chair? Why not just paint it over? Start by putting down a cloth to catch any extra paint. You'd be surprised how many people forget to do this. Next, sand down the table with thick sanding paper.
After sanding, use a primer to seal the wood and let it dry for an hour. Then paint it any color you want, but keep in mind that you'll need two coats. Repainting old wooden furniture is a great way to give it a new look and make it last longer. It's also a great way to save money instead of buying new furniture, and painting is one of the most relaxing DIY projects you can do.
Fix A Blocked Drain
You don't need any specialized equipment or chemicals to clear a clogged drain, making it one of the easiest do-it-yourself projects. Most of what you require is probably already in your kitchen.
If you need a good drain cleaning, try a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. When a drain becomes clogged, use bicarbonate of soda to break up the clog and vinegar to flush the clog away. Make this a regular practice, and your drains will last much longer with few issues.
Learn How To Sew
Some of the most important do-it-yourself projects are the ones that require the least amount of work, and the reliable needle and thread are essential tools for any renovator's toolkit.
Learning how to sew is an excellent example of how doing things yourself doesn't have to entail taking on a massive project. Moreover, everyone always keeps a sewing kit in a drawer or cupboard. Bring it out of storage and start with button mending by looking up tips on YouTube. Hemming is a good place to start if you're having trouble. If you want to perfect your technique, try practicing with an old shirt you were going to toss anyhow.
This is one of the simplest do-it-yourself skills to pick up. An excellent first project is hanging pictures because of how simple it is and how few materials you need to do it. A hammer and a nail are all that is required, so take a look at Fastenere.com if you need to get any tools.
The key is to visualize the final result in your mind's eye before hammering anything into place. You can lightly mark the top center edge of the picture frame by having a friend or family member hold it in place. Work your way down from that point with a ruler.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.