Renovation Fails & Tips
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If you’re a DIYer you’ve probably experienced a few renovation fails of your own. From skimping on the prep work, your own safety or falling short of a realistic budget.
Here are a few things to keep in mind before you start your next renovation project:
- Don’t buy cheap materials
- Measure twice, cut once (my husband’s mantra)
- Don’t skimp on the prep work (do it the right way the first time and it saves time later)
- Failing to plan is planning to fail, (my mom always said) have a plan for your project.
- Duct Tape does NOT fix everything (use the right tool for the job)
- Safety FIRST!
Safety should have been #1, I drill it into my son.
Why? Well once upon a time my husband and I did property maintenance. One job I was handling on my own was installing a rain channel above a screen door, when I arrived I realized I didn’t have a ladder (I’m only 5’4″ so I am not sure why I didn’t think I needed one), maybe it was because I had two buckets! A round bucket and a square bucket… you guessed it! Perfect for stacking to reach my goal. So with drill and rain channel in hand, I gingerly placed my foot onto the top bucket while I held onto the door jamb.
All was going well until I reached for said drill between my legs, causing the buckets to buckle sending my feet above my head and my head onto the concrete step leading to the rain channel-less door…
After I awoke from my brief brush with incapacitation, I looked around to see who had witnessed my idiocy, gathered my tools and went home.
Needless to say, safety first.
Author: Mackenzie Dodge is a guest blogger, believer, wife, mother, and first-generation chicken owner.
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