You don’t need to fork out big bucks to keep your home spick and span. Going DIY on your home improvement projects is the ultimate money-saving tool! Follow our expert tips on money-saving DIY home improvement projects and get your DIY jobs done as cheaply as possible.
Assess the project and be confident
Studies show that we’re feeling less and less confident in doing DIY around the house but before getting a professional in, ask yourself: could you do the job? Many home improvement and maintenance jobs are actually easy DIY projects. Not only will you feel proud of your handiwork but you could save yourself a lot of pennies by putting in a little time and elbow grease. And remember, good prep will guarantee good results!
YouTube is your best friend
Many reasons for not doing DIY at home come down to a perceived lack of skills. Sorry, no excuse!! The Internet is practically made up of money-saving how-to videos and tutorials. The King of how-to, YouTube, has instructional videos on just about anything you could ever imagine and more. Before throwing in the towel and throwing away precious pounds, watch a couple of videos and you’ll soon see that a seemingly complicated project is easy when broken down into manageable tasks!
Good quality tools
Although initially cheaper, buying any old cheap equipment can be a false economy. Yes, that “Best Price” drill may seem great when you test it on plywood, but may be very slow on harder surfaces! You are best buying multi-purpose tools that, although slightly more expensive, you can use across the board. The key? Invest in decent tools to save money in the long run on all your DIY projects.
Quality tools don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, either! Do your research and shop around, you can find some very competitive prices online. Don’t forget to put in the time to read customer reviews, they reveal much more detail than simply looking at ratings, and they can be a very good indicator as to whether the product is good because it’s cheap or good because it’s decent!
If you’re planning to do it yourself, why not go full DIY? You don’t always need to buy shop-bought cleaning products to help keep your home clean and tidy. There are many home cleaning remedies that tackle even the most stubborn dirt and grime without splashing the cash on specialist cleaning products. We’ve found that vinegar, lemons and salt work just fine, and we’re sure that you’ve got everything you need for these homemade remedies already!