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What Kind of DIYer Are You?

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We all have different approaches to doing things, whether that means we’re a “tidy as you go” person in the kitchen, or a “let’s just get stuck in and worry about the mess later” kind of worker. The same is true about our attitude to doing those jobs around the house. Yes, we could get a pro in to take care of them, but doing them ourselves is going to save a few dollars and give us a far greater sense of satisfaction.
If you’re one of these people who like to play an active role in improving where you live you probably fit in to one of these ten categories. Identify which one you are and the knowledge could well help to make the job a little easier.

    ((bold))The Nervous Novice((ebold)) It could be your first home, or just the first time that you’ve tackled a particular job. So it’s not surprisi
    The Nervous Novice

    It could be your first home, or just the first time that you’ve tackled a particular job. So it’s not surprising that you’re going to be a little apprehensive. But don’t worry. As long as you’ve picked up a few tips either from a more experienced friend or even <a href=http://www.popularmechanics.com/home2/how-to-plans/how-to/g2167/10-best-diy-YouTube-channels/ target=_blank>one of the countless "how-to" videos on YouTube</a>, you’re going to be fine.

    “Let’s Drop Everything and Do it Now!”

    On the other hand, you could be the type of person who sees something, likes it and decides that there’s no time like the present to put all your other plans on hold and get going. While this kind of enthusiasm is admirable, maybe a little more thought and a little less impulsiveness could be better in the long run.

    The Non-Starter

    The bigger the task, the more overwhelming it can be. So overwhelming, in fact, that it can be almost impossible to start. But, as they say, the longest journey begins with a single step. So break down whatever job needs doing into a number of more manageable stages and, before you know it, you’ll be halfway there.

    ((bold))Mr or Mrs Meticulous((ebold)) You’re the slow and steady type who takes care of every stage of the process. You plan it, you budget it, you
    Mr or Mrs Meticulous

    You’re the slow and steady type who takes care of every stage of the process. You plan it, you budget it, you even research to discover which are the best materials for the job; whether it’s the paint you’re going to use or the adhesives <a href=http://www.lepage.ca/en.html target=_blank>that are perfect and which will do the job</a> required of them quite brilliantly. Because time spent now will pay dividends later.

    The Super Preparer

    This approach goes hand in hand with the meticulous one. You don’t rush in. You make sure that you have all the tools and materials you’re going to need and that wood is sanded down, plaster is primed and everything is 100% ready before you begin.

    Watching Every Cent

    Part of the reason for doing it yourself is to save money and there’s nothing wrong with that. But it’s a question of knowing what to economize on and when to pay for the best. It’s also worth remembering that famous old adage, “buy cheap, buy twice.”

    ((bold))The Perfectionist((ebold)) <a href=http://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/issues/perfectionism target=_blank>For the perfectionist
    The Perfectionist

    <a href=http://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/issues/perfectionism target=_blank>For the perfectionist it's all about the finished result</a>. So this means that there are also elements of both Mr or Ms Meticulous and the Super Preparer in this personality type. It’s also worth mentioning that the enemy of perfection is speed – so don’t expect the job to be a quick one.

    The Speed Freak

    At the opposite end of the scale, you just want to get the job done and dusted as quickly as you possibly can, and there’s nothing wrong with that either. You just have to be comfortable with the fact that this means you won’t get that perfect finish and you might have to include some paint cleaner in your budget to sort out all those splashes and splodges.

    The Weekend Warrior

    Much as you’d like to take time off from the 9-5 to complete those DIY jobs the boss wouldn’t hear of it. So that means you have to fit it all in during the weekend. It’s not ideal and it means that you’re going to be living in a certain amount of chaos during the week until you’ve had the chance to finish it.

    The Procrastinator

    Our final DIYer is the person who believes that they should never do today what they can put off until tomorrow. Sure, the place could do with decorating and the cold faucet in the kitchen’s been dripping for week, but life’s too short to worry about things like that. And if this is you you’ve probably had better things to do than read this article . . .
    So there you have them. A frankly unscientific cross-section of the world’s DIY personality types. We hope you recognise yourself as one or more of them and that the advice you’ve been given helps you too. So now it’s time to start planning that next big project for your home.

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