Avoid money sucking, gut wrenching DIY nightmares

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Avoid money sucking, gut wrenching DIY nightmares...

and increase your homes value at the same time tips, #3.

Do it yourself



There are more tips and thoughts about DIY/ cont./




7. Know your limitations.


 “Everyone is not good at everything”.  

Me?  I'm an expert on space.  I can tell you exactly if a couch is going to fit in a room.  I'm brilliant at color and form and instinctively I I can see what a room could be...  all its potential.   But give me a hammer and I fall to pieces.  I can’t drive a nail into a piece of wood to save my live...   sad... but true.   I know it's tempting to think we can do everything ourselves.   But if you want to sell your house, it's a good idea to keep your eye on the prize.  The "prize" is selling.



8. On the Job Training


If you want to attempt a home fix upgrade or repair, and you have no experience, how about offering your help to a friend, with experience, who is doing a similar repair?  You’ll get great knowledge and probably a free lunch to boot.   Not a bad deal at the end of the day....



9. Hire a Professionaldo it yourself, Inna Ivchenko blog



 ''But I’m trying save money and do the work myself.  Why would I hire a professional?  Are you crazy lady? ''

You can still do the work yourself, but hire a professional as a consultant.  They can give you great advice on how to avoid money sucking pitfalls.  Obviously they won’t guarantee your work but they can set you on the right path and go a long ways to piece of mind.  Also they  are a great safety net in the off chance that kids, pets, spouses,  life….  Pull you away from the project.  You’ll have a professional ready to step in and complete the job.  Remember if  your wanting to sell your house, time is money…




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Jerry Newman
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Hi Inna. I just came over to Welcome you to Active Rain, since I saw you were a new member while seeing your comments on another's featured post. If you blog consistently, you will hit 100K in six months like I did last year. I would suggest you become a Rainmaker as soon as you can, and join as many groups as you can. Also, Comment often so others will come over to check you out like I did today.

Check out my New Group, Introducing Newbies in Active Rain. You will get to meet some great bloggers, and learn some great tips too. You have pointed out some very useful information here in this post too.

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Inna Ivchenko
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So thoughtful of you!:) i appreciate these advice tremendously!

I will go there right now!

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