Weekly Tip for Sept 18: How to Make DIY Stress Free

<span>Weekly Tip for Sept 18:</span> How to Make DIY Stress Free
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    With shops like Ikea and Argos providing us with furniture that needs putting together in our own homes, DIY is a part of our everyday lives.

    This task, which seems fairly simple, is the cause of lots of stress in houses across the UK.


We seem to lose all common sense when faced with household DIY, forgetting our basic skills and messing up the job in unimaginable ways. To make sure your next DIY session is one that is stress free, we have a few tips that you need to follow.

  • Measure Your Space Not Once But Twice Before Purchase

    A common mistake before you even start with DIY is to purchase the wrong product. Before you head out to the shops, make sure they you’ve measured the space where your new item is going to live. Don’t just roughly measure it once, do it a few times and even get somebody else to do it as well. It’s going to cause a lot of stress in your household if the item you’ve spent hours putting together has to be taken down again because it simply isn’t the right size. For tasks like fitting roller blinds, make sure you measure a few times before cutting any material as there’s no going back after the first cut has been made.

  • Make Sure You’ve Got the Tools You Need Before Getting Started

    Another rookie mistake people make when faced with DIY is being unprepared for the task at hand. As the saying goes, ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. So before you get started on the job, make sure that you’ve got all of the tools that you’re going to need. If you’re putting together furniture, then things like Allen keys often come with the product but you’ll need your own screw driver. We recommend that you invest in your own tool kit that has everything you need. Head to ScrewFix to get yours and never be without a tool again.

  • Always Read the Instructions

    This might seem like an obvious tip, but in the excitement of DIY, many people often try to get started without actually reading what they have to do. When reading the instructions make sure that you lay out all of the components that you have and check that you’re not missing anything. Then read each step carefully from beginning to end before you even start trying to put the product together.

With millions of people doing DIY every year, we hope that our simple tips help to make the job a little less stressful.

DIY doesn’t have to be the stressful task that many of us make it. If you want to avoid the hassle all together then hire a local handyman to complete all of the tasks on your to-do list for you.

You’ll be guaranteed that they’ll complete the job professionally and you won’t even need to buy your own tools as they’ll have everything they need to complete the job.

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