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5 Tips to save money on your DIY project

5 Tips to save Money on your DIY Project

DIY is the best way to save money on a home project! But you can do even more than that! Following along for the 5 best tips on how to save money on your next DIY Project! 

1. Buy second hand stuff

You can find a lot of stuff second hand, which can save you a TON OF MONEY! Spend some time researching different second hand websites or go to second hand shops, or flea markets.

2. Always save leftover materials

If you have pieces of wood or other material left over from a project, make sure so save it. They might come in handy at your next project, which can save you a lot of money.

3. Always save leftover screws /tools

Furniture often comes with a bunch of different screws and weird tools, Make sure to save all of this, since you might be able to use it at a different project. I would suggest buying a organizer-box to easily keep track of all of these leftover screws etc (check out the article 11 Most essential Handyman Tools for more inspiration) 

4. Be creative and think outside the box

Try and think outside the box in your planing and design phase. Instead of buying a very expensive piece of furniture, maybe buy an Ikea version and give it some paint / love. Our bedroom cupboards where bought cheaply from Jysk, and our drawers in or walk in closet are from Ikea, we just added some cool paint. 

5. Spend good time on research

Spend time researching different options.
Ex, a costume made New York Glass Wall is very expensive, but what about a shower door that has the same look (read how we did exactly that in this article), or maybe even try and build your own with wooden planks and plexiglass?
Save Time on your DIY Project

5 Tips To Save Time On Your DIY Project


Save Time on your DIY Project

Are you ready to save time on your DIY Project?

Then you have come to the right place!

1) Have an overall plan of the different building phases

Make sure you have given to whole building process a lot of thoughts. Plan in which order you will do the different things. Should you paint first, and while the paint dries you can prep the next phase, or what is the smartest order to do things in.

2) “Batch up” elements

Let’s say you are putting up 6 cupboards, and need to put them together before hanging them up. It’s better to put all 6 cupboards together at once, and then hang all of them up afterwards, since you will get to know the process and have all the tools ready at once, instead of going back and forth between different processes and tools (See how we did that in this article).

3) Shop everything you need at once

Make a shopping list so you can buy everything you need at once! Your overall project plan needs to be detailed enough, so you know all the things you will need during the building phase.

4) Ask a friend to make difficult things easy

Some tasks are almost impossible to do alone. Instead of trying to find a solution to do it on your own, ask a friend or family to help, and have everything prepped. A simple 20 minuts of help from another person could save you many hours.

5) Dont work when you are tired

When you are tired you are more likely to make mistakes and loose the overall view of the project. It’s better to stop 30 minuts earlier than keep going and make one mistake that will cost you several hours.