Get some Help......

With Home Improvement Projects

Graeme Foster 3-04-2012


Why do you need to get some help? Well nearly every home owner has a project that has been on the back-burner for a while.

This could be due to the project being too large to take on alone, or because they just do not have the funds to hire someone else to do the work for them, or they just do not know how to complete the project properly.

 These challenges can easily be fixed with some of the tips that follow on how to get some help :-


  • Friends - You know your true friends when you ring them up and ask them to spend the weekend with you, as you complete one of the projects around your home.

The people who are physically capable of helping you tackle the project you have planned, will be more than happy to come out and help you, if you ask in the right way, and provide them with a treet or two, as a thank you, as they help to complete the project. 

 Before you begin your project ask them for any Home Improvement Money Saving Tips they might be aware of and if they can recommend any Home Improvement Contractors

  • Food - Excellent food is a great way to get men working for you. If you provide a nice spread for lunch and dinner, you will find that they will appreciate it, remember it and come back for more when the next project comes around.


  • Party - Turn the task into a party. Put on some music, maybe serve some drinks, and celebrate when the job is complete. If you make the tasks more enjoyable, you will get some help, when the next big project comes around.


  • Expectations - Keep your expectations low. If you are expecting too much from your friends, you are going to stress out more than is necessary about the way they are doing things to help you. Remember that they are not professional contractors, and you will have a realistic idea of what they are capable of doing.


  • Planning - Do not run out of supplies and materials before the project is finished. Make sure to buy sufficient, if not extra, of all that you need to complete the project. There are few things more frustrating to someone that comes to help than having to make a trip to the home improvement store to buy materials that you should have bought before you invited them to help you. Check out our Always plan ahead page for more tips in this area.


  • Schedule - Once you get some help, create a list of tasks for them to follow. The best way to get all of this work done efficiently is by allowing the workers to know what they need to do both before, and while they are working. This organization will help things to go much smoother and will reduce the stress level of the day.


  • Record - Break out the camera! You and your friends will appreciate having photos of the day that you worked together. You never can tell what will happen during a day of construction among friends, so be ready for anything.


  • Enjoy - Most importantly, HAVE FUN! Work around the house does not have to feel like work. Keep the atmosphere light and cheerful and many of your volunteer helpers will have such a great time that they may actually look forward top your next project and you will get some help each time you need it.


  • Complete - A project that would have taken you weeks or months will get done in the matter of a weekend when you get some help from some good friends.


When taking on these challenges, keep these tips in mind as you prepare for the weekend projects at your home, and things will go much better and quicker.



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