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 :-
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
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
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
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
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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