12 Simple Steps to Become a Better DIYer
There's a real learning curve on the path to DIY mastery, and it comes complete with peaks, valleys and plateaus. Here are 12 tips that will help you have better DIY skills. These tips span from simple tricks to make your projects go smoother to ways you can broaden your knowledge base and connect with other DIY enthusiasts. No matter where you are on your DIY journey, there's something here for you.
Prior Planning for a Better DIY
Choose Your Tools Carefully
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Chances are that you've already got some kind of organization system for your tools and shop space. If not, here's a great place to start: Workshop Organization Tips.But if you want to kick your efficiency up a level for a better DIY, track what items you reach for the most often. And adjust your organization to bring them closer to your primary work space. By organizing to your natural proclivities you'll be playing to your strengths rather than working around them.
Join a DIY Community
Finish What You Start
Pass Down Your Knowledge