How to Tackle Little Repairs in Your Home
Are little repairs starting to pile up on you? Is your to-do list a mile long? If so, you might be feeling overwhelmed, or at least be starting to hide your to-do list so others don’t see it. Don’t worry if that’s you; it happens to most of us. And when there are a lot of little jobs, there’s a lot of work! Managing little jobs is important to keep your home looking and feeling the way you want it to, but that doesn’t make tackling that to-do list any easier. However, if you get a little bit of help, you’ll soon realize that staying on top of little jobs is a lot easier than you realized!
Step One: Make a List
Yes, if you’re like many, you have a list, a list that’s full and that you are no longer editing because it is getting too embarrassing. Throw that list away, and start a new one, one that is practical and organized in order from the most frustrating or hardest item to the easiest or least annoying repair. You don’t have to tackle your list in this order, but at least you know the extent of the problem when your list is organized.
Step Two: Try Doing Two or More Small Things in One Day
If you’re discouraged, you probably won’t want to start tackling your list. But if you feel like you’re on a roll, you’re going to keep working. When you need a boost of motivation , try to accomplish more than one small thing in one day. This will allow you to check more items off of your list, making you feel better.
Step Three: Know What You’re Doing
Never begin a task that you don’t know how to do. This will just leave you frustrated. Instead, know what you’re doing before you begin by studying, reading books, and watching videos .
Step Four: Consider Getting Help
When the list just gets to be too long, consider getting help from others. There’s no shame in hiring a professional to help you with some of your little projects, like small carpentry jobs, carpet cleaning, painting, etc. You deserve a break from all the hard work you must do to maintain your home, and if you hire a professional, you might find that you like that professional’s services so much you’re willing to let him/her take over the whole list!
Tackling a home repair/beautification to-do list can be challenging, but the quicker you get to it, the faster you can be done. Following these steps can help you meet your challenges by staying on top of all the work you have to do.