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How To Just Get Started On That Fixer Upper

When it comes to renovating your home, when it’s a really big job, you may find that you’re put off from doing it, because sometimes, the idea of big home improvements can be really intimidating!

So instead of just getting stuck in, you continue to put the job off!

As you will know, when you take on a fixer-upper, you will be faced with a lot of work! And unless you just get started, that project is always going to sat there waiting.

So, you may find that you need to just get started, and not only that, but you need to a) know where to start, and b) feel motivated to start too.

So, let’s take a look at some ways that you can do this.

Create A Vision Board

First of all, you should think about pulling yourself a vision board together.

When you’re looking at this gross and run down property, you will often stop yourself from doing anything because you have no idea what to do!

So sit down and come up with some ideas for what you do want to create.

Do one big vision board for everything that you like, or do it by room. Then, you should find that you not only know what you want to do with the space, but also you’re excited to get going too!


Work Out What You Can Do

When you know what you want to do, you then need to figure out what you can do.

You may not be able to do everything yourself – but you can do some bits if you want to get stuck in.

So consider what tasks you’re happy to take on, and then also identify what you think you need to leave for the professionals. Then also make sure that you go ahead and hire them too!


Stock Up On What You Need

When you know what it is that you need to do, it’s time to stock up.

Make sure that you pick out your paints, that you pick up screws and fixings, and that you buy or rent the tools you need too.

Because when you have the things you need, you can’t use this as an excuse for not getting started!


Make It A Habit

Then, you’re going to just want to start out doing something really small.

Whether it’s ten minutes of work, thirty minutes, or a few hours each day, by making this a habit, you should find that doing little and often will help you to get things done.


Be Realistic

Finally, you’re then going to want to make sure that you’re being realistic about it all.

Don’t set yourself impossible deadlines to meet, or just guess that you could get something done when you know nothing about it!

Instead, just accept that this is going to be a long process. Because at least you’re chipping away at it with your habit, or getting people in to take over on the areas that you know that you really can’t attempt.

And before you know it, you won’t just have made a start, but you’ll be almost finished!

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.

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