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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Spruce up your home this year

If 2017 is going to be the year of DIY for your home, it would make sense to start your planning early and grab yourself some real bargains. Of course, there are sales and discounts all throughout the year. But, the beginning of the year tend to offer some of the best prices on items you really want.

Heading to your local garden centre of major DIY store could prove to be a profitable use of your time during the Christmas and New Year holidays,” said Nationwide skip hire, Proskips. “You might not need to make use of everything you buy until later in the year, but you’re sure to spend a lot less if you make those purchases at the beginning of the year.

Make Firm Plans

So often, people talk about their next DIY project and all the ideas they have. But, when it comes to actually doing the work, the project is put off and delayed until it’s the end of the year again.
To avoid this scenario – again – make some active moves and decisions regarding your project.  

Take measurements. 
·         Make a rough drawing.
·         Do some online research and spend time looking at changes similar to the ones you’re hoping to make.
·         Speak to a builder or DIY expert.
·         Visit a shop to have a good look at the materials your likely to need.

By physically doing something towards making your home improvement project a reality, you’re much more likely to go ahead with it, rather than put it for another year.

“Home improvement projects can be annoying, they need doing but it can be difficult to find the motivation to actually start the job, let alone finish it,” said Marylebone estate agent, Kubie Gold Associates. “By doing more than talking about the project, it will become more real to you and your plans should spur you on to action.” 

Make Those Sale Purchases
Once you have a few plans in place, even preliminary ones, you should go ahead and make a couple of sale purchases – provided the items will prove useful and fit into you project. Clear some storage space in your garage, shed or loft and get shopping!

It might seem a little strange to be buying items you don’t plan to use for a couple of months or so, but it will prove a shrewd decision when you start making use of the items. And, you’ll be doubly pleased when you remember the savings you made back at the beginning of the year.

“Making sale purchases can sometimes feel like you’re buying for the sake of it, but if you’re following a plan and working towards a project, you’ll soon get into the swing of it,” said London Bridge estate agent, Williams Lynch. “Then, when you’re fitting and using your sale purchases you’ll know you’ve found a system that works. Not only will your home benefit from your January sale shopping spree, but your wallet will too.”
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