Do It Yourself

GETTING MOTIVATED AND STAYING MOTIVATED.

Nothing stands in the way of a great DIY project like inertia, aka, the living room couch. Let’s face it – everyone needs a kick in the pants now and then. The trick is, how we give one to ourselves. Here are some simple tips and tricks that can help you complete your DIY project.

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE

Hang a picture front and center in your working area, of what you envision your project will look like. It’s a great way to keep the inspiration flowing.

DON’T LET HICCUPS BECOME ROADBLOCKS

Do your how-to research before you start. Inventory each task of your project and what you don’t know how to do, learn. It’s always harder to get started again after you’ve stopped. Spearhead potential waste pile up problems by getting a Bagster® bag ahead of time

YOUR TOMORROW LIST

End each day with a short list of what you’re going to complete the next day. Don’t be too ambitious. The idea is to have a list of tasks ahead of you that you know you can manage well.

MANTRAS HELP

When a task overwhelms you and threatens to derail your project, try repeating a mantra like, “I can do this.” And for larger projects, “Land the jet.”

BREAK DOWN BIG JOBS INTO SMALLER TASKS

It’s easy to forget that every job is a series of small tasks. Focus on the small tasks and the big job will eventually get done.

HAVE A DIY BUDDY

There’s nothing like having someone cheering you on from the sidelines to whom you can report your progress (and failures).

READ THE BLOGS

Reading DIY blogs and websites can get you in the right frame of mind, as well as give you inspiration to get your project started – and finished!

REWARD YOURSELF

When you create your project schedule, give yourself guideposts, and reward yourself as each goal is met.

CREATE A PROGRESS JOURNAL

Take a picture of your project each day to remind yourself that while it may not feel like you’re progressing, you really are.

DON’T LET DEBRIS STAND IN YOUR WAY

One of the biggest obstacles to getting started is what to do with all the waste. With the Bagster bag, that won’t be an issue. Just fill it with up to 3,300 lb of debris. Then schedule a collection and it’s gone.