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5 Essential Resources For DIYers

Sometimes the best way to get something done is to do it yourself. And DIY, short for ‘Do It Yourself,’ is the best example of this principle.

There are several reasons why people like DIY projects. First, DIY projects are often cheaper than their counterpart. Whether it’s a trendy home improvement project or cute and crafty seasonal home decor, DIYing is almost always the more affordable option. DIYing is also great for anyone who has a specific vision in mind. Because when you’re making something yourself, you have more control over how the final product looks.

Lastly, DIYing is popular because it’s fun. It gives people a chance to be creative and try new things. DIYs don’t always turn out like we imagine, but that’s just part of the adventure.

But no matter what level of DIYer you are, we’ve put together 5 resources for DIYers:

Resource For DIYers 1: Pinterest

It might seem cliché to mention Pinterest, but we couldn’t exclude this DIY website. If you don’t know what it is, Pinterest is a social media site used to share and collect ideas. Users upload pictures and videos of their projects to share their journey—and inspire others to do the same. This allows the community to interact with and even save projects and ideas for a later date.

Use Pinterest to not only gather ideas but to explore what has and hasn’t worked for others. You might have a great idea for a DIY project but no idea where to start. That’s where Pinterest can help. You can search for anything from small arts and crafts projects to major home renovation projects. With Pinterest, the sky’s the limit!

Resource For DIYers 2: Lotion

Most DIY projects require a lot of manual work. This means using your hands to touch rough objects and surfaces. From paper to wood, everything you touch can be destructive to your skin. That’s why it’s important to keep your hands moisturized when you’re working on any type of DIY project. You don’t need to buy anything fancy. Whatever lotion you already own or can buy at the grocery store is perfect.

And while we’re already talking about your hands, don’t forget to keep a first aid kit nearby. Again, you’re working with rough materials and accidents can happen. If you do accidentally cut yourself, be sure to wash the area with soap and warm water, pat dry, and finish with a band-aid.

Resource For DIYers 3: Empty Glass Jars

Instead of throwing out your empty glass pasta sauce, jelly, or olive jars, consider keeping them. Because you can use them to organize your DIY materials. DIYing can be messy and you often need storage for small items like sequins or nails. Glass jars are the most sustainable and cost-effective way to do this. They are one of the best resources for DIYers who craft and organize.

Resource For DIYers 4: Vinegar

Is something sticky? Vinegar. Is something dirty? Vinegar. Is something smelly? You guessed it, vinegar. That’s right, this cost-effective household staple is the best friend of DIYers everywhere. But only if you know how to use it correctly. White distilled vinegar is hearty enough to remove rust but gentle enough to get stains out of clothing. It’s a multi-purpose powerhouse.

That’s why it’s important to always keep a gallon or two on hand whenever you’re DIYing. Plus, vinegar works great with other household items. Mixing vinegar and baking soda isn’t just for making homemade volcanos, it’s also a great cleaning solution.

Resource For DIYers 5: Used Clothes From The Thrift Store

Let’s face it, a lot of DIY projects are messy. If you’re DIYing, there’s a high probability you’re using materials you wouldn’t want to get on your clothing—like paint or glue. That’s why the thrift store is a DIYer’s best friend. You can buy used clothes for a fraction of the cost and wear them when you’re completing DIY projects.

Best of all, you could even use some of the clothes you find at the thrift store in your DIY projects. The best place to shop for shirts to tie dye or jeans to turn into denim purses is at the thrift store.

We hope these resources for DIYers help you on your DIY journey. More than anything else, the best DIY tool you have is your own imagination. Get out there and create something fabulous!

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