Comet paying attention
Following are some DIY guidelines to make things easier and safer when working on dog projects.
The most important thing to remember is to always pay attention to what you're doing!
Doing these things can cut down considerably on frustrations and the time it takes to make something.
Ideally, you will have a work space where you can leave the project as is when you walk away and just pick up where you left off.
However, we have learned from experience that it is best to take an extra couple of minutes to put tools back where they belong. Often, we are working on more than one project at once, or we choose to work on something different for a while. It is very annoying and can be time consuming if a tool is not in its customary place.
Materials can often be kept together in a cardboard box and/or old plastic or tin containers. This is particularly helpful when there are small parts such as screws, nuts and bolts. It is vital when there are parts that you had to go and buy specially for the project.
Another very important part of DIY guidelines is to be aware of how you are doing, both before and during the project. This means checking in with your emotional, mental and physical state from time to time.
Many a project took us longer to make because we did not pay attention to these things. We have had to redo parts or even scrap projects. What can we say - it takes us a while to learn sometimes...
Are you relaxed, eager to start and excited about the project?
Are you irritable or impatient, or feeling like it will be a chore?
Are you anxious or afraid to get started?
Are you fresh as a daisy or have a reasonable amount of energy?
Are you tired?
We trust these DIY guidelines will serve as a good reminder for how to keep a project going smoothly, and most of all, keep you safe!