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2. Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
3. No rain, no flowers.
4. Mistakes are just an apprenticeship to achievement.
5. More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.
6. No power in the ‘verse can stop me.
7. More self love babygirl.
8. ‘No’ might make them angry, but it will make you free. – if no one has ever told you, your freedom is more important than their anger.
9. Mirror mirror on the wall, I’ll always get up after I fall. And whether I run, walk or have to crawl, I’ll set my goals and achieve them all.
10. No, we don’t need more sleep. Its our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We Need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep, we need to wake up and live.
2. Not to spoil the ending but everything is going to be ok.
3. May today be the day you courageously pursue every opportunity to make a difference for something so much greater than you.
4. Me: I’m finally happy. Life: LOL, wait a sec.
5. May the flowers remind us why the rain was necessary.
6. Once you have accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.
7. Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.
8. Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.
9. May your vibes shift the whole damn frequency of the room when you walk in.
10. Maybe the reason nothing seems to be “fixing you” is because you’re not broken. Let today be the day you stop living within the confines of how others define or judge you. You have a unique beauty and purpose; live accordingly.
You are an enthusiastic weekend warrior. From landscaping to painting, laying updated flooring to installing a new toilet, you have some pretty impressive home improvement skills. But, on occasion, even you have to admit there are some times where you have bitten off a bit more than you can chew. So, how do you know when to take on a home project and when to leave it to the professionals? Even if you have the know-how, what you save in expenses might just cost you in time. Here are four questions you can ask to help you decide: do it yourself or a hire a professional?
How much can I afford to spend?
This question is hard to answer without knowing your specific project. However, a little research is all it takes to get an estimate rolling around in your head. For instance, hiring a professional to build a new deck in your backyard can run anywhere from $2,500 to as much as $24,000, depending on size and materials. If you have some interior upgrades in mind, a professional can handle these sorts of projects from anywhere between $750 to $2500. And if you need a professional to tackle a major air conditioning repair, you could spend between $600 and $1900, depending on the age of the unit and the kind of repairs needed. Weigh these costs against your estimates for completing the project on your own to decide if DIY is the smarter choice.
If cost is the main factor in whether to hire a professional, don’t forget the costs that you might be facing outside of the project. For example, you may need to rent a storage unit to protect some of your furniture and belongings during major construction. Over the last 180 days, the average cost to rent a self-storage unit in Sterling Heights, Michigan is $109.00. Or, in the case of kitchen home improvement projects, you may have to order take out instead of cooking for a few nights. And if a plumbing, electrical, or construction DIY projects hits a few snags, you may need to factor in a hotel stay for a night or two, as well.
Do I know how to do this? If not, is it easy to learn?
Just because you have never tiled a bathroom floor doesn’t mean you can’t do it yourself. There are plenty of free tutorials on YouTube and step-by-step instructions all over the internet. However, will the costs you save doing this project yourself outweigh the time it takes to learn the new skill, the cost of purchasing materials and equipment, and the risk that something might go wrong? To help you make this decision, get a few quotes from professionals who can handle the job. Ask your friends or your neighbors for recommendations and make a few calls.
What happens if I get frustrated or make a mistake?
Whether you are capable of doing this project isn’t the question. We know that — for you — when there’s a will there’s a way. But on the off chance that something does go wrong, what will happen? For example, if you’re installing new countertops in the kitchen, how will the rest of your family feel if the project takes longer than expected? When they can’t cook or prepare food for several days or even weeks, will that cast a shadow over the household? Next you’ll want to consider your mental state. If you’re the sort of DIY devotee who enjoys a project from start to finish, you might feel frustrated, stressed or even guilty if something goes wrong. Hiring a professional means you can let go of all those concerns.
Is this a common repair or a complex remodel?
A minor repair — replacing a leaking faucet or a squeaky floorboard — can take you at most an afternoon. A complicated project, like replacing the pipe in your bathroom or widening your doorways, requires planning and process where you might need new tools, extra hands or even a few permits. When the projects become complicated like this — building a detached garage or transforming an unfinished basement into a game room — a professional can come in handy. They know what’s waiting around the corner. They have the tools needed, the licenses and permits required, and the experience to understand how to make your vision a reality.
Maybe the project required a little more knowledge and skill than you originally thought. Maybe you didn’t have the right tools or enough time. It happens to enthusiastic homeowners all the time. Arming yourself with the pros and cons of hiring a professional can help you make the right decision about how to tackle your next big home improvement project.
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2. Stop shrinking yourself to fit places you’ve outgrown.
3. It will never be perfect. Make it work. – Life
4. It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.
5. Procrastinators Unite (Tomorrow).
6. Some people will always have something to say and nothing to contribute.
7. Just chuck it in the fuck it bucket and move on.
8. Judge me by the people I loved.
9. Practice makes progress not perfect.
10. It’s during the toughest times of your life that you’ll get to see the true colors of the people who say they care about you. Notice who sticks around and who doesn’t, and be grateful to those who leave you, for they have given you the room to grow in the space they abandoned, and the awareness to appreciate the people who loved you when you didn’t feel loveable. Bottom line: Be ok with giving the gift of you absence to those who do not appreciate and respect your presence.