DIY Projects That Are Cheaper Than Hiring Someone

There are a lot of DIY projects around the home that you can do that are cheaper than hiring someone. Hiring a professional can be expensive, and if you have the time and energy to complete it yourself, then you might as well save yourself some money.

DIY Projects

Fitting Carpet

Fitting a carpet might sound complicated, but it really isn’t. This is even truer if you buy a carpet that comes in squares and each one is fitted separately. If you are fitting a single roll carpet, then you might want a second pair of hands to help you lay it out flat and ensure there aren’t any kinks or lumps in the carpet. However, you can rope in a friend, child or spouse to help with this and fit the carpet no problem. By fitting the carpet yourself, you might be able to afford a more expensive and luxurious carpet because you don’t need to pay for the fitting. To fit most carpets, you will need to first lay down the underlay, and they layer the carpet over the top. However, some carpets are different from others, so you should check with the store what the best way to fit it is and follow an online tutorial when fitting to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Painting and Wallpaper

Both painting and wallpapering are excellent DIY projects that are so much cheaper to do yourself. This assumes that you have the time, but neither take especially long so you might as well save yourself the cash. This is especially true for wallpapering which can take only a matter of minutes if you know what you are doing. When it comes to painting if you have a roller and large brush then you can quickly cover the wall with your chosen paint before going over the edges with a smaller brush. Just make sure not to spill any paint on the floor or other places as this can be a pain to remove. You should put newspaper or sheets down to prevent this from happening. Both of these are fairly easy to do and can a be a relaxing activity that you can enjoy doing. This is true for a lot of DIY, so whether you need some sandstone sealer or to fix the garage door, you can take the time to enjoy whatever you are doing.


A lot of people will already fit their own shelving, but some might not. Most pre-bought shelves will come with instructions on how to fit them, so you can follow this guide when doing the DIY. However, make sure that you have a measuring tape and a spirit level so that your shelves are flat and not dipping to one side. You might also want a second pair of hands to help you keep everything in place when it comes to screwing or drilling the shelves into place, too. However, you will likely be able to manage by yourself unless the shelves are high off the ground or particularly heavy and large.


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