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DIY projects can be fun and are definitely economical, not to mention the satisfaction that comes from being self-sufficient.
Builds and repairs around the house are common DIY projects, but it is the seemingly simple tasks that prove to be the most challenging for a lot of us.
For example, painting can be paradoxically difficult for some DIY’ers that can build a go-cart out of backyard scraps.
This is because they don’t know the tricks to the craft, but luckily The Family Handyman has a list of tips straight from professional painters.
Everything from prepping the room to picking up on flaws is covered by this guide, along with pictures to help demonstrate the technique.
Extra touches that put professional work above amateur paint jobs are detailed, and the author is right-these secrets are indeed well-kept.
My favorite tip is the correct way to use painter’s tape, it turns out I’ve been using it wrong!
Bonus: How To Grow a Backyard Supermarket
Having a backyard supermarket will allow you to grow pork and beef, chicken, organic eggs, non-GMO fresh fruits and veggies, including all the essential components you need to make your food staples, desserts, and even drinks.
If you are willing to put in a little elbow grease, this isn't too good to be true. The good news is that some of this can be automated.
Our great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers did this every single day. It's called "homesteading", and it can help you save money on food, furniture, tools, clothes, and much more!
This is as self-sufficient as it gets. Watch this eye-opening video to learn more:
Homesteading will take you back to the roots of your ancestors. It's not only a healthy, stress-reducing pursuit, it's a lifestyle.