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3 Home Improvement Tips to Save Time and Money

Updated on April 29, 2011

Spring is almost here. Then comes summer and the holiday season, where you have a house full of guests visiting your home. Springtime tends to be the time of year when we pull out our paper and pen to put together our home improvement to-do list. Before you start to make your list of home improvement projects, first consider these three tips to help you organize your efforts. Organized home improvement efforts also equate to saving a ton of time and money.

Tip #1 Prioritize Your List

Create your home improvement project list in the order that you want to complete the projects. The most important project should be the first one on your list. Those projects that are less important or that you don’t necessarily need to tackle right away should be at the bottom of the list. Putting your project list in the order of priority helps you create focus. Focus allows you to allocate the right amount of time and money to the projects that are most important to you.

Tip #2 Set a Budget

After you have a list of home improvement projects, you have to allocate the money you have to spend to each project. Unless you are lucky enough to have limitless funds, you are only going to be able to complete the projects that fit your budget. Or you have to spend less on each project to complete all of the projects and stay within your budget.

Tip #3 Establish Goals

Take each project on your home improvement list and establish milestones for each project. Establishing a goal timeline helps to keep you on track with your timeline, as well as stay within your spending limits. Even if you are working with a contractor to complete the project, timelines save you a ton of time, money and heartache.

Spring is here and the summer and holiday seasons are just around the corner. This is the time of year when homeowners start making and completing home improvement project lists. Following these three tips helps you organize your efforts and saves you time and money.


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