For those of you who have built a house or even a small apartment for yourself, with some help from labour men and women along the way, you will know that the price of the equipment, tools and gear needed along the way can add up quickly. If you are funding the project yourself, with little to no help from the bank or some other entity, then you probably need to save as much as you can. Some areas make it impossible to save, while other areas present some leeway in expense that you will want to explore to your fullest advantage.
Make it count
Finding these sorts of shopping saver ideas and gems can be really helpful along the way, as your budget goes up and your bank balance struggles to not go down. Saving on anything and everything, from bricks and doors to roof tiling and hammers and ladders helps with everyone. If you do your math really well, you might even be able to buy in bulk. Yes, some items might only be needed one at a time, but others like bricks and room doors will be needed. Bricks will need to come in hundreds if not thousands depending on the size of the house or houses you are building.
Try not to be too concerned
As mentioned previously, the costs of these items are going to add up quickly than you would have anticipated. But remember, this is pretty much what you would have signed up for if you committed to doing most of the work yourself. Now, you need to equip yourself appropriately, as if you were one of the workman to begin with. So don’t fret and keep calm. Remember, if you haven’t hired them and you instead chose to buy them, you will be able to keep them for future use when the initial process is over. Or you might be able to sell them for some sort of return cash. Local second-hand websites and other industry players should be able to help you with this sort of thing.
Enjoy the ride
Equipped with your new stuff, you must remember to enjoy the experience, particularly when the tougher times are getting in the way of why you wanted to do this in the first place. Remember, if you are doing the building, you should be able to get exactly what you want, depending on your budget. Alternatively, you would have had to run this work through a building company – and a lot might have been lost in translation, which might have led to the wrong thing being built or the incorrect wall being knocked down. Nobody needs that sort of thing to happen to their processes.
Be like this to those you work alongside and with yourself. The accountability will keep things on track, so you don’t have to spend too much time fretting over what could have or should have been. Keeping a log of conversations with others and thoughts you had with yourself is a good idea too.