Whether you enjoy fixing projects around your home or not, as a single woman, my guest today shares practical ideas and frugal tips to help us tackle those DIY home maintenance projects with confidence.
My guest today is a single woman who’s taken on many home projects that at first seemed overwhelming, but she believes that everyone can create a home they love even on a tiny budget, whether we’re total beginners or seasoned DIY lovers.
Here’s what we talked about on the podcast…
>(1:53) Jenny talks about how she got started in DIY and what gave her the confidence to know that she could do home maintenance herself, including buying her first home which was a “complete fixer-upper” because it was all she could afford.
>(3:37) We discuss shifting our mindset from “I can’t do this” to “I don’t need someone else to do it for me.”
>(4:36) Jenny gives tips for going to the hardware store and not feel intimidated.
>(5:32) Jenny tells a story about how she saved a substantial amount of money by doing her homework before she called experts into her home to have her hot water heater replaced.
>(7:41) We talk about a fall home checklist I completed from Jenny’s website. Not only did my home seriously need these things completed (and I had no idea!) but the process built up my confidence in completing DIY projects around my home.
>(8:49) “Men are not born with any more DIY skills than anyone else. They may have been given more opportunities to learn some of these skills, but they still have to learn them.” Jenny talks about the origin of this quote from her life and why it’s the catalyst of her website.
Where to listen
- iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grace-for-single-parenting/id1470524687?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
- Google Play: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iZTlkMzc4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BqpSuiAfyODPQbyqI9FEi
- Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1470524687/grace-for-single-parents