The Financial Blogger has tagged me to commit to a personal goal and make it public to my readers. This blog is all about goals and commitment. I have already written about my million dollar net worth goal and my financial goals for the year along with updates, what more should I write about?
Well, I've mentioned this before, but one of my goals is to become more handy around the house. Growing up, I was never exposed to the construction/home renovation side of life, so I feel as if I've missed out. Now that I've been a home owner, I find small renovation projects around the house to not only increase the value of the house, but personally satisfying. There's something about knowing that you completed a project with your own two hands. My biggest problem though is that I sometimes get lazy and find it much easier to write a check than to do the work myself. :)
With the new house coming, it has renewed my home reno motivation as the basement will come unfinished. I want to learn more about framing, insulation, drywall, plastering, trim work (baseboard/crown moulding), plumbing and anything else that I can learn. Also, if I learn how to do all these things, it will save on labour costs. As you probably know, the bulk of renovation costs are in the labour.
The tricky part is, how do I prove that I'm achieving these goals? Perhaps I can post pictures of some of my handy (or not so handy) work?
Well that's my public goal of the moment. I would also like to hear from other blogs that I frequent. I tag: Canadian Capitalist, Consumerism Commentary, Canadian Dream, Millionaire Mommy Next Door, Chris Perunna and My Money Blog. I look forward to hearing from you guys and gals!
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