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Materials are like tools – every self-respecting DIY-enthusiast should have the essentials that they can turn to in a pinch. There is a problem with materials, however, and it’s that they are expensive. Plus, bulky items aren’t easy to store, which could encourage you to buy little and often.
For obvious reasons during the Coronavirus pandemic, this isn’t possible if your town, city, or state is under lockdown. But, Corona isn’t the only reason you should purchase more DIY materials than you require. Underneath, you’ll find four indulgent reasons to have excess materials, regardless of the situation.
Continue reading to learn more.
You’ll Use Them Again/They Don’t Go Off
The odds are high that you’ll renovate again. Even if the project isn’t a massive renovation, it will surprise you how many materials are necessary or transferable. Then, there are those that are used more commonly, such as paint. The incredible thing about paint supplies is that they don’t go off, so they should be ready to go weeks and months after you bought them. Don’t forget that buying in bulk is cheaper, and it makes it easier to touch up flaws because the same color is readily accessible. Where stone and bricks are concerned, they’ll last forever.
People Will Buy Them
Turning a quick profit is more apt now than ever before. However, you don’t want to sell essentials and assets to make money while you are housebound. Sadly, they command the highest rates, so you might be forced to sell the family car, for example. Well, not if you have excess building supplies. Whether it’s local DIYers who are similar to you or businesses, companies and individuals require small amounts of materials. This is particularly true if the cost is lower than usual. Therefore, throwing DIY materials away is the same as flushing money down the toilet!
Materials = Favors
Alternatively, you can give away your materials for free. Why would you do that when there’s the potential to make money? The reason is simple – when you help someone in need, they will assist you in return. And, you never know when you might have to ask a fellow DIYer for a piece of advice. Also, there is the networking angle to consider. Hooking up with other DIY-enthusiasts in your area is an excellent way to build your contact book and share ideas. Usually, the above is worth more than money for DIYers.
Throwing It Away Is Needless
As you can tell, it’s not necessary to throw materials in the garbage because you bought too many. For the most part, they’ll come in handy again as long as you’re patient and have a place to store them long-term. Those who don’t can sell them or giveaway in exchange for money or favors. And, if you’re feeling philanthropic, you can donate your materials to the likes of Habitat for Humanity, charities that construct features for emerging countries and their people. Therefore, the last thing you will do is waste it if you go overboard with the supplies.
So, do you always purchase too little?