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This book is best suited to a complete novice to home projects. The storage solution in most rooms were to reuse glass jars as containers but was said in such a way as if it was a new revelation in each room. The only thing I hadn't thought of was rolling jeans up instead of hanging them. Nicely written though but glad it was a free book!
This 27 page book is a guide to household DIY projects which are briefly explained. However, there are no photographs nor diagrams to guide the reader. Some items used, for instance, paint hangers, used in managing boots, is not familiar. Perhaps this was one of several typos and meant to be " pant" hanger. Most of these hacks can be found in other books.(I have seen them all) or on the web. One particular project was of concern to me due to safety reasons-- using g a chalkboard painted mirror in a child's playroom. Children can easily break a mirror and the potential for a severe injuy is extremely high! It is safer and less expensive to simply paint the wall or use a sheet of luaun (a thin wood) or cardboard.
I didn't give the booklet a two stars it deserves only because the author is so endearingly earnest. She honestly believes every word she offers her readers. Unfortunately in the world of do-it-yourselfers more is needed. Safety and solid reason behind every project is a must. For example, a liberal use of glass for the improvement projects is safe only in households without children, pets, or even folks with some restrictions in their capabilities. This disclaimer is completely missing. Every project offered in the book is missing the necessary reasoning behind the long term use of the suggested solution. A person following the advice would find herself or himself looking very soon for an improvement on their improvement. Therefore the booklet is only valuable as an inspiration to start thinking how to solve a problem. To encourage brainstorming with other people who have or had similar problems, to try solving them without a professional's expertise and cost. To open one's eyes to the fact that a lot can be done without involving standard, purchased, expensive and unoriginal solutions. If you look for anything else in this booklet, keep on looking. Although you will sure enjoy this author's honest enthusiasm and joy in finding new ways to deal with everyday challenges
IF IT IS HARD FOR YOU TO USE YOUR IMAGINATION ON WHAT TO DISPLAY OR STORE THINGS IN THEN THIS WILL.DEFINITELY GET YOU STARTED. NO PICS, JUST LOTS OF IDEAS. ALSO A SHORT PART ON PAINT COLORS FOR YOUR ROOM.
Enjoyed reading this (booklet ), but it is definitely way too short. Most of the ideas I had heard of before, but I enjoyed being reminded of. There were even a couple of ideas I hadn't heard of. Overall, not bad.