Do It Yourself

BASED ON “INCOME PROPERTY” ON HGTV

Ty Pennington from “Extreme Home Makeover” proudly boasts, “I make crap craptastic.” That’s great. Sometimes with home repairs it’s just a matter of making crap less crappy–but I digress. I think we can all agree that resourcefulness is a form of creativity (and frugality). What I like about all the fix-and-flip-this-home shows is how the difference between making and losing money correlates directly with how resourceful people are. Doing your own demo (or design), shopping for fixtures (or the best deal on supplies), and having a hand in the landscaping (or landing a deal on your own), means more money in your pocket when remodeling (or running your business). 
 
I pride myself on being handy around the house and able to do most of the heavy lifting in my business as well. This saves tens of thousands of dollars a year. It also feels good when you fix something yourself and make it work or find a way to get things done at work without any assistance. On the show “Income Property”, the host (Scott McGillivray) almost always encourages the homeowners to lend a hand to save time and money. In the end they learn a lot about home improvement and how to cut costs to boost their bottom line.   
WARNING: THE SHOW “INCOME PROPERTY ON HGTV IS ADDICTING http://www.hgtv.com/income-property/show/index.html
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