I don’t smoke, drink or step on people’s feet. So what’s left to improve upon? My remodeling skills. My 2008 resolutions are:
• To research my remodeling purchases more carefully. I tend toward impulsive purchases (I did this with my bathroom faucet) and later am unsure whether I chose wisely. Why not wait a little and think it over?
• To get organized. I foresee a notebook for my remodeling projects with tabs for each room and pockets to hold brochures, color samples, receipts etc.
• To try to save more money on my purchases. Again with the impulsive thing. I’m not sure I’m getting the best deal on things, and I want to experience some of the pride I sense in others when they find great deals.
• To buy more things through Craigslist, the Recycler or other online classifieds. It doesn’t really fit my personality style — all that social contact is exhausting — but I had a good experience buying snow chains recently through Craigslist from a very nice fireman. So I’ll definitely give it a try for getting the Jacuzzi or claw-foot tub I’m looking for. It’s not only a money-saver, but it’s also the sustainable thing to do.
And finally, I resolve to keep going with my remodeling projects and not get intimidated. It seems like everything I’ve attempted has gone better than expected. Why would I doubt that more success is on the way?
How about you? What are your remodeling resolutions for 2008?