The Honey-Do List: How to Get Your Deck Done Before the End of Summer

You may be experiencing that summer crunch that comes near the end of the season. This is when you start to stress about all of the tasks that still need to be completed around the house. Here are some strategies that you can employ in order to get your deck project done before the end of the summer.

The Honey-Do List: How to Get Your Deck Done Before the End of Summer

Set Your Priorities

Determine what tasks need to take precedence around your home. Deal with safety and weatherproofing projects first. Perform an inspection of your deck so that you have a clear idea of what your project entails. This will give you a jumping off point and a time estimate for how long the project will take you to complete.

Create a Schedule

Draft a schedule of when you can spend time working on your deck project. Make sure to schedule in downtime so that you don’t get burned out and halt the project abruptly. Add in extra time for unexpected items that may come up. With any project, there will be delays and other problems. Don’t get discouraged if you experience some of these types of problems.

Purchase Adequate Supplies

As a part of your assessment, you should write down a list of supplies that you’ll require to complete the project. Purchase a few extra items so that you aren’t wasting time running back and forth to the store. If you have a large project, consider having the supplier deliver the necessary items to you so that you can focus on more important things around your home.

Ask for Help

If you find yourself with too many tasks that need to be completed this season, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Deck builders can complete the task in record time so that you can enjoy it before the summer is over. Another solution is to ask friends, family, and coworkers to come and help you out with the project. Lots of hands on board can make the project go quicker and smoother. You may want to offer to help them out with some of their projects to pay them back for the assistance.

Every summer comes with a set of projects that you’ll want to get done before the cold weather returns. Get ahead of the game so that you can complete your tasks before it’s too late. A schedule and getting assistance are some of the best solutions to the problem of too many projects and not enough time.


Author: Lizzie W

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball. You can find her on Twitter @LizzieWeakley.

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