There’s so much going on at the moment for us. We still have a bit of unpacking to do (we’ve been here a couple of months but there just seems so much!) and we’re still working on our baby beans nursery who will be here super soon. It’s nice doing the fun little tasks like putting up bunting and sorting out the curtains etc. But we still have some mega tasks to do. There’s 3 things which are on my wishlist and they are going to be a DIY job. This scares me slightly as neither myself or Mr C are DIY Gurus and so much could go wrong!
One thing I’d love to change is the huge fitted cupboard we have. It’s a huge size and is currently just filled with stuff. It has so much potential. There’s even more potential for moving walls around etc but I don’t know about that. There are a number of safety hazards that avid DIY’ers like myself were not aware of. For example Slater and Gordon’s influential survey found that 45% of people surveyed would happily drill into walls, blissfully unaware that hidden in there could be lurking asbestos, a leading cause of Mesothelioma. If you’re living in an older home, rather than a new-build, an asbestos survey could be a life-saving investment. However alternatively, if you think you or someone close to you may have been affected by exposure they can reach out for both confidential advice and mesothelioma compensation from Slater and Gordon, the leaders of this campaign.
We’re working on the nursery still, like I said earlier and a simple task I need to do is get this wall sticker up. It’s a non hazardous task but being pregnant there is no way I’ll be standing on any ladders for now!
Secondly, we don’t have much storage space across out place generally speaking. So I’d love to put up lots of floating shelving in a couple of the rooms. The things that worry me are the strength of the walls and how to get them to be strong enough without causing any damage. 23% of Brits are planning a project in 2017, I’m probably on that list.
So we have a lot to get our teeth into over the next year. Lots of DIY that we plan on making as safe and easy as possible.