DIY projects are time-consuming, and more often than not it's easier to just go out and buy whatever you need instead of trying to make it. However, in an interview with the blog Consumerism Commentary, Make Magazine editor Mark Frauenfelder shares his approach to tackle the time factor: dedicate 15 minutes every day to a project.
Photo by Adam Greig.
It's a pretty simple idea, but as Frauenfelder notes, 15 minutes a day adds up pretty quickly over time. He explains:
I took a much more realistic approach: What if I gave myself 15 minutes a day to get away from the computer and work on a project? And I think almost anybody can give himself 15 minutes a day. But it really adds up and after a month or so, that's a considerable amount of hours that you've been able to devote making things.
It's certainly not the immediate gratification most people want, but setting aside 15 minutes to work on a project is far easier to do than finding an entire afternoon. Hit up the link of Consumerism Commentary for a few more tips on getting your DIY projects off the ground.
How to Be a DIYer Without Time or Talent [Consumerism Commentary]