6 Do’s and Don’ts of DIY

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DIY can be a great and far cheaper alternative to hiring someone in to assemble new fixtures for you, and in some cases it can even be fun and satisfying to see what you have accomplished. But proceed with caution! Take a look through these do’s and don’ts to ensure nothing goes awry on your do it yourself projects.


  1. Follow the Instructions

 Some may view it as a sign of defeat, others as a cliché, but it is imperative that you follow the instructions if you want your DIY project to run smoothly and end successfully. All fixtures and flat packs will come with a guide so keep it close by for reference to ensure that you not only get things built, but that they are sturdy and long lasting, using the right nuts and bolts in the correct places.

  1. Check For Wires and Pipes

When hanging pictures and drilling into walls it is easy to get caught up purely in the aesthetics of how you want your home to look. If you are planning on hanging picture hooks, installing light fittings or doing any form of drilling it is vitally important to check for any wires and pipes that might be hiding behind the wallpaper. Drilling blindly into one of these can cause all manner of problems for your home and could end up costing a substantial amount of money to fix so do not overlook this step and assume you are good to go.

  1. Plan Ahead 

When a new piece of furniture arrives at your home you are likely keen to get it installed and up and running. But try not to be too hasty. Set aside plenty of time, and ensure you have all the tools you might need to hand before you start to save any problems during your DIY process.


  1. Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

Don’t get carried away, overestimate your ability or overstretch yourself when taking on a DIY project. Taking on too much all at once can leave your home in a state of disrepair. Take on one item at a time to minimise stress and stop things from getting too messy.

  1. Leave Things Unfinished

When embarking on a DIY project make sure you set aside plenty of time to get the job done. Take breaks, but complete a task from start to finish in one sitting to avoid confusion and small parts getting lost or misplaced. An unfinished piece can stay that way indefinitely and leave your home dirty and messy so if you start, try to finish!

  1. Forget to Consult Your Loved Ones

If you share your home, make sure you are in agreement of where new fixtures are going to go, the colours they will be and when you are going to do it. The last thing you want is your master craftsmanship to be overshadowed by an angry partner coming home to a dirty building site!

After Builders Cleaning 

Here at Onyx Cleaning Services Limited we offer a professional service for both domestic and commercial after builders cleaning. DIY and building can leave some difficult dirt and mess, so if you want this taken care of efficiently for you, give us at Onyx a call today on 0207 732 3693, or use our handy contact form to enquire about our after builders cleaning service.

Areas We Cover

Onyx Cleaning Services Limited is here to help tidy up the DIY mess and conduct after builders cleaning across the whole of South East London and beyond. Areas we service include New CrossBermondsey, BlackheathDulwichBrockley, Peckham, Greenwich and Forest Hill.

5 Ways Domestic Cleaning Can Save You Time And Money

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Your home is meant to be a haven that you can return to after a busy day to relax and unwind. But if this space is messy, it can pile on extra stress rather than help to dispel it. Likewise, with so many daily responsibilities, cleaning is another chore to add to the list that no-one really wants to deal with. It can therefore be a great idea to acquire the services of domestic cleaning to tackle the hard work for you. Here’s why…

  1. Leisure Time

 By hiring a domestic cleaning service to regularly come and help around your home you instantly say goodbye to spending time on tasks that are nothing but a pain. Time is extremely valuable, so hiring a cleaner once a week will maximise the time you spend on the things you actually enjoy.  Domestic cleaners free up more time to spend with your family, friends and loved ones.

A tidy house from no effort on your part will also take a weight off your shoulders, helping you to dispel anxiety, worry and stress whilst leaving you with a space you can be proud of to invite people in to, and more time to yourself to enjoy.

  1. Stubborn Tasks

 Hiring a professional cleaning service can save you money in the long run as they regularly keep on top of the tasks we forget or try to avoid, like tackling the oven for example. Hiring a professional with plenty of experience and expertise will keep stubborn stains at bay so you do not have to spend a fortune on an oven cleaner, or even a new oven later down the line.

  1. Time for Business

 The time saved by hiring out your domestic cleaning can even help you to make more money as you automatically have more hours in the week to focus on your business. A higher level of productivity from extra thinking time which will hopefully result in a bigger profit from your work. Having a clean and clear environment can also give you a boost in motivation.

  1. Efficiency

 A domestic cleaning service employee is a professional and expert, using the best equipment for each task. This will save you money on a whole host of strange cleaning agents that promise a lot but deliver very little and they are quick and efficient in their conduct. A cleaner will leave your home a more hygienic and healthy place to be in no time at all.

  1. Nothing Lost, Plenty Gained

 The benefits of a tidy and organised living space are often underestimated. Having the same cleaner visit each week means they can become familiar with your home and where you like things to be kept. This will save you lots of time as there will no longer be a frantic search for your keys in the morning and no lost or forgotten items. A cleaner can help ease and streamline your home life by eliminating day to day irritants.

Find Out More

 Onyx Cleaning Services Limited have a trusted and reliable team of domestic cleaners who work efficiently to help make your home an overall nicer place to be. Starting at just £10, our range of services are affordable and offer great value and time saving benefits. To make an enquiry or to book your domestic cleaner today, call us on 0207 732 3693 or drop us a message on our quick and easy contact form and we will get back to you right away.

Areas We Cover

Onyx Cleaning Services Limited is here to save you time across the whole of South East London and beyond. Areas we service include Bermondsey, Blackheath, Greenwich, DulwichBrockley, New CrossPeckham and Forest Hill.

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