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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘National Council for Research on Women’
Posted: December 23rd, 2012

Women are building up muscle and home improvement savvy, says an article in The Huffington Post.

It quotes the

National Association of Realtors

and other data that tells us women are homeowners and heads of households who are not afraid of a little DIY. The National Council for Research on Women agrees and points out the poverty levels among women, and that leads to more facts: Doityourself.com says the main reason women take up home improvement on their own is to save money.

How do you start? Look up tasks on the Internet. You can also ask you local big box store or hardware store, watch a home improvement program, ask a friend or buy or borrow a book.

Painting, hanging pictures and simple repairs are easy ways to start. Remember safety first. Get/borrow the proper tools, equipment — safety glasses (a must no matter what), etc. When I was a mom alone, I did a few DIY things, but I never tackled electricity, plumbing, or anything that required a tall ladder. I installed carpet in my basement and wound up at the ER after slicing into my thumb. Lesson learned. Use better tools and make sure the neighbors are home to watch the kids while you’re at the ER.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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