Doing work around your home can be a real pleasure or pain. It’s amazing what one can accomplish when one just tries things. You typically find, after considerable trial and error, that you can do many things to save money, build equity and give the impression that you are a Super-person to your family. That is a great feeling, but not the best.
The best feeling when working on a project comes with a team effort. There is nothing better than having a friend hand you the tools or hold up the other end of the tape while you measure. It’s faster and you can get heavier projects done.
Doing projects together has a tendency to bring folks together or making them think the other is the dumbest person alive. I have experienced both of these and only now know the key to success. TITLES. That’s right, titles. Before you begin a project, decide who you are in the project. You can be the Executive Director while your partner is Vice President of Quality Control. It doesn’t have to be that fancy though. How about Chief Facilitator and Primary Contractor or Forman and Apprentice or Boss and worker.
The point is, projects always go better when one person is left to make the final decisions.
Rule number 2: Figure out which of you knows the most about that thing and choose them as Honcho.