It is easy for someone to say “I can do it myself” and
all of a sudden find out they are in over their heads. A good intention,
but not well thought out or planned.
The first core skill a smart and wise handywoman
must have is recognize her own limitations and set realistic
The shape, condition, size and style of your home may determine how
much you can do yourself. If your home has high ceilings, a lot of architectural
details or simply an older home (Victorian, Italianate, etc.), it may
be daunting to tackle projects yourself. A small home with the possibility
of transforming into a cozy home also poses its own problems.
However, no matter what type of home you have, there are certain core
skills every woman should have: