FixerSisters = Community
Some projects take a little longer than others…
After much hard work and website DIYing, FixerSisters was finally ready to launch – on March 15, 2020.
Then, with a pandemic sweeping across the nation and the world, our vision of women coming together to help each other complete home improvement projects had to be put on pause.
Like many localities, our headquarters city is sheltering at home, waiting until the risk has decreased and new cases of COVID-19 level off. Not every locality is in this same space, but many are.
Yet we know our community is still out there – women who love DIY. And if you’re like us, you’re hungrier than ever to interact with people who just get you. Women who have five projects in progress and five more they’re thinking about starting any minute now.
So, until the world reopens, let’s start building that community right here online.
Share pics of your favorite projects in our Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest to encourage other FixerSisters, ask a question on the forum, ‘friend’ and message other members to make connections. Get to meet your DIY Sisters near and far.
Help build a community.
That way, when you’re ready, you can schedule that Fix you’ve been wanting to do for months, and you’ll have Sisters to help you with it and friends to share pictures of your success.
Welcome to FixerSisters, and stay well.
I’m Gina, the founder of FixerSisters.
One day, after laying the 1,000th or so laminate flooring panel by myself in my living room/dining room and kitchen, I thought, “I love DIY. Why am I so miserable right now?”
The answer was that the project was huge, repetitive, time consuming and exhausting. And while my house was filled with family and friends, none of them loved DIY like I do, so they weren’t much fun to work with. Not only was I sick of my current project, but I had stopped looking forward to the other projects on my list.
Realizing that there must be other women like me out there – women who love DIY, but who have learned that going it alone can be the pits – I took to social media to find my tribe and look for reinforcements, and found… nothing.
Yes, there was an occasional Facebook post looking for help, but there was nothing that was built for us. And social media is so public! You put out a call for help, and you’re kind of forced to accept whomever offers first, suitable or not.
I wanted a place where we could share our expertise and advice, where we can post our projects and decide in privacy who would be the best fit to help, where we can share pictures of our successes (and even our not-so-successes) and where we can encourage other women to finish their projects, too. I didn’t see that place anywhere.
So I built it.
Please join me in making FixerSisters a community like no other. A place where women DIYers help and encourage other women DIYers.
I look forward to building with you.
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