Wouldn’t it be great if you could just simply snap your fingers and all your problems would be fixed? The pantry door would stop creaking, the front porch step would fix itself and your backyard would look just like you imagined it.
While there is not a wonderful finger snapping solution (yet), there is the next best thing: you. While you might have perused around DIY sites before or watched your friends undertake some projects, you might have thought that you could just never replicate your success.
Like other complicated tasks such as building a website or fixing a car, fixing your sink may just seem like too tall a task.
Well, it’s time to ditch that thinking and start working your way to being a DIYer!
DIY Builds Confidence
Completion of a task is one of the most gratifying feelings in the world. Not only can you take out your pencil and put a check next to the item, but you can also be proud that you were the one who did it. Not anyone else, but you.
Much like winning an Oscar, you may have lots of people to think, but it’s ultimately you that are receiving the award.
When you start out with DIY, you’ll probably want to start with small tasks. It could be anything like replacing a cabinet handle or changing a ceiling fan. Relish those small moments as you build your way up to more and more tasks. Remember, you have to walk before you run but with each completed task, you’ll be putting one foot in front of the other faster and faster.
Learning Has Never Been Easier
It helps that the global DIY market has been exploding over the last decade. This trend isn’t prepared to stop anytime soon, so you’ll be hopping on the train.
With a bigger market, that means that more and more resources are out there to help you. First, you can start in the glorious world of the internet, where there are countless YouTube tutorial videos waiting for you.
Don’t understand something? Rewind.
Have a question? Leave it in the comments.
The video didn’t have exactly what you were looking for? There are tons of other similar videos.
Additionally, you probably have friends or family who have done their own projects and would be willing to offer advice or tips. They may be willing to lend tools or leftover supplies as well.
If you’re looking for something a bit more official, your local hardware store or Home Depot may offer classes on the weekend to help you get started. There, you’ll be able to ask all the questions you can and receive expert tips and advice.
It’s A Smart Financial Move
When going through your project, you may be hit by a lot of upfront costs. You may need this tool you don’t have. You’ll have to make an extra run to the paint store. Oops, you’re short on mulch, hop back in the car to go get some. You have to rent a truck to haul everything.
Sure, you may be spending more money initially, but imagine paying for that on top of paying for someone else to do it?
You’ll be saving yourself money and potential frustration. When it comes to doing the kitchen, you’re your own boss. There’s no waiting for the crew to show up and paying them for the time they may not be there. Your wallet will thank you as you’ll be carrying around some extra cash at the end of the month.
It’s a Great Bonding Activity
If you have a family, chances are they’ll be roped into helping you out with whatever task or activity is at hand. While they may grumble at first, it’s a great chance for you all to learn and grow together.
You’ll be able to sit back on your deck that the family made and be proud of it. If you have kids, you can always make it more enjoyable by letting them name things they have made. If you made a birdhouse together, let the child name the birdhouse. If they worked on a corner of the kitchen, you can call it “Jim’s Corner” or something similar.
You know what they say, families that DIY together, stay together!