When something breaks or needs replacing, it’s all too easy to shy away from the task at hand and ask someone else for assistance. Most of us fear DIY because we’re worried about causing more damage, concerned that we won’t do it properly or simply because we can’t be bothered.
Interestingly, recent studies have shown that embracing DIY and learning to manage these tasks yourself has many benefits. Read on to find out more.
You’re learning something new
When something breaks down, for example, if your dryer thermal fuse is blown, then calling out a technician to assess and replace your component part is both costly and time-consuming. When you decide to fix and replace the part yourself, you have the opportunity to learn something completely new. Whether you listen to a podcast detailing how to handle electrical appliance repairs, or you head to YouTube for a How-To video or you check out DIY blogs for step-by-step instructions. Giving yourself the information you need to repair and maintain your appliances will give you a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
It’s quicker than you think
When something at home breaks or needs replacing, it’s just the beginning of a long and frustrating process. You’ll spend time trying to figure out what’s wrong, then trawl through reviews of local tradesmen to come and fix the problem, wait potentially weeks for them to come out to your home, then wait even longer for them to order the parts and then finally, wait for them to return to your home to fix the issue. These days, it’s much more time and cost efficient to get stuck into a little DIY. You can probably learn how to fix the issue, order the part and have the job done within a couple of days!
You might discover a new skill
Who knew you had a knack for painting and decorating? Or had the ability to fit tiles in your bathroom? Getting stuck into some DIY could help you uncover a hidden ability, or develop the skills you already have, such as problem-solving and logic. These are all skills which can benefit other areas of your life too.
Ok, fixing or replacing something all by yourself is a big deal! And everyone should know about it. That leaky tap – you fixed that! Your broken washing machine – that was all you! Completing a DIY task all by yourself is a wonderful achievement and you have every right to share that with anyone who’ll listen!
Spending some time away from technology, focusing on a detailed project, learning something new and completing a task as intricate or detailed, can do wonders for your overall wellbeing and mental health. Another reason to give DIY a try.
Jumping into a DIY project has numerous benefits, and you’ll have the opportunity to help other friends and family who need a helping hand. So, what are you waiting for? Start your first DIY project today!