People tend to fall into one of a few categories when it comes to their ability to successfully engage in DIY tasks.
Firstly, there are those that struggle to put up a flat pack unit from IKEA in that it might take them six hours to put it up, but no matter what, they will do it. Now, the fact you are having to sleep on a bed that’s slanted to the point you are both thrown into each other, at night, whether you like it or not is an inconvenient byproduct of said DIY attempt… but, hey, the bed is up and you did it yourself!
This group of DIYers tend to create more chaos than they solve, indeed they often hinder rather than help situations – but their heart is in the right place, albeit an often frugally focused place.
Secondly, there are people who are naturally gifted when it comes to DIY – their brains just work in that very logical step-by-step way. Then, within this group there’s a slightly different breed who isn’t necessarily naturally gifted at all things DIY, but they are blessed with the patience and foresight to read the instruction manual. They are likely to prepare, rather than just rush in all guns blazing, like the first group and this methodical approach tends to pay off.
This group of DIYers tend to be pretty efficient in getting things done, the right way, and whilst it might take them a little more time than a professional the end result is one they can be proud of and will stand the test of time.
This group of people tend to be able to easily earn extra money from their DIY skills, particularly if they have an interest in upcycling.
Thirdly, there are the DIY enthusiasts; the sort of person to do an online electrical engineering degree so they can wire their entire house. Now, these are the category of DIYers that everybody loves because they tend to be able to help out both those in group and group two – at little to no cost.
Indeed, if you’re in group one, then it’s probably a good idea you find yourself some friends that reside within this semi-professional group; particularly if you’re thinking of undertaking a major DIY project such as installing a swimming pool in your back garden.
With that said, here are some common household DIY projects that almost everyone can do:
Painting walls is a pretty simple process; but you shouldn’t underestimate the fact that over half the time and effort will be spent in the preparation phase. You must make sure you mask off the areas that you don’t want to paint, in neat straight lines, so that it gives a proper finish. You also want to ensure you have adequate protection on the carpet and other items before getting started.
There are some plumbing tasks that don’t need a plumber to be called, for instance, a blocked toilet tends to involve just a little plunging – and whilst it’s not the most glamorous of tasks, it can save quite a lot of money.
Yes, some people do pay others to come in and simply hammer a nail into the wall. All you need is a hammer, a nail, and someone that can view the wall from a distance in order to gauge the right location.