So, I still haven’t convinced you yet? Let me give you a few reasons to try a DIY project yourself.
1. Save Money, Save Money, Save Money, (do I need to emphasize this again?)
2. If you are trying to repair something, you will either fix the problem or need to call a repair person anyway. (That being said, recognize your limitations. Don’t take on a complicated electrical project if you don’t know what the black, white or green wires are!)
- Now, if you do end up calling a repair person, stick around and watch how the repair is made. Ask questions. A lot of times you will realize that you could have done the repair yourself and next time you will!
3. If you are human and able to follow directions, there is a 95% chance that you will succeed. There are so many resources to assist you:
- instruction manuals that come with the item to install
- online resources, try googling “how-to” instructions
- ask a home improvement store employee for advice
- search for instructional videos on Youtube.com
- check out a DIY book at your library
- buy a DIY book at your local home improvement store
- ask a friend, family member or neighbor who you know has the skills
4. You can complete your project now instead of waiting for someone else to do it.
5. You never know how you will like working with your hands. You may find it very relaxing.
6. Learn something new. It improves your brain functioning and protects against Alzheimer’s.
7. Loose weight. If you involve yourself in a DIY project, you will probably sweat a little! You will likely be climbing, moving, and staying busy.
8. You won’t know if you can do it until you try.
9. Bragging rights.