Last updated on February 17, 2021 by qualified builder Aaron Barnett
What’s up guys, Aaron here.
I want to ask you? … Are you a DIY’er.
The reason I ask you this is because not everyone is a DIYer.
Some people get paid to be a DIY’er, that’s pretty cool, but even still just because you work on other people’s projects it doesn’t mean that you are building your own things for yourself or your family and getting all the benefits of what you know.
Not everyone has basic DIY skills or their own projects to focus and work on to enjoy during the weekend and after work but;
DIY isn’t just something to enjoy, and learn. When you do things yourself you can choose what, why, and how to build what you want.
You can create more freedom for yourself and those around you by building what works better for you and the environment vs buying what just has the biggest profit margin when it comes to housing, furniture, and food.
If you haven’t noticed pretty much everything you buy isn’t the best solution.
A do-it-yourself mindset can be a bit deeper than just someone building their own table, shed, or garden.
Learning and actively doing things yourself means.
- I can do things myself.
- I will do things myself when It is better.
- And I don’t have to pay for a cheaper, unsustainable solution as the only option.
I think most people can agree that someone that is not DIY-focused could be seen as someone without practical skills or even basic survival skills.
It’s fair to say that everyone, including you. should have some practical skills” packed ahh… behind your toolbelt.
And not just for you to enjoy, but also for others to enjoy the satisfaction achieved when you complete the job. You set your mind to.
What is DIY
DIY just means “do it yourself”. Obviously, some things you don’t want to do yourself right… But some things are like a scam kind of and it could be much better if you have the freedom to pick how things will be done if you can do it the right way from durable long-lasting materials.
What generally is considered as “DIY” can be many things;
However, woodworking, gardening, and building are in the main category of “DIY” because building from wood and from metal has been one of the most practical skills throughout our history.
But it can be done the right way or the wrong way.
Of course, arts and crafts bring character into a building and are considered DIY. But you cannot paint a building or a chair and use it. just like you cannot paint fire and cook your food on it.
It is healthy to always have a project in your mind, and have something for you to work towards as you improve.
How do you feel if you don’t currently have something to work on?
Why it is important to engage in DIY
What happens to people that aren’t working on anything? – They get bored, they don’t feel good.
People that don’t engage with their own projects might just feel like, they are not well… building anything…
People can feel bad if they are not doing anything really. For themselves.
DIY more times than not is the most sustainable solution
Have you noticed that the most popular DIY activities are going to improve your health and your environment?
Know when it’s better to do things yourself.
The sustainable answer to most things more times than not is free. Or only requires you to build something once.
When you pay for something that doesn’t last you’re basically letting someone profit on a world problem.
What can DIYers do?
What do non-DIYers do? Nothing.
The best DIY solution is normally cheaper, more sustainable and oftentimes ends with long-term solutions.
Someone’s level of responsibility towards sustainability can be largely be connected to the level of engagement they take for themselves as a DIY’er or not as a DIY’er.
Your DIY attitude has a relationship with your, health, and sustainability.
For example, all of these things will help;
This is probably why most people consider DIY as a practical skill. But maybe practical people just learn they need to do things themselves sometimes.
It’s always better to seek out, build, or find a natural or passive solution instead of paying for a more expensive, less effective, more damaging alternative.
Whether you’re a tradie, a weekend DIY’er or just new to DIY. Stay informed about the best gear needed to help you get things done yourself.
Build bigger and better things as your skills grow by always pushing yourself on what you will build next.
DIY’ers don’t only rely on what’s only on the shelf, they want the best solution, sometimes the best solution is cheaper on both your wallet and your health.
I’m Aaron, a qualified builder, and DIY’er. I started bangingtoolbox to share that. Every man or woman should always have 1-3 DIY projects on the go.
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