It’s that time of year when we start to think about getting round to all those DIY jobs we conveniently put off until it was warmer and dryer.
On the plus side, doing things yourself has the added benefit of giving your finances a rest. I know it’s easy to dismiss and maybe, like me, you’re one of those people who don’t like or simply can’t do certain things for themselves, but wherever possible it can be advantageous to do the smaller tasks ourselves.
Handing over £20 here and £30 there in return for someone mowing the lawn, ironing your clothes, cleaning your windows, or washing your car may not seem much on an individual basis but it soon adds up.
If there’s a ‘big’ task that you think might be beyond your capability then consider that the best instructor is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…even Christmas Day.
YouTube could save you lots of money on expensive call-outs thanks to plumbers, carpenters and all manner of tradespeople uploading videos showing how to stop taps from dripping or doors from creaking. And you can do this at a time that’s convenient for you, and you definitely won’t charge yourself a call-out fee for what turns out to be a simple fix. Finally, you’ll have a tremendous sense of achievement and a certain satisfaction that money can’t buy.