You Can Do It (Yourself)!


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Student Editor: Adam Schneirla

Projects can be costly, and sometimes do not turn out the way you want them to, so why not save time and money with DIY? Having a “do-it-yourself” mindset is a great way to save money and get a sense of accomplishment by completing your own project. Most DIY projects do not require much skill, just time and dedication.

Do-it-yourself projects help to save money. This is one of the most important benefits of DIY, and is why most people do it. If you need a project done, you need to both buy the materials and hire someone and pay them labor, which can get expensive. There are also “life hacks” that you can do yourself to avoid buying something at the store. If you are creative enough, you can use materials you have at home. 

Do-it-yourself projects give people a feeling of accomplishment. By doing something yourself, you can create it however you want. If somebody else does a project for you, it may not turn out how you expected and it would then be a waste of money. For example, if you wanted something painted, by doing it yourself you could have it turn out exactly how you wanted it to. Also, if you have not done anything yourself before, even doing a small project would give a feeling of accomplishment.

Do-it-yourself projects help build skills that would not be obtained otherwise. The first kind of skills you get are being able to create something yourself. If something breaks in your house, you would be able to fix it instead of having somebody come and fix it for you. The other type of skills you learn are problem solving skills. Things will not always go right, especially if you are doing the project for the first time, and you will quickly learn how to solve problems. This can help you throughout life because you can apply those problem solving skills to just about anything.

Overall, DIY projects have many useful benefits. These benefits are saving money, having a sense of accomplishment, and building your skills. If you are in need of some DIY ideas, check these out!