When I was in school, I remember a particular teacher that taught that it’s better to great at one job, than to be mediocre at many jobs. I humble disagreed.
I think it’s better to know how to do as much as possible! Some of the things that we pay professionals, is quite entertaining.
I just want to say that it really pays to be able to do things yourself. Anymore, labor costs are the biggest expense of fixing things.
List of some of the things I’ve fixed myself are:
- Rotated my tires
- Fixed my electrical garage door rail (just needed oiled really), It was getting stuck.
- Changed car brakes in both our cars
- Fixed countless toys
- Washing Machine (twice)
- Laundry Dryer
- Lawn Mower (multiple times)
- Shower head
- Alarm radio
- VCR (a long time ago)
- Cassette Player (4 years ago)
Being able to fix things myself has helped me with my saving goals. Now, I almost always try to figure out how to fix my things first, before calling in the professionals.
Do you have a list of DIY things you’d done?