How to Beat Your Fear of DIY

One poll in the US showed that over 80% of women prefer to ask their male partners to do DIY tasks in the home. However, they also shared that it can take up to a month for that task to actually get done and they’re often accused of nagging in order to see any results. So, if you’re sick of waiting for your man to get things done, why not DIY?


Confidence is the main key when you try to do anything new. It’s easy to palm it off to someone else and avoid having to learn a new skill, but why ask a man to do what you’re capable of doing yourself? If you’re determined to tackle some of your home DIY tasks yourself, you’ll need to believe that you’re actually capable of doing them. Even if you don’t know where to start, the confidence to learn is your first step.

Take a Class
Did you know that there are DIY classes in most areas these days? You can even enroll in a night class if you don’t have time throughout the day. You’ll be surprised by how many women end up taking classes like this. You can learn beginner’s skills right through to more complex jobs. It won’t just help you around the house either. If you own your own business, it could save you the time and money calling out a handy man when things go wrong. If that’s the case, you may be able to claim back the cost of the DIY course in your business taxes.


Don’t Be Afraid to Get Dirty
If you’re worried about harming your manicure, you may as well leave all the DIY up to the men. Getting stuck into a bit of DIY will inevitably mean that you’ll get messy. You may get sawdust in your hair, paint on your clothes and break a nail or too. But, the sense of achievement you’ll feel is worth the mess. Of course, there are women’s DIY clothes and accessories that will help you to stay looking as fabulous as you do.

Test Out the Tools
You don’t have to fear a hammer, drill or even a chainsaw. They’re heavy tools that should be used responsibly but you can easily learn to handle them. Start by handling the tools, switching them on to feel their power and then doing small tasks. You can get some good suggestions on what tools are more fitting for smaller hands and bodies.

Sweet Satisfaction

If there’s one reason alone to get up and learn DIY it’s to watch the shock on your partners face. Of course, you don’t want to give him a reason to do nothing around the house, but the realization that he’s no longer needed in that respect could give him a much needed wake up call. And, if you do a job better than he can, you’ll be grinning like a Cheshire cat for months.

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