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Why learning DIY skills really matters

Most of us spend our early lives working towards the goal of getting a good job, earning a decent wage and living a comfortable lifestyle. But whilst we are slaving away at maths and English or sitting accountancy exams, we tend to forget that learning practical skills can be just as useful and valuable, if not more so, in our future lives.

As soon as we move in to our own homes for the first time, our lack of DIY skills can become glaringly obvious. The helpless feeling when a shelf falls off the wall or a dimmer switch stops working and someone else has to fix it for you is really not necessary. The ability to tackle simple jobs, such as these, gives enormous satisfaction and saves a bundle of money too.

Everyone knows a fix-it person who is not a professional, but who has taken the time to learn DIY skills. It is enormously satisfying to have such useful skills, both for your own benefit and everyone around you and it is amazing how indebted people feel if you, their neighbour or friend, have come to their rescue.

Fortunately, it is never too late to learn new DIY skills and taking a course is the best way to do it. There are weekend and evening courses and you can study full-time or part-time. Whether you choose plastering courses, electrical courses or any number of other subjects, why not check out what is available in your area and become a real DIY hero?