David Deusner has been a DIY advocate for many years. This new year, he is encouraging individuals to learn more about Do-It-Yourself projects to enhance their lives.
DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, is a popular trend among people that are handy with tools and like to build things with their own bare heads instead of buying pre-made. Some people, like David Desuner love various DIY projects because it is something that can be done at home, but others are not keen on tools or building things because they can’t even get the IKEA manual right. However, there is no such thing as perfection. Regardless of flaws, people often prefer self-made goods, especially in the new year. For this New Year's resolution, consider adding a little more DIY to your lifestyle.
First, by going DIY, individuals would have a bigger appreciation for the things already owned and how they were built. By trying to duplicate a piece of furniture or a kitchen utensil, people will learn that all of those things we enjoy using all the time are really difficult and time-consuming to make. One cooking spoon, for example would take a few hours to craft perfectly. Of course, we use dozens and dozens of kitchen utensils and tools for eating and cooking. When it comes to buying any new pieces, now you might look at the price and the quality of how some of these things are made. Maybe new Do-It-Yourselfers will finally understand the difficulty of a person making a single spoon by hand and getting the right curves and corners right.
Then, there is the chance for new DIY’ers to have the chance to put some extra though into their craft and get blue-collar with what they make. Humans have opposable thumbs and a brain for creation. By going DIY, we get to build things and have to pick up the hammer and nails, measure it out with a tape measure, and test it when it is finished. People love the use of tools to nail and saw and tie things up and feeling good about what we have accomplished by doing this, hence the whole “hands-on” feeling we promote in DIY.
Then, there is also the libertarian, self-reliant feeling in a DIY project. Do-It-Yourselfers love turning their projects, things they do as a hobby, into an actual reality. It also can be a business and, at this time with economic woes and questions all over, having a side cash flow growing is a nice thing to have. To be a DIYer is to not be reliant on buying companies or the government when it comes to funding things. It is being self-reliant, rolling up the sleeves, and taking on all of the responsibility in supporting oneself in producing really good home products. Another personal aspect for new DIY enthusiasts is that there is a community of people to bounce ideas off of for all DIY projects. This will allow new friends amongst themselves in a sphere of similar interests like constructing our own things. Cooking, carpentering, and remodeling each has their own community.
By going DIY for the new year, it puts a new perspective on things from what is being made and consumed and how much we take for granted. It is a very satisfying thing to know you made an item rather than it came from a factory. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears are put into it, but it is all for saving money and empowering our minds to get creative in the future.
For more advice and information about DIY, connect with David Deusner on Quora and ask him a question today!