The Unseen Benefits of DIY: there is more to DIY than saving a few bucks

When I poured my first beer from my beer keg made out of an old fridge I was pumped! Do it yourself is a great way to be creative, change your perspective and re-use/re-purpose items that would otherwise be trash. That said, not everyone is a DIYer, believe it or not, some people would rather have a root cannel than trying to build something in their own home. To those people I say – branch out, get out of your comfort zone, try something new! If that doesn’t convince you, keep in mind there are many unseen benefits to being a DIYer. Check out the short list of great reasons to try something new.

A chance to use your hands AND your brain. Human beings evolved opposable thumbs for a reason. The sense of reward you get from making something with your hands can’t be earned any other way. It’s obvious that people learn faster from “hands-on” experience than they do watching someone else do something.

Psychological benefits: DIY and home maintenance projects are said to benefit overall well being. For instance, frequently DIYing helps you gain confidence and establish a sense of self. This self-reliance helps better equip you to deal with bad situations calmly.

Gain Knowledge: The more you use certain tools, the better you are with it. Home maintenance projects often lead to learning more about how home appliances actually work. For instance, after sanding a floor you walk away with a better understanding of the importance of solid flooring.

Improve Air Quality: Painting can allow you to unleash your creative mind and benefits your health as well.  According to Yahoo! Voices, painting interior walls with “quality, low VOC and zero-VOC paints and finishes can reduce odors and fumes, and promote healthy, indoor air quality for you and your family.”

Barter Better: According to The Simple Dollar, learned DIY skills “will allow you to barter for other needed items or skills.” The blog believes that if you learn how to do a home maintenance project, such as plumbing, you have a better awareness of the time and costs. Though you might not save the first time, the more times you preform that maintenance task you’ll know what is considered a good deal or a bad deal.

Built-In Work Out: One thing to definitely count on when DIYing is it can be considered an exercise workout! For instance, painting your deck burns about 340 calories and leads to a gorgeous deck! Expending that kind of energy can help to keep your home looking its best and your health on track.

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http://www.homesessive.com/view/health-benefits-diy-projects

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-5-benefits-of-diy.html

http://www.wisebread.com/the-many-benefits-of-diy

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