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Jan 25, 2021

Why it Makes Sense to Have a Go at Fixing Things Yourself

If you, like most people, have never tried fixing a broken washing machine or replacing a part on your car, this article for you. It is all about why it is worth having a go at repairing your appliances, phones, cars, and furniture yourself. It’s a chance to learn something new, which you might find that you actually enjoy! Read on to find out why fixing things yourself makes sense.

It is easier than you think
Top of the list is the fact that it is not as hard as it used to be. There is a growing fixer movement that is having an impact and making things a lot easier for those people who are not afraid to have a go. You can find out how to fix virtually anything by searching YouTube. 

Parts are widely available
You can easily track down the parts to repair your broken dishwasher yourself. Almost regardless of where you live you will find an online supplier who will send you what you need. 

Buying the right part is easy 
Provided you can find the serial number or the make and model number, tracking down the right parts is not difficult. Especially if you use suppliers that have a live chat line or another kind of support facility available. All of the best ones offer this additional service.

You will save money
In most cases, repairing things yourself will save you money. You will not have to pay a call-out fee. Something you will usually have to pay even if it turns out your appliance cannot be fixed. You will also save because you will not have to pay the repairer for his or her labor. It makes sense.

A word of caution
Although it is always worth getting a quote, to see what is the best option for you. Particularly, if the repair is a complicated one. When you are looking at the pros and cons of fixing something yourself, be honest with yourself. If you think something looks too difficult in the YT video for your skill level the chances are it is. In that situation, or if you need special tools to fix things you will likely be better off calling in a professional.

You will learn new skills
Whenever you do something new you learn new skills. Being a continuous learner is good for your mental and emotional health. Plus, in many cases, the skills you are learning will help you to get other things done.

It helps the planet
Last, but by no means least, repairing things yourself helps the planet. Every year, millions of tons of appliances and white goods still end up in landfill sites. Much of which will take thousands of years to break down and will cause pollution as it does so. Instead of just getting a new appliance and throwing out the old, try to fix the one you currently have.

There you have it, several reasons to give repairing your stuff a go. So, the next time you crack your phone screen or your dishwasher breaks why not give repairing it yourself a go?

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