Sunday, February 9, 2014


To DIY or not DIY that is the question

Many teachers I know spend hours upon hours making items for their classes. 
Many times because to buy what we are making is simply too expensive. 
Other times it is because  what we are trying to make really doesn't exist. 
Finally, some people DIY (do it yourself) because they enjoy doing it! 
Some projects are really easy and require very little time making DIY a great option. 
Other projects require lots of tools, skills and time.
Before you break out the hodge podge take a moment to think about whether or not you should DIY a project.

This infographic will help you to figure out whether you're doing DIY for the right reasons.
If you enjoy DIY, or are really skilled with a tool box, then doing it yourself can be a productive and even relaxing way to spend a weekend.
However, there are a few kinds of people who should stay well away from DIY, including:
  • Drama queens: If a leak or a paint spill will lead to tears or things getting smashed up in anger, don't try DIY.
  • Loners: If you don't have a friend who can help with heavy lifting, stay safe and pay someone else to do your project for you.
  • The busy bee: Rushing a DIY project will end in either injury or disaster. If you can't give the project the time it needs, it's better to spend money to get it done well.
  • The easily distracted: Did you finish the last DIY project you started? If not, what makes you think that you'll finish this one?
Sometimes, bringing in the experts is the cheapest and least stressful way to get things done.

Infographic created by UK Oak Doors

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