Hey everybody. Bryan here, and I don't know about you guys, but we both are big fans of DIY* projects around the house.
*If you don't know that DIY stands for Do-It-Yourself then chances are good you're either too rich to have to put up with this shit or you just like living in complete shambles
Yep, there's nothing more satisfying than getting your hands dirty and spending an afternoon or three building or repairing something around the house just for the sake of saying you did it yourself.
And who doesn't like being able to say, "I just fixed a major appliance without any adult supervision whatsoever"? Aside from earning the admiration* of your fellow housemates, do-it-yourself work has a slew of other great benefits.
*rolling their eyes so hard their retinas eject
So today we're gonna go over just a few of the reasons why doing it yourself is always the way to go.
1. It costs so much less.
Think about it. Sure, you could pay someone with all of the proper equipment to come over and tackle the job, but that could cost hundreds. Instead, all you need to do is buy a few small tools to get the job done and handle it yourself.
Okay, so you might need a brand new wrench set because you lost the one single wrench size you needed. Or you might need to buy a one-off specialty tool that you'll only ever need for this job and will never use again (that retails at $49.99). Or you might need to buy twice the amount of materials because you fucked it up the first time around.
But really, all you need is a simple trip (or four) to Home Depot and a few hundred dollars worth of tools and materials and you can easily save yourself that few hundred dollars you would have otherwise spent on a repairman.
And really, isn't that all money well spent?
2. You can show off how strong and capable you are.
DIY is my personal way of saying "I don't need no man!" And what better way to celebrate one's sense of self and strength than by thwarting an inanimate object with your own two hands. That old, tiny, rusted over bolt never stood a chance!
3. You can learn valuable life skills.
Half the fun of DIY is learning as you go, and what better way to learn than by just diving in? Between the thousands of conflicting tutorials made by any random jackass on Youtube and the terrible advice friends and family members offer, there's a DIY battle plan for everyone's needs. I mean, what's the worst thing that could happen? Oh, right, you could destroy your car and/or house. But isn't that its own valuable life skill?
"Well, I'll never do THAT again."
4. It's such a time saver.
Yes, you could have someone come over and fix your stuff for you and essentially have a stranger in your house for God only knows how many hours. Or worse, if it's something like your car, you can take it to someone and have them hold it hostage for a few hours. But what they won't tell you is that they always exaggerate and upcharge you for time spent, and if you were to do it yourself, you'd totally be able to do it so much faster than these so-called "professionals" ever would.
Yep, as you can clearly see, the benefits of doing it yourself always outweigh paying someone to do it for you. Any other stubborn jackass DIYers in the house?
Cheers and stay classy, folks,
Music: Benny Goodman
Beer: Ballast Point Even Keel IPA