It’s no secret to friends and family that I am the worlds worst DIY specialist. I consider myself to be more of a HSE (hire someone else) kind of guy.
Recently, my wife has found herself in an incredibly demanding role at work. So while she’s off slaving away, lining peoples pockets with extra cash, I’m the stay at home Dad.
While I am studying full time, my work load is considerably less than hers so majority of the time I’m responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and finding a fix for anything that is broken.
We’re in a rental so we’re always having things go wrong. But all I can say is, thank god for Google.
Leaking showers in Sydney? No worries call Megasealed.
Hole in the wall in Perth? Call a friend who knows how to fix it.
Stains on carpet in Canberra? Call the carpet cleaners.
Google can help everyone and anyone who is a HSE no matter where you are.
Yeah alright, I know that I should know how to fix all of this stuff, but I don’t. Sure I could go forth and learn how to but at the moment, I don’t have the time and I don’t want to break this house even more!
Anyway, how does one become good at DIY?
Is it something that you’re brought up with? My Dad wasn’t the most handy of handy men either. Sure he taught me how to mow the lawn, change a tyre and check the oil, but we were lucky enough to be able to afford to hire people.
Being the Dad to three girls, I’m sure I should teach them a basic level of handy-ness. How to change a tyre, check the oil in your car, etc etc. Luckily, I still have a few years up my sleeve before my eldest starts driving.
Until then, give me HSE any day.
(This post was sponsored by Megasealed.)