Whether you are selling a house or recently moved into a new home, chances are there are some things you need to do to improve the look. This could be anything from painting to hanging photos to laying carpeting.
But unless you are one of those people who know their way around a set of tools, odds are you’re going to need some help to get things done right.
Sure, you can hire someone to do it, but that could be expensive, especially for small repairs and jobs that probably wouldn’t take too long if you knew what to do.
That’s where the magic of YouTube comes in. Thanks to thousands upon thousands of Do It Yourself videos, anyone can watch a video and follow along to learn how to do everything from adding wiring to the home to replacing a toilet.
Gone are the days where you had to go to the library for a book or call and ask a friend for instructions on how do to something. The DIY YouTube videos are informative, can be paused and re-watched and show step-by-step exactly what you need to do.
Some of these experts have been doing these sort of jobs for years and they will guide you through it slowly with directions you will understand. There are some videos designed for people with a little more knowhow than beginners, but many are geared towards people that have no clue what they’re doing. And by the time the video is over, they can do the job correctly.
YouTube is also good for watching people put IKEA or other furniture together, as anyone who has ever tried will tell you that the instructions often make no sense and there are pieces that always seem to be left over. The YouTube videos exist for just about every piece of furniture and again, will guide you step-by-step so you can see the work being done on your screen and follow along at your own pace.
The site has so many categories for DIY help that you’ll find yourself going on regularly looking to improve things around the house or yard. Need gardening tips? Help opening a pool? Ideas to catch mice? Videos exist that can show the homeowner exactly what they need to do.
Be wary that sometimes—especially if you need to use power tools or do complicated work involving electricity—it’s better to go with the experts. And just because there’s a video for it, doesn’t mean you should try it. Just be smart about those you choose to follow, and you’ll be shaping up your home in no time at all.