As the heads of our families, we dads are expected to repair anything that’s broken and solve every problem that come our families way. Some dads fret about these expectations because they think that most DIY skills are difficult to acquire. But the truth is, they aren’t that hard to learn. Here are three skills every dad in the block must have.
Car repairs – Contrary to popular belief, car repairs are easy to perform and you’re less likely to screw it up even if you’re a beginner. By doing car repairs on your own, you save a lot of money and time. Search for free tutorial videos on line and practice. This will help you become confident in attending to your car when it has broken down.
Electronic work – Working closely with electronics is one of the coolest DIY projects for dads. Do you want to set up some ambient lighting for your bedroom or study? You’ll need a basic knowledge of electronics and soldering. There are simple how-to comic books for getting started with both which you can buy at an affordable price. If you learn better through tutorial videos, search YouTube for related topics.
House repairs – Is there a hole in the wall or in the floor? You must know what to do with it before it creates a big problem in your home and before it endangers your family’s safety. Know a few basic things about carpentry, plumbing, roofing and even gardening. They aren’t as difficult as you think. Knowing how to do them saves you a call to a repair man when something goes wrong.