5 Of The Most Important DIY Skills To Have

There are many interesting projects that you can do to simplify your life or just for the sake of doing something enjoyable. However many may pass up on them simply because they think they don’t have the necessary skills. But let’s not forget one thing: skills can be acquired. When it comes to DIY projects, here are some of the most useful skills you can develop:


You may want to do something with your PC or mobile device, but unfortunately, there just isn’t an app for it. Rather than sitting around and waiting for someone else to create one, why not take action and do it yourself? There is a lot of information available online for free, which can help you do things such as building a browser extension or mobile app.


No, sewing isn’t something that’s “just for women to do”. Chances are, at some point in your life, having basic sewing knowledge can come in quite handy. You can fix ripped clothes, sew buttons back on and even alter clothing that doesn’t fit perfectly. Best of all, it’s something that doesn’t take much brain power to do once you’ve figured out the basics.

Basic Home Improvement and Repair Tasks

Sometimes, things may go wrong with a part of your house. A lock could get sticky and start jamming. Or maybe you punched the wall in anger at some point and left an impressively sized hole. Then, there are plumbing issues like leaky faucets and clogged toilets. Calling a professional to fix little problems can end up being quite costly. Learning how to fix small things around your house can save you a lot of money and time in the long run.

Being Ready For Emergencies

Disasters of varying magnitudes can happen in any place and strike at any time. The more serious the event, the higher the chances that you will be on your own for a while before any help arrives. Being prepared for an emergency situation is essentially comprised of two parts: having the right knowledge and the right equipment. Read up on survival techniques and practice them if possible, such as by making a camp fire in the woods or go hunting. This will make it easier for you to survive if something bad happens where utilities are down and food distribution networks are cut off. You will be happy to know that basic survival gear is quite inexpensive as well.

Jailbreaking or Rooting Your Smartphone

Some of the most useful and interesting apps can only be used on a phone that has been jailbroken or rooted. Exact methods on how to do it will vary, but you can be sure that detailed instructions for your model of smartphone are available online. You will discover that once you’ve unlocked your phone’s true power and potential, there are many things that you can do with it that you would have never even thought possible, such as disabling ads in free apps or getting rid of useless software that your carrier put on your phone.

Pearce Corbin is a guest contributor to many DIY and home improvement sites around the net. In his spare time he manages light bulb products on http://www.myprojectorlamps.com/