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How do you rate your DIY skills? If you’re a competent amateur, this will come in handy when you become a parent. Being a parent isn’t just ...

The Benefits Of Being A Dab Hand At DIY When You're A Parent

By February 11, 2018

How do you rate your DIY skills? If you’re a competent amateur, this will come in handy when you become a parent. Being a parent isn’t just about nurturing children. There are also many practical roles you have to assume once you’ve got little people relying on you. Being able to implement DIY skills has all kinds of benefits. Here are just some of the reasons why it’s great to be a dab hand at DIY when you’ve got children.

Home repairs Unless you have a house that looks and feels like a brand new showhome, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever reach a point in your life when there isn’t at least one DIY job that needs doing. When you have young kids, it’s essential to eliminate any problems quickly for safety reasons. You can’t just leave doors hanging off hinges or shelves sloping on the wall and hope for the best. We all know that toddlers like to pull at things and rush around like a whirlwind, and even the most innocuous-seeming imperfection could present a hazard. If you’re comfortable with getting a hammer and some screws out and you can ​fix problems​ swiftly, this will save you money and ensure that your home is a safe haven.

 

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Designing a dazzling child’s room
One of the most exciting parts of pregnancy is designing a nursery fit for a prince or princess. When you’re expecting, you’ll probably be stocking up on essentials, and before you know it, you’ll have flat-pack furniture, boxes and piles of clothes and nappies everywhere. Even when you’ve got the instructions in front of you, building cots, changing tables and wardrobes can be tricky. If you’re a dab hand with furniture assembly, this is your time to shine. You can show off your skills and then turn your hand to painting the walls and adding those finishing touches to make the new nursery look perfect. As your children grow out of their nursery, you’ll probably find yourself building units, putting up shelves and constructing beds, so it’s always good to have skills in the locker.


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Encouraging creativity
DIY isn’t just about hanging shelves or following an instruction manual. It’s also a chance to be creative, and you can get your kids involved in DIY-based activities from a young age to encourage them to try new things and learn new skills. It’s obviously not safe to play around with tools, but you can embrace the world of arts and crafts. Visit sites like Glue Guns Direct and fill your cupboards with everything you need to make your own cards, create bespoke gifts for friends and family and make animals, robots or buses out of junk. Being creative has benefits for adults and children. It can enable you to express yourself, it’s relaxing, and it’s also a fun way to spend time together.



Having a hobby
When you have kids, you may find that the amount of time you have available for hobbies is limited. You may be busy most of the time, but make use of those precious moments you do have. Having a hobby can give you a different focus, provide you with an escape and enable you to channel your emotions and use your creativity. If you’re a fan of DIY, use it to give you a little me time. Every parent needs a break from time to time and having children shouldn’t mean that you have to give up your interests.



Taking on new projects
If you’ve got DIY skills, there are all kinds of projects you can turn your hand to when you have children. You can make your own toys, such as dolls houses, rocking horses or teepees or you could use your talents to design bespoke furniture for the bedroom or the garden. You could convert an old wardrobe into a medieval castle or turn a rundown shed into a vintage beach hut or a country cottage. As your kids get older and they start to show an interest in different things, you can use their hobbies and passions to provide inspiration for your next project.

If you’re a parent and you love DIY and crafting, this will come in very handy. Having kids will almost certainly require you to hone your flat-pack building and painting skills, but DIY can also be a hobby that gives you enjoyment and enables you to channel your creativity. You can spend time with your kids doing fun, creative activities and you can use your skills to design amazing bedrooms, create cool toys and upcycle furniture.

What's your favourite DIY to do with your kids?
Let me know below :D

Much Love
Mumma
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