DIY Isn’t Just For Boys! Girls Are Doing It For Themselves.
Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves!
There’s now a boom in female DIY-ers taking on the home improvement jobs themselves. With men now showing a decline in using their practical skills, women are showing they are more than willing to be picking up the hammer, drill or screw driver and fixing it for themselves.
With new research out (April 2014) it states 60% of women say they are more likely to be carrying out home improvements than their partners. They are also paying for most of the DIY too with more than 66% of women surveyed saying they have paid for recent renovations.
It was also recoded that half of the women surveyed thought they were better at DIY than their men.
There has also been a recent increase in female home ownership. Single women now account for more than one in five UK households.
While 4 in 10 women said they wanted to stop asking their brothers, fathers and male friends for assistance, 10% said they took up DIY to increase the value of their home, inspired by TV home improvement programmes.
Women aren’t shying away from home improvement jobs, far from it with new power tools on the market design pacifically for women they are taking on bigger and more complex jobs, from fitting a new kitchen to installing a DIY conservatory. And why not why should gender dictate what jobs someone can do!
The top 10 jobs now carried out by women are:
1. Changing light bulbs
2. Changing fuses
3. Fixing a leaky tap
4. Fixing the toilet
5. Replacing a door handle/doorknob
6. Patching up a hole in the wall
8. Hanging wallpaper
9. Sealing windows
10. Hanging Pictures
How The Girls Are Doing It Better Than The Boys!
1. Willing To Reading The Instructions
Common sense would dictate that it’s the most obvious thing to do, however men tend to decide they can skip this part and get on with the job without any help from the instructions. Seeing it as a weakness and a slant on their masculinity they would rather get on with the job without any guidance.
This usually ends up with the job uncompleted or not correctly assembled with pieces left on top of the instructions!
Girls however are more than happy to read the instructions and complete the task successfully.
2. They Can Multi Task
It’s a well-known fact that girls are better at multi-tasking than boys, and this skill is a real asset when it comes to DIY.
3. Show More Confidence
Girls are showing more confidence and would rather tackle the job themselves than wait for their partner or male friend to do it for them. Believing in their own skills they are under taking more and more DIY jobs.
4. Have More Patience
Girls, unlike the boys who tend turn to use colourful language when they hit a problem during the project, have more patience to problem solve and complete the task without complication and more efficiently.
This may be due to the fact they read the instructions in the first place!
5. Finish The Task At Hand!
Girls will start the job as soon as possible, whereas the boys tend to leave it for as long as possible before getting started. And most importantly the girls get the job done!
How are you when it comes to DIY projects around the house? Do you do it yourself? Or give the job to someone else?