Growing up, I watched my father upon a wooden stool pulling out wires from within walls and fixing the electrical. Or some days, it used to be a dripping tap, a broken table leg, a busted charger. The point is, whichever appliance’s working went wrong, he knew what to do. He thought it a waste of knowledge and resources to pay someone else for what could be done by us. And I am here to guide your evolving journey of being a handyman in my area in Grand Rapids, MI when you are most certainly not one, and here’s all you need:
- The yearning to get out of your comfort zone
Your openness to learning new skills, however irrelevant or troublesome they may be in your opinion, is a must. In this online age, explanations are easier to find than keys on your sofa. So first, you need to have the will to do things yourself. See this not as a tedious task but a step towards being more independent within yourself.
- Tools and wobble-free stools
Now, if you’re going to rebuild that table from scratch, I’m afraid willpower is not enough. What you’re looking for is a set of tools. You may have a hammer lying around, but you might need to look for nails of specific kinds. There are numerous stores, online and in nearby industrial areas, which sell good-quality tools at cheap rates. Bargain a little, and there you have an even lower price tag.
- Find your achilles’ heel and work on it
The first time you do something, it will not be your best, and that’s okay. But the most important thing is to recognize your Achilles’ heel, your weak spot, and work on it. Like a true handyman, don’t sit back. Treat the task like it’s your living and strive to improve.
Even nations follow “make your own” agendas and self-dependency. Take that stride forward with your evolving internet technology and the determination to conquer a skill, independence, and be that handyman even when you are not one.