Life Hacks: Do It Yourself (DIYâ€™s)
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What Is It? â€˘
Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)
The DIY movement is a re-introduction of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.
Why do it yourself? â€˘
The act of building something, putting your own blood and sweat into a physical object, seems to add additional value above and beyond its inherent quality,
The researchers call this the "IKEA effect."
In one study, participants who built a simple IKEA storage box themselves were willing to pay much more for the box than a group of participants who merely inspected a fully built box.
Participants in another study who constructed their own origami frogs and cranes valued them roughly five times as much as another group of participants thought they were worth. The increased value is not just about effort, but about completion, as built-thendisassembled and incomplete projects received no such benefit
Why has it become so popular? 1. Availability
of reasonably priced tools and tutorials for DIYâ€™ers
2. Customization 3. Ability
to sell goods
4. Handmade 5. Material 6. Sense
goods are of more value
costs are lower than labor costs
of fulfillment, completion, and pride
Examples Use a hot glue gun to glue flat beach pebbles to circles of felt or wood. These placemats are perfect to use beneath teapots and warm serving bowls, and they look great at garden parties.
Wrap some yarn or twine around a jar, paint it, and peel the yarn away once itâ€™s dry: youâ€™ll be left with a gorgeous luminary for tea lights or candles.
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