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5 Valid Reasons to Choose DIYing over Buying

Ann Joy 6 months ago - in DIY

To buy or to DIY? That is the question that may seem easy to answer depending on your budget, but it is more complex than thinking you cannot afford something or just want to save money on gifts or decor. Some DIY techniques and materials are not exactly budget-friendly, especially if you end up not enjoying the result and having to do something over again, or perhaps even buying an item that looks or works better.

You may also find a variety of things quite affordable, but feel like none of them can make your heart sing, so DIYing is a good way to create what you cannot find, or add a touch of special to usual things. Here is what is worth considering when deciding whether to DIY or to buy:

1. Repurposing and thrifting

This means getting your basic item(s) or material(s) for free or really cheap. With many projects and situations, this can be a lifesaver, especially if you cannot afford something you need or do not have an opportunity to shop around for it. Not to mention that saving the life of a thing that would otherwise go to a landfill helps reduce waste.

Repurposing and thrifting are also excellent for reducing fear and uncertainty while experimenting, with less disappointment resulting from messing up or ruining something, which is an indispensable part of learning and practicing new skills or techniques.