Today's millennials are often criticized for their lack of simple DIY skills and the inability to perform even the most basic tasks, such as replacing a light bulb.
But Bunnings has now provided a list of home improvement tasks that young people need to master if they want to be the exception to the norm.
From cleaning the gutter to learning to compost, the DIY coordinator of Australian household store Graham Ireland has revealed the nine skills you should know by the time you turn 30.
Bunnings has provided a list of home improvement tasks that young people need to control, such as how they can repot a plant when they turn 30
The nine D.I.Y skills you need to know when you turn 30
- Hang a photo
- Pot a plant
- Clean your joint
- Set up a smart home
- Repair a piece of furniture
- Paint a wall
- Clean the gutters
- Remove a carpet stain
- Compost your kitchen scraps
Hang a photo
With fewer and fewer young Australians having their own homes, many are bound by their leases in terms of what they can hang on the wall.
But Graham said that sticky hooks can work well for lighter photos and that everyone should be careful how they hang things on walls.
& # 39; Consider what kind of hook you need depending on the weight of your photo and prevent your photos from hanging in direct sunlight or near heat sources, & # 39; he said.
Pot a plant
The maintenance expert said it was important to know when it was time to repot your plants.
& # 39; Re-encapsulating your plant is a simple project that can give your plant a new life by giving them room to grow, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; A good sign to watch out for is when you can see the roots of a plant on the surface of the soil or stick out of the drain hole. & # 39;
Clean your joint
The joint between bathroom tiles can become discolored and moldy over time and the cleaning specialist said that a grout pen can reverse the process.
& # 39; Start wiping the tiles with a damp cloth and applying your joint cleaner, & # 39; said Graham.
& # 39; Then spray the joint with warm water and a scrub brush and finally use a grout pen to brighten up plaster lines that need some extra rejuvenation. & # 39;
Set up a smart home
In modern times, everyday devices can now be remotely controlled with the click of a button and Graham urges young people to take advantage.
& # 39; Start by purchasing a smart plug that allows you to control any lamp or electrical device at any time and anywhere on your mobile device & he said.
& # 39; Did you accidentally leave your heater at home when you left the door this morning? Switch it off remotely from work with your mobile phone. & # 39;
Repair a piece of furniture
Not everyone can afford to buy the brand new dining table they dreamed of, but you can simply breathe new life into an old wooden, Graham said.
& # 39; If you have an old wood that has seen better days, you would be surprised how easy it is to restore it and give it a new lease of life, "he said.
& # 39; Whether it's coffee stains, scratches or peeling varnish, you can restore your workpiece to its original state with the help of some tools and materials. & # 39;
Graham adds that a new layer of paint can also restore the table to its former glory.
Composting may not sound like something downtown residents do in their free time, but the Bunnings expert said that even those in apartments can get involved
Paint a wall
The actual act of painting a wall is simple enough, but much of the work comes before you start adding that new lick of paint.
"Whether it's painting a wall or another project, preparation is always the key to getting the best possible results," Graham said.
By ensuring that you have a clean surface to work on and remove furniture from the room, you prevent accidents from happening, he added.
Clean the gutters
Climbing your roof with a rake may not be everybody's cup of tea, but Graham said it's a simple job if you do it safely with a few basic equipment.
& # 39; Cleaning your gutters is a simple job that only requires basic equipment such as a ladder, a brush, a bucket and gloves & he said.
& # 39; Once you have set up your ladder safely, pull the dirt out and put it in your bucket so that the gutter gets a final sweep with a brush. & # 39;
The actual act of painting a wall is simple enough, but much of the work comes before you start adding that new lick of paint
The joint between the bathroom tiles can become discolored and moldy over time and the D.I.Y guru of Bunnings said that a grout pen can reverse the process.
Remove a carpet stain
Just like decorating your furniture, removing stains from your carpet can give your house a fresh new look.
& # 39; Start by giving the carpet a vacuum to remove any loose dirt followed by a stain treatment, & # 39; said Graham.
Leave on for ten minutes and wipe with a damp cloth, working from the outside of the stain to the center.
Compost your kitchen scraps
Composting may not sound like something downtown residents do in their free time, but the expert said that even those in apartments can get involved.
& # 39; This is the perfect way to fertilize your plants, save money and contribute to the environment & # 39 ;, said Graham.
& # 39; Getting started with compost is as easy as buying a trash can and adding all your kitchen scraps with a mix of brown chips like newsprint and brown leaves. & # 39;
If you live in an apartment, a worm farm or an indoor composter can serve as an alternative.
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