Many of us pay tradesmen to do work for us. Perhaps to fix our cars, decorate our houses or fit the carpets. It is possible that you could learn how to do this yourself and with a few basic tools such as a carpet cutter, paintbrushes and wrenches you could do it by yourself.
There are so many useful resources online, that it is very easy to learn how to do these sorts of things. You can easily find videos, blogs and websites that have lots of great information that can help you. You will be able to see step by step instructions on how to do jobs that could save you a lot of money.
In the past people did these jobs for themselves, but then the economy improved and people could afford to pay others to do it. However, now times are hard again, it is important to think about where you can save money by doing jobs for yourself. You may be leaving this sort of work because it is too expensive, but if you learn the skills then you could make the improvements without having to pay out lots of money.