My mother can often been found on the roof. Whenever there’s a leak or a tile that needs fixing, it isn’t my Dad who rushes for his hand tools; my Mum is the DIY diva in our family home. So, when I recently found myself in an electrical goods shop, asking about electrical fuses, I was proud to be carrying on the family tradition.
According to recent research, it’s not just my family that has upturned traditional roles. Research conducted by Tesco claims women are better at DIY than men with the main reason for women taking up tools is that they are fed up of waiting for their other halves to fix things. Tesco found nearly two-in-three women are now shopping for DIY items – three times as many as a decade ago. To read full article published, visit Running in Heels. Or, scroll down for some DIY inspiration from online fix-it manual, iFixit; women’s how-to expert, Barbara K on how to put up a shelf and Instructables’ How to Make a String Pendant Lamp.
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