From putting up a shelf to painting a room; a lost British DIY generation

According to the Daily Telegraph, there’s a whole generation who have inherited no practical DIY skills. It states ‘only a fifth of men can sort out a leaky tap, fewer than half can wire a plug and three-fifths would call in a plumber to unblock the toilet.’

We at Magnet Trade are flabbergasted. What’s happened? The resourceful, ‘Do it yourself’ trait of the British population is something that makes this country great.

We’re always here for your kitchen and joinery needs, but the small jobs you can definitely do for yourself.

There’s no greater satisfaction than getting a small job done and dusted that’s been pinned to your fridge for weeks.

Whether it’s putting up a flat pack table or tackling the overgrown hedge that you promised you would see to week’s ago. Whatever it is, stop procrastinating and start doing!

Some DIY tasks are more complicated than others depending on your patience or eye for detail.

There are SO many handy DIY hacks online that someone somewhere has made to help speed up the task in hand. Have a look at these


Glue a magnet to the bottom of your hammer so you don’t have to hold your nails in your mouth


How about a hinged painting to hide the thermostat?


Use two coat hangers to hang your ironing board


Want to remove pet hair from your carpet? Try a squeegee


Try a magnetic strip under your cabinets to store spices

This is a DIY call to arms. Need a shelf fitting? Need to change a light bulb? Need to repair that leaky tap? Pick up that hammer, dig your paint roller out from the loft and charge up your power drill.

Give it a go yourself.

We believe in you.

#ReclaimYourTools