How does it feel when something breaks in your house and everything that you do to fix it goes in vein? Have you ever felt amazed by the job of a handyman who did what was needed for fixing any issue in your home? You can yourself become that awe-inspiring person with little bit of safety, knowledge and good work ethics. In this article I’m going to describe the six traits of a professional handyman that separate them from amateurs in:
- Keep safety in mind: You don’t want to be a dead man instead of a handyman. So keep security in mind before doing anything. Heed and read all the instructions published in the manuals of tools that you use and the machine that has issues because roots of all these instructions are in the misfortune of someone else!
- Get the right tools: This point relates to first point. The tools that you’ll need before anything else are safety tools like respirator, stable ladder and face mask. Using the wrong tools like a shaky stool instead of stable ladder can lead to injury or even damage of machine in some cases. After safety tools you’ll need other tools that come handy in opening and repairing the machines. Purchase only the tools that you’ll need because there’s no point of wasting money on tools that you’re not going to use.
- Educate yourself: Before you start messing up with the screwdriver and all other nitty-gritties educate yourself enough so you can complete the job in perfect manner. Do some research online about the machine that you’re going to repair, go to the library and read some books about it and also get in touch with someone who has been doing that kind of job since long. Educate yourself about the machine as thoroughly as possible so you don’t end messing up everything.
- Open yourself to new approaches: Don’t close the doors of your mind to learning by thinking that you’re the best. Those who think that they know the best way of doing something often don’t try to learn anything new about that thing in the whole life. And sometimes this overconfidence leads to serious health hazards or a presentation of stupidity. Instead of being such an overconfident handyman, open yourself to new insights and ideas. It doesn’t matter from where those ideas arrive, if any idea suits better to a particular task than yours, accept it!
- Give enough time: In most cases the time that we think for a particular repairing task is based on our hopes. However, the unforgiving reality doesn’t unfold in that time and we often get involved in complicated tasks that we didn’t know earlier. So keep enough “time” in your plans and expectations.
- Clean up the mess: The job of a handyman isn’t over until tools are cleaned, dirt is swept and trash is removed. This is the most important trait that separates professionals from amateurs. Keep all the cleaning related material with you and clean up the mess after completing the job.