Although we all know it's possible to save a fortune by doing our own home renovations and repairs, most of us haven't got the technical know-how to do so without guidance from somebody who really knows what they're doing. Unfortunately, not everyone has a handyman in the family and the vast majority of short courses aren't particularly cheap either, so a lot of people never get to learn basic skills that could save them a small fortune.
Taking the headache out of home repairs, Australian hardware giant, Bunnings offers regular free DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops at many of their larger warehouses, focusing on practical topics such as home maintenance, household energy saving, flooring skills, home organisation, installing and replacing locks, and how to be water-wise. Usually lasting under two hours, these workshops are concise, informative and usually quite entertaining, and once you get the basic skills down, you'll most probably never forget them.
Bunnings also holds special DIY workshops for women at many of their stores so if you and your friends are looking for a Girls' Day Out with a difference, this could be a budget-friendly way to do it. For the children, there are also regular Kids' DIY Workshops (also free): guaranteed to be popular if you have some budding engineers and builders at your place. Free face-painting is often available as well.
These days, it's very difficult to find anything of real value that's totally free of charge, and therefore these free Bunnings workshops are real gems. Teaching immensely practical skills that we can all benefit from, they're definitely worth the small investment of a few hours of your valuable time. With hundreds of Bunnings stores and warehouses in both city and regional Australia, there is sure to be some held close to where you're living. To find out more, visit a Bunning store near you, call your local warehouse or take a look at the Bunnings website .