Doing a Little DIY in the Workplace

Written by Chloe Harwood

While many first time companies are taking to the world of E-commerce to trade, brick and mortar stores and offices are still going strong. There’s a good reason for this. No matter how convenient online shopping or negotiations may be, customers will always want to engage with real people in the flesh every now and then. In many ways, going at business from a tangible angle is less complicated than operating the virtual realm. However, no matter what your company specialises in, one thing is inevitable for businesses that operate away from the web and in the tangible world: maintenance and repairs. If you operate in a real-life space and people pass through your doors on a daily basis, you’re going to experience wear and damages. You’re also going to want to spruce things up from time to time. Now, this can often prove expensive, as most people automatically call in professional builders, carpenters, or repair teams to carry out tasks, no matter how basic. But have you ever considered conducting a little DIY instead? Here’s everything you need to know to make a success of this venture!

Do Your Research

You can often pick up the skills to carry out small tasks such as putting up shelves, planing doors, or fixing leaky pipes in the restroom from online video tutorials or through short courses. Make sure you know what you’re doing before taking on any task. This will ensure you do a good job first time around rather than making a mess of things.

Don’t Buy Tools, Hire Them!

One thing that tends to put people off carrying out their own property improvements and maintenance is the sheer cost of all the equipment and tools required to do the job properly. They browse the products, add up the costs and figure that the price of buying them alone far exceeds the amount you’d pay for a professional to do the job on their behalf in the first place. Of course, if this was the only option, we’d recommend paying the professional. It makes logical sense. But remember that you don’t necessarily have to buy all of these things outright. You can, in fact, hire tools! Just take a look at Whether you need measuring equipment, jigsaws, angle grinders, or even personal protective equipment, they have it all at hand ready for you to take away and use for a relatively small fee.

Know Your Limits

While DIY is all good and well for small-scale tasks, you do need to know your limits and when to call it a day and call in a professional. Repair work on electric or gas always needs to be looked at by qualified specialists. You should also avoid making any structural changes to your commercial property alone.

As you can see, DIY doesn’t necessarily have to be confined to your personal home. You can try a little out in the workplace too! Just remember to always prioritise safety (your own as well as others’) and to take a sensible and realistic approach to each task.

About the author

Chloe Harwood