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19 Signs you’re a Fixing Fanatic

If you have clicked onto this article, it’s probably safe to say that the term ‘fixing fanatic’ strikes a chord with you.

Either you know someone who falls under this category, or you identify with the phrase itself. Either way, this article can show you once and for all if the name is warranted. How many will you be able to relate to?

1) You spend countless time transfixed by the shelves in DIY shops, before leaving with half the store in your basket… 

 

2) …which not only takes a considerable chunk out of your paycheck…

 

3) …but when you get home, you realise you already own half the things you bought… 

 

4) …so they end up in the overflowing drawer full of miscellaneous items that you might need one day, but never actually use.

 

5) You are the go-to person for all things DIY, with everyone you know asking for your expertise…

 

6) … especially your kids, who ALWAYS have a toy that needs fixing. 

 

7) Your signature look is classified as ‘comfortable chic’, accessorised with paint splatters, dust, and various tasteful rips… 

 

8) …not forgetting your faithful tape measure and pencil tucked behind the ear.

 

9) You refuse to buy new appliances if the old one can be fixed, no matter how much your family begs. 

 

10) Your garage and shed are your pride and joys, proudly housing your tool kit… 

 

11) … which you disappear into for hours at a time, before emerging dirty and disorientated. 

 

12) After days of hard work, you proudly show off your latest project…

 

13) …before realising there is one leftover screw and you have no idea where it goes. 

 

14) You are fuelled by tea, with your bloodstream being composed of 70% PG Tips…

 

15)… and have a tendency to use more ‘colourful’ language when a spare part won’t cooperate.

 

16) You wish everybody would be as passionate about DIY as you are…

 

17) …and often forget that not everyone understands your technical explanations.

 

18) You can safely say that you sometimes know better than the instructions… 

 

19) .. but can admit some YouTube tutorials out there know their stuff too. Not to mention any names *cough* eSpares *cough*. 

 

So there we have it, the 19 signs you are a fixing fanatic. If you found our list accurate, why not tag the other fixers in your life?

Perhaps you could also check out a few videos on our YouTube channel to get inspiration for your next fix-it project, while also living up to point 19 on the list. Two birds, one stone.


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