Quick jobs around your home

You don’t have to be an expert DIY-er but you should be able to do simple jobs around your home, like changing a lightbulb, hanging a picture or unblocking a toilet.

If you enjoy this sort of practical work, and don’t have anyone around to teach you, see if you can find a DIY course near you. Sometimes further education colleges offer introductory courses or taster days; you may like it so much that you decide to take a full-time course or become an apprentice in a skilled trade like building, plumbing or electrics.

The Good Life Centre in London runs DIY courses for beginners, which are open to anyone over 10 if you book with an adult.