Can you DIY it? How skilled are you...MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk

Life throws up lots of tests, and often things that should be simple aren’t as easy as you think. So which of these 15 old and new life-skills can you do?

Please tick ALL you feel competent to do with ease:




Results

I'm male aged under 35 (1573 people)
Wire a plug1195 votes (76%)
Back up a computer1434 votes (91%)
Put up a shelf straight1244 votes (79%)
Fill out a tax return806 votes (51%)
Change a car wheel1117 votes (71%)
Use chopsticks954 votes (61%)
Change a nappy778 votes (49%)
Build a camp fire1038 votes (66%)
Parallel park a car1367 votes (87%)
Sew a button on a shirt941 votes (60%)
Boil an egg (so the middle’s runny)1255 votes (80%)
Drive overseas (on the other side of the road)1017 votes (65%)
Read your energy meter1466 votes (93%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat)559 votes (36%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe1457 votes (93%)
I'm female aged under 35 (1216 people)
Wire a plug553 votes (45%)
Back up a computer879 votes (72%)
Put up a shelf straight684 votes (56%)
Fill out a tax return581 votes (48%)
Change a car wheel332 votes (27%)
Use chopsticks760 votes (63%)
Change a nappy861 votes (71%)
Build a camp fire592 votes (49%)
Parallel park a car911 votes (75%)
Sew a button on a shirt1089 votes (90%)
Boil an egg (so the middle’s runny)1022 votes (84%)
Drive overseas (on the other side of the road)415 votes (34%)
Read your energy meter1060 votes (87%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat)348 votes (29%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe1019 votes (84%)
I'm male aged 35-55 (2716 people)
Wire a plug2604 votes (96%)
Back up a computer2436 votes (90%)
Put up a shelf straight2422 votes (89%)
Fill out a tax return1889 votes (70%)
Change a car wheel2418 votes (89%)
Use chopsticks1770 votes (65%)
Change a nappy2114 votes (78%)
Build a camp fire2160 votes (80%)
Parallel park a car2526 votes (93%)
Sew a button on a shirt2253 votes (83%)
Boil an egg (so the middle’s runny)2429 votes (89%)
Drive overseas (on the other side of the road)2145 votes (79%)
Read your energy meter2666 votes (98%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat)1585 votes (58%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe2609 votes (96%)
I'm female aged 35-55 (2930 people)
Wire a plug2379 votes (81%)
Back up a computer1935 votes (66%)
Put up a shelf straight1654 votes (56%)
Fill out a tax return1935 votes (66%)
Change a car wheel1241 votes (42%)
Use chopsticks1920 votes (66%)
Change a nappy2530 votes (86%)
Build a camp fire1751 votes (60%)
Parallel park a car2406 votes (82%)
Sew a button on a shirt2871 votes (98%)
Boil an egg (so the middle’s runny)2732 votes (93%)
Drive overseas (on the other side of the road)1439 votes (49%)
Read your energy meter2786 votes (95%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat)1421 votes (48%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe2387 votes (81%)
I'm male aged 55+ (2178 people)
Wire a plug2160 votes (99%)
Back up a computer1745 votes (80%)
Put up a shelf straight2039 votes (94%)
Fill out a tax return1911 votes (88%)
Change a car wheel2069 votes (95%)
Use chopsticks1108 votes (51%)
Change a nappy1645 votes (76%)
Build a camp fire1760 votes (81%)
Parallel park a car2052 votes (94%)
Sew a button on a shirt1899 votes (87%)
Boil an egg (so the middle’s runny)2028 votes (93%)
Drive overseas (on the other side of the road)1756 votes (81%)
Read your energy meter2119 votes (97%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat)1704 votes (78%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe2048 votes (94%)
I'm female aged 55+ (1920 people)
Wire a plug1675 votes (87%)
Back up a computer1197 votes (62%)
Put up a shelf straight1020 votes (53%)
Fill out a tax return1550 votes (81%)
Change a car wheel739 votes (38%)
Use chopsticks991 votes (52%)
Change a nappy1720 votes (90%)
Build a camp fire1094 votes (57%)
Parallel park a car1439 votes (75%)
Sew a button on a shirt1895 votes (99%)
Boil an egg (so the middle’s runny)1858 votes (97%)
Drive overseas (on the other side of the road)883 votes (46%)
Read your energy meter1830 votes (95%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat)1226 votes (64%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe1372 votes (71%)

           12,529 people have voted.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.