Can you DIY it? How skilled are you...

Can you DIY it? How skilled are you...

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 plug 1195 votes (76%)
Back up a computer 1434 votes (91%)
Put up a shelf straight 1244 votes (79%)
Fill out a tax return 806 votes (51%)
Change a car wheel 1117 votes (71%)
Use chopsticks 954 votes (61%)
Change a nappy 778 votes (49%)
Build a camp fire 1038 votes (66%)
Parallel park a car 1367 votes (87%)
Sew a button on a shirt 941 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 meter 1466 votes (93%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat) 559 votes (36%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe 1457 votes (93%)
I'm female aged under 35 (1216 people)
Wire a plug 553 votes (45%)
Back up a computer 879 votes (72%)
Put up a shelf straight 684 votes (56%)
Fill out a tax return 581 votes (48%)
Change a car wheel 332 votes (27%)
Use chopsticks 760 votes (63%)
Change a nappy 861 votes (71%)
Build a camp fire 592 votes (49%)
Parallel park a car 911 votes (75%)
Sew a button on a shirt 1089 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 meter 1060 votes (87%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat) 348 votes (29%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe 1019 votes (84%)
I'm male aged 35-55 (2716 people)
Wire a plug 2604 votes (96%)
Back up a computer 2436 votes (90%)
Put up a shelf straight 2422 votes (89%)
Fill out a tax return 1889 votes (70%)
Change a car wheel 2418 votes (89%)
Use chopsticks 1770 votes (65%)
Change a nappy 2114 votes (78%)
Build a camp fire 2160 votes (80%)
Parallel park a car 2526 votes (93%)
Sew a button on a shirt 2253 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 meter 2666 votes (98%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat) 1585 votes (58%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe 2609 votes (96%)
I'm female aged 35-55 (2930 people)
Wire a plug 2379 votes (81%)
Back up a computer 1935 votes (66%)
Put up a shelf straight 1654 votes (56%)
Fill out a tax return 1935 votes (66%)
Change a car wheel 1241 votes (42%)
Use chopsticks 1920 votes (66%)
Change a nappy 2530 votes (86%)
Build a camp fire 1751 votes (60%)
Parallel park a car 2406 votes (82%)
Sew a button on a shirt 2871 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 meter 2786 votes (95%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat) 1421 votes (48%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe 2387 votes (81%)
I'm male aged 55+ (2178 people)
Wire a plug 2160 votes (99%)
Back up a computer 1745 votes (80%)
Put up a shelf straight 2039 votes (94%)
Fill out a tax return 1911 votes (88%)
Change a car wheel 2069 votes (95%)
Use chopsticks 1108 votes (51%)
Change a nappy 1645 votes (76%)
Build a camp fire 1760 votes (81%)
Parallel park a car 2052 votes (94%)
Sew a button on a shirt 1899 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 meter 2119 votes (97%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat) 1704 votes (78%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe 2048 votes (94%)
I'm female aged 55+ (1920 people)
Wire a plug 1675 votes (87%)
Back up a computer 1197 votes (62%)
Put up a shelf straight 1020 votes (53%)
Fill out a tax return 1550 votes (81%)
Change a car wheel 739 votes (38%)
Use chopsticks 991 votes (52%)
Change a nappy 1720 votes (90%)
Build a camp fire 1094 votes (57%)
Parallel park a car 1439 votes (75%)
Sew a button on a shirt 1895 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 meter 1830 votes (95%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat) 1226 votes (64%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe 1372 votes (71%)

           12,529 people have voted.

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