"If you want a thing well done, do it yourself."

Rain barrels are tools you can use to collect the rainwater that falls from your roof—it’s free water! If you have a 1,000- square-foot roof, you have the potential to collect more than 600 gallons of water from a single one-inch rainfall. While you may not need to collect this much water every time it [...]

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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)

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