In this economy, we can't afford to throw out and replace every little thing that gets damaged or broken. We also are always looking for more economical ways to clean our house, get more out of our appliances or just cool new tricks.
My dad just told me a story of a neighbor who found a 32" LED TV on the curb that was in good condition but wasn't working. He picked up the TV and brought it home, went on to YouTube to figure out how to repair it, bought the $15 part he needed and now he has a nice TV for less than the cost of eating out.
My husband is an electronics lover. He LOVES computers, iPhones, iPods, phones, etc. He's almost obsessed with them to a point where I sometimes get jealous, but that's a different story. He taught himself how to replace the glass on iPods and iPhones, just from watching YouTube videos like this one. It's turned into a little side business for him. Buying broken iPhones, fixing them and then selling them for a profit! Not a bad deal if you ask me.
I, on the other hand, LOVE makeup. Seriously. But I can't afford MAC makeup and brushes, I can't afford to buy TONS of makeup that sucks. YouTube is great for watching people's reviews and suggestions. Plus, you can learn cool things like making a pan picker, a homemade device designed to get eyeshadow out of the pan without damaging the pan. (P.S. I love this guy! So entertaining!)
But we turn to YouTube for other things also. For example, my KitchenAid mixer wasn't working and the warranty had ended. But I just couldn't figure out where to get it replaced without paying an arm and a leg. And then, VOILA! I found this video, showed it to hubby, and now I have a KitchenAid mixer that kneads dough for me, because it's something that I absolutely hate to do.
So what's the point of this post? You can learn how to do ANYTHING, just from YouTube videos. Whether it be making centerpieces, doing a smoky eye, repairing any sort of electronic item or appliance. You just have to look. You can save TONS of money and you get the satisfaction of knowing you repaired something yourself!