Here To Stay. 

What a time to be alive.

We live in an era where information is at the tip of our fingers. We can figure out the best restaurants, closest movie theater, we can even hail a complete stranger to pick us up and take us wherever we want to go.

In a time where we have so much available we’ve evolved into a group that believes in doing things themselves. How many Tasty videos do you see per day showing us quick, easy meals? How many Pinterest boards are smothered with DIY projects? How many Etsy stores have thrived off making things from scratch? This phenomenon has even grown to a much larger scale. Stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s host free classes teaching homeowners how fix and enhance their homes themselves.

What has started this change?

Money, duh.

This DIY revolution has been a long time coming, especially after the recession. Millennials have especially adopted this mindset thanks to crippling student loan debt. Americans in today’s climate try to save money however they can, even if it means using a little elbow grease to do so. There’s a certain charm to it, harkening back to the “good old days” where our forefathers made everything from scratch.

It’s a trend that won’t end anytime soon, even as the economy grows the current recession is still fresh in a lot of minds. The grip on wallets are stronger than ever and it may take a generation or two to loosen that grip.

As always, thanks for reading.