"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

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I'm in my fourth year of writing for Apartment Therapy, and I've been an Apartment Therapy/The Kitchn reader for even longer. Like all of you longtime folks, I've definitely found many tips from our sites that have changed the way I operate, while others that I was so gung-ho on—projects and tips that I was sure I'd get right to work on—have been languishing on the island of I'm-never-going-to-actually-do-this for years. Here are five of mine, and I'd love to hear yours!

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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.