Don’t Pause Your Life: DIY During Lockdown

As South Africa tentatively gets ready to move from Level 4 to Level 3 lockdown by 1 June, despite many lockdown measures being eased, social visits still won’t be allowed, and staying at home will remain the norm for the most part.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t keep busy. In a previous blog, we shared some of YouTube’s top entrepreneurial channels to stream on your favourite device during lockdown, and to keep the inspiration flowing, this week we’re sharing some of the best YouTube DIY channels.

So, don’t let those hands be idle. After all, who says lockdown has to be boring?

Suzelle DIY

Of course, starting with one of South Africa’s homegrown national treasures is a must.

When South African artist, designer, actress and illustrator, Julia Anastasopoulos, created the bubbly “Suzelle” persona in 2014, she had no idea her creation would go on to become such a phenomenon.

Suzelle DIY is a quirky YouTube channel that’s loved by thousands of South Africans for its handy DIY tips on a variety of topics, along with humour and featured celebrity guests. This one is definitely worth subscribing to.

Lehlohonolo Khumalo

“Local is lekker”, as they say. Another up-and-coming South African YouTuber is Lehlohonolo Khumalo, who shares a variety of very handy tutorials on her channel.

From DIY TV stands to a floating desk and wall-mounted planters, Lehlohonolo has a selection of home projects to keep you busy while you make your personal space look and feel better during lockdown.

Laura DIY

Another woman who is showing the world how things are done is Laura DIY, whose channel has a selection of interesting and fun tutorials, including this mask-making tutorial, which is particularly relevant at the moment.

Laura’s channel is one to watch if you’re looking for a mix of life hacks and small-scale DIY projects to keep the boredom at bay.

DIY Perks

Creator of the DIY Perks channel, Matthew Perks, shares interesting DIY tips that cover a wide range of topics. Matt seems to know a bit about everything. He has videos on how to boost your computer’s performance as well as woodworking tips and even “how-to” videos on making camera lenses.

DIY Creators

DIY Creators founder, Glen Scott, shares highly practical and useful DIY tips for home and the office that include DIY furniture builds, concrete creations, tools for beginners and a variety of handy workshop tips.

Why not get some extra lockdown exercise by building your own workout gym bench, or make your home office more comfortable by building your own desk on a limited budget? DIY Creators is a great place to start.

Lock down with CZ Electronics

There’s no need to put your life on pause. Stay engaged and entertained by streaming your favourite YouTube channels on CZ Electronics’ audio-visual and electronic devices during lockdown and beyond.

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