9 Old-Fashioned Skills Everyone Should Know

With ever-changing technology and new and improved methods of accomplishing things, sometimes it’s astonishing some of the good old-fashioned skills that have been lost in the shuffle! While the march of progress is as needed as it is inevitable, can’t we all agree there are still some things everybody should know how to do? While some people can’t imagine life without a smartphone and access to the internet 24/7, we remember a simpler time when baking, gardening, and simple car repairs were all skills most people knew how to do! Go ahead and check out our list of 10 skills everyone should know, and see how many of these you can do!

Sewing & Mending Clothes

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Sewing is such a useful skill to have! Not only for creating beautiful clothes or stunning quilts but for much more practical reasons as well. If you have kids, you’ll know that they go through clothes almost as fast as you can buy them for one reason or another. If you have the ability to mend those holes in the knees or to let out a hem and make pants longer, you will save so much money by extending the life of each piece of clothing!

Basic Auto Maintainance

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We’re not talking about rebuilding an engine or trying to work on the electronics of a car… it’s best to leave that stuff to the professionals. However, there are plenty of things you can do yourself when it comes to basic car maintenance. Learning how to change a flat tire, change the oil, and even how to change the brake pads are all very simple skills that will save you some serious money!