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Thank you You Tube, you just may have saved the day

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NumTumDeDum Thu 07-Aug-14 23:21:38

My dad bought DD a loom band kit. Hours of entertainment he said. It's really easy her cousin had one round there the other day didn't hear a peep from her. Well, several hours later we had a lot of bands everywhere and a sulking 5 year old and me cursing instructions which have clearly lost something in translation. I have just learned how to do it using a video made by an 8 yr old American girl. Now all I have to do is teach DD.

Just last week we learned how to style her hair like Elsa for a Frozen party.

What's the best thing you've learned from You Tube?

Salmotrutta Sun 10-Aug-14 16:50:37

I tried to find the tumble dryer in smart car video but all I could find was the advert.

sad

antimatter Sun 10-Aug-14 16:28:50

Change broken screen in a laptop.
How to's if I get a new phone.
Recipes from MN book.

IreneR Sun 10-Aug-14 16:18:12

How to replace doorknobs.

How to make a wreath.

How to unstick painted-shut windows.

Bamaluz Sun 10-Aug-14 15:52:48

How to fold the pop-up tent so it would fit back in the bag.

How to fit the dog guard in the car.

Poledra Sun 10-Aug-14 15:19:47

How to change the inner tube on my bike wheel.
How to do various hair-dos demanded by the DDs' dancing costumes
How to use loom bands stuff grin

WallyBantersJunkBox Sun 10-Aug-14 14:49:26

Oh and how to pronounce Swiss German words has been very helpful on youtube.

Luckily I am Welsh, so have those genetic reserves of extra spit. grin

Blackhandbag Fri 08-Aug-14 22:17:22

So many things!

Most recently how to do my eyebrows with those razors recommended on here!

NumTumDeDum Fri 08-Aug-14 22:08:20

Seriously? How to get white goods into a smart car? shock amazing!

Very taken with the swan feather quill. Am totally resolved to learn at least one new thing a week.

Idontseeanyicegiants Fri 08-Aug-14 14:29:56

Various DIY jobs that I wanted to get done before doomsday DH forgot his promise to get round to them because I was busy and tired with a new baby.
Loom bands grin
Darning, knitting and crocheting.
How to play the violin.
It's useful to remind me how to so the simple bits and pieces I can do but haven't for a while like rewiring a plug, I can do it, done it many times but not for a while. A quick YouTube reminded me of how to do it without blowing anything up grin

Elesbe Fri 08-Aug-14 14:29:13

Salmotrutta, you made me laugh out loud!

NutcrackerFairy Fri 08-Aug-14 14:28:02

How to emigrate to Australia.

I have been watching old episodes of Wanted Down Under on Youtube, particularly those of families moving to Brisbane as that's where I want to go.

lucysmam Fri 08-Aug-14 14:26:32

cheers Wally smile

I learnt how to use one of those hair donut things with you tube.
I tried so many times and my poor DD was getting frustrated.
She looked it up and hey presto.
So easy. Who would have thought.
I had to do it for her every day for about 2 weeks.
Now, nothing. These phases they go through eh!?

How to remove and replace a toilet in the bathroom.

WallyBantersJunkBox Fri 08-Aug-14 14:18:37
lucysmam Fri 08-Aug-14 12:44:00

I'll while away an hour or two watching those later ImATot, thanks smile

UriGeller Fri 08-Aug-14 11:44:27

How to fold a double rain cover for Phil & Teds Navigator AND get it back in the teensy weensy fragile little envelope it came in!

Thisvehicleisreversing Fri 08-Aug-14 11:41:39

I used it to learn how to sign basic words.
I work in a local shop and we have 3 regular customers who are deaf. I always wanted to learn sign language so have taught myself a few things with YouTube.

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Fri 08-Aug-14 11:40:40
lucysmam Fri 08-Aug-14 11:08:47

Wally and ImATot, what make up tutorials do you watch? smile

CadleCrap Fri 08-Aug-14 11:08:00

How to use terry toweling nappies. Amazing what is on there!

Salmotrutta Fri 08-Aug-14 11:03:54

How to get a tumble dryer in the back of a Smart Car.

I don't have a Smart Car and never will but it was very interesting!

WallyBantersJunkBox Fri 08-Aug-14 10:59:52

I could watch make up tutorials all day. I never actually use the tips though, just like watching. PixieWoo do nice tutorials and the sisters are very likeable.

Same with cookery programs, something so relaxing about watching a cake being made.

lettertoherms Fri 08-Aug-14 10:46:12

I couldn't do more than a basic plait before YouTube, that's how I figured our french braids and fishtails and now can do them just as easily.

Makeup tutorials. It was a revelation. I know how to useproducts effectively now and I feel much more confident.

Letthemtalk Fri 08-Aug-14 10:45:05

Changing a blown element in my oven, saved me a fortune and seriously impressed dp

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