“For the first time ever my 14 year old son consistently carries his weight around the house. As a single mom, it’s great to know he’s learning life skills that will help him be a responsible adult, and I love that my house gets cared for at the same time. Last month he found two smoke detectors that were expired. I feel like DIY Legends has our backs!”
Our ProActive Missions are designed to make strategic maintenance SUPER easy and fun! Tackling these missions will equip your child with important (and increasingly RARE) life skills, and it’s a character-focused approach. It’s like Ben Franklin designed your home economics class!
Our Chore Chain section will encourage the consistent completion of simple, daily tasks like making a bed, or taking out the trash. As a parent you can access lead by example with your own chore chains in your Viewer’s Dashboard account.
Record the completion of just about any kind of maintenance. Organize a closet? Record it and earn points! Mow the lawn? Record that too. Tracking and celebrating “wins” is super motivating!
Recording your utility expenses in the same place as your maintenance history keeps you organized. Need to buy a fridge filter? A couple taps and you have access to all your model numbers. Get a new roof? Throw the date and warranty info into DIY Legends and have it for safe keeping.
From furnace filters to smoke detectors…combing through endless options can burn through your time, and picking up the first thing you find can burn through your wallet. We’ve collected the best products at the best prices (including some exclusive discounts), so you can give more of your energy to the people around you.
This tool is great for families of all kinds. The following guidelines will help you decide what integrating it might mean for your family life:
Young children Ages 4-10: This app is best used while alongside your children. They will learn to enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done, and their hunger to learn about their world will be infectious to you.
Pre-teens Ages 11-14: You should plan to get your child familiar with the app and your home to start with. They will probably pick up the ins and outs of the game very quickly, but they will have some questions about the house and how to use some basic tools. Use your own discretion in regards to their comfort level and safety. Don’t worry, they won’t be messing with wires or anything dangerous like that. As they use the game they will likely uncover problems that need more advanced help. The game will guide them to get professional help when necessary but be aware that humans are naturally curious and if you have a particularly ambitious one you are advised to set expectations and boundaries.
Teens Ages 15-19: Some teens in this age group will hit the ground running. Parental involvement is always encouraged, but it might quickly transition to you simply rewarding your teen for hitting goals and staying consistent. This age is critical for developing habits and a work ethic that will bless them as they transition to life on their own in college.
If your kids have their own email accounts that you want them to use to access DIY Legends you will be able to create a free Viewer’s Account with your own login credentials to track their progress. Parts of the app will be shared, like the Utility Tracker, but the scoring or “game” side will all be done from the main User account. Many families just use mom or dad’s phone and work through the Missions together!
Our tool, DIY Legends, is a “progressive web app”. It can be used on almost any device with internet access (desktop computers, tablets, phones etc). It is optimized for use on Android phones using the Chrome browser and iOS (iPhone) devices using the Safari browser.
In a rental unit, many of the tasks in DIY Legends are the responsibility of the landlord. That certainly doesn’t mean they are getting done! While renters who use DIY Legends won’t get ALL of the benefits of excellent maintenance, they will certainly enjoy a safer, cleaner, and more efficient home, and families can learn a whole lot about the ins and outs of home systems.
DIY Legends is designed with the beginner in mind. We all can benefit from a good system to keep us organized, but having step by step instructions only a click away ensures everybody can get up to speed. The vast majority of our ProActive Missions involve tasks that are intended by the manufacturers of the effected appliance or component to be completed by homeowners. We’re not going to be re-wiring a furnace or blowing out walls together!
Look what I found with my daughter on this air conditioner! It’s so satisfying to work together to make a home work at it’s best.