Doing a bit of DIY can be a lot of fun. Getting your clothes clean again afterwards isn't, really. Especially when you find out how hard the dirt comes off your hands to begin with.
Every self-respecting do-it-yourselfer and his/her partner will be happy with a set of proper work clothes. These are easy to clean and have plenty of sturdy pockets for tools and hardware. The gloves are thin enough to maintain a sensitive touch. Afterwards, you won't have to use scouring pads or grit soap and you won't find black smudges on door handles all over the house.