14+ Home Repairs You Can Do Without Calling A Handyman

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If you’re a homeowner, you don’t need me to tell you how overwhelmingly expensive home ownership can be. Just when you think you’ve got things under control, an unexpected problem will occur that you end up spending a ton of money fixing. Thankfully with a little know-how, there are lots of home repairs you can do yourself without having to call (and pay for) a handyman!

1. Patch A Hole In The Wall

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Most of us have to deal with a hole in the drywall at some point or another. Click here for a video explaining the simplest way to tackle the issue.

2. Fix A Leaky Faucet

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There’s nothing quite so annoying as that incessant “drip, drip, drip” that comes from a leaky faucet. Click here for an informative video explaining how to fix it.

3. Change A Lock

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If you’ve ever had to hire a locksmith to change a lock, you already know how expensive they can be. Click here for a video explaining how to change or replace a lock yourself.

4. Stop A Running Toilet

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Most of the time, a constantly running toilet is a fairly easy fix. Click here for a great video tutorial.

5. Clogged Shower Head

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Some distilled vinegar and a plastic bag is generally all you need to fix a clogged shower head. Click here for the step-by-step instructions.

6. Fight Drafts

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If you live in an old house that’s experiencing some cool drafts, you probably just need to install a bit of weatherstripping. Here‘s how!

7. Fix Wooden Floor Scratches

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Curiously enough, a walnut is really the only thing you need to fix scratches on wood floors or furniture. Click here for the instructions.

8. Repair Loose Wallpaper Seams

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Over time, wallpaper will loosen and start to peel off at the seams. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to fix it. Here‘s what to do.

9. Remove Carpet

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Ready to rip out that dirty, dingy carpet and find out what’s underneath? Here‘s what you’ll need to do.

10. Unstick A Window

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Do you have a stubborn window that’s nearly impossible to open? Click here for a video explaining how to unstick it.

11. Refresh Tile Grout

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If your tile grout is just dirty, you can likely clean it fairly easily. But if it’s started to crumble away, you’ll have to re-grout. Click here for the how-to.

12. Refresh Your Lawn

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If you want your patchy lawn to look lush and green, it’s definitely achievable! Click here to find out what your next steps are.

13. Refinish Hardwood Floors

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Hardwood floors gradually become covered in scratches and start to look worn down. However, you can refinish them yourself with a bit of knowledge and some rented equipment. Click here for the informative video.

14. Fix Wood Floor Dents

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Speaking of wooden floors, you can fix dents pretty easily – even the deep ones! Click here for the instructional video.

15. Hang A Door

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Hanging a new door in an existing door frame isn’t as intimidating as it appears. Click here to learn how!

Now that you know these helpful tips, hopefully you’ll be well equipped to tackle any future minor home repairs!