Get Smart: Household Repairs You Can Learn How to Do Online

Owning your own place has it's high points, like being able to paint the walls whatever color you damn well please. But then there are low points, too; like that pesky thing called a mortgage payment—ouch!—and all of those tiny little leaks and cracks that need repairing, with no landlord around to fix it for you. We can't help with the mortgage, but we sure can show you a few ways to tackle small household repairs on your own.

The web is a wealth of information. If your home needs a small fix that you just know you could tackle yourself if you knew how, buddy up to Google and find a tutorial to help you out.

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Here are a few of our favorites (who knew you could easily repair those loose fins in your dryer tumbler?), but if you know of any web tutorials that have come in handy, please post them in the comments!

Install a New Kitchen Faucet Sprayer
Repair a Leak Under the Sink
Patch a Hole in Drywall
Replace an Interior Door Handle
Apply Silicone Tub Caulk
Unclog a Shower Head
Replace a Broken Toilet Chain
Repair Gaps in Moulding
Repair Loose Baffles in Your Dryer Tumbler
Change the Color of Your Grout

(Images: Taryn Fiol)

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