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.
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)