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Saving Money on Home Repairs

Over the years, I have challenged myself to be pretty self sufficient. I started growing gardens, baking my own breads, sewing my own curtains and clothes and even cutting my family's hair!

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So the other day when I went to stay a few days at my daughter's home, I couldn't help but notice that both her bathroom faucet and toilet leaked water and asked her about them. She was intending to call a plumber but I asked her if I could take a shot at them first.

I looked in a "Do-it-yourself" book, then on YouTube to make sure I understood how they both worked. Then I picked up a few parts and got to work and repaired both, saving a plumber's visit!

The bottom line is: don't be too intimidated by any project. Many are more simple than we realize and can really save you money big time as a Thrifty Fun friend!

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April 4, 2005

I encourage anyone who can to learn how to work on their own appliances. It cost us $40 just to have a repairman come out and tell us we had a kink in a drain hose on our washer.

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April 12, 2005

When considering home repairs when you don't plan on doing the work yourself, don't sign any contract that requires full payment before a satisfactory job is finished.

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Kelly Ann Butterbaugh
January 14, 2009

When shopping for larger home improvement items, price outside the box. While the do-it-yourself option seems to be the most frugal, that's not always the case. Expecting to find the best deal at a large home improvement store rather than a specialized dealer is also a false assumption.

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June 8, 2017

Learning how to do your own basic home repairs can save money and allow you to make the fix quickly and efficiently. This is a page about becoming your own handyman.

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