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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