When it comes to fixing things around the house, many of us wish we had more skills and know-how that will help us get the work done effectively and efficiently. Contrary to my previous post about why you should hire a handyman, today, I will be sharing with you some handyman hints and tips that could guide you in fixing little problems around your home.
Always Have the Right Tools At Your Disposal:
In order for you to be a successful amateur handyman, you will need to have the necessary tools for any needed task. Check out our Ultimate Home Maintenance List to know more about what tools you will need.
Don’t Be Afraid to Try:
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of videos on YouTube that can guide you in fixing a multitude of maintenance issues around the house. The challenge is not to be afraid to try them out.
Learn the Helpful Tricks:
You might not have the necessary skills to, for example, hammer in a nail without hurting your fingers, but there are always tricks around that. In this case, a pair of pliers or a fine-toothed plastic comb could be used to hold the nail in its place and save your precious fingers!
Understand Your Tools & Products:
Some household cleaning products could be used to unclog drains. Others could be used to stop mold from forming. Also, many tools could be used as different problems solving solutions (example, sink plunder vs. toilet plunger). Make sure you take time to understand the difference between those products and tools so you could utilize them better.
Know How to Store Right:
Storing your tools correctly, including nails, bolts and nuts, can save you a lot of time and help you solve problems around the house faster and more competently.
We hope you found our list useful. For a more extensive and specific list, be sure to check out this 101 Handyman Hints pdf.