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5 DIY Household Repairs


Doing home repairs yourself can save you hundreds of dollars.
Doing home repairs yourself can save you hundreds of dollars.
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Over time, it's only natural that something in your house will need upkeep and/or repair; it's just one of the joys that comes with home ownership. But for many home items, you don't need to purchase expensive replacements that can cost you hundreds of dollars. Instead, take the DIY route, unleash your inner handyman and fix these five items yourself.

Doing small repairs around your home can save you tons of time and money, assuming you already have access to everything you'll need. Sure, everyone has their go-to home tool kit, but for these painless projects all you need is aluminum foil, a clothing iron and a little bit of glue. So save yourself an inconvenient trip to the hardware store, and look through these home fix-it tips to see how easy it is to whip your home back into tip-top shape.


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