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Home Repairs Every Woman Should Be Able to do ...

By Lyndsie

Now that my wife and I are homeowners, there are seriously a lot of things that we didn't realize that we'd actually need to know. Things like ๐Ÿ’– โ€ฆ hanging up ๐Ÿ†™ pictures, repairing a leaky faucet, unclogging a vacuum -- those are all things that you should have in your back ๐Ÿ”™ pocket so you don't have to depend on ๐Ÿ”˜ any man! Let's dive into some of the other things that you really should know how to do.

1 Knowing How to Reset the Fuse Box ๐Ÿ“ฆ Will Come in Handy

Oh, this was a fun one 1๏ธโƒฃ -- the first time ๐Ÿ•’ that our house's power ๐Ÿ‘‘ was cut ๐ŸŽฌ out and the first time ๐Ÿ• that we blew a fuse, with no ๐Ÿšซ idea ๐Ÿ’ญ what caused it or how to fix ๐Ÿ”ง it. Seriously, this is one 1๏ธโƒฃ that you'll need to know. First, locate your fuse box, typically in a closet ๐Ÿ‘š or in the basement. After that, just play โ–ถ๏ธ with a few switches or even see if there are any directions on ๐Ÿ”› how you can reset it. You'll thank yourself for knowing this when the power โœŠ is out or you blow ๐Ÿ“ข a fuse.

2 Patching Holes is an Easy DIY Task for Your Wheelhouse

We all put holes in the wall. It is just something that happens and even though most of the time, my dad ๐Ÿ‘จ fixes it, I learned that he isn't always going ๐Ÿ‘ฃ to be here ๐Ÿˆ (my parents ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง live in a different state), so I want to understand how to patch a hole โšซ properly. Sure, there is a way to do it that doesn't look ๐Ÿ’‡ great, but โ€ฆ I wanted to learn ๐Ÿ“• how to patch a hole โšซ correctly and make it smooth.

3 Leaky Faucets Are No ๐Ÿšซ Match for Your Know-how

Oh, this is another one 1๏ธโƒฃ that is super fun to learn ๐Ÿ“• via FaceTime with your dad. My faucet ๐Ÿ’ง in the kitchen was leaking and I had absolutely no ๐Ÿ™… idea ๐Ÿ’ญ how to fix ๐Ÿ”ง it. If you've ever had this problem, it is easy to fix ๐Ÿ”ง and it is absolutely something that a girl ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป should know how to do. We don't need a guy ๐Ÿ‘จ to fix ๐Ÿ”ง our faucets, girls, we got this!

4 For Your Sanity, Learn ๐Ÿ“• How to Take ๐ŸŽฌ Apart and Unclog Your Vacuum

While I think that a man ๐Ÿ‘ณ should also learn ๐Ÿ“• this, in my house ๐Ÿฃ this is something that falls on ๐Ÿ”› me. My wife tends to clog up ๐Ÿ†™ the vacuum and then she leaves ๐Ÿ‚ it for me to find when it's my turn ๐ŸŽฒ to vacuum. While it is annoying, I have become quite great ๐Ÿ‘Œ at unclogging and really fixing the vacuum when it won't suck anything up.

5 You Can't Survive without Knowing How to Unclog Your Sink

Before we bought a house, Heather and I really had a hard time โŒš with a lot of the sinks and the bathtub ๐Ÿ› that we use. She has hair ๐Ÿ’‡ that tends to fall ๐Ÿ‚ out a little more than mine and in general, when you have two 2๏ธโƒฃ girls ๐Ÿ‘ญ constantly showering and constantly having hair ๐Ÿ’‡ everywhere, it happens. We actually invested in one 1๏ธโƒฃ of the little zip things that you slip down ๐Ÿ˜ฃ the drain and pull up ๐Ÿ‘† all of the hair. It works great!

6 Fixing Scuffs in the Floor is Simple, but Such a Big ๐Ÿ› Help

A walnut. That is all you need to fix ๐Ÿ”ง all of the scratches and scuffs in the floor in most cases. Seriously, I tried it when we first 1๏ธโƒฃ moved in and it worked so great! Also, knowing how to stain? That's another thing that I think all ladies ๐Ÿšบ should learn, it can not only work ๐Ÿ“ for doors but for floors too!

7 Figure โฌœ out How to Hook up ๐Ÿ‘† Your Own ๐Ÿˆถ Appliances

Ahaha, sorry, this one 1๏ธโƒฃ brings up ๐Ÿ†™ a story. We were renting an apartment ๐Ÿข and our washer broke. No ๐Ÿ‘Ž worries, our landlord bought a new ๐Ÿ†• one 1๏ธโƒฃ and had one of his sons hook it up. The guy ๐Ÿ‘จ hooked it up ๐Ÿ‘† backward, so the hot โ˜€๏ธ was cold โ„๏ธ and the cold was hot. He also never turned on ๐Ÿ”˜ the washer water. So, that's how Heather and I learned how to do it and it is so, so important for you to learn ๐Ÿ“• too!

So, now that you know what you need to do, it might be a good ๐Ÿ‘ idea ๐Ÿ’ก to watch ๐Ÿ“บ some tutorials via Youtube or even just educate yourself. You don't need a man! Keep that in mind. Now, what other repairs for you think you need?

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