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 💖 … hanging up 🆙 pictures, repairing a leaky faucet, unclogging a vacuum -- those are all things that you should have in your back 🔙 pocket so you don't have to depend on 🔘 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 📦 Will Come in Handy
Oh, this was a fun one 1️⃣ -- the first time 🕒 that our house's power 👑 was cut 🎬 out and the first time 🕐 that we blew a fuse, with no 🚫 idea 💭 what caused it or how to fix 🔧 it. Seriously, this is one 1️⃣ that you'll need to know. First, locate your fuse box, typically in a closet 👚 or in the basement. After that, just play ▶️ with a few switches or even see if there are any directions on 🔛 how you can reset it. You'll thank yourself for knowing this when the power ✊ is out or you blow 📢 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 👨 fixes it, I learned that he isn't always going 👣 to be here 🈁 (my parents 👨👩👧👧 live in a different state), so I want to understand how to patch a hole ⚫ properly. Sure, there is a way to do it that doesn't look 💇 great, but … I wanted to learn 📕 how to patch a hole ⚫ correctly and make it smooth.
3. Leaky Faucets Are No 🚫 Match for Your Know-how
Oh, this is another one 1️⃣ that is super fun to learn 📕 via FaceTime with your dad. My faucet 💧 in the kitchen was leaking and I had absolutely no 🙅 idea 💭 how to fix 🔧 it. If you've ever had this problem, it is easy to fix 🔧 and it is absolutely something that a girl 👧🏻 should know how to do. We don't need a guy 👨 to fix 🔧 our faucets, girls, we got this!
4. For Your Sanity, Learn 📕 How to Take 🎬 Apart and Unclog Your Vacuum
While I think that a man 👳 should also learn 📕 this, in my house 🏣 this is something that falls on 🔛 me. My wife tends to clog up 🆙 the vacuum and then she leaves 🍂 it for me to find when it's my turn 🎲 to vacuum. While it is annoying, I have become quite great 👌 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 ⌚ with a lot of the sinks and the bathtub 🛁 that we use. She has hair 💇 that tends to fall 🍂 out a little more than mine and in general, when you have two 2️⃣ girls 👭 constantly showering and constantly having hair 💇 everywhere, it happens. We actually invested in one 1️⃣ of the little zip things that you slip down 😣 the drain and pull up 👆 all of the hair. It works great!
6. Fixing Scuffs in the Floor is Simple, but Such a Big 🐛 Help
A walnut. That is all you need to fix 🔧 all of the scratches and scuffs in the floor in most cases. Seriously, I tried it when we first 1️⃣ moved in and it worked so great! Also, knowing how to stain? That's another thing that I think all ladies 🚺 should learn, it can not only work 📐 for doors but for floors too!
7. Figure ⬜ out How to Hook up 👆 Your Own 🈶 Appliances
Ahaha, sorry, this one 1️⃣ brings up 🆙 a story. We were renting an apartment 🏢 and our washer broke. No 👎 worries, our landlord bought a new 🆕 one 1️⃣ and had one of his sons hook it up. The guy 👨 hooked it up 👆 backward, so the hot ☀️ was cold ❄️ and the cold was hot. He also never turned on 🔘 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 📕 too!
So, now that you know what you need to do, it might be a good 👍 idea 💡 to watch 📺 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?