3 Easy DIY Jobs For You

Doing it yourself has never felt more satisfying. Being able to fix something yourself always feels good. Around your house, bachelor pad, or domicile right now are probably a whole host of small jobs that need doing. Are you going to let them get worse when you can fix them yourself? Don’t do that to yourself. Get to work and prove to yourself you can do it.


Image credit

Squeaky Door

We all hate that telltale squeak from a door. That’s the sound of it begging for an oiling. The reason the squeaking happens is that the lubricated hinges on the door begin to dry up. The resulting sound is the metal very lightly rubbing against itself. In the very worst cases, it can jam up the door and lock the hinge.

This is quite an easy job to do. Just get a can of lubricant or oil first of all. Then just squeeze or spray a little bit of it onto the hinge. Open and close the door a few times to work the lubrication through. In no time at all your door will be as silent as the day you first moved in.

Blocked Drains

This can happen to anybody, and sometimes not even a dose of drain cleaning solution can do the job. In the event of that happening, it’s time to get your hands dirty. While more advanced plumbing jobs require professional plumbers, you should be able to figure this out yourself.

First of all you want to turn the water off. You don’t want to spring a leak by accident. Next, find the offending drain. Lay a tray or bucket underneath it, in case of any spillage. After that, you’re going to need a wrench to undo the screws and bolts holding the pipe in place.

Once the pipe is removed, you can start searching for the source of the blockage. It could be it’s in the pipe you removed. Either way, prying it loose forcefully is going to solve your blockage problems.

Broken Chair

Say a chair leg comes off. If it has snapped, you might have an issue, but if the leg has just removed itself from its mooring you can do something about it in a few easy steps.

First of all you’re going to need to get some adhesive. Next, place the chair upside down. Find something to balance it on, so it doesn’t keep tipping over. Put some adhesive in the leg mooring and stick the leg in straight. Hold it for a little while, while still keeping it straight.

Gravity should do the work from there. Leave the chair for however long it takes for the adhesive to dry. Then you can flip the chair back over onto its legs and see if everything is in order.

DIY isn’t hard at all. It requires limited tools for simple jobs too. While you might not be able to fix it all yourself, a lot of household fixes are easily in your grasp. You just have to try.


Written by:

Published on: June 20, 2015

Filled Under: DIY & Home

Views: 4564

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *