Sometimes paying for a professional is absolutely necessary.
I wouldn’t dare try anything electrical on my own,
when “we” tiled our floor, we actually hired someone,
and when it comes to any plumbing/toilet issues…
yes, professional – all the way!
But there are a few things you can do on your own
even though you might think you need to pay someone…
With one of them, I found out the hard way.
Mr. Calypso was really busy that week so I didn’t bother mentioning it to him.
I just called the appliance guy and had him replace the hose.
After all, I didn’t want lint flying out of the hole,
or worse yet – I was afraid that somehow the gas was not ventilating properly.
Anyway, so the guy came,
spent literally 5 minutes replacing the hose.
And $125.00 later, he was done.
Mr. Calypso – not happy!
So then Mr. C tells me
this is one of the easiest and cheapest jobs you can do.
Now how was I supposed to know that?!!
you buy a new hose for like $5 or $10,
unhook the clamp for the old hose,
then reclamp the new one.
Yes, that is it. I’m so ashamed…
So, when our dishwasher started leaking recently,
Mr. C says to me, “Oh, you better call someone!”
Well after the last repair bill,
I decided to “look into it myself”
yes, because I am such a dishwasher-fixing expert!
Well it turns out,
I know a thing or two
because all I had to do was
push back in the rubber seal at the top
No more leaks!
So the way I look at it, the two things cancelled eachother out!
But then I came out ahead of the game when we recently got ants in our foyer.
Wow – it really sounds like our house is deteriorating doesn’t it?!!
since it seemed like the ants
were coming through the seal around the front door.
I bought some sealer.
Squeezed it out and re-sealed the whole area around the door inside and out.
(This is a fake shot of me doing it since I couldn’t take a picture and actually get the job done correctly at the same time – I think I need an assistant.)
And guess what?
So there you have money wasted on one project,
And money saved on two.
I guess I am ahead at this point!
I think I have become quite the DIYer! LOL!
What are some quick money saving repairs you have done in your home?