Learning how to save money is very important, especially when times get tough. And while we’ve already talked about useless things to stop buying to save money, there are other things you can do to cut down on costs and start saving up for the future.
One aspect of your life that you should be focusing on is home repairs and maintenance. It is worth considering that around 11% of household spending in the UK is allocated to maintenance and repair fees. Finding a way to bring down these costs is a great way to save a significant amount of money, which can really make a difference down the line.
Many of the things on this list involve complications and issues that look more complicated than they really are. There may be no better example than this than a busted wall. Now, if the hole in your wall looks like a person could fall through then it may be time to call a professional. However, slightly less severe damage can be fixed rather easily. In fact, all you’ll really need is a putty knife and some Polyfilla.
Just apply some Polyfilla inside the holes in the wall. You can use the putty knife to ensure that the wall is filled up correctly. From there wait around 30 minutes for the Polyfilla to dry. Because the Polyfilla shrinks when it dries up, you’ll need to do this a few times depending on the severity of the damage. It’s best to apply half an inch of Polyfilla each time. Once the damage has been repaired, just smooth over the rough part of the wall with sandpaper.
A broken toilet is one of the most worrisome things you can encounter at home. Many of you will be glad to know that fixing a broken toilet can actually be pretty easy. Now, this only applies if your toilet won’t flush. For more serious problems it may be worth calling your plumber as tinkering with your toilet has the potential to lead to more serious problems.
So what should you do if your toilet won’t flush? A guide to fixing your toilet on HomeServe highlights how one of the issues that causes toilets not to flush is a broken handle. Luckily, these are pretty easy to replace. All you’ll need to do is take off the lid from the toilet cistern and unhook the handle from the other mechanisms inside the toilet. After unhooking it, you’ll need to unscrew the nut that holds it in place so you can completely remove it from the toilet. Take the handle to a DIY store so you can get one that will fit in your toilet. From there it’s just about hooking the handle back to the rest of the inner mechanics and screwing it back on.
Clogged Kitchen Sink Disposal
Your kitchen is one of the most overused areas in your home. One of the most common issues associated with kitchen sinks is clogs or jams that can prevent you from using them. Luckily, there are a few ways you can go about fixing this problem.
CNet’s guide to unclogging kitchen sinks details that a combination of vinegar and baking soda can unclog your sink in no time. All you need to do is to pour boiling water down the clogged sink, followed by a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar. Let the solution sit in the sink for around 15 minutes and then rinse it out with boiling water. This should clear out any obstructions in the drainage.