How To Become A Skilled Handyman!

You’ll be pleased to know you don’t have to hire a handyman for everything that needs fixing. Below, we give you some advice on what is easily DIY. Not only will you slowly learn the ropes of becoming your own handyman, you will feel so accomplished too!

Basic Toolbox Kit

It’s advisable to stick to the essentials at the beginning of your new venture as buying everything all in one go could cost you thousands. You should also check out auctions for secondhand tools, you could save some bucks.

Adjustable pliers

Pipe wrench

Wire cutters




Masking tape

Basic screwdriver kit


Tape measure

Utility knife




Simple DIY Tasks

Light Switch Replacements

If one or all your light switches flunk out, you need to replace them. Here’s how…

Step 1

Disconnect the electricity at the main circuit breaker. Head over to the light switch you want to replace. Loosen the screws with a normal screwdriver turning it anticlockwise. Now carefully remove the wires.

Step 2

Take out the switch plate and use a voltage tester to double check the circuit is actually dead. Now take out the switch plate making sure the wires are still all connected. Focus on the wires that are connected to the switch. Don’t touch any other wires.

Step 3

Unscrew the wires of the old switch then match the new wires with the corresponding colored wires as it was with the old switch.

Step 4

Reconnect the power at the main circuit breaker, switch the light switch on and there will be light!

Water Stain Removal From Wooden Furniture

Light colored watermarks on wooden furniture is an indication that the water has not seeped in deeply. Here’s a simple way to eliminate that watermark…

An oily furniture polish rubbed over the stain with a cloth should do the trick. If not, try using a damp cloth with a touch of toothpaste and rub over the stain gently.

See, how simple are those two DIY home improvement tasks?

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