The only problem with this choice is that as the years pass, minor things in the home will need repair. A faucet may develop a drip. An interior door handle may become lose or harder to turn. A cabinet drawer can start to stick, and can only be pulled open with a hard yank. There may be water stains on furniture surfaces which need to be refinished. Vinyl tile in bathroom or kitchens may begin cracking. By itself, each one of these things is little more than a nuisance, too minor to bother calling an expensive handyman or contractor to fix. Eventually, you get so used to each one, you no longer notice it. You may even live with a spouse, but neither one of you knows how to repair the problem(s), so you both just live with it. The problem with ignoring these minor nuisances is that over time, they collect. That collection of small needed repairs may make your home seem shabby. It can happen so gradually over the years that you don't even notice the encroaching shabbiness.Avoid these 3 mistakes when picking a Medicare plan during open enrollment
Some repairs are too extensive or too complicated for a DIY attempt, such as replacing a floor surface or installing a large patch of drywall. But you may be able to easily do other minor repairs, such as fixing a leaky faucet or stopping a toilet from running and wasting water. The best place to start is online, where you can find instructions on repairing just about anything in your home. For example, if you want to stop a faucet from leaking, search the keywords, 'How to fix a leaky faucet.'