Change Your Air Filters
Set a reminder to check your air filter once a month and replace it at least every 3 month. If you have pets you will want to change it out every month or two to help remove pet dander from the air. Not only will your lungs thank you, your energy bill will be lower because your heater/air conditioner won’t have to work as hard.
Fix a Squeaky Door
Apply WD-40 or petroleum jelly to the hinges to get rid that the pesky squeak. Bonus points for installing an under the door draft guard to help keep warm air inside during the winter and lower your heating costs.
Catch a Running Toilet
Stop wasting water by replacing your worn down toilet flapper. To make sure the flapper is the problem put a few drops of food coloring into the tank. Wait a few minute to see if the food color starts moving in the toilet bowl. If the answer is yes, then it’s time to replace the flapper. To remove the old flapper, first turn on the water supply (usually located behind the toilet on the left side). Take the old flapper off the handle chain and pull the flapper out from the bottom of the tank. A new flapper should only run you about five dollars and will save you lots of money in wasted water.
Before you try using drain cleaner or call a plumber, try using drain cleaning tool like It’s pronged edges with attach to the clog so you can pull it out. This is especially helpful for bathroom shower drains where lots of hair can build up in your drain.
Replace Bathroom Caulking
Prevent future leaks and the eyesore of ugly dirty caulking yourself instead of calling a handyman. Simply apply a caulking remover and allow it to sit for a few minute before removing. Tools you’ll need caulking remover, putty knife, new tube of caulk.