Home Maintenance

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Wall Anchor 101 - How to Use in Drywall | The DIY Playbook
Do I need to use a wall anchor? Which wall anchor should I use in plaster? How do I use one? I answer all of these questions and more in this blog post all about wall anchors and hanging heavy items.
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California Drywall Patch Repair (Step-by-Step Photos)
Adding pink joint compound to the front of your patch. Have a big hole in your drywall? Here's a step-by-step for the California drywall patch method for a seamless finish. I walk you through the DIY supplies you need and how to make your drywall look good again!
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California Drywall Patch Repair (Step-by-Step Photos)
Have a big hole in your drywall? Here's a step-by-step for the California drywall patch method for a seamless finish. I walk you through the DIY supplies you need and how to make your drywall look good again!
a woman standing in a garage holding a drill and hammer with her hand on the floor
DIY Guide To Properly Maintain Your Garage Door
Have a squeaky garage door and not sure how to keep it working well for years? I walk you through how to maintain your garage door. From lubricating the hinges, to power washing and cleaning the garage door, here's your DIY guide.
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DIY Guide To Properly Maintain Your Garage Door
Be sure to lubricate the coils on your garage door. Have a squeaky garage door and not sure how to keep it working well for years? I walk you through how to maintain your garage door. From lubricating the hinges, to power washing and cleaning the garage door, here's your DIY guide.
How To Clean Your Faucet's Aerator
When was the last time you cleaned the aerator on your faucets? My answer...never. Oops! Luckily, it's pretty simple to do (that is, if you can get the cap off easily!). The aerator can get backed up with debris after lots of use, so it's important to keep it clean. Here's how... If you need help staying on top of these home maintenance tasks, comment HOME and I'll send you details about my digital guide designed to help you keep your home running smoothly! Link in the pin.
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California Drywall Patch Repair (Step-by-Step Photos)
Painting the color greige over the drywall patch. Have a big hole in your drywall? Here's a step-by-step for the California drywall patch method for a seamless finish. I walk you through the DIY supplies you need and how to make your drywall look good again!
a person using a paint roller to fix a wall that has been torn off with pink paper
California Drywall Patch Repair (Step-by-Step Photos)
Have a big hole in your drywall? Here's a step-by-step for the California drywall patch method for a seamless finish. I walk you through the DIY supplies you need and how to make your drywall look good again!
Repair A Large Hole In Your Wall (California Patch Method)
Have a large hole in your wall? I tried out a new-to-me technique to patch it and it worked out pretty well! It's called the California Patch method and it works well on a medium-sized hole. Mine turned out okay, but would have worked better if I wasn't butting up to the stairs and baseboard. I'm just happy the hole is gone! I'll be eager to try this on a hole in the middle of drywall to get a perfectly smooth finish. You can find the step-by-step in the blog post.
DIY Guide To Properly Maintain Your Garage Door
When was the last time you gave your garage door some TLC? I walk you through the steps to maintain your garage door. It's something you should do twice a year. I'm sharing the full tutorial at the link in the pin, along with the exact supplies you need to get the job done.
Your Home Playbook To Keep Your House Running Smoothly
Homeownership can be overwhelming. How the heck do you maintain this expensive home that you bought? I'm here to help! I share home maintenance tips in my stories and share detailed step-by-step tutorials over on my blog. Need even more help maintaining your home? Check out my digital guide, Your Home Playbook. It has everything you need to keep your home running smoothly.
Try Paint Touch-Up Pens For Your Walls
These are such a gamechanger! No more digging through my old cans to find what I need for a quick touch-up. I ended up making one for every color in our home and I keep them in a drawer in my office. So easy!
How To Fix Peeling Paint On Your Windows & Sills
Is your window paint flaking or peeling? It's probably from condensation and the wrong primer. Here's how I recommend fixing it so this problem never happens again. For a step-by-step tutorial and links to everything I used here, head to the blog post at the link in the pin.
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Wall Anchors Guide - How To Hang Just About Anything
Do I need to use a wall anchor? Which wall anchor should I use in plaster? How do I use one? I answer all of these questions and more in this blog post all about wall anchors and hanging heavy items.
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Wall Anchor 101 - How to Use in Drywall | The DIY Playbook
Do I need to use a wall anchor? Which wall anchor should I use in plaster? How do I use one? I answer all of these questions and more in this blog post all about wall anchors and hanging heavy items.