If there’s one thing that we learn as we start down the path of independence, it’s that we pay WAY too much for everything. Once I started doing things for myself and trying to find ways to make things instead of buying them, I became a money-saving junkie. I’ve also learned to think outside the box and to approach any task with a can-do attitude. Now I’d like to share 15 of my favorite things to DIY in order to save money.
Unclog Your Own Drains
Plumbers are uber expensive and difficult to get to your house in less than a couple of weeks, unless you want to pay the emergency fee. Most clogged drains are easy to clear if you just have a snake, a pair of pliers and a screwdriver. This likely won’t take more than 30 minutes.
YouTube how to clear your particular type of drain and congratulations! You’ll have saved yourself a couple hundred bucks and won’t have to deal with the clogged sink or tub for two weeks while waiting on a plumber.
Mow Your Own Lawn
OK, so mowing the grass and trimming the bushes is a hot pain in the patootie but do it anyway. It’s an excellent form of exercise, you’ll have the pleasure of admiring your own handiwork and you’ll have pocketed the significant cash that you’re throwing at the lawn guy every week.
Clean Your Own Carpets
The steam cleaners that you rent at your local grocery store are just as effective as most of the carpet cleaning crews out there and will only cost you about $40, soap included. That’s a pretty big savings when you look at what commercial cleaning crews are charging, plus you won’t have strangers traipsing through your house.