Easy home repairs

Being a mum is both rewarding and daunting at the same time, and sometimes completing even the most simple of tasks can seem like a chore – especially if you have your hands full with the little ones!


The key to completing a number of household chores is to be organised. Whether you plan a play date with the children or use your time wisely while they’re at nursery, having a few hours to yourself is a sure-fire way to get things done.

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From cupboard doors to replacement doorknobs and faulty taps, a number of home repairs can easily be competed without the help of a professional. However, there are also some tasks that will require the help of an expert. For example, if you live in a period property, then you may need to repair sash windows. The overhaul may be as simple as a draught sealing service, maintenance or a slight adjustment. A professional will be able to complete the repair without compromising on the aesthetic character and charm of your existing property.

Take photos

When replacing the likes of a cupboard door or a hanging rail, it’s important to pay attention to its appearance prior to removing the existing item. Taking photos of the different stages will certainly help you to easily reconstruct the replacement item.


If you need to repair or a replace a cupboard or drawer door handle, removing the existing handle and taking it along to your local DIY store will ensure you purchase the correct fixtures and fittings. If not, you may end up purchasing the wrong size or shape.


If you’ve decided to repaint an item of furniture, an old desk or a tired-looking door, then preparation is key. It’s important to ensure that all of the surfaces are clean and sanded down prior to beginning your paint job. It’s also wise to wash or vacuum the surface as debris has a habit of getting trapped under wet paint, which will only result in a shabby finish.

Electrical work

Although certain tasks can easily be completed alone, others require expert help, such as electrical repairs. In order to ensure your own safety and also, the safety of those around you, it’s imperative that you employ the services of an electrician. If the job at hand is as simple as replacing a light bulb, then this is an entirely different matter. It is however important to ensure that the power is off prior to doing so.
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Vicky is a mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. She writes about life as a single mother, parenting and lifestyle type things.


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Brian · 13/12/2016 at 14:58

Great advice. So many repair jobs can be done at home for very cheap, if you have the time and a little elbow grease. Thanks for sharing!

Ron Pickle · 17/08/2017 at 09:18

Could not agree with you more Vicky, lots of money can be saved by doing small repairs ourselves with out hiring a professional but always leave complex jobs like plumbing, installing a new roof to the experts only because a DIY attempt in those could cause a huge damage to your home.

Richa Verma · 24/08/2018 at 13:20

It’s crazy how big of a difference this makes! I love it.

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