I grew up in a really old house-I'm talking built-in ice boxes around the outside because refrigerators weren't really a thing yet. Needless to say, I witnessed a lot of handiwork being done. And while I've never been a homeowner myself, I learned early on the amount of work that goes into keeping a house in good shape.
If you're making the transition from renter to homeowner, there are certain skills you'll want to make sure to master. Gone are the days of simply calling your landlord to mend a leaky faucet-now, it's either you or the handyman, and there's something oh-so-satisfying (and oh-so-much-cheaper) about fixing stuff yourself.
To get started taking care of your new digs, read up on these eight skills every homeowner should know know.
1. Get Acquainted With Your Breaker Box
One of the first things you should do when you move in is make sure every switch in your breaker box is correctly labeled. Enlist a helper to go around telling you what turns on or off whenRead More »from 8 Skills Every New Homeowner Should Have