DAY 18 Update, Don't Renovate Challenge: Fix It Already

You know that thing that has been broken for ages? That stupid thing that is so annoying but oh well who cares. Those things that you finally take care of when you are about to sell a house and then think, “SHIT. Why didn’t I do this sooner? This is so much better.”

Do That Thing Today

I’m showing the photo of that door because I have this exact door at my house. The door at my house has had the the seal broken for about a year. It needs a sweep on the back to keep critters from crawling in. I have the damn thing sitting here ready to go, I just haven’t done it.

Here are some other things I imagine you may need to do, FINALLY once and for all.

  • An outlet, fan or light that has been broken.

  • Tighten that wobbly table leg.

  • Patch those holes in the wall.

  • Install that trim that is missing.

  • Fix that wobbly or broken tile.

  • Fix the loose spindle on your stair rail.

  • Your broken disposal.

  • The pillows that have holes in them you’ve been meaning to patch up (me).

  • Tighten your wobbly toilet.

  • Fix a broken cabinet door or drawer.

  • Fix a broken shelf.

  • Your broken doorbell.

  • Broken door or gate lock.

  • A switch that isn’t working

  • Towel hook or bar pulling out of the wall.

  • Broken couch cushion zippers

  • Curtain rods pulling out of the wall

  • Hiding your TV/cable cords

  • Get Your chimney swept

  • Broken fence

Ok I think that is enough. Now, don’t go replacing things. This is a REPAIR project. Call a plumber, electrician, carpenter, your Dad, your Uncle, your Mom, your Aunt…whoever to help. If you need help hiring a contractor, refer to this post which is an excerpt from Shut Up And Flip A House Already, the flipping ebook I co-authored with Brenna Brooks.

Ready go!