There are ways to save BIG dollars like refinishing furniture and cabinets or doing your own car repairs/maintenance. However you don't need to be an avid DIYer to save yourself a boat load. By doing preventative maintenance and minor projects yourself you can still rack up a substantial savings. Here are a few ideas.
- Clean your vacuum! Your users manual has a section on cleaning/preventative maintenance; read up on it! I clean my filters monthly and clean the hoses and rotators twice a year. You will definitely extend your vacuum's life by treating it right.
- Have a hole? Sew or patch it yourself! Even if you're not a sewer you can still patch a minor hole. Big box stores like Wal-Mart sell iron on patches in a variety of colors. If the hole is in a place where it's highly visible you can always sew an embellishment over it!
- Give it a fresh coat of paint. When our mailbox post was looking broken, faded and in need of replacement what did I do? I painted it! It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do for almost anything.