Closed September 2017

Home Repairs: Why Haven’t You Just FIXED IT Already?

   MeasuringtapeshortviewTrue confession: Repeatedly for months, I was opening my back door to the deck outside and looking at the metal weather-stripping that was sticking out, thinking, "Huh, someone should really fix that." And nobody ever did, until we had a party recently. When I saw the ugly door facing through my future guests' eyes, it became clear that now was the time! I grabbed a hammer and some small nails, and within three minutes, it was as good as new.

The resulting feeling was one of great satisfaction, but also of chagrin and puzzlement. If it was so simple, why didn't that get fixed for so long?

There are four main reasons that your home improvement is not improving on the Good Housekeeping Home Style Blog

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Evelyn Cucchiara

Couldn’t agree more – and it’s the little things that drive you crazy! My new concept is when I think of something, I do it. Clears my mind of having to remember to do it at a later date. My latest – put up another hook for a toothbrush in the bathroom. I cannot tell you how many times the toothbrush fell on me before I finally put the hook up. Took all of two minutes……


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