A cracked, loose, or (ouch!) shocking electrical receptacle is a candidate for replacement. But before you head out shopping for a new one, know what to ask for and how to connect everything safely. | Illustration: Harry Campbell | thisoldhouse.com

Inside an Electrical Outlet

A cracked, loose, or (ouch!) shocking electrical receptacle is a candidate for replacement. But before you head out shopping for a new one, know what to ask for and how to connect everything safely. | Illustration: Harry Campbell | thisoldhouse.com

47 skills you need to know if you own a home. Pin now read later.

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

47 skills you need to know if you own a home. Pin now read later.

Genius!! You could also do this with bras or other stuff you dont want to tumble around - Click image to find more DIY Crafts Pinterest pins - Decor Ideas

Genius!! You could also do this with bras or other stuff you dont want to tumble around - Click image to find more DIY Crafts Pinterest pins - Decor Ideas

Another pinner said:  I wish I had seen this years ago!! Tape before caulking. Smooth out with finger. Then peel off the tape immediately, before it dries. - Click image to find more Home Decor Pinterest pins

Another pinner said: I wish I had seen this years ago!! Tape before caulking. Smooth out with finger. Then peel off the tape immediately, before it dries. - Click image to find more Home Decor Pinterest pins

This site tells you how to fix ANYTHING in your house and gives instructions for all kinds of DIY projects!

This site tells you how to fix ANYTHING in your house and gives instructions for all kinds of DIY projects!

How to Repair a Squeaky Floor - Fill with caulk,  Smooth the bead,  Push the bead of polyurethane construction adhesive deeper into the flooring gap with a plastic spoon instead of your finger. This adhesive is extremely sticky. Wear gloves when handling it and expect that any tools you use to work the adhesive will have to be cleaned with paint thinner, or in the case of the spoon, just throw away.

How to Repair a Squeaky Floor

How to Repair a Squeaky Floor - Fill with caulk, Smooth the bead, Push the bead of polyurethane construction adhesive deeper into the flooring gap with a plastic spoon instead of your finger. This adhesive is extremely sticky. Wear gloves when handling it and expect that any tools you use to work the adhesive will have to be cleaned with paint thinner, or in the case of the spoon, just throw away.

DIY Money Saving Home Repairs • Lots of Tutorials! From how to unclog a sink to how to patch a carpet and everything in between!

DIY Money Saving Home Repairs

DIY Money Saving Home Repairs • Lots of Tutorials! From how to unclog a sink to how to patch a carpet and everything in between!

How To Replace Window Screens:  I've done this myself, it's pretty easy:)  I use the old spline most of the time.

How To Replace Window Screens: I've done this myself, it's pretty easy:) I use the old spline most of the time.

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