Be Your Own Handy Man

How many times did you have to call a handy man for small, odd job like fixing the door knobs, loosening a screw, repairing the radio, installing a tile—and you always pay quite a hefty amount every single time. Sometimes, you may have wondered, what if I can do all that and be my own handyman? What you now realize is that jobs like repair and home maintenance are life-long skills that you should have learned when you were younger. But of course you were busy learning other things then. However, it is never too late to educate yourself. How much money could you have saved if only you knew certain hacks , methods, techniques, and processes of fixing or restoring things around your own home?

Mr. Ariel Velasco from Singapore shared how he always have his hozan tools and kit with him, “Cutters, pliers, screw drivers, strippers—name it and I have them. If it is just a simple chore like fixing the wire of the cloth hanger of my wife, or simply tying in cables of my sons’ toys, replacing screw of frames of the master’s bedroom, I can do it myself. Just the other day, I bought some arcol resistors in this big hardware store I frequent in downtown Singapore as I plan to replace some inactive resistors of some of our electronic equipment here in the house. I thought some experimentation is in order and I might as well teach myself these things so I won’t need to hire someone to do the job when there is a need for it. I find simple pleasures in these little skills, and  I think I learn something new and I get smarter every single time. Not everyone learn pragmatic things like this in school.” Continue reading “Be Your Own Handy Man”

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