10 DIY Jobs That Seem Hard But Are Easy To Do Yourself

Simple home maintenance issues can be fixed if you put your mind to it. Getting professional help can be costly, even if it is just a mere simple issue.

DIY jobs can be an alternative solution, and it can also restore your faith in yourself; moreover, it is a great way to spend your free time.

However, DIY jobs are not as hard as you think, and here are some things you can easily do that will guarantee that you can maintain your house without spending too much:

  1. Fixing The Squeaky Door

Doors can get squeaky when there is rust on its hinges. Fixing hinges is the most straightforward household job one can do, and with just simple tools, you can quickly restore it.

You can put cooking oil or a rust remover, also known as WD-40 on the rusty hinges and check the door if it is still squeaky by moving the door back and forth.

However, this is a temporary solution; the long term solution might be that you need to unscrew the hinges and sand down the metal to remove the rust to make it last longer.

  1. When The Door Slam Shut

When you close the door, and it suddenly slams shut, and it makes a squeaky noise, it is something that you need to address.

There is a solution you can do which is, setting a small duct tape on the tip of your door to make a temporary door stopper. It can be fixed by taping a rubber band at the lower edge of the door as well.

  1. Painting

Painting is one of the easiest yet fun DIY things you can do. All you need to do is to get a bucket of paint and some brushes to restore the color of your house.

Paint can indeed change the look of a room, so if you intend to turn things around, there are a lot of ways how you can make a place lively by just adding some color in it.

  1. Remodeling The Kitchen

You must have a plan when you think of remodeling your kitchen. Work on a design where you can specify certain lighting fixtures or finishes. You can replace some appliances to fit the theme you have chosen, revamp your kitchen island, or you can paint your cabinets.

These can elevate the look of your kitchen. For example, changing the knobs to silver and painting the cabinets white can create a clean, sleek look and an illusion of space.You can take your old knobs when you are buying new ones to get the proper sizes.

  1. DIY Cabinets

Creating a shelf or cabinets for your accolades, books, or souvenirs is very easy. There are countless options on how you can add a shelf, for example:

  • Hang a gorgeous piece of wood
  • Upcycling an old leader
  • Using a strong industrial glue to glue a small soap dish to the bathroom
  • Erecting a small shelf unit

All you need is a hammer, nails, and metallic shelf support to holster the shelf on.

However, based on reasonable considerations, there is a standard size for cabinets like considering the height of your household. You may or may not adhere to these, but you should consider it to avoid discomfort.

  1.  Flowering Beds

Flower beds make your garden look well maintained and sophisticated. All you need are some bricks and dig with some dirt. The best thing about this is you can manage in small spaces, repurpose a tree stump, cut a hollow on a log, or buy clay pots to make flower beds.

After fixing up the flowering beds, you can add more plants and flowers to make your garden look beautiful. Also, you can check some gardening guides if you’re still indecisive about how you’ll position your flower beds.

  1. Refurbishing Skirting Boards

Skirt boards can get old after a few years. Pain can be chipped due to furniture legs or wayward feet. However, you can update these skirting boards on your own by either painting them or polishing them. You can also add any decorative element or texture to it.

When you refurbish skirting boards, this usually means painting and refurbishing skirting boards can be beneficial in the long run.

It’s actually easy to buy some skirting boards that you can fit on your own and redecorate for your DIY jobs; you can use an online retailer to find the exact lengths that you need.

We liked the calculator on this site ‘Skirting Board Shop’, as it makes it easy to find the right length’s for your room.

  1. Fixing The Drain

Fixing the drain can be done with things available in your pantries, such as baking soda and vinegar. Since chemical cleaners can be harmful to your household’s health, it’s best to use the baking soda and vinegar mixture instead.

First, Pour enough boiling water into the drain. Second, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda then follow with 1/2 cup of vinegar.

Lastly, the baking soda and vinegar mixture will be fizzy, and there will be a lot of bubbles, so try covering the drain so it will force the debris downwards. Wait for 10 minutes and repeat until the pipe is cleared. You can regularly do this to keep your sink clean and unclogged for a long time.

  1. Reupholstering

Reupholstering old furniture can be daunting, but it also can be done without any professional help. As long as you identify the parts you need to reupholster, and you have the right supplies and tools you needed, you’re good to go. You can attend classes or search through the internet on how to successfully reupholster your furniture.

There are guides on how to reupholster different kinds of furniture, so you better take advantage of those resources. Upholstering can improve the overall appearance of your home, and this is also a good way of restoring your old furniture back to its glory.

  1. Transform Your Backyard

Landscaping is not just about maintaining the appeal of your house. It should be welcoming in a way that invites your visitors to enjoy your outdoor space.  You can create a backyard that will look at it’s best without spending a lot.

There are easy, simple things you can add and fix in your backyard, such as a stone path, your fire pit, and even repurposing your old pots. These can improve how comforting your yard can be.


You don’t always have to seek professional help when there are some things at your home that need to be fixed or maintained.

There are some cost-effective DIY jobs that even beginners can do, such as the things mentioned above, and there are other resources on the internet you can take advantage of to learn how to do DIY jobs.

The best thing about this is these can be quickly done, even in your spare time!

Julie Higgins
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