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Best Ways to Save Money on Home Repairs

Updated on September 16, 2014

Saving Money Around the House

When you own your own home, saving money around the house is important. You know how many things can break. To stay on top of home repairs, check out these articles for practical advice on do it yourself projects that will let you be in control and save money.

This article contains resources for help with many home repair and DIY projects that you can do to save money:

- Windows

- Painting

- Decorating

- Maintenance

- Critters

- Energy

Photo of Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair: With 350 Projects and Over 2,000 Photos (Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide) courtesy of Amazon.

Windows and Window Repairs - Save money with these tips.

Are your windows in such good shape that you can you look through them and see the soul of your house? Well, me neither, but these articles can help get your windows in good shape while you save money and do it yourself.

DIY Around the House - These products can make life easier and your life more comfortable.

Painting

One of the easiest ways to save money on home repairs to paint a room. The fresh paint can cover up an ugly paint color and brighten a room making it look clean and new.

Cord Cover Kit - Hide the Cords in Your Home!

Hide those ugly computer, television, cable, and other electronic cords away and out of sight!

Decorating

Save money on decorating with these easy tips. Figure out the look you want then do it yourself and save.

Maintenance

Do some basic maintenance around the house to save money in the long run. By taking care of your house and furnishings, you won't have to replace big ticket items as often.

DE -- Diatomaceous Earth - Take Care of Pests Naturally

I use food-grade diatomaceous earth (DE) around my house (outside and in) to control bugs. It works! And it's safe. If pets or kids get into it somehow, it won't hurt them. Just be sure to get the food-grade DE.

Energy

Save money on utility bills by saving energy in the first place.

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Do you have great ideas for saving money on home repairs?

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      Compare prices of different products before you commit and also consider the time required plus any other products you may need to purchase to get the job done. One particular tip - install an awning over your patio doors - helps to keep the house cool when the sunlight is coming in from that direction.

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      Frischy 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I think we installed our ceiling fans since I was here before. They really do make us a lot more comfortable. I am waiting for my handyman to install the wind turbine I bought last month. Thanks for the tip on which way to set the fan for summer vs. winter. I never was sure about that. I am going to check mine now.

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      phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

      A lot of very useful information here, thank you!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Frischy: I think the sun screens I installed have helped keep my place cooler. I also added a large umbrella to my patio to shade the large window there. We have to do what we can!

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      Frischy 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Terrific links! I really need to study the ones about keeping the house cool in the summertime, since we are in the middle of a heatwave & the bad economy!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      Great lens with loads of resource links. Nicely done.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Looks like there is something here for everyone! This reminds me that I haven't flipped my mattresses lately.