The Basics of Living Alone as a Single DivaWhile help is always around no matter what you want done around the house, it’s never too late to learn the basics of home maintenance yourself. Sure, you’re not going to be able to build a cabinet in a day, or know exactly what an acme screw is for, but if you can change a lock on your own and understand the basics of changing the faucet head, then you’re more than qualified to become a single diva living alone.
Where to start? Start with the basics. The basics are: comfort, eating and recreation.
Being comfortable means new blinds for the window to keep the sunlight out as well as the prying eyes of neighbors. You will also need a new sofa, so make sure you know how to assemble the one that you ordered online.
Your kitchen needs good plumbing, a decent refrigerator and a good stove. If you know how to install these things, you wouldn’t be scammed into paying more if you hire someone to install these contraptions for you. Changing the sink is also a good skill to have if you live alone. Applying tiles on solid cement is another skill to master.
When we say recreation, we mean the things at home that you can do to have fun. Installing programs in your computer is a no-brainer, but make sure you know how to troubleshoot. Phone lines and internet wi-fi systems are technologies you can learn how to use on your own.