From the time LivingWithBeth.com was born, how-to posts have proven extremely popular. If you look at LivingWithBeth’s sidebar list of popular posts on any given day, you’ll likely see several posts that tell you how to do something or how to fix something.
For this post, I’ve put together a list of some of LivingWithBeth’s most popular help and how-to posts of all time. Some of these were written years ago but continue to draw readers.
I love helping people, and it’s one of the main reasons for launching LivingWithBeth and for keeping it going. I especially enjoy helping with problems my readers specifically tell me about. I wrote one of my currently popular posts, Everything You Need to Know About TV Streaming Terminology, thanks to a reader comment on another post.
Readers, how has LivingWithBeth helped you? What else would you like to see?
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Don’t Trash That Vacuum!
How to Fix a Dyson Cordless Vacuum Pulsing On and Off remains at or near the top of LivingWithBeth’s popular posts list more than a year after it was written. It even inspired two additional vacuum-related fix-it posts – How to Fix Your Own Vacuum Like a Pro and How to Unclog a Dyson Vacuum When It Won’t Suck.
How to Fix Stripped Door Hinge Screws
There’s no need to call a handyman for stripped door hinge screws – fix it yourself instead, using a drill and a longer screw.
How to Set Up a Home Security Camera System
Setting up a wireless home security camera system is much easier than you think. Plus, the daytime picture quality on these cameras will blow your mind!
How to Fix Your Own WiFi and Internet Problems
Internet and WiFi problems can cause tremendous frustration for non-techie computer users. I created a step-by-step post with an infographic to help you troubleshoot and fix your home’s WiFi and internet problems, even if you have no technical abilities.
An appliance repairman quoted me around $150 to $200 to fix my clothes dryer’s loud squeaking sound. Fortunately, my mom and I fixed that squeaky dryer on our own by vacuuming it.
Repair Your Popcorn Ceiling
I never knew what a pain textured (popcorn) ceilings could be until the one in my girls’ bathroom started falling down. I’ve had to repair that popcorn ceiling a few times, and it’s no fun. A lot of painters and handymen won’t even repair a popcorn ceiling. They’ll most likely quote you on tearing down the popcorn ceiling and painting over it.
Fix Your Own Dishwasher
During the process of repairing my own dishwasher, I called in a repair technician, which was probably unnecessary. I knew what part the guy needed to install and should have installed it myself. I ended up having to finish the work on my own because additional parts were necessary.
Repaint Your Own Porch and Deck
The main thing I learned from repainting my front porch and rear deck was not to do it in the summer. What was I thinking? Well, it needed done, and I’m the type of person who sees something that needs done and takes care of it.
In hindsight, I should have waited a few months until the weather was cooler so I wouldn’t have been so miserable in the direct sunlight on hot summer days. It was hard work, but it really gave me a sense of accomplishment to see the finished paint jobs.
Remove Paint Stains from Vinyl Siding
After the sense of accomplishment from painting my deck and porch came the dreaded paint drips on my vinyl siding. This must be a common problem since my post about removing paint drips from vinyl siding remains popular to this day.
How to Unclog Your Toilet
Learning how to unclog a toilet was quite an education for me. For one thing, I’d been using the wrong type of plunger. My post about unclogging your toilet goes through a number of different steps you can take so that you won’t need to call a plumber.
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