It wouldn't be a self-imposed home improvement month without doing a few basic improvements. By basic home improvements, I'm talking about the kind of repairs that are so simple, you can only but ask yourself, why had I never bothered to do this before? It's amazing how a handful of little things like the three outlined can drastically improve the general quality of life.
Step 1: Change Light Bulbs
There is probably some sort of bad joke that could be made here about changing light bulbs, but I will spare us all the indignity.
It's good to change light bulbs and not spend your days living in darkness.
Two key things to know about changing light bulbs.
1) Check the dead lightbulb to see what the wattage and style is.
2) Always toggle off the power switch when unscrewing or screwing in a light bulb.
I think you can figure out the rest.
Step 2: Outlet Plates
As long as I lived in my apartment, one of the outlets was missing a cover. We all generally just ignored it as it wasn't really essential to fix this.
Although, for less than $0.75 and in less than 2 minutes, an outlet cover can be added.
Simply unscrew whatever center screw is already there (if there is one) and screw on the new outlet cover.
Be glad you finally did this after one year.
Step 3: Drain Cover
How many spoon handles need to fall into the garbage disposal before you add a protective covering? The answer is roughly 3.
Simply buy one and place it over the cover and never pull spoon parts out of the garbage disposal again.