10 Fix-It Tasks You NEED To Know Before Going To College

When I was in college, my roommates had no idea how to fix basic things around the house. My mom is a carpenter so growing up, I spent more time knocking down walls than playing with dolls. (Seriously, I got to knock down a wall in my bedroom.) Knowing how to do basic fix-it tasks is a really important skill to have in life, especially before you head off to college to live on your own.

Fortunately, I knew how to do basic household repairs so we rarely had an issue. I was really shocked though that no one else had learned these things because they were taught to me when I was young. I thought everyone knew how to spackle! Unfortunately, there still seems to be a common idea that repairs are a man’s job, which is stupid. My dad does the cooking in my house, and my mom does the fix-it stuff. The message that women can also do household repairs (shocking, I know) is finally coming across. According to a new survey in the UK, 60 percent of women are now taking on fix-it roles in their homes instead of their partners.

Don’t be part of the percentage who can’t fix things. One day you’ll be home alone in your house with an overflowing toilet with no one around to help you. Check out these super important fix-it tasks you NEED to know before you go to college:

Do you know how to do any of these things? What else would you add to this list? Tell us in the comments!

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