As a military family, we never really stayed in one place more than a few years. Consequently, we never really saw the need to purchase a home of our own. Instead, we always chose to rent. While renting met our need to move around frequently, it also left us at the mercy of our landlord when it came to timely household repairs and maintenance. Unfortunately, this often meant dealing with high energy and water bills as a result of poor maintenance practices. With our limited finances, hiring a contractor to perform this maintenance was never really an option, but we were tired of blowing our budget on utilities that we knew could be controlled. So in my limited spare time, I decided to learn how to perform this maintenance myself. Now with the information you will find on this blog, you will be able to complete this task as well.