Handyman Anthony Esmeraldo was sent a list of helpful tips for female homeowners and said it was too fun not to share with everyone.


South Africa (28 January 2020) – Asked if a woman can also be a handy-woman around the house, Mr Anthony Esmeraldo from Ant Projects, replied that there is absolutely no reason why a woman can’t fill this role if she is willing to commit her time and some money.

“Because I am the owner of a handyman (business), people send me all sorts of handyman stuff. A friend recently shared these tips with me which made me laugh and I would like to share it with you because life is too short, and we have to have some fun along the way” – Anthony Esmeraldo

  1. If you cannot find a screwdriver for the job, use a knife. Should you break off the tip, it’s an improved screwdriver.
  2. Try to work on your own – an audience isn’t really of any help.
  3. If what you have done seems stupid, but it works, it is not stupid anymore.
  4. Work in the kitchen whenever possible … you will find many fine tools there, it’s warm and dry, and best of all – you are close to the refrigerator.
  5. If it’s electronic, buy a new one…or consult with a twelve-year-old.
  6. Be simple-minded – replace the bulb or fuse, get a new battery, see if the tank is empty, try to turn the switch or just paint over it.
  7. Always take the credit for miracles. If you drop the alarm clock while taking it apart and it suddenly starts to work, you have healed it.
  8. Regardless of what other people have to say, kicking, throwing and pounding sometimes DOES help.
  9. If something looks level to you, it is level … except when it’s a window or a door that needs to open and close.
  10. If you do not succeed, simply redefine success.

Sources: Supplied
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