Home Repair Made Easy
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Home Repair Made Easy

DIY Tips to Save Money, Time and Aggravation on Common Home Reapirs
4.3 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
63 students enrolled
Created by Beth Allen
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Tackle common, easy Do It Yourself Home Repairs
  • Problem solve and fix clogs, jammed garbage disposers, tripped circuits, carpet stains, toilet rings and more
  • Identify when to call a professional for repairs
  • Save money, time & stress on basic home repairs
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  • Students need no prior knowledge of home repair.

Are you tired of spending $150 for contractor to make a 15 minute repair? 

Do you panic and feel overwhelmed when things break at home?

Do you live alone and want to be a confident and capable homeowner who knows how to problem solve, what to buy and how to fix it?

Home Repair Made Easy is an ideal course for new homeowners and single, divorced or widowed women ready to save money, time and stress dealing with home repairs. Remember, if women can give birth to a human they can surely tackle the toilet! 

Topics include:

  • Clogs in sinks, showers and tubs
  • Jammed garbage disposers
  • Non working outlets, GFCI's and tripped circuits
  • Carpet stains and general cleaning tips
  • Removal of stains in toilets and other plumbing fixtures

This beginners course addresses common problems with easy DIY solutions. In this hour long class, you will see demos of simple problem solving tips, easy repairs and the recommended products to get the job done. Printable tip sheet is available for future quick reference along with shopping list for your tools and supplies.

With Home Repair Made Easy, you will...

  • Learn to Do It Yourself
  • End your dependence on others
  • Save Money, Time and Stress
  • Have a safer, more functional, and efficient home

Sign up today and have fun becoming a HIP Chick - A Home Improvement Project Chick

Who is the target audience?
  • Take this course if you are a woman who wants to save time, money and aggravation managing the home.
  • Perfect beginner course for single divorced, widowed women. Take this course if you want to stop waiting on a man to fix it and want to spare yourself seeing a contractor's crack.
  • This course is ideal for homeowners or renters who are new to home repair. Course is created with women in mind but very applicable to male homeowners.
  • Renters can learn ways to maintain their unit without waiting for the building superintendent.
  • This course contains every day useful content for any homeowner but professional contractors may find they know the information.
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Curriculum For This Course
Welcome to Home Repair Made Easy
1 Lecture 00:42

Welcome to Home Repair Made Easy. This the signature course I deliver in LIVE classes in the Philadelphia area. My classes have helped hundreds of women become empowered homeowners. I target women with my classes but men are always welcome to join the HIP Chicks Flock. There is no genetic imprint for using power tools, so we all have to develop our DIY knowledge, skills and guts! This course is fun, engaging and informative!

My goal is to help you save money, time and stress handling everyday DIY home repair issues. As I tell my live students, please feel free to email me any questions. I try to answer them all as soon as I can. Reach me at bethallen@diyhipchicks.com

Don't miss resource pages throughout the program filled with how-to reminders and a product buying guide!

Preview 00:42
Jammin' the Disposer
1 Lecture 10:32

The Garbage Disposer is a big ticket repair item. It can be an easy DIY repair with a little know how. In this session, you will learn how to unjam the disposer, restore power to it and learn what you can and can NOT put into it, including your fingers!

Please download the disposer tip sheet as a quick reference for troubleshooting. Print it out and tape it inside your sink base cabinet for handy reference. Keep it right along side your disposer wrench! Watch the video to see that tool!

Jammin' the Disposer
Clogs - The DIY Basics
1 Lecture 10:03

Clog, Schmog.  Clogs belong on your feet, not in your drains, but every homeowner encounters them at some point. No worries. You can manage these annoying plumbing issues without calling a pro if you try some of these easy tricks. 

In this section, you will learn how to use inexpensive tools for clog busting in sinks, tubs, showers and toilets! Learn about products you may not have known were available to you. Plus, I share my favorite low cost, earth-friendly clog buster! It is a must do DIY job!

Preview 10:03
Stupid Sink Stopper Stuck Again?
1 Lecture 07:55

That silly sink stopper will no longer confuse you after this session. You will be able to get yours moving up and down again in no time! NO pro is needed for this job but you may need a buddy to help with the reach!

Sink Stopper Stuck Again
Easy Carpet Care
1 Lecture 04:51

Kids, Pets and House Guests? The top 3 causes of soiled carpet. 

We all love those people and pets despite the messes the they leave behind. But don't panic. I have some great techniques to remove all sorts of stains from your carpet. First tip starts with NEVER using shampoo your rugs. Yep, do not use shampoo. Watch and learn why! Plus, discover an affordable and non-toxic treatment for pets with bladder control issues. 

Love your carpets and they will love you back by staying stain free and fluffy!

Easy Peasy Carpet Care
Safe and Sound - DIY Security Tips
1 Lecture 08:11

Keeping you and your family safe and sound is always a priority. A core need for all of us is to have a sense of security - roof over our head, money in bank and food on the table. I can't feed you dinner but I can teach you how to implement a few simple home tasks to make your home safer and protect your property.  Door alarms, family friendly light bulbs and auto-sensing lights! Easy to install and inexpensive so you can keep more money in the bank!

Be sure to download the vacation checklist. It's a list of key things to do around the house before you head out on a trip. Easy tasks to keep your property safe in your absence. 

Preview 08:11
Shockingly Easy DIY Electrical Basics
1 Lecture 08:26

Bad outlets, tripped circuits, power loss? I want to show you some basic troubleshooting tips that you need to try before you ever call an electrician. This session focuses on restoring power to outlets and circuits quickly and easily. Don't call a pro until you try these tips!

Shockingly Easy DIY Electrical Basics
Ring Around the Potty
1 Lecture 01:47

Do you have ring around the potty? You know that nasty dirty ring of discoloration in the toilet bowl. You scrub and scrub and disinfect but it still looks skanky. Just wait until you see this tip that will help you get rid of the ring so your toilet looks fresh again. Do not get a new one because of ring around the potty; we will find the perfect tool to get rid of it in the beauty aisle! 

Ring Around the Potty
About the Instructor
Beth Allen
4.3 Average rating
6 Reviews
63 Students
1 Course
DIY Expert, Contractor, Interior Designer & Spokesperson

Hey There. I am the real deal. Funny, sassy, tenacious chick on a mission to empower women to be smart, capable and confident. I help women save money, time and stress managing the home. Simply put, I teach women how to Screw and Hammer too. And YES you guys are all welcome to follow along too! 

I teach Do It Yourself projects that are actually do-able!

DIY Expert, Entrepreneur, Licensed Contractor, Interior Designer, Professional Speaker
Married, mother of 3 teenage sons, Former geriatric RN
Been on Philly TV over 80 times, About & eHow contributor, Philly Home Show Speaker and brand spokesperson.
The BIG Goal: become the Rachael Ray of the DIY world!