Home improvement can be a challenge for anyone. But part of being a strong, independent woman is being able to take charge of things. This includes knowing how to take care of basic home repairs. Of course, there are certain things--like fixing a busted refrigerator, for example--that are best left to professionals, but you don't need to have one around to change a light bulb, do you? Read the tips below to find out how you can be as handy with a toolbox as you are with your makeup kit.

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(First published in
Good Housekeeping Magazine, Your Good House Guide section as "Easy Fixup" in June 2006; adapted for use in Female Network)

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