The humorously titled, “The Real Man’s Guide to Fixin’ Stuff”, is not a typical fix-it manual, and it’s not only for men, real or otherwise.
Oh, sure, it has some tips you’d expect to find in such books, like how to repair loose hinges, squeaky floors, and dripping taps, but in it you’ll also learn how to re-sole shoes, make a vacuum suck better, sharpen blender blades, and resurface a wooden cutting board, among
hundreds of other tips you didn’t know you needed to know. For instance, were you aware you can rejuvenate a shabby carpet by sprinkling salt over the dull areas and leaving it stand for an hour? When you vacuum the salted spots, the carpet will have perked up considerably.
A great gift for the fledgling homeowner/renter/nest-leaver, “The Real Man’s Guide to Fixin’ Stuff” just might prove to be the go-to manual for the newbie when things go on the fritz. You can find it on Amazon for about 9 bucks. Do just one fix-it in the manual, and the book pays for itself.