Owning a home can require continuous maintenance and upkeep and can be a scary thing for the inexperienced.  The good news is that if you are willing to take on a challenge and aren’t afraid to do some basic work yourself, you can save a lot of money on repairs.  You will also reap the benefits of that rewarding feeling of having accomplished something yourself and will gain an overall knowledge of how things in your home work.

Nearly EVERY homeowner has the resources to educate themselves on how to properly maintain their home they just don’t know it.  You don’t have to go buy a book, take a class or go to the library. In face, if you are reading this blog you are just a few clicks away from the greatest library of home maintenance available.  That’s right, it is the internet.

A simple Google search (or use your favorite search engine) will yield a tremendous amount of do it yourself guides, how-to’s and videos to help you on whatever projects you are about to tackle.

Before you run off to Google check out these helpful resources below:

Danny Lipford provides a great list of the homeowners top 50 challenging do it yourself projects. Check them out here: http://www.dannylipford.com/category/top-50/

Youtube is a great resources for how to videos and there are some excellent channels that are just full of informational guides. Check out this one from the Home Improvement Channel on how to install a wooden fence:

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tlG0PEYGe8[/youtube]

Here is the ehow Home Improvement Channel on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/ehowhome

The Do it yourself website is also a great resource: http://www.doityourself.com/

Remember, if you don’t know how to do something around the house you can almost always find a nice guide online.