10 Common Things You Should Know How to Do

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BetMGM Jun 07, 2022, 5:27 AM

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Here are just a few daily things we’re all likely to run into at some point, and it is essential to  know how to handle them.

Changing a car tire

Knowing the rules of the road is essential; knowing how to change a car tire, jump start your car and having a basic idea of the mechanics of your car is just as important. Maybe you’re okay with sitting back playing online slots while AAA makes their way to you, but it’s best to avoid any potentially dangerous situations by having the basics covered before setting out on the road.

Implementing basic computer security

Computers have become an integral part of modern life and it is important to have a fundamental knowledge of them. Even those who don’t work on computers on a daily basis still need to know how to operate them, whether for printing documents, checking emails, marketing, or even playing online casino games.

Some of the most important aspects to cover include knowing how to regularly back up your data, run a complete virus scan, implement a security system and check your Wi-Fi connection to assess where any issues could be stemming from. If all else fails, try turning it on and off again!

Hanging a painting

At some point in your life, whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, you’re going to need to hang a painting or mirror, put up a shelf, or drill some hooks into the wall. Done carefully, this process doesn’t have to be all that difficult. Just be sure you do it properly to avoid any damage to the wall, the painting or yourself!

Start by gathering the correct tools – different walls will require different drill bits, for instance, and it’s always best to use a stud finder when drilling into drywall. Choose a logical location and take the exact measurements. Be sure to practice extra caution when using both electric drills and hammers. 

Mending clothing

Whether there’s a tear in the seam of your work pants, a button missing from your blouse, or a small hole in your favorite t-shirt, having some basic sewing skills will prolong the wear of your garments and save you time and money spent at the mall. Taking a basic sewing course or learning from the person you usually go to for repairs, whether this is your mother or a friend, will provide you with invaluable skills – not only practical skills but focus, confidence and persistence as well.

Removing various stains

Whether it’s a wine stain on the carpet, some dirt scruff on your running shorts, or a bathtub that still looks grimy, regardless of how many times you scrub it, stains are an unavoidable part of daily life. 

One part vinegar and one part water will work well for pet urine on carpets; a mixture of vinegar and hot water is also very effective for coffee stains. Bloodstains should always be treated with cold (never hot) water and seen to as soon as possible – a stain remover or heavy laundry detergent and a soft-bristled brush should do the trick. A solution of baking soda and vinegar will work wonders in removing the grime from bathtubs. This formula will work well for showers and tiles too!

Downloading and activating games and apps on your mobile

For those who have managed to avoid technology to a large extent, the first step would be learning to download and navigate YouTube and Google. Why? Because these platforms offer an extensive database of an incredible variety of things, and you can find the answers to a lot of questions here. Fortunately, most quality apps are fairly intuitive and should have contactable customer service or even a bot to help you navigate any issues you might run into. If you’re looking to play live dealer casino games, BetMGM has 24/7 customer support, so you can focus on your game while we take care of the rest.

Fixing a leaky faucet

There’s nothing like a dripping faucet to keep you up at night. This minor inconvenience will cause sleepless nights and will waste hundreds of dollars worth of water, making it not so minor after all! 

There are a number of possible causes for leaky faucets, including broken washers, water pressure, a malfunctioning O-ring, or deterioration of the valve seat. Fortunately, most of the time, fixing one isn’t all that tough. Start off by deactivating the water, then disassemble the faucet handles. Next, detach the valve stem and inspect the parts of the sink. Once you’ve discovered the issue, replace the damaged parts, sanitize the valves and put the faucet together again.

Painting a wall

Anyone who has painted a wall, room, or house will tell you that a good paint job begins before opening the first can of paint. Preparation is key; this includes removing all the hardware from a room, sanding rough spots and washing dirty areas. Paint the ceilings, then the walls, using a small brush at the corners and against the trim before covering the larger areas with a roller. Do not drench the brushes in paint to avoid splatters, and apply two coats for best results. Finish off by painting the woodwork and trim with a gloss or semi-gloss paint. Reinstall the hardware after the final coat has dried.

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