Whether you own or rent, there's no getting around one thing: It's a good thing to have at least some home-repair skills. Plumbers and electricians aren't cheap (nor should they be), and you can't always wait for an expert to have an opening in his or her schedule, for example, when it's the toilet that's not working!
There are also times when proper home maintenance and repair can be a matter of life and death -- or, put less dramatically, at least of safety. Such situations include almost anything involving electricity, certain things involving plumbing and water, or the correct installation of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. When you're taking on projects in these areas, you have to know what you're doing. Of course, the opposite is also true. There are times when you should admit you *don't* know what you're doing, and hand off projects to a licensed professional. That's for the best sometimes, for your own safety and that of the people who live with you.
So, are you ready to start your own side hustle as a handyman-for-hire? Or do your skills need a lot of shoring up? We've got a quiz to help you find out. Let's go!