If you own your home this is a great article to help you be prepared for 56 different scenarios that can come up when you can no longer call up the landlord. From tightening a stair balustrade to fixing curling wallpaper there is something for any home owner in her. A lot of the how tos are aimed at older homes, for instance they will show how to get your radiators to heat up al the way and how to remove stains from porcelain sinks. They will tell you how to patch a hole in your gutter, how to install motion sensor lights and how to put your lawn mower to bed for the winter. There are 56 skills you can learn here and knowing some of these things ahead of time could save you lots of money down the road. If you know how to repair a hole in your gutter or stop drafts around your outlets you won’t have to call someone in to do and pay many more times what doing the repair yourself will cost. This Old House shows you how.