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Tackle these honey-do-list items as a gift idea for Father's Day

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Not sure what to get your man this year for Father's Day? Well, scrap the tie idea — that's old school. What he'd really love is some downtime to enjoy with the family. Help to free up his schedule by tackling a few of the items on his honey-do list. We've rounded up 14 simple projects you can tackle yourself and leave your man completely speechless.

Patching holes

Bothered by that silly hole in the wall that your kids created? Patch it up with the help of this awesome video tutorial. Bookmark the page as your husband may want to use it for his own reference.



Caulk your showers, your windows and more with these easy instructions on how to caulk "like a girl." Your husband will be so shocked by the amazing job you did that he may want to learn to caulk like a girl, too.

Changing out a light fixture


You found the perfect new light fixture for your bathroom about six months ago, and your hubby still hasn't put it up. Do it yourself with these trouble-free steps.

Painting a door


The spouse doesn't see why you want to paint your front door? Show him how awesome it looks by doing it yourself.

Cleaning out the dryer


If your man put cleaning out the dryer low on his to-do list, bump it up on yours. Proven to be a safe precaution, this is worth the sweat.

Installing a faucet


Good-bye to the boring stock faucet. Switch out your bathroom faucets without the help of your hubby with these step-by-step instructions.

Deck repair


If you're ready for summer hangouts on the deck, don't wait for your husband. Repair your deck without any further nagging.

Changing out kitchen hardware


If you're pressed for time but still want to do something for your man, switching out the kitchen hardware is the right DIY for you.

Peeling, patching and painting laminate cabinets


Your guy may think that it will take a bit of effort to repair your laminate cabinets, but you can show him how it's done with this easy tutorial.

Patching & painting baseboards


A near-effortless DIY that makes a dramatic change is patching and painting the baseboards. Beat your husband to the punch by showing him how awesome you really are.

Clearing out a clogged drain


Don't wait for your husband to clean out the clogged drain. Do it yourself with this step-by-step guide.

Hanging a curtain rod


Pick up some new window treatments and skip waiting for the hubs to hang them for you. Put up your pretty new curtain rods all by your lonesome.

Hanging stuff on the wall


You don't need your husband to create a photo gallery. Set and hang your frames yourself with these simple instructions.

Replacing electrical outlets


Sure, electrical work seems like it should be done by guys, but girls can do it, too, with this easy guide on changing out electrical outlets.

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