Many of your local home improvement stores offer free or low cost weekly workshops. These classes teach you skills ranging from repairing a fence to installing hardwood flooring. Learning these do it yourself tricks could save you up to half the cost of the total repair, not to mention the pride that comes with the accomplishment. Check out Lowes for a library of how-to videos or Home Depot to view and sign up for weekly in-store classes. Build your skills, your home, and your savings account!