The year 2020 was an eventful year for everyone to say the least. I won’t say that it was a bad year for me. Rather it was a turning point. I lost my job and at that point, I decided to refocus my career. Although things were tough and the threat of the pandemic was looming over everyone, I still managed to get through the year successfully. There was a point where I did face a crisis – with my clothes dryer.
With all the chaos brewing around me and around the world, my dryer went out. I was mortified. I already believed the world was coming to an end. The last thing I needed was my dryer to go bad, too! I was unemployed at the time so my budget was extremely tight. I simply didn’t have $500 to $700 to drop on a new clothes dryer. And even though my dryer is an older model, I didn’t feel that it should have been completely out of steam yet. There had to be some type of way to revive it without calling a contractor to fix it or buying a new one, both of which I didn’t have money for.
I started exploring YouTube and found some troubleshooting videos. I was so happy to see that there were people who took time to film videos explaining to people how to do things like fix simple problems with a dryer. I watched a few videos and discovered what the possible problems were and ordered the parts accordingly. I replaced the dryer parts and, Voila, the dryer was working like new in no time!
I was so excited about this that I decided to team up with Sears PartsDirect. I realized that there may be people like me who may be short on cash from time to time and can benefit from fixing broken items in the home rather than buying new ones. After all, YouTube is a great way to learn how to make these quick fixes. And believe it or not, some of these videos are created by professionals.
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Mel Childs is the author of this article and the owner of Move Me To Atlanta. She also owns her own writing company in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she has written freelance for various publications, including Bob Vila, This Old House, Lawnstarter, WikiLawn, Homelight, Fixr, LeadsForward, Upscale Magazine, Black EOE Journal, Ancient Origins, and many more.