Lately I've made a few simple repairs that have saved me quite a bit of money and aggravation. My deadbolts were not working properly (about 15 years old). The key would turn but it wouldn't catch and pull the bolt out. Graphite into the keyhole didn't help. Took the entire deadbolt out of the door and sprayed the whole mechanism good with WD 40. Works really smoothly now 100% of the time. Savings about $40-$50 per deadbolt replacement. Storm door handle is made out of lucite. When to pull the door open and the lucite handle cracked in half. Could not find a replacement and gluing did not work. Went to Home Depot with the broken lucite pull and found an Oak dowel with same diameter. Stained and cut it to size, new solid Oak handle pull on the door. After that the latch mechanism on the door broke. Took it apart and found a small spring had rusted and broken. Found a pen, took out the spring, cut it to size and fixed it. Total savings over replacing storm door (replacement handle/latch not available) about $150-$200 and having to install it. Any other creative money saving household fixes out there.