Three Household Emergencies You Can Handle Yourself

Video: I don’t know why they don’t teach things such as basic toilet plunging in school — years ago, it would have saved me from horror film-like screams, a teary phone call with my dad, and an afternoon of disinfection.

Household emergencies happen. In this episode of Lifehacker’s Adulting series, we’ll show you how to handle the most common ones, whether you’re living on your own for the first time or just need a refresher.

Learn how to:

  • Plunge a toilet (a mandatory life skill)
  • Reset a tripped circuit breaker
  • Stop a cut from bleeding

After taking care of these mishaps, you can go back to living your life.


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