1) Get a new toilet seat today.
When is the last time your seat was replaced.
Think about how many people and how many times it's been used.
There are only two sized in the US, Regular (Round) and Elongated.
I like plastic, they come with better shaping, don't chip, and some have nice slow closing hinges.
Very nice if you are a guy.
For deluxe seats, consider a bidet or washlet seat.
Warm when you sit down, warm water wash and warm air dry.
After Chemo and Radiation this Fall, it was a life saver.
Now everyone in the house likes this bathroom, so nice to seat on a warm seat in Winter, and so much cleaner when washing with water.
3) Many service plumbers are charging by the job,
A big time saver when the bill needs to be written up.
My guys spend more time working, and less time writting long priced lists in the truck long after the work is done.
It's slam, bam, we're out of here.
Everybody saves this way.
Heck, it's just a service call. You don't ask the dentist for a breakdown of materials when you get your teeth cleaned.
4) It's Winter, if you haven't takine the hose off of your outside faucet, do it now.
We do a lot of replacement hosebib repairs in the Spring.
In the North, we use frostfree faucets, about 6" long, which means getting into a inside wall for replacement when they split.
You don't repair a split pipe on the faucet, you replace it.
I've never been asked to babysit before. Funny.