My husband is pretty incredible as far as the home handiwork goes. If he doesn't know how to do something, he finds a video online and learns how. Therefore, he has the brunt of the work. Because of that, I have taken on more of the grunt tasks that he doesn't like to do, like painting. I am a way better painter than him, if I do say so myself. And in removing the walls and walls and walls of wallpaper (every single room but one) I have taught myself how to spackle, which means I am now the spackler of the house.
Right now we are finishing one half of our basement. One room will be a laundry room, the other room a rec room. In doing this, we have to build walls. Which means lots of spackling. If you've never done it before, consider yourself lucky, but here's the process: spackle the seams, measure drywall tape, wet drywall tape, smooth drywall tape, cover drywall tape with spackle, let dry, sand, and spackle again. It is a slow, messy process, and if you have done it before then you know what I'm talking about. I had gotten the laundry room side done and was dreading and putting off the rec room side. But we found this awesome product: self-adhesive drywall tape. It was seven times more expensive than the regular tape (ok, $1 vs. $7) but oh my goodness it was so worth it. This tape looks like plastic netting and touching it, you wouldn't think it could stick to anything. But it adhered to the drywall so easily and in one swipe it was covered with spackle. While my husband made dinner tonight, I was able to get the rest of the project done. It took me hours to do the other side. I don't think I've been this excited about a new product since I got my Scotch ATG for Christmas.