Changing your own light bulbs...figuring out how the timer on your central heating boiler works after it's been off for nearly six months...and changing the battery in your smoke alarm when it's running out and starts beeping constantly.
This actually happened to me very recently and proved quite a challenge, considering I am 5ft 2 inches and live in a tenement flat, so even with the aid of a stepladder I was still a good eight inches too short to reach it.
I had to unfortunately resort to wearing high heels when up on the ladder, while swinging an extra large can of hairspray furiously at the alarm to knock it off the ceiling.
My first serve with that can of Elnett would have given Andy Murray a run for his money, and I did of course arrange for a new smoke alarm to be fitted the next day - but this was nothing compared to the biggest challenge of all.
Picture the scene...you're sitting snuggled up on the sofa, candles lit and the fire is roaring, and all of a sudden you see something out of the corner of your eye.
You jump up, looking around for anything suspicious, praying it was just the light catching your eye. Just as you're about to snuggle back up and forget all about it, you see it, crawling from under the TV unit and making its way across the living floor with not a care in the world
And that, my friend, is the moment you realise that there's only one person that's going to catch that little eight-legged intruder - and it ain't the Ryan Gosling picture that's on your bedroom wall.
I had such a scenario two nights ago while watching the Breaking Bad finale for the umpteenth time.
This, however, wasn't as much your run of the mill spider but more like the lead in the 1990 horror movie Arachnophobia stunt double.
I could see this thing's eight eyes and it was as gallus as they come - and seemingly scared of nothing or no-one.
I spent the next three hours screaming and tearing my flat apart trying to find that big brute, as there was no way I could sleep knowing that it was strutting its stuff about my home.
I finally crawled into bed exhausted, defeated, demented and too terrified to even turn off the lamp when I noticed something moving at the speed of light in my vase on my window ledge.
Inside spinning a web at approximately 100mph was big Incy Wincy having the time of his life, and I immediately reached for the Asparagus And Lemon 21- Day Miracle Diet book that I'd been using as a door stopper and slammed it over the vase!
I almost cried I was so relieved and then promptly did a David Brent style dance around my flat in celebration.
Michelle 'Superhero' McManus 1 - Giant hairy scary spider 0.
I CAN'T believe my five star review One Woman show is opening at The Shed in Shawlands next Wednesday evening.
Michelle McManus @ The Musicals is on for three nights only and it's your last chance to see this show anywhere this year.
Tickets can be purchased online at Ticket Scotland but hurry as there are now only limited numbers available.
Just log on to http://www.tickets-scotland.com/