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Woman Discovers Home's Old Owner Used Jenga Blocks For Home Repairs

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Woman Discovers Home's Old Owner Used Jenga Blocks For Home Repairs

A woman was surprised to discover the previous owner of her new home had some inventive DIY methods, finding they'd used some Jenga blocks to keep things in place.

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TikTok user Dakota Delaney has since gone viral after posting a video clip of the discovery in her new house on the platform, which has now been viewed more than six million times.

Delaney shared her video with the caption "When you buy a new home and find out how the previous owner fixed things."

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It shows her focusing in on her toilet roll holder, which looks like it's hanging out of the wall pretty precariously, before giving it a light pull.

The source of its instability is then revealed to be two Jenga blocks that the previous occupant had bizarrely attached to the holder and put into the wall.

The irony of using blocks from a game that's all about unstable structures as a means of home repair wasn't lost on anyone in the 4,500 comments she received.

One wrote: "Do not pull those Jenga pieces, the whole house fixin' to fall down."

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Another added: "Lucky your house didn't fall down around you when you removed those two."

Credit: TikTok/dakotadelaney7
Credit: TikTok/dakotadelaney7

A third joked she wasn't playing by the rules of Jenga, writing: "You're only supposed to remove one at a time."

Others found the quick repair fix a great idea, however.

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One user wrote: "Hey, if it works, it works."

While another agreed: "If they would have added construction adhesive you would have never known."

The clip has clearly proved somewhat triggering to others, who recounted their own DIY discovery horror stories.

One user wrote: "When my parents got their house they had a contractor look at it who said, 'Don't open the windows, it's the only thing keeping the walls up'.

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"Of course, they had already bought the house by that time, took over a year to fix everything structural."

Another said: "My master bedroom ceiling fan is attached to a bedpost in the attic, not a support beam."

There were also plenty of references to ramen noodle fixes, no doubt alluding to fellow TikTok user Alex Ketchum's crazy video posted earlier this year where he used a whole load of ramen noodles to try and fix a hole in his wall, with surprisingly excellent results.

Credit: TikTok/Alex Ketchum
Credit: TikTok/Alex Ketchum
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One user wrote: "I can't wait for all the ramen fixed things to be discovered."

Another added: "As long as you don't find half the sink was repaired with ramen noodles you're golden."

She might as well go the whole hog for here and replace all her stairs with snakes and ladders.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@dakotadelaney7

Topics: Viral, Property

Simon Catling
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