Woman buys house and finds previous owner used Jenga Blocks for home repairs
A woman bought a house and soon discovered that the previous owner wasn’t exactly an expert at repairing things – and had used Jenga blocks to secure things in place.
New homeowner Dakota Delaney recently bought the house, but after a while she noticed that the toilet roll holder was loose so she decided to investigate.
After a bit of jiggling the whole unit came loose, and as she pulled it out it emerged that the holder was screwed into two Jenga blocks that had been inserted into the wall.
It’s currently unclear why the previous owner thought of Jenga, which is specifically about creating unstable structures when doing home repairs but I’d be worried about the rest of the house if I was Dakota.
Dakota shared the discovery on TikTok, with the text: “When you buy a new home and find out how the previous owner fixed things.”
Since she uploaded the video on Wednesday, May 20, it has been viewed more than 5.2m times and received a flurry of comments.
One user, Miranda Rapa, said: “Lucky your house didn’t fall down around you when you removed those two.”
Another added: “You’re only supposed to remove one at a time.”
And another wrote: “Hey, if it works, it works.”
And a user named Tiff [email protected] “Do not pull those Jenga pieces, the whole house fixin’ to fall down.”
While most users occupied themselves with making Jenga jokes, others shared their own housing horror stories.
One said: “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’. Of course, they had already bought the house by that time, took over a year to fix everything structural.”
And others thought it wasn’t a bad idea, with one user saying: “If they would have added construction adhesive you would have never known.”