As someone who has ventured into the wild world of home ownership, I can confirm that, as much as you want to prepare for every eventuality, for most of us it's just not possible. Problems will crop up that you just don't know about. You're going to need help from other, more experienced home owners.
So, here are some tips and tricks that home owners have learned along the way that might make life a little easier for you. I know I learned some things!