If you are anything like me, there is probably a ton of stuff around your house that is in dire need of fixing – plumbing, bathroom fixtures, electricity, home appliances, furniture – you name it. They don’t operate as intended (if at all), slowly but surely becoming a nuisance to your everyday routine and constantly reminding you of your procrastinating nature. If, on the other hand, you are nothing like me, and are actually good at fixing stuff around your house, please read on all the same –I have a useful tip for you as well.
Now, while most of us do have a basic set of hammer-and-screwdriver skills, they are usually nothing more than a pleasant reminder of our childhoods, spent before the advent of YouTube and social media. In any case, they are not good enough to properly fix anything more complicated than a kitchen stool.
You might disagree, then decide to take a day off and finally handle everything that needs fixing around your house, by yourself. You will embark on a holy crusade to the nearest Do It Yourself store, where you will probably spend half of your day (and money) to buy all the tools that you think you need. However, be prepared to return to the store again and again, because there’s always something that you forgot to buy, or didn’t even think of buying.
Then comes the fun part – getting down to business. You put your toolbelt on, don your protection goggles (whoops, forgot to buy those, right?), and start your new part-time job as a handyman. A couple of hours, bruises and scratches later, you realize that even though you have spent a lot of time and money, the results are nothing to write home about. That faucet is still leaky, that kitchen stool is still shaky, and that lightbulb is still blinking when you turn on the microwave. Good job!
However, you can also decide to skip the entire previous part and hire a professional to do everything for you. I know what you’re thinking – professionals cost money. But think about all of the money spent at the DIY store. Then add in the gas spent to go there, plus all of the time spent to do the fixing around the house, only to get questionable results. You will then whole-heartedly agree, that hiring a pro actually saves you some money and a lot of time, which is by far the most valuable resource that we have.
Handymen (or, more inclusively, handypersons), also known as fixers, are people who have been professionally trained to handle everything that is broken around your house. An experienced handyman has been doing stuff like this on a day-to-day basis for most of his (or her) life, which is nothing to scoff at. You will be surprised by the speed and efficiency of these people, as there is nothing more satisfying than watching a professional at work. They will fix all your problems faster than you can say “damn, I’ve hit my finger with the hammer again.”
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Naturally, you wonder where to look for the best specialists in the trade and how to make sure that they are worth their salt. Well, specialized websites like The Handy Squad will help you find the best handymen near you, at incredibly fair rates. They make sure that their specialists go through a thorough screening process, before recommending them to you. Plus, they offer their warranty and support.
Now, if you are actually skilled at repair works and have no problems fixing stuff around your house, but you took my advice and read the article just the same – here is a quick tip: whenever you have some spare time, you can make some extra cash. Use a job search engine like Jooble to find people in your area who are in urgent need of fixers – you might be surprised just how many there are – get in touch with them and do what you do best! I guarantee that you will meet great people and have the satisfaction of helping them, all the while improving your monthly income.