Hourly rate 

So some people have been asking me what my hourly rate is and the answer is simple…   I’m not out to charge an arm and a leg. I’m here to help everyone out by giving a quality service. I don’t charge extra fees for materials and I try to charge by what you need done. If you really want an hourly rate I can give you one but wouldn’t it be easier to just know a total upfront?? 

Let me know what you think…..

Tip of the day

10 Non-Tools to Keep in Your Toolbox

Rubber Bands
To save hardware from scratches when assembling furniture, I stretch a rubber band over the head of the screwdriver first. The rubber provides a buffer between the metals so they don’t scrape.

Resealable Plastic Bags
If I’m painting and want to take a quick break, I put my wet brush in one of these sandwich bags so the paint won’t dry out or drip while I’m away.

Baby Oil
It’s my secret ingredient for getting latex paint off skin. Just rub some on your hands and arms after painting, and the splatters come right off.

Magnet
If a screw or nail rolls behind a heavy piece of furniture, tie string around a magnet and drop it where you think the hardware might be. When you hear a click, reel the string back in.

String
Use it to draw a perfect circle. Cut a piece about two inches longer than the circle’s radius. Pin one end to the center of your drawing surface, tie a pencil to the other, pull the string taut, then draw the circle around the pin.

Toothbrush
A toothbrush’s small head is the ideal size for brushing away dust and fingerprints from hinges and other hardware after installation. Rest assured: This isn’t the one I use on my teeth!

Fork
An old fork works great for pulling thin nails out of a wall. The space between the tines provides a better grip than the back of some hammers, and most stainless steel versions don’t bend out of shape.

Toothpicks
Shims are thin pieces of wood used to fill space or level an object, and toothpicks make great small-scale shims. They’re just right for padding tiny gaps, like a screw hole that’s become too big.

Empty Water Bottle
In a pinch, it can double as a level. Fill it up to one of its ridges with water, then set it on top of the object you want to make level. If the water doesn’t line up with the ridge, the object isn’t straight.

Compact Mirror
Try it when you need to get a good look at hard-to-access spots, like behind a piece of bulky furniture.

Bath Fan Grill

 

Bath Fan Grill

 

Household dust, moisture and humidity combine to cake bathroom exhaust fans with debris. Often located on the ceiling, you may not notice it’s even dirty. Luckily, bath fan grills are easy to clean. Grab the edge of the cover and pull down. Squeeze the springs to release them from the slots and remove the cover. Learn more about installing and replacing bath exhaust fans here.

Cleaning Air Conditioners

Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner

Air conditioners need annual cleaning and maintenance – spring is the perfect time to make sure your air conditioner is in good working condition. There are a few easy-to-clean items both inside the house and out at the condenser unit. Neglecting your air conditioner can cause much more hassle in time and money spent on repairs. Learn the proper way to clean your air conditioner here.