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Earn Money From Home Handyman Repairs

Updated on March 3, 2024
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Thousands of people need a help doing odd jobs in their homes because they cannot repair things themselves.

People need outside help for a variety of reasons. They may have work commitments which take them away from their homes for periods of time. Age may have caught up with a person; their health could be a factor stopping them from doing those little mundane jobs.

Use Your Experience

Accidents at work or in the home could prevent them from mowing the lawns, cleaning the gutters and many other jobs suitable for a handyman. This is where you come in. If you are the type of person that has always repaired things in your own home, then why not help someone out and earn money at the same time.

You may not be able to do all of the things that I have listed. By doing some of these, you could save someone from injuring themselves and earn money to buy the bread and milk and a few extras each week at the same time.

lawn mowing help

Here are a few Suggestions

Lawn mowing and weeding the garden- If it is ok with the house holder you could use a small rotary mower to cut the lawns. If they need a roller mower then it is better for them to employ a lawn contractor. Weeding can be done at the same time. Digging up the garden and planting the vegetables could also be done.

Replacing and Cleaning out the Gutters- Climbing ladders is responsible for a lot of injuries to senior citizens. You could avoid this from happening by cleaning out the leaves from the gutters. They may want leaf guards fitted to avoid the buildup of leaves.

Painting the Guttering and downpipes- This is another tedious but necessary job to be done to prevent gutters from rusting.his is quite simple to do if you have the right tools. It would be preferable have someone to give you a hand with this job.

Fix water reticulation and replace sprinklers- This can be a time consuming and tedious job, you may need to charge a set fee and not by the hour depending on your expertise.

Replace tap washers-There is nothing more annoying than listening to a drip, drip of a tap as you lay in bed at night. This is quite a simple job although you need to make sure you have the right washer for that particular tap. Some are different. You will not want to have to go back and do same job again.

Replace light fittings or hang curtains- Fixing brackets and the covered wires onto the brackets can be hard to do for an older person.

Window Cleaning-Now what could be more simple than this? Oh boy that is something I absolutely refuse to do. They end up worse when I finish than when I started.

Sliding Doors and fly screens - How many times have you changed the rollers on your sliding glass doors or the fly screen door? We have a lot of sand near our place and always have to change them. I am sure there are other people with the same problems. Then of course there is the fly wire itself, could you pull the old torn one out that the dog went through and replace it with new wire.

Feed the pets, walk the dog and water the garden while owners on holidays- your neighbors may need someone to do this is around while away on holidays and collect the mail at the same time.

This is just a few ideas to get you started on a Mr. Fixit or handyman type of career for yourself.  Whatever type of work you do, be reliable and trustworthy and please do not overcharge seniors, they are old. 

Remember they have to pay for their medications and expenses the same as anyone else.  And all of them are not rich, that is for sure.  They may live in a big house, but large houses have large repairs and expensive rates to pay.

© 2009 Eileen hughes


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