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National Home Handyman Day

Updated on August 18, 2014

Helpful Homey announces...

The OFFICIAL WEBSITE of National Home Handyman Day.

"Join me in celebrating National Home Handyman Day" on March 26th. It is a day we are setting aside to honor the brave people who tackle jobs around the house, improving the quality of life in their humble abode. Not only that, but they also keep up with that ever growing, always present and increasingly imposing "Honey-Do" list.

As a professional in the construction field, I take my hat off to the home handyman. I enjoy watching them take out their shiny new tools, have the handyman manual open to the page they are working on and get down to business. Their weekend projects that have gone awry have brought me hours of repair work business that I never would have had without their help. So thanks folks, keep up the uh...work!

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An Historic Declaration

Actually March 26th is listed as Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. I have researched the topic and cannot find a Home Handyman day of any kind, whether it be local, national or international. So I am exercising my rights as a professional builder, Squidoo Lensmaster, an American and citizen of the Planet Earth and I do hereby declare this and every subsequent March 26th to be...National Home Handyman Day. So let it be written, so let it be done! And you heard it here first, on Squidoo.

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I do hereby declare this and every subsequent

March 26th to be...

National Home Handyman Day.

So let it be written, so let it be done!

In your honest opinion...

Do you feel that handymen deserve a National Handyman Day?

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE

National Home Handyman

founder: Senditondown

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photo credit google images by Shutterstock

Our Official Website

Right here, thank you Squidoo.

On this lens, now the Official website of this holiday, Helpful Homey and I will endeavor to lay down some ground rules and suggestions for true holiday like activities. This is a solemn occasion not to be taken too seriously (I mean lightly).

It is our hope that in the future, corporate sponsors will get on board to recognize and support this holiday. After all, if it weren't for the home handyman (amateur or professional) would there be a Home Depot, Lowes or Sherwin Williams? Would anyone bother watching This Old House, Hometime or the DIY channel? "Helpful Homey" and I don't think so.

We hope you enjoy your visit to this site and make the decision to celebrate this auspicious day with us.

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Meet The Board

Now let's be realistic folks. If you are anything like us, you are totally "bored" by Executive Boards. However, to bring credibility to this Holiday, we have selected some well known characters from the building world to serve and add their wealth of experience to this panel of arbiters. They are as follows:

Chairman of the Board and CEO: My wife. She is the only one with the "all around" good sense not to put up with the nonsense of the rest of the members. Her vote and decision will be the final say in all matters.

The Executive Board:

President and Chaplain: Lensmaster Senditondown The Preachin' Carpenter

Legal Counsel: Whom E. Sue & Saul Itall Associates (Who refused to be photographed on the grounds someone might recognize them.)

The Board:

Sr. Vice President in charge of helping everyone else: Helpful Homey

Vice President: General I.A. Contractor

Secretary: Penin Hand

Treasurer: Bill Melater

Sgt. at Arms: C. Law Hammer

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Helpful Homey: Sr. Vice President in charge of helping everyone else.General I.A. Contractor: Vice President:Penin Hand: SecretaryTreasurer: Bill MelaterSgt. at Arms: C. Law Hammer
Helpful Homey: Sr. Vice President in charge of helping everyone else.
Helpful Homey: Sr. Vice President in charge of helping everyone else.
General I.A. Contractor: Vice President:
General I.A. Contractor: Vice President:
Penin Hand: Secretary
Penin Hand: Secretary
Treasurer: Bill Melater
Treasurer: Bill Melater
Sgt. at Arms: C. Law Hammer
Sgt. at Arms: C. Law Hammer

Now the Holiday Itself

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How to honor your home handyman.

We ask that the families and friends of the Home Handyman make a concerted effort to show their appreciation and give their Handyman a special day. Make their favorite dinner or take them to their favorite restaurant. Not sure what their favorite eatery is? Here is a hint. It's usually the Pizzeria or Sub shop right across the street from Home Dept.

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How about a nice new tool belt? - Click on the tool belt for details.

Click on tool belt to buy from Amazon
Click on tool belt to buy from Amazon
Click on Amazon Gift Card to buy.
Click on Amazon Gift Card to buy.

Handyman Gift Card

For those much needed new tools.

Get them a gift card to shop for their latest must have tool from Amazon, or any of the big box builder's stores.

The amount is up to you. The important thing is that this gift lets the handyman choose what he wants to buy. Now don't be surprised if you give him a $50.00 gift card and the bill comes to just under $200. You see, when it comes to tools, guys just seem to get carried away. Just go with it. After all, he doesn't buy tools that often...or does he? CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO BUY

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Major Gifting Here

And here is the biggie. Not only will you bless your specific handyman, but the world in general will be a better place. It is a very delicate subject. Are you ready? OK, here goes...

Take all of his work shirts (do this yourself or take them to a tailor) and sew extensions to the back tail of each one. Our Board has set the minimum extension length to be 8 inches. By doing this, when your Handyman gets down to work and bends for a board or reaches for a wrench, he will have "everything covered", if you know what I mean.

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Shirt tail extensions ensure that when your Handyman gets down to work, he has everything covered!

Helpful? Hints for the Home Handyman - The Handyman's Corner

DISCLAIMER:

DO NOT TRY ANY OF THIS AT HOME OR ANYWHERE FOR THAT MATTER.

Man's secret weapon - Handyman special: Click on DVD

Red Green, DVD* (*Duct Tape Virtuoso Deluxe)
Red Green, DVD* (*Duct Tape Virtuoso Deluxe)

A handyman's "best" friend, duct tape. Watch how Red Green uses his special weapon to solve the handyman's problems.

 
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The Home Handyman

Some folks have the ability to mess up most anything they touch and others can fix almost anything. The Home Handyman may not have mastered all trades but they are willing to give something a try. Maybe to save money, maybe out of necessity, but willing nonetheless.

I joked in the introduction about getting business because a handyman botched up something, and that has happened. But I have seen some very nice work done by realitively inexperienced people. They have researched, weighed the costs, made sure they had what they needed, and got to it. The result was something they could be proud of.

Skilled hands. I have seen some extremely fine pieces of furniture and cabinetry done by an auto painter. Roof jobs done by a printer and bedroom remodeling done by a butcher (no pun intended).

So Homey and I give a big Thumbs Up to the Home Handyman on his special day. Whether pro or amateur, skilled or not, we salute your ambition, desire and nerve to take on the job! Well done Home Handyman!

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Handyman BBQ Tool Set - Yes, there really is a BBQ handyman set. Click on tools for details.

Click here to buy Handyman BBQ Tool Set
Click here to buy Handyman BBQ Tool Set
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In All Seriousness...

There are national holidays for all sorts of things, serious and nonsense as well.

Why shouldn't there be a National Home Handyman Day. If nothing else, it would give the big box home centers a boost as families buy gifts at their stores for the Home Handyman in their life.

So how about it Home Depot, Lowes, Sherwin Williams and all you other mega businesses? How about getting on board and helping me get the official National holiday status our Home Handymen deserve? It can only benefit you! After all, look what holidays have done for Hallmark. C'mon guys...which of you will be the first to sign on?

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Handyman Magazines and Resources - Help your handyman stay current on the lastest in repairs.

Handyman Snacks Toolbox Gift Basket - Click on photo to buy.

Handyman Snacks: Father's Day Toolbox Gourmet Gift Basket
Handyman Snacks: Father's Day Toolbox Gourmet Gift Basket

Do you think your handyman has enough toolboxes? Think again. Why not give him one filled with some favorites like cookies, candy, crackers, nuts and a chocolate hammer. We'll even include some cocoa from the "Hardware Hacksaw Cafe." Toolbox gift measures 16"L x 10"W x 16"H.

 

What about your little handy man?

Photo credit of little handyman in training from google images
Photo credit of little handyman in training from google images

Don't forget the Handyman in Training

Handyman Work Stations

How about letting the kids in on the fun by giving them a "Handyman In Training" party. You can set up different work stations for them.

Here are a few ideas:

1. Get a sheet of plywood and staple heavy duty brown paper onto it. Then draw a picture of a house on it and let the kids "paint" the house. Get disposable brushes and water soluble paint from the craft store and let them at it. You can probably pick up some kind of apron type cover at the dollar store so they don't get too messy. Just make sure you have the garden hose hooked up for quick clean up.

2. I did this for my nephews when they were little. Get some boards and drive a few nails part of the way in. Then let the kids take turns driving them home. Now this all depends on the age and size of the kids. You must totally superivse this action and I recommend only having one hammer out so that only one can hammer at a time. They will love it.

3. Set up a table with Lego blocks or Lincoln logs and let them build whatever they want.

4. Have another spot set up with a tape measure and pencil and show them how to measure and mark a board.

5. Finally, and this is my absolute favorite, get 11x17 inch sheets of paper and some pencils and let the kids design their own house. You will be amazed at what they come up with and these drawings will be "keepers" for the scrapbook.

Remember, supervise all activities closely. You and the kids will have a great time.

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Handy Manny Toys Available on Amazon
Handy Manny Toys Available on Amazon
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Last, but not least...

One more thing to be added here for celebration guidelines. Give your Home Handyman the day off. No Handyman jobs, no going over the Honey-Do list. Just some relaxing and good clean fun, spending time together as a family or community/neighborhood family. Have a Handy Dandy day!

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Homey says, thanks for celebrating National Home Handyman Day with me. - Tell us about a project that you have taken on at home.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      You are welcome Homey! Thank You for making the "National Home Handyman Day" declaration to make it so. (^_^)

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      Phoenix2361 4 years ago

      Brilliant lens. Absolutely loved it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cute lens. I hadn't heard of National Handy Man Day before.

      Definitely a day worth celebrating. :)

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      Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Such a great idea to honor the Home Handyman!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Fun lens. Congratulations on making the board for the top lenses for Silly Celebrations for March. Blessed.

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      bikerministry 5 years ago

      Hey - congrats. I missed this holiday, but glad you're featured here on March Silly Holidays. Blessings. Love the graphics.

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      A handyman or men in the family certainly lowers the cost of projects. Love them all.

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

      I'm marking this date for next year, so I can reward my partner, who is an artist by nature, but shoulders the handyman role manfully when absolutely necessary!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Very fun cute lens. Handymen deserve their own year as far as I am concerned because I sure ain't one!

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      Bonfire Designs 5 years ago

      DIY terrific lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I really like this National Home Handyman Day holiday...and I certainly appreciate all my handyman does so yes let's celebrate this day...great lens :)

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      Rob Hemphill 5 years ago from Ireland

      This is a fantastic lens. I remember the days of handyman training with my children many years ago, it was such fun - and they even learnt a few things!

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      great lens, thanks for sharing

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      ademumet 5 years ago

      woh...i like it..

      like back..thank

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      Awesome lens. Handymen need their dues! As one of my mentors says, If your aren't getting recognition, recognize yourself. On behalf of Squidoo Handymen Hither and You, this lens is angel blessed with greatest wishes on your declared Handyman Day. Given under my wings this day!