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March 30, 2017

Handyman Services Are Useful

Filed under: DIY,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 3:42 pm

Handyman Services Are Useful – If I had a pound for every time my wife asked me to do odd jobs around the house I would have enough cash to hire a handyman to do the jobs for me. Don’t you find that the more you are asked, the less likely you are to actually do the job. I guess its stubborness (is there such a word?), but being constantly pestered really gets my goat up. It isn’t always for this reason the jobs get ignored or postponed though, sometimes I really don’t have the time, and sometimes there is a specific tool that would make the job so much easier and I don’t happen to have that tool. This is when calling in your local handyman might actually work out cheaper than going and buying the tools that you need. A handyman ….. well, comes in handy at times and they can generally do quite a wide range of jobs and have all the necessary tools and equipment to carry out the work. Next time you are calling in your local handyman (or handywoman) make a list of all those odd jobs the wife has been pestering you about, and you can get them all done in one hit.

March 23, 2017

You Might Need a Dog Walker

Filed under: England,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 9:10 am

You Might Need a Dog Walker – Many of us take on pets, especially dogs, without really thinking through the consequences of that action. Dogs take a lot of looking after and are quite a big responsibility if they are to live happy and healthy lives. Okay, your circumstances may have changed since you took on the dog, but even without changes our lives are very busy, with lots of duties and responsibilities to juggle. You are probably at work for most of the day and then when you get home, you have the kids to deal with, housework, home maintenance and you still want some kind of social life don’t you? Slot a dog into the this equation and you’ve got a pretty full day, so who is going to take the dog for a walk? Dogs need a lot of exercise and should really be taken out at least twice a day, it is essential for their health, their mental wellbeing and many other things, but do you really have the time? This is when you might consider employing a professional dog walker to take that responsibility off you. A dog walker will call in every day, collect your dog and take it for a nice long walk, leaving you free to do more important things. Walking the dog is not all the dog walker will do, they may also feed and check up on any other pets while they are at the house, do any pet duties while you are on holiday and maybe even offer services like dog grooming and dog washing. All in all a dog walker can take the stress out of owning a dog.

March 17, 2017

Time to Get Your Garden Straight

Filed under: Gardens,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 9:19 am

Time to Get Your Garden Straight – With the winter fading and the better weather arriving, it is a good time to start thinking about getting your garden straight. Bad weather, winter storms and months of neglect, may have left you garden looking somewhat dishevelled. With our busy working lives taking up most of our waking hours it is not always easy to find the time to spend on your garden, and even when you do it seems like 3 weeks later it lokks just as bad as before. Perhaps you should start thinking about getting in a professional gardener to take over the hard work for you. Book on in for a regular visit and your garden should be looking in tip top shape before you know it. You can then spend your leisure time enjoying your garden rather than working on it. Ask a friend or family member to recommend a gardener, don’t just pick the first and cheapest one that comes along. Many so called “gardeners” are not gardeners at all, just individuals trying to earn some pin money by mowing lawns, trimming hedges and clearing up dead leaves. If that is all you want done then fine, but it is better to employ a gardener who knows his stuff and can deal with problems as they arrive, having a knowledge of what will grow in your garden, what needs doing and when and understands the effects of the seasons and weather on your plants and green spaces.

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