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Question of the Day - March 26th!

post #1 of 26
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In light of recent events

Do you have a professional do repairs around the house or do you have an SO or family member who is handy?

I have family members who think they're handy
post #2 of 26
We live in an apartment, so our landlord fixes anything that we need done
post #3 of 26
Thank goodness DH knows he is not the handy type so we hire a professional to fix things.
post #4 of 26
Being in an apartment anything major the maintainence guy handles.
Minor things I just do myself, I can be pretty handy if I have to.
post #5 of 26
Tim the Tool man Taylor mean anything to you I live with him
post #6 of 26
Mason can fix most things, but he knows his limits and he knows if he tries to fix something beyond those limits I'll kill him
post #7 of 26
We live in an apartment, so we get all that stuff taken care of by the landlord. When I lived at home, however, my dad fixed everything. I still sometimes give him a ring; he's often faster and better than the landlord or the people he hires
post #8 of 26
Usually Gil does them when he's down, but if it's anything urgent my bf Pams husband Alan comes down
post #9 of 26
I'm actually pretty handy, but if there's something that I can't do, my next door neighbor is incredibly handy (and needs the money) so I hire him for my big or difficult jobs. Really big jobs, like my roof or my sunroom, I hired a contractor for.
post #10 of 26
Usually call in a professional just because I have no family anywhere close to where I live and my husband isn't handy... he has other talents. When I lived in Alabama, though, I had my stepdad help me.
post #11 of 26
My husband is a contractor and owns his own home improvement company, so he is my go to guy But that in mind, the shoe-makers kids had no shoes.....
post #12 of 26
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But that in mind, the shoe-makers kids had no shoes.....
post #13 of 26
I normally do the small things myself, but hire somone for the more complicated things.
post #14 of 26
my boyfriend thinks he's handy...
post #15 of 26
John fixes everything!
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
We live in an apartment, so our landlord fixes anything that we need done
But even if I were a homeowner, I am not handy at all. I would hire someone.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005 View Post
I normally do the small things myself, but hire somone for the more complicated things.
...same feelings here!....,..I´m not a Pro for the handyjobs but I always try to do the best......
post #18 of 26
Rob is pretty good -- no, VERY good -- at the basic stuff, and also knows his limits. If he can deal with a repair issue, he does; if it's beyond him or just more time-consuming than he's prepared to deal with, that's what landlords are for, and that balance is good for "brownie points". They're not terrific on the cosmetic things, but where there are safety, structural, contractual or other legal issues, they're on it NOW.
post #19 of 26
Hubby is Mr. Handyman at our house...But if it is too complex, then we will call a professional
post #20 of 26
Neil is pretty handy!! We have a nephew though who is a plumber and will do somethings for us in a pinch. One of his brothers (neils) is very handy too.

We have tackled many jobs that most people would hire out. (reshingling roof, building potting shed, tearing down garage, drywalling etc...
post #21 of 26
We try to have family and friends fix things.......
post #22 of 26
I'm the one with the toolbox and drill, so I do the small stuff and we call the professionals for everything else.
post #23 of 26
Hubby is very handy, and will do just about anything except electrical work himself.
post #24 of 26
DH isn't handy, and he knows it. That sometimes doesn't stop him from trying sometimes. Usually we hire someone, though.
post #25 of 26
Funny that this is question today, I just repaired our toilet. Very minor repair, but I will try to do small things myself, DH is pretty handy, but when we re-do kitchen we will hire a contractor.
post #26 of 26
i usually get family member's to do it! am lucky because, my dad's quite handy with most repair type job's!
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