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Wooden box with photos of elderly man under lid and the text "My best friend"; Inside: a military garrison cap, watch, medal, and patch

Emptying a home that has been lived in for many years can seem like a daunting experience.  Here are some key points to remember to help in the process: Divide the tasks: Reach out to family and friends. Do not be shy; accept all the help you can that is at your disposal. Make a [continue reading…]

Top of pergola, partially pressure washed. Beneath the thick dirt is the immaculate white paint job.

Our client called us with a simple issue: his patio was dirty. We came out on the last day of the month. It only took us a couple hours to pressure wash the patio, as well as some areas in the front of his house. When we were done, every area looked shiny and new: [continue reading…]

From small dents to large holes, drywall repairs can be easy if done right. First, assess the damage. Is it a ding in the wall, is there an entire chuck out, is it on a corner? Knowing the extent of the damage will be a big helping in getting the right materials for your drywall [continue reading…]

When renting a small studio apartment, kitchens aren’t always the most spacious. Pre-painted in off-white under dull, incandescent bulbs, the scene can look dismal and bland. That doesn’t have to be the end, though! With these simple and inexpensive remodeling techniques, a dull studio apartment kitchen can feel cozy rather than cramped. Painting The first [continue reading…]

End table before and after painted white and robin’s egg blue

When I first got married, my Grandmother gave me this very nice, sturdy side table. I have so many wonderful memories about it, and every time I look at it I think of my Grandmother.  The problem is, over all these years of wear and tear, it looks terrible. It has scratches, water stains, and [continue reading…]

Hands planting herb into soil with gardening trowel lying on ground

Feel like your home needs something new to add to its appearance? Or are you just looking for a new hobby to alleviate boredom and stress? Gardening may just be the answer for you, but there are a few things you will want to know before delving into this pursuit. Planting beautiful flowers or delicious [continue reading…]

Holiday Lighting Handyman Services for Homes & Businesses Lights hung & properly wired Outdoor decoration install & removal Moving heavy storage boxes Moving furniture Yard decoration inflatable reinforcement Retail & office holiday setup contact us at 805-987-2441 to discuss your holiday light hanging needs Hourly holiday decorating services are perfect for retail locations, busy home [continue reading…]

Sometimes a simple bathroom isn’t enough—after all, your bathroom is supposed to be aimed for optimal leisure. If you want a unique bathroom, look no further than this list. Perhaps you’ll fall in love with one of these styles, and it’ll become a permanent part of your home. 1. Linear Drains This design is perhaps [continue reading…]

Before you’re ready to accept a new tenant, here are three things you will need to think about: How soon do I need to have the items removed? If you’re in a hurry to have the junk removed from your property, it would be wise to call us. We’ll be able to assist you quickly, [continue reading…]