Need help with a apt makeover.

I don't know how to use electric tools such as a drill, or a saw. So, I am needing someone who has the skills to use these tools. Where can I look for a non-expensive company, man or woman to help me with my makeovers? Thank you.

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  • Emily Emily on Aug 12, 2017
    I don't know where you live but the least expensive in my Maine area would be $20 an hour or if it is a person who does this for a living $40 an hour. If minimum wage at Mc Donald's is $9 an hour, $20 - $40 is a real bargain for someone with the skill set you need, the tools you need, the insurances he/she needs, the travel expenses, shopping, car etc. My advice would be to take a course at a community college and learn these skills or get a friend who has them. Maybe you could barter. . . a sewing skill for a carpentry skill, painting for carpentry. etc.
  • Dfm Dfm on Aug 12, 2017
    you might want to take a class in refurbishing wood pieces, or a
    'how to use" tools class.
  • Tina Horn Tina Horn on Aug 12, 2017
    You can check Angie's list for reputable help. If you want to do it yourself, check with home depot, they have classes all the time. N associate may be able to instruct you on the use of individual power tools.
  • Look for a licensed handyman / person in your area - can easily be found by a Google search and local adverts. Now is the time to learn, not hard at all, take classes at a local adult education extension for a nominal fee or someplace like Home Depot that has free classes all the time. To become familiar, watch utube "how to" videos. I am also on "Nextdoor" and also find referrals that way too.
  • Suz Suz on Aug 12, 2017
    Unfortunatly it's hard to find someone who does small handyman jobs these days. Most companies want "large money making jobs". I' m sure there are some out there, but just be careful and check them out before letting anyone you don't know into your home. If you decide to do this yourself classes are a great idea. This way you can learn to use tools the right way. Have fun and and be safe!
  • Carmella Carmella on Aug 12, 2017
    Have you tried Angies list? I have use them for a few things in my home. Good luck with your apartment
  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 12, 2017
    Ask your friends, neighbors and family if they know a local handyman. You can also get on Angie's List online, but I like a personal reference myself.
  • Ptrish Ptrish on Aug 12, 2017
    not sure if you use Facebook, or neighborhood aps.. there are neighborhood aps to offer intro to and ask for local help some of the facebook tag sale sites allow you to look for people interested in doing small jobs or better allow people recommend prople they have used
  • K K on Aug 12, 2017
    Our local Habitat for Humanity store has people who might be able to help you out or might know someone. Look for “the old guys” in the back. (Source - my husband is one.)
    Our local senior center has a list of handy-people who don’t mind small jobs and often want nothing more than a donation to the senior center. (Same source as above - he loves helping people.)
  • 27933791 27933791 on Aug 12, 2017
    I also strongly suggest learning these skills - even if you hire someone, the more you understand, the less likely you are to be taken in...