Home improvement companies and related service providers have seen a significant increase in demand amidst the COVID-19 disruption. Our homes have had to become more functional due to pandemic-related closures and regulations; they've had to become school, office, gym, movie theater, etc.
Perhaps more than ever before, our attention on our home and those projects we may have procrastinated, are now being tackled. And, companies such as Handy and Thumbtack are emerging as useful resources. These marketplaces offer a two-sided platform that allow homeowners to find vetted, back-ground checked professionals rated by customers like you!
You can find someone that can help with anything from weekly cleanings, move in/move out cleanings, painting, remodeling, installing new lighting, plumbing services, mounting a TV, setting up a WiFi router, installing smart devices, moving, assembling furniture, installing window treatments, appliance repair ... and so much more!
Cleaning and handyman tasks are booked and paid for directly through their platforms. They even have apps you can download to your smart phone. There are many other companies out there too and some of them even offer insurance in the event of damage.
And, if you are someone looking for extra income and meet their criteria, you can join their network of pros. This is like the Uber of home services - you can decide how much you want to work and when, you can build a full-time schedule or add a few jobs on the side and you don't have to worry about tracking down payments since they're direct deposited into your account of choice after the job is complete.
(Disclaimer: this blog doesn't constitute as an endorsement nor have these companies paid us to post this information; always do your own research and due diligence to decide what is right for you.)