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10 Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

We all like our houses to be warm when it’s cold and cold when it’s warm - because we’re human and ever-so-slightly ornery that way. What we don’t like is knowing that our house isn’t airtight, thus sending a large portion of our expensive air into the great outdoors. Not just because it jacks up the utility bills and contributes to environmental problems but because it calls up the image of your ...

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3 Projects You Didn’t Know You Had: Animal Edition

Let’s be real here, you have a pretty wide range of awesome in your life. You swim with sharks and scrapbook with great aunts named Flo. But you can’t know about every awesome thing that exists in the ...

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5 Ways To Keep Your House Cleaner For Longer

You found the perfect house cleaner - on Thumbtack, of course. She’s the consummate blend of Alice from The Brady Bunch and Gloria from Modern Family. After she’s whisked through your home, it feels ...

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Thumbtack Launches New Customer Support Team in Salt Lake City

This week marks an exciting milestone in Thumbtack history - the opening of our Utah office. We’re building an exceptional Customer Support team in this new location so we can provide the most ...

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Spring Cleaning Your Garden

Now that we’ve spent months being drenched in rain and snow and hail, the crocuses are finally fighting their way to the surface. Help your garden put its best blooms forward by clearing away the dead ...

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Solve Your Tax Woes with an Accountant

When you were a kid, April meant spring sunshine and bunnies and chocolate hidden in the planters. As an adult, April means incomprehensible tax forms and esoteric rules determining how much of your ...

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5 Ways to Improve Your Home With $250

You don’t like to brag, but your house is pretty fabulous. You have the perfect couch, compliment-worthy dishes, and the cat generally refrains from destroying the place. But there are always a few ...

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Thumbtack Survey of 8,500 Small Businesses Finds Majority Predict Muted Impact From Minimum Wage Increase

Congress has recently considered raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour. As this increase is debated across the county, there's one constituency that will be affected ...

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Featured Pro and Mermaid Providers: Austin Occasions

Need a princess for your party? A tantalizing troupe of burlesque dancers? A mermaid? If you need an invitation that will be accepted by both royalty and fairytale fish alike, Maria from Austin ...

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Featured Pro: Sleight of Mind

Need some magic in your life? Yeah, we do too. Lucky for all of us, Thumbtack is also a purveyor of wizardry. One of our favorite illusionists is Nathan Hadsall, founder of Sleight of Mind. He ...

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How To Be a Good Party Boss

Since SXSW is the bastion of all things party, your masterful soiree-throwing skills are a boon. Now that the party is covered, here’s how to graciously and effectively manage the service ...

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