Your to-do list. It never solves itself. Take back the power by handing over the seemingly endless list of errands, home repairs, and projects to the pros at Thumbtack. That list which—honestly—needed to be handled yesterday. It’s the perfect time to knock out the small projects that will have a big impact on your happiness for the rest of the year.
Spruce Up Your Exterior Paint Job
Summer is the optimal time for painting house exteriors thanks to warm weather and (in many areas) a scarcity of rain. Assess if you have any peeling paint that needs to be touched up.
Clean Your Windows
Summer is a great time to get your windows cleaned and let the sunshine in.
Repair the Backyard Gate
That poor old gate has taken a beating. Before it finally falls off at its hinges and the whole gaggle of dogs, baby goats, kids, and hedgehogs escape from the backyard, call in a fence repair pro and have it handled in a flash.
Repaint the Bathroom
Those dingy white walls are a drag. Spruce up your morning routine with a fresh coat of paint in the bathroom. Your days will be brighter, your bathroom will look terrific—and it just happens to be good for home resale purposes.
Add Custom Shelves
Solve space woes with a custom shelf when and where you need it. Have a carpenter build a bookshelf around the top of the kids’ room to hold toys and books. Add attractive shelving in the bathroom to organize beauty products and toiletries. Get super cool and add in custom shelving to the closet—and make your clothing’s dreams come true.
Fix the Leaking Shower
It’s bad for the water bill and worse for the environment. Hire the perfect handyman to solve that persistent leak in no time flat.
Change the AC Filter
Fight allergies, sinus issues, and funky air by getting the AC filter fixed up right. A clean-running system saves on your energy bill, and contributes to household health. Even if you’re adept at changing the filter yourself, call in a pro if you see signs of mold, bug infestation, or other abnormalities. Your family and friends will thank you!
Hem those Pants
You bought four pairs on sale and never wear them cause they’re too dang long. Duct taping the hems up will only work for so long. Hire a tailor to hook you up with the perfect fit and a professional finish. While you’re at it, consider that dress and blazer, too.
Mount the Flat Screen
It’s time to mount the flat screen. It’s fine on its stand, but it would be stellar mounted above the entertainment system. Don’t let another game season slip by.
Refinish the Wood Floors
Kid disasters, pet scratches, age, and high heels have taken their toll on your gorgeous wood floors. Give your home an instant makeover with a new floor finish. The scuffed and gouged top layer is sanded down and a new coat of shine takes your house from ho-hum to hot damn.
Steam Clean the Carpet
Speaking of dirty floors, you’ve been meaning to rent a steam cleaner for months. Stop procrastinating and have it done by the pros (while it’s easy to get out of the house). Your house will smell amazing, the juice stains will disappear, and you won’t be scared of walking in your bare feet on the rug anymore.
Home tasks, handled! Just lean on the pros at Thumbtack and to-dos can be done by tomorrow.