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Handy Man

October 14th, 2012 at 06:15 pm

The husband and I have now progressed to new and interesting ways to ensure that the "honey-do" stuff around the house actually gets done.

I pay him $10 an hour for stuff I can't/am not willing to do, and if he doesn't get it done within 2 weeks, I pay someone else to come in and do it.

Because honestly? Otherwise, it's not going to get done. I have no problem paying him to help encourage him to do stuff, because we're going to end up spending the money on SOMEBODY.

So, things I want done:

-replace towel ring (that fell down on Voldemort's head) in the guest bathroom with a towel bar. One V can reach to hang up his towel.

-put up shelving above washing machine/dryer.

-put up shelving in Voldemort's closet.

-put up storm door on front door (might actually have to call in a pro for this one, as Brandus isn't sure he can do it)

4 Responses to “Handy Man”

  1. Wino Says:

    Those are all simple things to do. You've pegged the only one that should possibly have the professional, as well. The main reason for the pro on the door, though is for resale value. The front door is the first thing a prospective buyer will see close up when coming to view your house, and therefore should make the proper impression. Nothing will turn a buyer off more than seeing something that is done incorrectly or that needs work. "If they did this door like this, then what else did they do where I can't see it?" would be a possible thought by a buyer.

  2. Jerry Says:

    I like that plan. It gives him an incentive to get the job done (kind of sad that it has to come to that, but apparently you know the carrot that will lead him to action!), and you also have the insurance of a backup in case it is necessary. Good luck with those projects!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I love that you seem to have found something that works for you both!

  4. Momma23 Says:

    Haha. That is a great idea if that's what motivates him. It's a win-win situation.

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