Growing up, my single mother worked three jobs most of the time trying to support us and practically a fourth job maintaining an aging home. It was mom and me for many years so I was the hired help then as I am now. I grew up around construction and household maintenance projects. At All Chores No More, we're working toward “Eliminating The...

Growing up, my single mother worked three jobs most of the time trying to support us and practically a fourth job maintaining an aging home. It was mom and me for many years so I was the hired help then as I am now. I grew up around construction and household maintenance projects. At All Chores No More, we're working toward “Eliminating The stress of every day household chores”. What this truly means to me is that we're trying to provide homeowners a way to rely on us to free up their ability to have more time to spend with their loved ones. In today's world we rush rush rush because we we’re busy, and my childhood inspired me to be one key element in helping families maintain their home.

Today, I'm happily married to my wonderful wife and we have an inspiring son. As a native of Columbia and now an Ashland resident, my wife and I have owned All Chores No More since 2007. I enjoy life to its fullest and live to learn how to be a better person daily. I also enjoy family time and helping others. I feel blessed that I have the opportunity every day to assist my community. I've always been someone that wanted to help somebody, and finding ways to be more efficient in maintaining the home through my creativity. I also strive to encourage the younger generation the importance of being able to be self-efficient and learning maintenance as well as handyman style work in order to guide the youth through life's journey. There is a massive value when you can do something with your own hands and sit back and appreciate it.

I owe many thanks to many individuals such as my family, the older generation of handymen, past and present clients who believed in me as well as past and present ACNM team members. I would not be where I am without all of you (thank you). I am passionate about the services we offer at All Chores No More and strive for all of our clients to know they have someone they can count on and trust. I look forward to the path that’s ahead of us and helping you maintain the largest investment you’ll likely make in life, either through our blog or in person.

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Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Properly Maintained This Spring

Tips for Keeping Lawn Properly Maintained

With Spring officially upon us, it is once again time to get your yard back in pristine condition. However, lawn maintenance requires more work than simply mowing your yard. There are a variety of steps you will need to take in order to ensure that you have a beautiful, lush, green yard to enjoy with your family this summer. Here are a few of the steps you can take to prepare your lawn this spring.

Dethatching

Once your yard appears healthy enough for work to be done on it, the first thing you will want to do is clean it up. Dead grass, as well as leftover lawn clippings and leaves, can accumulate on your lawn and get matted down into thatch. Thatch is problematic as it can prevent lawn growth, and can also lead to pest infestations and fungus growth. It is then important to start your spring lawn maintenance by giving it a good going over with a lawn rake with stiff tines, or with a dethatching rake, to remove as much of this thatch as possible to help give your lawn the best chance of growing healthy.

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Six Ways You Might Be Accidentally Damaging Your Home

Ways You Might Be Accidentally Damaging Your Home

Owning a home is a big responsibility. There’s plenty of maintenance to do—especially as the home gets older—and some surprises along the way. You want to keep your home in good condition because, after all, it’s been good to you; it provides you with a roof over your head and keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But, while you’re pretty good at staying current on upkeep, your life gets busy and some home maintenance can slip through the cracks that could be harming your lovely home. Here are six ways you’re accidentally damaging your home that you might not even be aware of.

Neglecting to Change Your Filters

When it comes to HVAC filters, it’s easy to forget about them— “out of sight, out of mind” as they say. But if you don’t clean or change them regularly, you may discover your electricity bill’s increasing. Likewise, dirty air filters mean poor air quality inside your home. To save your lungs and your money, it’s best to clean and/or change those HVAC filters every 1-6 months.

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Creative Tips for Organizing Your Shed

Tips for Organizing Shed

Spring is around the corner, and it would be thrilling to once-and-for-all organize your shed to make chores a little more tolerable. Honestly, with a little research and planning, organizing your shed is enjoyable. You may also be surprised how much you can utilize that you already own. So relax and check out these ideas to get you on your way to a shed that's more than a pile of storage.

First, you must envision how you can use the space from floor to ceiling to get the most out of your shed. Some items must remain on the ground such as the lawn mower and snow blower. Most other items you can keep up off the floor with some creativity. Here are some tips to organize vertically:

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Deck Staining Maintenance

Importance of Deck Staining Maintenance

Decks are a great addition to any home. Not only do they add value and charisma to a backyard or front porch, they also offer a place to sit and just enjoy the outside world around you. Even more appealing are wooden decks which look great for most homes and blend in better with natural surroundings. Here are ways to keep your wooden deck, or future wooden deck, appealing enough to enjoy the outdoors for years to come through staining and minimal maintenance.

Choosing a Stain

The best way to be completely happy with your deck and to make it last is to add a stain and seal. Choosing a particular deck stain depends mainly on you! Other considerations include the color of your home and surrounding foliage - how will the color of your deck support or take away from your garden or home. Stain comes in a variety of light, medium or dark and rich brown colors. The best ones are those that also protect wood, and penetrate the wood's surface allowing for a better and longer lasting hold. Worried about scratches? Darker stains are not only beautiful, but they also offer a little more camouflage for surfaces that need it.

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Do You Know How to Correctly Change Your Smoke Detector?

How to Change Your Smoke Detector Yourself

While we here at All Chores No More love helping our customers with maintenance projects, we always want to make sure our customers are safe. Installing a smoke detector in your home yourself is a quick and easy do-it-yourself project.

Follow these 4 simple steps to ensure the process is done correctly!

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