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How to Repair a Drywall Hole the Easy Way

How to Repair a Drywall Hole

It's that dreadful eyesore that you've been trying to ignore for ages and just can't bring yourself to check off the growing to-do list: that unsightly hole in your drywall. If the flaw is less than one inch square, you'll likely be able to make a great looking and inconspicuous fix the easy way.

With these simple steps, you can get your wall (or ceiling) repaired and looking like that damage never even happened.

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10 Paint Colors for Your Kitchen to Make It Shine

Perfect Kitchen Paint Colors

It’s time to repaint your kitchen and you know what that means—a trip to the store and then coming back home to do the time-consuming task of sorting through lots of paint swatches and all the different hues that you picked out. It can be daunting but there is good news: there are specific colors that will really make a kitchen come to life. To help you out, this week, we’re exploring the perfect paint colors for a kitchen.

4 White Hues

Nowadays, white is “in” for kitchens. Yet there are way too many shades to pick from! So we’ve narrowed it down for you to the top four.

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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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Age Appropriate Chore Chart Fun for Kids

Make Chore Charts Fun for Kids

At All Chores No More, we love working together as a family. If you find your children are getting in the way of getting things done, you can try involving them more in the work. It will keep them busy while allowing your family to enjoy some quality time together. Making a chore chart can make work more fun, especially when your child is rewarded after checking off all of their tasks. You can list out each child's name with their daily tasks and post it on your refrigerator or their bedroom door.

Here are some age-appropriate chores for your kids’ chore chart:

Age 2 to 3

  • pick up toys with your help
  • take dirty laundry to the laundry basket
  • dust with a water spray bottle and rag
  • clean up small spills

Age 4 to 5

  • make up their bed
  • pick up their toys
  • help prepare food and set the table
  • carry in lighter groceries
  • fill up pet's food and water bowl
  • match socks from clean laundry

Age 6 to 7

  • make their bed
  • clean room
  • brush teeth
  • vacuum own bedroom
  • fold and put away their laundry
  • empty indoor trash cans
  • put away clean dishes

Age 8 to 11

  • take care of personal hygiene
  • clean room
  • wash dishes
  • wash the car with supervision
  • clean the bathroom with supervision
  • rake leaves
  • clean and fold their own laundry
  • take trash out to the curb for pickup

Age 12 to 13 *including any of the above plus...

  • mow the lawn with supervision
  • baby-sit younger siblings (age varies by state)
  • prepare occasional family meal
  • maintain personal items - recharging batteries, setting alarm clock, etc.

Age 14 to 18 *including any of the above plus...

  • responsible for all library books and library card
  • yard work as needed
  • wash windows
  • earn all spending money
  • housework and yard work as needed
  • help with deep cleaning of house including cleaning of appliances or organizing shelves and closets

Turn your child's unlimited energy into something productive. Be sure to give praise after their daily accomplishments to keep them motivated. Make it fun younger kids by awarding stickers for each day or a special candy bar at the end of the week. If there are any chores that are too big for you and your children, call us and we will accomplish it for you.

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Get Help Moving Furniture and Avoid These Common Hazards

Get Professional Help Moving Furniture to Avoid Common Hazards

Moving furniture may seem like a simple DIY task, but depending on the piece, it can be dangerous. Rather than struggling with large sofas and heavy dressers on your own, a professional handyman can help you avoid the dangers of moving furniture while also reducing the amount of time it takes to get your space set up the way you like it. Here are three of the most common injuries caused by moving furniture without an experienced pro.

  • Strained Back – When handling a larger item on your own, it's easy to accidentally strain your back simply by moving your body in a way it's not used to moving. An experienced professional knows how to handle the heavy items without causing a muscle strain. Best of all, teamwork splits the amount of weight each person has to carry, so you'll be supporting half of what you would if you were moving on your own.
  • Crushed Toes – If you're carrying more than you should in a trip, it's easy for a box to fall and land on your foot. Often, this leads to severe bruising or broken bones. A professional will help you carry the load wherever it needs to go. Since there are two of you, you'll get the job done faster and with less fatigue at the end of the day.
  • Ankle and Knee Sprains – Moving large items down a flight of stairs on your own often means you won't be able to keep an eye on where the stairs are in relation to your feet. You may stumble, slip, or otherwise lose your balance, resulting in a sprained knee or ankle. When a professional helps you move, you can focus on where you are in relation to each step rather than struggling to support an over-sized item that restricts your field of view.

Save yourself the trouble of moving heavy items on your own and contact our professionals today. We'll help you move your items safely and quickly.

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