Seeking someone for minor home repairs in NYC
September 15, 2019 11:24 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for someone with the skills and tools to perform some minor home repairs in my 2 BR Manhattan apartment—stuff like replacing some outlet covers, hanging a mirror, some small paint touch-ups, etc. I'm interested either direct recommendations, or sites where I can find someone. (I'm not interested in any DIY tips, though.) Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The less handy people in my building swear by thumbtack, to find handifolk. I haven't personally used it, as I can do most of my own small fixes and own tools, but it looks pretty useful.
posted by larthegreat at 11:59 AM on September 15, 2019 [2 favorites]

Task rabbit is another option to find someone. I’ve successfully used them for moving furniture a few times and unclogging a shower drain though I haven’t used them for repairs. You can see the person you hire’s credentials, reviews, and everyone is background checked.
posted by Waiting for Pierce Inverarity at 2:23 PM on September 15, 2019

I will pay the super from the building across the street from mine to do little things like this sometimes. Ask around buildings on your block if you aren’t keen on hiring an internet stranger.
posted by greta simone at 3:07 PM on September 15, 2019 [1 favorite]

I found folks on both Thumbtack and TaskRabbit. Both useful sites. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 1:24 PM on October 21, 2019

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