Now that you’re all set on choosing the PERFECT paint color thanks to last week’s handy top 10 tips, let’s chat sheen. Paint sheen, not Charlie Sheen, that is. Paint sheen is how shiny you want the surface of the newly painted wall or ceiling to be. Sheen affects ALL paint jobs as it is a factor in every single brand, color or store you buy paint from. For example, you have decided on desert tan for your new dining room. Now you have to decide if you want flat, eggshell, or semi-gloss desert tan. The color will stay the same in each of those options, however, the amount of shine the wall has after it is painted is up to the sheen. Thanks to the advice from a professional painter, here’s all things paint sheen in easy to understand terms: Continue reading
Choosing Collaboration Over Competition
“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin
As promised, this month’s post specifically for our helpers will break open the mystery of the power of collaboration. We’re going to break it down into three parts: equipment, manpower and knowledge. We’ll talk about working with other local movers as well as joining forces with your HireAHelper colleagues across the country. We’ll discuss resources. We’ll share a few bits about forums.
And we’ll finish with why none of us should be scared to reach out to that mover across town or in another part of the country.
But let’s start with this appetizing little feature.
Picking paint colors. What a fun way to make your home personal right from the very start, but man oh man, what a nightmare for us indecisive people in the world. Holy decisions. We recently talked to a professional painter to gather the top 10 tips for picking the perfect paint colors. Here’s what we found out:
1. Paint swatches are helpful to see what kinds of colors you are aiming for.
It’s a very preliminary step but it’s a great place to start. Check your local paint store or hardware stores for FREE swatches of paint colors. Collecting these will be helpful to bring home and tape on the wall or to carry in your purse (or wallet) when shopping for new furniture, bedding, or decor accessories. Did we mention these were FREE?!
We’ve all been invited to housewarming parties and I don’t know about you, but I often find myself running to the grocery store on my way to pick up a bottle of wine or fresh flowers for the new homeowners. No one ever wants to show up to a party empty handed! Sure, those gifts are nice but why not step it up a notch? Take your gift giving to the next level…
Like every customer service representative at HireAHelper, I have assisted many – no, countless – no wait, an insane amount of customers looking for last minute help with their move. I’ve often questioned why anyone would wait so long to organize their move or to make sure the appropriate help they needed was confirmed.
My question was answered when my own moving plan took an unfortunate turn. After plans to have family and friends assist me fell through, I was stuck with a house full of heavy furniture and only me to move it (and in case you weren’t aware, I am not the Incredible Hulk). The kicker? My move was the NEXT day! So on Friday February 7th (the day before my move), I began searching for a moving truck and some help to load it. Continue reading