Hi How do I find a trustworthy,reliable and reasonabley priced firm or person to do the DIY jobs that I am unable to do myself on my home. Do I go on word of mouth and has anyone used rated.com or used a property maintenance company. I dont like to ask my ex husband or neighbours husbands as both make me feel awkward. Its stuff like fitting blinds and drilling. I can decorate and do most stuff but need a bit of help with the 'man' stuff if you see what I mean.
Neighbours or local friends is my bet for trades people. There was a thing in the paper on the weekend about neighbourly groups setting up to 'swap a skill' - it may be worth seeing if there is anything like that in your area. Or you could learn to do this stuff yourself, I've learnt to do a lot of stuff over the years and a lot of it is practice & confidence - at the end of the day it's much more convenient and you know you aren't going to rip you off