If your family is anything like mine, your To Do List is about a mile long with no signs that it’s finished growing. Particularly with kids in the mix, there never does seem to be enough time and resources to get it all done. So, sometimes, hiring a little help is what’s best for everyone. And wouldn’t it be great if you could be helping the person who helps you? Say, for instance, you could hire a local college kid (mabye from your alma mater?!) to do some of that yardwork or paint the spare bedroom? That’s exactly what the new-to-Nashville service QuikFix wants to help you do!
My first thought when QuikFix approached me about trying out the service was, “MY GARDEN.” You see, like roughly 78.89343% of Nashville, we’ve been doing some construction work on our property. And as a result? You guessed it. My garden has been neglected. The kids and I started it two years ago, and it was so much fun to introduce them to homegrown produce and how it comes about. But with nails and broken glass and scrap lumber in the backyard, we haven’t revisited it in quite some time. My beloved little garden had come to resemble more of an overgrown jungle space than anything else. And I had neither the headspace nor the alone time to put the necessary work into clearing it.
But QuikFix. Y’all. I’m here to tell you that the most patient and polite college kid (Vandy — Go, ‘Dores!) came out and cleared it in two hours — with much sweat and no complaints. And I’m not sure I’ve ever been so appreciative of being able to check something of that To Do List of mine!
I know you’re now thinking of all the things that you could get done with two hours of a college kid’s time. I’m right, aren’t I? Of course I am. So, here’s what you need to know:
So maybe you have a list. (Of course you do.) But there are probably some things you hadn’t considered . . . or maybe you didn’t know where to find the person to help. Now you do.
The students pick up the job through an app, but you set up the job request on their site. You’ll create a profile and go from there to list the jobs. You’ll get a price estimate and notifications when your job(s) are accepted.
You will need to have the necessary equipment on hand.
Caleb did AMAZING work. But shovels, work gloves, rakes, etc were provided by me. You’re hiring labor, but it’s not a full-fledged service for whatever you happen to be hiring. Need painting? You’ll need the paint and brushes. You get the idea.
Quikfix has a pretty extensive FAQ list on their site. And if they don’t cover your question, they’re quick to respond.