I am an only child, so I hated sharing clothes with my college roommates. Luckily for me, I am so short, most of them did not fit in my clothes.
But I have always shared names of service providers I love. I happily share names of babysitters. I love telling friends about Rivka From, the business coach who coached me into the organizing business. I constantly refer people to my doctor, Junk Doctors, and Sheon the Stylist, who created my capsule wardrobe pictured here:
And I always share the handyman’s name with everyone — including my clients. That’s because when clients declutter, they often find things that need to be fixed, and/or get the headspace to tackle their home-repair list.
I also like supporting other small businesses, which is why I am generous with these referrals. I believe the pie gets bigger as you slice it, not smaller.
I don’t even remember how I met Scott Rogers, owner of Anything Broken. I think the Universe just brought him, and I am so grateful. I can’t say enough kind things about this guy.
First, he is professional, on time and nice.
Second, he is competent. He can fix anything. He’s fixed doors, toilets, the shower door and cut a counter top to size.
And he handles all my crazy, creative decorating ideas.
For example, I wanted an inspiration wall in my office, where I could put cherished pictures and cards. But I did not want your typical shelves. So I picked up 4×4 fence posts that were $8 each. And Scott hung them with minimal chuckling.
They look fantastic.
I have these little pieces of art, and I gave up trying to figure out how to center them on the wall. So Scott did the math and hung them evenly.
He moved the hummingbird feeder closer to the house, and replaced the screens that blew off in a storm. He hung hooks in the garage to make it look like this:
At this point, I call him for everything because I want it done right. Even my husband says, “Just call Scott.”
He is also good for referrals, like a screen repair company.
If you have a repair list, let Scott knock it out.
For full disclosure, I received nothing for writing this post. I do get satisfaction in celebrating another small business owner.
So call Scott!