Handyman planning guide

4 Most Stressful Aspects of Handyman Work Around the House

Discover the most stressful aspects of working with a handyman and how to avoid them by reading our quick guide. 

There’s always something that needs to get done around your home. Whether it’s updating specific parts or making repairs, it seems like your list never ends. Between work and child care, you may find it difficult and stressful to start tackling the list on your own. We want to let you know that you’re not alone. Many homeowners feel this way. Thus leading them to hire a contractor. However, you’ve heard some negative things about working with a handyman, or maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. That’s why in this guide, we go over the top 4 stressful aspects when working with a handyman and how you can get through them.

Are any of these stressors for you?


Every remodel or update has a stressful financial component. Why? We want to save as much money as possible and avoid spending any. In addition to the supplies and materials needed to complete the project, you will most likely spend money on equipment or contractors. Before you know it, you’ve spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on a handyman. Fortunately, most of it will be recovered when you sell your home, but you must still be cautious of money waste. As a result, you should always budget for each component of your budget separately. When you employ Valor Home Services, we’ll take your budget and divide it into its component pieces – labor, materials, travel charges, and so on. We even have packages to help you save money instead of you paying per hour!

Professional vs Handy Person

Ah yes, the age-old question, “Should I hire a professional or my neighbor who happens to be a handy person?” Honestly, this definitely depends on you, the project you want to get done, your budget and the experience of the handy person you are considering. However, if you decide to go with a handy person instead of a professional, there are some things you need to be aware of. For example, if there are any injuries, damages or permits needed, you are liable for everything. However, if you go with a professional, in most cases, they will be licensed and insured, meaning that their policies will cover any injuries or damages. In addition, a professional contractor or company will have an easier time obtaining any permits you may need for a project compared to that handy person you know.

Time Schedule

The majority of homeowners lead hectic lives. Between your job and child care, you may find it difficult or stressful to find time for anything, let alone small projects around the house. Furthermore, if you do the tasks on your own, you may find that it takes weeks or months to finish them. If you opt to hire a contractor, you may have difficulty finding one that is dependable and isn’t already booked months ahead, leaving you with questionable contractors who may not even finish the project. As a result, even if they are fully booked, we recommend going directly to a solid, trustworthy source. Valor Home Services respects your time. We strive to be transparent with you from the beginning.

If you book an appointment with our small projects team, here’s the process you will follow:

  1. Consultation with our small projects manager.
  2. The estimate is sent out.
  3. The job is scheduled.
  4. Job starts.

Typically, this takes about 3-4 weeks depending on the type of job, how fast you approve your estimate, the size of the project and how fast the materials arrive. Once all the materials are in place, you are looking for anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days to finish your project. During your consultation with our small project manager, they will have a time breakdown for you so you know how long it will take for your job to complete.


One of the biggest concerns homeowners have when it comes to working with contractors is the lack of communication. Many unreliable contractors don’t return calls, never give updates, add additional charges or time and don’t answer your questions. These actions leave many homeowners skeptical about working with future contractors or companies. At Valor Home Services, it is our goal to remove this stressor and all the ones mentioned above. How do we do that? By following our core values (integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do) and our core promises (better communication, budget accountability and high-quality work.) We also only hire the best of the best as well as contractors that match our core. If you’re ready for a stress-free small project experience, contact our team. We would love to go over your project in further detail.