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15 spring odd jobs to get ya started


Here’s the sitch: You’re ready to start padding that wallet, and you’ve finally got a few spare hours here and there, but, well, you and little kids just don’t get along. Pet sitting sounds great, but there aren’t enough dogs and cats in your area to make a business worthwhile. Your next best bet? Shooting for odd jobs—especially with spring on the horizon. Here’s a list of tasks to get you started.

 

Pulling weeds

 

Painting fences

 

Organizing sheds

 

Power washing decks

 

Cleaning out pools

 

Decluttering pantries and refrigerators

 

Cleaning out closets

 

Trimming hedges

 

Planting vegetable gardens

 

Washing windows and taking down storm windows

 

Maintaining bicycles

 

Repairing spring clothing

 

Deep cleaning and beating carpets

 

Tidying attics and basements

 

Cleaning ovens and appliances

 

 

Here’s how to get the gig: Spread the word by posting quick little ads on social media and online community boards to let people know you’re ready to work. You can go door-to-door in your neighborhood (or just speak to neighbors you know, if Mom and Dad would be more comfortable with that). Hang flyers on bulletin boards in your local grocery store or library. And get out in the yard and get busy! When neighbors walk by on a nice day, they’ll see you doing major sweat equity and wonder if perhaps you could help them get set for spring. Tell ‘em you’d be happy to help them out and wait for the offers.

 

 

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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

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