Monthly Archives: December 2017

Unique Ideas For A Home Business

Every great invention starts with an idea that somehow solves a problem. Sometimes you don’t even know you had a problem until that invention comes along to solve it. The same principle can be applied to setting up a home business. You can provide a service or product that won’t be original but could be in demand in your community. Of course, it will help if you can make that demand! Here are some unique ideas for a home business:

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Making Gift Baskets

The most popular time for gift baskets are around the holidays. Many vendors give out baskets for their clients to show their appreciation. However, there is a need for custom gift baskets all through the year. These can be made for baby and bridal showers, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter and, of course, birthdays. The more attractive you make these baskets the better you’ll be. You might also discover that a lot of the products you give away in a basket can be had for a low price if not free. After all, those companies would love to get their products out into the world, too.

Party Planner

Do you have a reputation for throwing great parties? Why not put those skills to use as a professional party planner. Many businesses would appreciate the help of someone who can pull together caterers, valet and servers. You can work on big parties and small receptions. Best off all, every successful party means dozens of potential clients. Keep those business cards handy!

Cleaner

Setting up a cleaning business might require hiring independent contractors right out of the gate. That would put you in a supervisory role from the start. Nothing wrong with that. The way to stay competitive with a cleaning service is to make is hassle free. You bring all the cleaning supplies and make sure your team does a thorough job. Positive word of mouth will be your best marketing tool.

To make any of these ideas work, you’ll need to set up a dedicated office space in your home. This will allow you to keep overhead costs down and your customers will be happy to get those savings. All you need to do is find a space in your home and clear out the clutter. That is a job best suited for Junk King Portland. It will only take one appointment with the team from Junk King to make all your unwanted furniture, electronics and outdated office equipment disappear for good. Before you can open your home business, you’ll need a home office. Let Junk King Portland help with that.

Make Your Home Appraisal Ready

Would the value you think your home is worth match up with that of a professional appraiser? You’ll need that appraisal if you want to put your home on the market or refinance the mortgage. It might also just be a matter of pride to know how much your home is worth especially if you’ve made improvements. Here is how you can make your home appraisal ready:

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Make Small Repairs

Every homeowner has a list of repairs that need to get done. Most of these are minor fixes that don’t impede your living but would make the home increase in value. A professional appraiser judges things by increments of $500. Every “demerit” is $500 taken off the value and visa versa. That means you can fix a ceiling fan and add $500 even if it took just a $20 switch.

Enhance Your Curb Appeal

Walk across the street from your home and take a good look at the exterior. This is exactly how the appraiser will view your home. Anything you can do to improve your curb appeal will add value. That includes mowing the lawn, planting new flowers and touching up paint. If you have the time, then consider getting your exterior power washed.

Create a File of Improvements

You should type out all the improvements you’ve made over the years to your home. These can be minor up upgrades or major renovations. These fixes might not be obvious to you appraiser, which is why you have to point them out. You should also get a copy of any permits you obtained for any of those renovations. You can also provide a list of all the amenities in the neighborhood especially any new businesses or schools that were added since you moved in.

Clean Out Everything

It is important that you clean the house as thoroughly as possible. That includes finally getting rid of all your unwanted rubbish. If you’re replacing any furniture or appliance, then now is the time to do it. This is where Junk King Portland can be a big help. You’ll be given a two-man crew to handle all the listing and loading for your removal project. That is really all you need to get rid of just about anything regardless of size or weight. Your home will totally be ready for an appraisal with an assist from Junk King Portland.