What to Expect on Your First Handyperson Job

The recommendations in this article apply to Pros outside of the state of California. 

Your Very First Assignment

We understand that first-day nerves can creep in, but don’t worry! While you’re well-prepared for the tasks ahead, let’s help you understand what to anticipate before, during, and after your initial handyperson job.

Effective Communication

Before the job begins, we’ll provide you with the customer’s address. Through the MySquard Services for Pros app, you can directly communicate with your customer via calls, texts, or chat. This is your opportunity to ask any questions if the job details aren’t crystal clear or to discuss any modifications or clarifications needed for the task.

Come Prepared

When heading out for your first handyperson job, ensuring you have the right supplies is essential for a smooth and successful experience. Here’s a list of common handyman supplies you should consider bringing along:

Tools :

  • Basic toolkit (screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, etc.)
  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Utility knife
  • Level
  • Cordless drill and drill bits
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Allen wrench set
  • Hacksaw
  • Chisels
  • Wire stripper
  • Stud finder

Materials :

  • Nails, screws, and anchors assortment
  • Duct tape
  • Electrical tape
  • Masking tape
  • Sandpaper (various grits)
  • Assorted fasteners (nuts, bolts, washers)
  • Wood glue
  • Epoxy adhesive
  • Caulking gun and caulk
  • Lubricants (WD-40, oil)
  • Paint brushes and rollers

Safety Gear :

  • Safety goggles
  • Work gloves
  • Dust mask or respirator
  • Ear protection (earplugs or earmuffs)
  • Knee pads

Miscellaneous :

  • Extension cords
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Power strip
  • Zip ties
  • Trash bags
  • Notepad and pen for notes or measurements

Making a Strong First Impression

If the customer is present at the start time of the booking, consider requesting a quick overview of the job. This gives you a chance to confirm any specific instructions for the job.

This is also a prime moment to discuss the duration of the booking with the customer. If you believe that the allocated time isn’t sufficient, you can suggest they contact us to extend the booking. Alternatively, you can negotiate additional time or services directly with the customer.

Wrapping Up Day One

Once your work is complete, taking a final look around is a good idea before you pack up. The customer might have left instructions regarding key return.

After you’ve checked out, the customer will have the option to rate your service. We’ll handle all payment matters, including processing any tips.

Congratulations! Your first handyperson job is now successfully completed.