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Tackle Your Home Maintenance Needs With Nashville Bred App Takl
by TJ Anderson
As a small-business person, I’m pretty much always busy, and I know I’m far from alone there. You’d think that with robots that can vacuum and refrigerators that can re-order OJ, we’d manage to calm our lives down, but unfortunately, modern life keeps most of us running, 24/7.
Like most everyone I know, I’m always on the lookout for ways to simplify life that don’t break the bank. So I was intrigued when I came across Takl, a mobile app launched last year that connects users with self-employed contractors who can handle small jobs, like washing windows, pressure-washing a grungy deck, assembling furniture and lots more.
I was doubly intrigued when I noticed that TAKL was developed and launched right here in Nashville, Tennessee. I love supporting local businesses, especially when supporting local businesses might make it so I don’t have to mount my own flat-screen TV.
How Takl works
First thing: Download the free Takl app. It’s pretty intuitive from there — you find the chore you need done, pick through available providers who can take care of it, schedule and, once the job’s done, pay and tip through your phone.
Takl already has things organized into 12 different categories like “cleaning & housekeeping” and “electronics & tech,” with hundreds of small jobs already defined and pre-priced, so you don’t have to haggle. (Custom jobs are an option too.)
One of the big pluses, if you struggle with finding and hiring contractors, is that Takl background-checks all their providers, and if you have an issue, they’ll step in to help sort things.
In my initial, quick Takl exploration, I found options in Middle Tennessee to seed a half-acre lawn for $65, install a porch swing for $95, replace two hard-wired smoke alarms for $45… For the stuff I don’t have time to deal with, this locally launched app could be my new best friend.
Check out more at Takl.com, and if you end up using it, let me know how it works for you — I think it’s a really intriguing addition to the gig-economy world, and I’m proud to see it’s come via Nashville neighbors.
Before you get started on tackling home-maintenance needs, are you tackling finding a new home in Nashville? I’d love to help you track down the perfect place. Call or email TJ Anderson Homes here, and tell me about your dream home.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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