Once you have your To Do List, decide who will do which things, and what items you will want to get outside help to do. If you don’t know what professionals to call on, ask neighbors, friends or co-workers who have had work done. In some cities, there are local directories (printed and/or online) of home service providers, compiled using feedback from local homeowners. These may be a good source for a company you can count on. Home Reports (www.HomeReports.com) and Angie’s List (www.AngiesList.com) are two examples of these types of directories. Do be aware, however, that some of these require the business to pay a fee in order to be included in the directory, so there are obviously other good service providers out there who aren’t included because they couldn’t or wouldn’t pay the fee.

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