A good Handyman is a price "God sent". You get one man that does most things for just one service call. If each service call is $100+ and you have 50 little things around the house to do, it can get expensive if you must call different contractors for different jobs. There are times you'll still have to call those licensed tradesmen but not for everything around the house. Many of my jobs are co-op Reno's. That is I assist the man of the house as an extra hand and an expert adviser what you can and can't do. What works and what won't ! If you can do 10-50 % of the work that's money into your pocket and will make the wife happy that it can and WILL GET DONE. If you have more time than money, maybe this can work for you too. Look at it as on hands training, you learn more and get it done right the first time too.