When I quit my part time handyman business to go back to work my old company full time, I had a lot of old equipment in a storage unit that I needed to find uses for so I could get rid of the expense.
A lot of the storage locker was filled with containers of paint and stain of all colors, mainly from jobs I would do for local residents.
Aside from paint, I also had a lot of roofing materials because those jobs are in high demand as well. Coincidentally, my cousin was interested in becoming a handyman himself and I called him and told him to accompany me to my storage unit to discuss donating my remaining supplies to him. To no surprise, my cousin was ecstatic with this news and we arranged a meetup time later in the week. He was amazed by the boxes of tools, paint cans, roofing materials, and wire spools that I had ready to go in the dumpster. The only supplies he didn’t take were the extra coils of rebar tie wire and the double loop ties that are stored next to them. I have traditional black carbon steel rebar tie wire, stainless steel rebar tie wire, and galvanized rebar tie wire. I even have 14 gauge up to 18 gauge rebar tie wire. After he left, I realized that I could donate the additional rebar to the local college’s art studio. When I was a student myself, my friend Jonathan used black rebar to make these amazing geometric sculptures. He used welding equipment to bend and conjoin sections of rebar, ending in beautiful pieces that caught the eyes of people as far north as Toronto.