Ok, so I'll admit it - we may not have cable TV at home, but I do love sneaking a peak of HGTV and BRAVO with all of the real estate, home decor, and designing shows on them whenever I can (this means on a plane, in the homes of family members, or in waiting rooms). And I am not a particularly talented person when it comes to fixing or building things in my own home, as I would rather pay the expert their due wage for the knowledge and experience to do it. I figure this will save a lot of time of actually going through the process and messing it up myself.
But with every May comes National Home Improvement Month. And until you've owned your own home, it's probably something that has never even registered on your celebration calendars. Heck, one can hardly classify it as a celebration when it most likely means money/time/energy/patience flowing out the door. Just like everything though, you'll want to maintain your property in good shape or you'll want to spruce it up a bit - like actually getting things up on a major focal wall that has never been used before.
So here's our pitch from the Rochesteriat, from my wife and I as city residents, and as owners of a home in the city - and no, this is not a paid advertisement or a sponsored post. Before you make your way out of the city to the Big Box retailers to fix up anything, make sure to stop by Mayer Hardware for great, personalized customer service.
This is a family run business that has been around for 40+ years by the Green family. This is ALL that they focus on. It's a neighborhood institution. If they can't answer your questions, certainly the high-schooler-just-hired at Big Box store-X won't be able to without someone telling you to "Google it".
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So this month while you're making some changes to the home or anytime during the year that you need some hardware, stop on down to Mayer Hardware and ask for Tom, Dennis, or any number of the very helpful crew there. I know I am not alone in my sentiments for Mayer, as they have quite a following that spans the decades.
And, if you're interested, this is what Mayer had helped me with. They helped me find the right hardware to hang an entertainment center on drywall.
Did someone say that we needed an IKEA here in Rochester? I thought I heard rumblings of this, but it could have been the Facebook page I am thinking of. Oh, and West Elm Rochester - yes, very excited.
Jason is co-Founder and Editor of the Rochesteriat. It's been said before, but I vote Mayer for Mayor in the next election.Think about it - they could literally help fix our city and do it in such a helpful manner! Check out more @theRochesteriat or Facebook.