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Woman rents out her 'handy' husband for $45 an hour and business is booming

The flexible schedule helps them take care of their autistic children.

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Everyone needs a handyman.

It’s wonderful to have a spouse who's handy. Every homeowner knows that there's always something that needs to be fixed or replaced. Having a handy spouse makes it a lot easier to get things done while saving the family a whole lot of money.

Laura Young took things a step further and is using her handy husband, James, to make the family more money.

South West News Service reports that she had a brilliant idea after listening to a podcast about a man who makes a living putting together ready-to-assemble furniture. Why not lend her husband out to other people to do odd jobs?

"He's good at everything around the house and garden, so I thought why not put those skills to use and hire him out?" Laura told SWSN.

Laura made a Facebook post joking about her husband's incredible skills as a handyman and, surprisingly, people started booking him for jobs. James booked so many gigs that he was able to drop his job working in a warehouse and gain greater flexibility to help Laura raise their three kids, two of which are diagnosed autistic and the other requires speech and language therapy.

"It allows us to book jobs and estimates around appointments, school runs, without having to clear it with an employer first, risking them saying 'no' or being guilt-tripped, and feeling you’re letting a team down," Laura told Upworthy.

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