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New Jim of All Trades store wants to help you renovate on a budget
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Jim of All Trades Liquidation owner Mariamar Masso prices items Thursday, April 4, 2019, inside the showroom at the new store on Main Street in Gainesville. The business offers a little bit of everything for people wanting to rent their home or completely flip it - photo by Scott Rogers

When people enter Jim of All Trades Liquidation, Mariamar Masso, guides people through their renovation needs, whether a total transformation or a quick replacement.

The business opened up to the public on March 30 and is located at 511 Main St. in Gainesville.

Masso, the store’s manager, said as liquidators, the staff buys and sells a variety of home items including vanities, mirrors, medicine cabinets, sinks, lighting fixtures and flooring. She claims that all of the products are marked down 30-60 percent from their original value.

“If we don’t have what people need in stock, we try to find it for them,” Masso said. “And if we can’t get it for them, we’ll find someone else that is able to.”

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Mariamar Masso has opened Jim of All Trades Liquidation on Main Street in Gainesville. The business offers a little bit of everything for people wanting to rent their home or completely flip it - photo by Scott Rogers

The dog-friendly store started more than a year ago in Buford, but relocated to Gainesville because of the former facility’s lack of space.

Also catering to Gainesville’s Hispanic community, Masso, who is originally from Madrid, said she speaks both Spanish and English.

The store’s employees test all of the products that come through and assist customers with loading their purchased items.

Before visiting the store, Masso encourages people to first figure out the square footage of the room they’re working with. She then helps customers locate items that fit within their budget and style.

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Sink basins on display Thursday, April 4, 2019, inside the new Jim of All Trades Liquidation on Main Street in Gainesville. The business offers a little bit of everything for people wanting to renovate their home for less. - photo by Scott Rogers

Masso said she was inspired to work for the business by Jim Allen, who currently owns the liquidation store. She started off as one of his customers, then fell in love with the money-saving nature of the business.

“I purchased my home and saw the great deals,” she said. “I found myself coming in, buying stuff and helping people.”

Having the ability to assist people achieve their home renovation dreams, Masso said she finds joy in managing the business.

Since the store doesn’t have a phone number yet, Masso advises those who want updates on the inventory or questions about the products to visit Jim of All Trades Liquidation’s Facebook page.

The store’s hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Jim of All Trades Liquidation has opened on Main Street in Gainesville and features items for home renovations and improvements. - photo by Scott Rogers