Consumers no longer have to wait to experience an online paradise for home organization. Today, Sears Holdings announced Manage My Home, the total home improvement online destination that easily integrates into everyday life -- and helps homeowners get more done at home.
This first-of-its-kind interactive website offers free access to all the necessary tools and resources any homeowner needs to keep a home running smoothly, inside and out -- whether they decide to do it themselves or get a little help along the way.
The web is already buzzing with "Tweets" from Manage My Home's Neighborhood helpers. The site's blog, "Unlock My Home" brings together a collection of smart homeowners who share tons of smart help. Manage My Home also offers a team of home experts that have seen just about everything over the last 25 years -- and they love a challenge.
"Getting your home projects done smart is what makes Manage My Home different. We enlist many experienced people to be your helpers to do just that," said Jim Hilt, Chief Home Manager, Manage My Home and Divisional Vice President, Sears Holdings. "By offering everything people need to manage their home tasks and projects on one site, they don't have to worry about getting frustrating jobs completed around their homes. They'll be able to turn the 'to-do' into 'done' just like the pros."
MANAGING YOUR HOME, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
With just a few clicks, homeowners will see how easy it is to utilize all the unique features on the Manage My Home site.
-- Answers helps get home-related questions answered by seasoned professionals in more than 60 home care and product categories, as well as others who've "been there, done that." The Manage My Home community of experts and homeowners is ready to share what they know. -- Projects give people the tools needed to get the job done, no matter how large or small. With the detailed steps and the shopping list, getting the project done is a snap. And, if someone needs a little assistance, Projects can guide users to hire a Sears Home Services professional to provide the support. When those jobs are complete, Projects also helps with ongoing maintenance and upkeep. -- Lists guides users as they put together a checklist of everything they need to do around the house -- and connects them with the products, services and information needed to get it all done. Lists lets people set the due dates and give a nudge when a little extra help is needed. Best of all, users can see what everyone else is up to and get help from them -- including a personal to-do list from home improvement expert Steve Watson at www.managemyhome.com/stevewatson. -- Inventory features the definitive collections of product owner's manuals on the web and keeps track of everything that matters within a homeowner's most important investment. Users have already downloaded more than 3 million owner's manuals from Manage My Home. And, if Manage My Home doesn't have the manual, we'll use our exhaustive sources to find it.
The Manage My Home site has been in-market for early stage consumer testing of the site's core features, including Owners Manuals and one-stop product support, Inventory, Answers, Projects and the Manage My Home expert blog, "Unlock Your Home." With the addition of the new To-Do List and the Twitter Neighborhood, there's one place for homeowners to share ideas and find the tools to get everything done around home the smart way.
"Projects for your home shouldn't feel like another dreaded to-do. Manage My Home has the advice, inspiration and tools you need to get things done faster, easier and better -- so you can work less and enjoy more," added Hilt. "We have a committed team of experts and are building an active community to help. Whether you want to do-it-yourself or need the right professional to get it done, Manage My Home is there with the knowledge and tools you need to kick back and enjoy home just a little bit more."
For more information, please visit www.managemyhome.com. About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at www.searsholdings.com.
First Call Analyst:
SOURCE: Sears Holdings Corporation
CONTACT: Dana Cohen of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, +1-212-367-6884,
email@example.com, for Sears Holdings; or Tom Aiello of Sears Holdings,