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How to Solved Your Paper Clutter Problem!
"This is number two ninety nine and i am calling it. Are you guys ready for this. I solved my problem with an exclamation point at the end right. I mean like this is a big deal for me to be talking about paper and actually saying the words. I solved my problem. If you've been around a while you know what a big deal this says. Because i have been talking about decluttering cleaning organizing blah blah blah for twelve years now on the internet About six years into that. I read some books. Okay which are all about the decluttering process. I did not say a word about paper. I don't believe in the first book and then the publisher told me. I had to talk about paper in the second book and i was like fine and i basically answered it the way that i answer people which is okay. I had significantly reduced paper to where it was not this monster in my home anymore. Okay so i was not overwhelmed by paper. But i wanna talk about it because i didn't have a an amazing system. You know to keep it just completely solved. I had significantly reduced. And i'll talk through briefly. What those things are even. I've talked about him before the things that i recommend for the people who are just completely overwhelmed. And you need to hear how. I've solved it today but you also go okay. I my brain is gonna take while to jump from that place where i am right now. This place where. I am right now to that place in the future where it solved when i feel like there's just paper on every surface coming out of okay i get it okay. So i'm going to talk about that. Because i do think there's a lot of value in that simply just saying it's okay to reduce paper but i have. I mean i feel pretty confident saying i have solved my paper
PRO TALK With Smart-Technology Experts Aaron Stallings and Mike Oh
"So i have to be honest. I had never heard that term home integrator until maybe a couple of months ago when podcast listener road in to describe the role for the rest of us who may be unfamiliar. Can you please tell us what you guys do. Michael do you wanna go first. Yeah absolutely happy to happy to jump in so a home technology integrator as it's developed over the years to be somebody that knew. Let's say hi fi in stereos but that's twenty years ago and fast forward 'til now and everything is technology in the home right. I mean and especially the last year with coverted. We've we've all lived at home and we've all experienced poor wifi. We've all experienced like outdoor you know people want to listen to audio outdoors and they may or may not have speakers lesions and so. Our job is to integrate all that technology technology into the home experience into the the the experience of living in that place. you know in his best As as we can you know as the client wants it and of course within budget and with all the other components and people that have to be involved in project we really just try to execute that vision and so what kind of things are people asking you to to integrate aaron. It's really runs. The gamut depending on the size of the home be the homeowners their comfort level oftentimes two different homeowners different users. That system have different needs and different. You know comfort level so for residential generally you can almost expect there's gonna be some element of lighting control. Perhaps even a little bit of lighting design as well lots of recommendations for -tective lighting fixtures and layouts. And what have you and anything audiovisual related on this. Every home has some type of at least a tv and these days with with You know people being so familiar with solutions like the sonos Which is know. Really the industry at this point streaming Is something that's just again. It's kind of hard for the course even on isn't particularly that interested in you know they'll have guessed or children of someone who who want that capability
How to Make a Resume and Get Your Dream Job
"I wanted to have helium this episode because she made a resume that stood out in kind of a bonkers way. It's the best resume i've ever seen in my life. And she is willing. She's volunteered to come on here. And teach you all how to make this resume. So here's what the resume looked like. It was colorful. It had her picture on it. Which i find that very helpful to just like. Remember the person you know when you're looking at a sea of resumes. They can start to like all blend together and peoples credentials. Honestly like yes. You're gonna look for minimum requirements. But they're not gonna stand out. Maybe in the way that it feels to you. So i think having like a little bit of visual there was really strong. And then the other thing she de i was her second interview so emma did her first interview and i did. Her second interview is an in person interview. And we actually lunch at this. Adorable restaurant in nashville. That's close now are are. I know we went there. A bunch of it was called little octopus. If you're wondering it was really just anyway way to derail in the first five minutes so anyway she came to the interview. It was my first time to meet her. It was her first time to meet me. We sat down for lunch. We were making your small talk and she slid across the table. This booklet to me and so this wasn't her resume. Her resume was cute and designed kind of similarly. But this was more of a presentation. That an i was interviewing her. I didn't ask her to prepare a presentation. All it was normally as you know people show up an answer my questions so i was blown away to be honest when i saw this and what was in the little it was kind of like maybe would you say like seven pages or Ages seven and it was bound together with just a ring so is very simple and it looked gray kind of fit with the brand of a beautiful mess. Which i think is very important. If you're applying for a creative position you can show in this way that you're a creative person. You have creative abilities which is very impressive. And in any way what. The book contained was kind of like some ideas and plans that she had for what she could do in this position and what she could do with our company and i think here's an important thing to understand about it even if the ideas that she shared with me in. That first interview didn't really apply to the position. It didn't matter. She was showing me that she had ideas and that she was excited to bring ideas to the table. So don't get so focused on whether or not your ideas are perfect but just frigging bring some.
PRO TALK With Remodeler Mike Patterson
"Welcomes the fine home building. Pro-talk podcast a regular discussion with building industry professionals. This is senior editor. Patrick mccomb today on joined by remodeler. Fine homebuilding contributor. J elsie live presenter and russian motorcycle rider mike patterson. We're going to have to talk more about that later right man. It's really nice to have you on the show. We've known each other for years going back to jail. See live in 'oughts. Yeah what's it's great to have you. Thanks for doing this. can you. please tell me what you do Your remodeler gaithersburg maryland. For a long time. Can you talk about your business. Food clients are. What kind of projects did that kind of stuff. So we are our small shopowners myself from the office so And i had gone. It'll show we do much work to do. I was eating nine. You presented work. You do is spur for architects architect. Really work as one outlay Smart work is designed not And so i worked with her any for twenty years A lot of words you get. I worked holdouts belts for almost two years ago. What made you put your tolls down. Was it physically or was it some other reason about I'm sixty seven now. We'll be twenty seven shortly so wearing belsen at long just takes toll on you. Back of neck out and But also just sort of the point where. I was kind of limited in what i could do. I had had some is in years prior to the crash at work yourself always using yes
The Best Pizza and Architect David Applebaum, Architect of the Stars
"In caroline some improvement every nikkei g. and caroline's got a piece of pizza because we all went out and got pizza. We gotta introduce our friend our guest today. David applebaum architect of stars. Hello brother i to carolina. Be an era jian. David doesn't rhyme so there. We go david a so. We gotta talk a little bit of minute. We've got to get some pizza credit here because you know last segment last hour. We're talking pizzas kind of the side discussion and we all got our pizzas here. Then as you could tell caroline's working on hers as we talk so hungry. I had to pop one in myself. Awesome the play along. Eric is under the delusion that oregon according to bloomberg makes the best feats now. David knows the northeast. He knows new york come on. You've really telling me that new york new jersey doesn't make the best pizza or they make the best taylor. Ham thing is new york. Has their style pizza. Chicago has their style pizza. When you get up to the west coast out here. We have the best of everyone's pizzas. That's my hock damon. Oh yes because. I've got pizza from nineteen forty seven people de lorenzo's. We know how to make pizza new jersey. You make a pie. It's tomato pie extra cheese on the bottom sauce. Him atop thin crust. Sorry cheeses are the bottom because if the pizza is made in nineteen forty nine. It's great. I talked sitting at a box since one thousand nine hundred forty nine. So yeah. that's thanks. There's such poor losers like deny
PRO TALK With Garage Outfitter Aaron Cash
"Thanks very much for being on the show. It's a pleasure to see you patrick. Thanks for having me. It's a pleasure. Thank you are the fourth or fifth canadian. We've had on the show so you're doing a great job the represent your country. Thank you for being on my pleasure. It's great to be here. Can you please talk about your business. You have a franchise Garage outfitting business. And can you talk about how that got started. And how many franchisees there are and where they're located in basically how it works the star. Yeah absolutely so Garage living was started in two thousand and five as an independent single entity. company We had Focus on on simply Doing garage organization for customers in our local market and that business grew and in two thousand and fourteen we franchise the concept and we now have thirty four locations with twenty eight Across the us and six across canada and since we started we've completed over twenty thousand garage projects. That's incredible to me so interesting. Did you have an interesting construction before you started this company. How did it come about so. I've always been interested in construction and building I consider myself handy but don't have a background in in any specific trade or carpentry. More just doing projects with my my my dad at at the category at his cabin I have a business background and This was an opportunity that came about You know at the time when we started. Hgtv was like splitting and there was so much. Focus on home improvement and diy and increasing real real estate values in flipping houses and the big box retailers. Were opening a store a day across north america. And you know garages were were really. That forgotten are a space in the home that was getting very little attention and had a ton of potential.
Interview With Jeff Devlin, Host of Stone House Revival
"Welcome to around the house or their achieved caroline be. We've got a fun episode ahead. we've got my friend. Jeff devlin stonehouse revival. Welcome to around the house my friend. Hey how we doing good brother good so good to hear your voice man. It feels like it was. It's been a decade since we've seen each other but it's a little over a year right so think about it. I call you know we. We talk about your dog years being like ten years back kobe years or one year seems like ten years against the whole thing. It seems like so crazy that you know everything. Shut down the way. Shut down and people not as much getting face to face now. We're all like let's talk. Let's let's you know go here. Let's go do this where all. I'm almost tired of seeing people when i saw you. It was like day of the day of crashing for the cove stuff shutting down. Because i was over there for that trade. Show in your neck of the woods. And you're up to see me. And i appreciate that and the next day we did the show and i got out of there the next day and all of a sudden i get a text at the hotels closing and the casinos closing in better. Get to the airport. It was literally felt. Like i was running with the explosion behind me in the movie. You trying to get to the airport. It was it was crazy. And you know what's weird is when it first happened. It was weird in that. In my opinion it was weird. Because i think i wanted a little bit of a break so kobe was almost like an excuse. It was like ok cool. We get a weekend off here. We can catch up. You know but you're just thinking it's going to be one weekend off in all is good and the whole term. Be careful what you wish for. It's so true because then the next thing you know you're like way we're gonna i'm a month in and this isn't lightning up. This isn't doing this and then i'm like wow okay.
Are You Ready for Hurricane or Fire Season?
"Well today. I wanted to talk a little bit about storm. Prep and we talk about this from time to time. But we're kinda getting into the season of it. Now we're watching a tropical storm hurricane. Come up the You know west coast of florida heading up that going to cruise up to east coast. We've got Wildfire season that is full swing out on the west coast and who knows what tornadoes and things happen across the central part of the us. We've got a lot of different storm's going think it's going to be an active summer sore. You ready for that now. Ready can mean a lot of different things. If you're in a area where you've got hurricane coming. Maybe you need to have that generator. She you can power up and if you're down for a week or two you've got power to to run that you've got enough fuel. You get generator. You keep that food fresh. Maybe even the house cool. If you've got a big enough one and the same goes out on the west coast you know rocky mountains west because with fire season you're gonna see a lot more power outages and rolling blackouts. You're going to see more of that. I mean hack we just about. We're running out of power out here just in the pacific northwest because we had a huge wave. Last week that he wave well that could have caused rolling blackouts. Had win with that. We could have been out of power for awhile so you would have wanted to have of course water you would of course wanted to have a backup power system but think about this. Are you ready for all that. You know things that i want you to think about our your precious most prized belongings. Are they in a place that if someone came up to you and said you got a half hour to get out of your house. Could you get them in the back of your car easily. Are they in a good spot for that. Make sure they're in a good spot for that
How to Bond With Your Home When It Doesn't Come Instantly
"You're listening to the beautiful. Must podcast episode is about how to bond with your home when it doesn't come instantly it can take months or even years to have that home feeling when you walk through the door. Keeleys here with me today. Filling in for emma howson summer off for maternity. Leave i ask you join me on this episode. Because she also had a slow bond in her home. It's normal to have feelings of doubts or feelings of letdown or even regret when you first move into a home it makes sense when you think about it because buying a home is one of life's biggest decisions change is hard and when you first move in. It's often the ugliest houses ever going to look. It might even smell weird. So it's all normal. Maybe you miss your old home wherever it is. Sometimes it just takes time to bond with your new home. If you're not expecting this reaction it can feel weird. It can even feel wrong. I know that. I struggled with feeling ungrateful at one point. So hopefully this episode will help anyone who's going through the awkward transition to feel normal and give you some practical tips for how to make your new house feel like a home as fast as possible
Controlling Humidity in Your Home With Marc Marchillo From Aprilaire
"Welcome to around with energy and carolina. Be your moment proven source and healthy home source every single weekend. Thanks for joining us. I'm eric carolina. Y'all heard good man. It is a wonderful day and we've got a fun show ahead with markman chiloe. We have him from april air. Welcome to around the house blow as happy to be here. I'm mark 'em ateya. We're going to talk a little bit about healthy air in your home. And i know there's probably so much to learn from from both of you guys today because you guys are much more the experts with this today. Let's talk a little bit about april. Eric has man. You guys have a good thing going over there. We i mean we are the originators. We started in nineteen thirty eight. You believe that. Nineteen thirty eight. We got gig. Used to be called research products and a few really cool things. Like we invented. And patented the whole home humidifier. That was a good one. Smart came up with the first pleaded filter. So we've been really doing a lot of stuff for a lot of years and we are basically the you know. The indoor air quality product authority of in america is a cool cool company at. I love what we do and we all know to now because of covid Whether people like it or not. But it's really forced indoor air quality to the forefront right and we realized how important it is now Even though people like you and i were educating people long before covid now it seems like everybody's on board that we have to do something. Yeah you're right carolyn. I mean the industry is really taken a shift. It's now sort of being pulled by the consumer. I mean consumers understand is not an indoor air quality accessory. it's an indoor air quality. Necessity industry are sort of being pulled by the homeowners. Because homeowners are super smart. I mean think about it a year and a half to sit on line in their house doing nothing researching stuff so so contractors need to be smart as the customers now. And that's where this indoor air quality thing is just taken off
PRO TALK With Sustainable Builder Jacob Racusin
"Jacob. Thanks a million for being on the show. It's a pleasure to talk to you. Thanks for having me. So i learned about your company. Originally from your colleague as mma carlton and i talked to him an episodes to seventy and to seventy two. We talked about your business among other things but for folks who didn't hear it. Can you please explain. The new frameworks business model. And you have a unique company structure right. Yes we're we're worker owned cooperatives directly structured as an llc for those that get into the business side of things there but yeah essentially we are. We don't have any employees. We are all co owners. There's two tiers of ownership folks enter in his trial members. And then after you've been with the company Period of time and buttons with certain level. The new i could become a full full owner and Yeah lots of details in there. But essentially the structure of the business structure is such that everybody is is an owner that tiered ownership structure culturally that sense of ownership and collective ownership is is huge. I think that's where it's Experiencing lived his how that informs our culture and folks individual buy ins or collective identity around the success of the success of the group jacob. How how did you all learn or was it you who learned about this business model and what made you want to share the wealth with your colleagues instead of keeping it. Yeah it's a great question it's been why can't take that much credit one of the original members and so you know certainly a long long for the journey since the gecko. But i'd say ace has definitely been holding. The torch in terms of the identity is the identity around that is the business model. The original members really felt it was. It was the best way for us to achieve. Our goals may think just to be the most direct around it. I know i. I feel like i can comfortably speak for all the same that none of us really had the intention of being business owner sending. We have all various levels of entrepreneurship entrepreneur. nature some of us more so than others. But none of us really interested in owning accompany owning it individually That just wasn't really. This wasn't in our identity. Ethos other individually or as a group ends of the cooperative structure gave us the best honest. Just the best model for us to bring in really good people and work
Interview With Roger Wakefield LEED AP: The Expert Plumber
"Welcome around ask there where we talk home improvement every single weekend. Thanks for joining us. I've got a special guest in the studio today. My brother from another mother. Roger wakefield plumber end trades now extraordinaire. Welcome to around the house by fred. Thank you for having me here. I appreciate it. How are you sir. Good man good. I see you every week. Doing your stuff on lincoln live which is great because i can find out what's going on in the plumbing trades and stuff out there but you have just literally been owning social media from the plumbing. Point of view doesn't matter if you're training people to get into the profession or help out homeowners to your everywhere and running a successful plumbing bill business in dallas texas. It's really funny. I spoke in front of a bunch of speakers last week. And that's one thing. The that p vargas the founder of the event talked about look people. Tell me all the time. They see me everywhere. And i started laughing because when he called me up on stage i told him said he just want want you to none. In the last twenty eight days we had nineteen and a half million video views on youtube and tiktok and he was just like late. That i can't even imagine that so. Yeah we're we're a started out with youtube and what we have. We've had people come up to us all around the country and say they recognize us and we started to talk about six months ago and now we're starting to get people to say dude. I see you all the time and you're automatically thinking on tiktok and they're like automatically thinking on youtube yup and then they're like on tiktok and it's like wait. Wait what it is. It's pretty funny.
PRO TALK With Architect Peter Pfeiffer
"Peter is a pleasure to have you on the show. Thank you so much for doing this. I'm looking forward to it. Patrick you are probably one of the most famous architects in the country. I would say what do you want to become an architect. Well first of all. That's i've not sure. Sure group the most famous architects in the country wanted them but still doesn't matter circles. Peter you're a legend and i am grateful that you're on. The show will thank you like a lot of my colleagues in architecture. It was probably pretty early in life. I was maybe twelve or thirteen years old. And i have to credit. My mother with this noticed that. I really liked building. Because i was involved with my father. And this carpenter in my brother's doing remodeling projects in our house. Since i was like five. But i really had an artistic tendency and i was very comfortable with math so i just started doing things like riding my bicycle to the washington bridge. I grew up. Northeast of dallas in this area called new jersey. And i. that's a joke. You see a ride. My bike out from new jersey out to the washington bridge. Just look at the buildings from the bridge and you know you just start realizing this is something really kind of excites you. And i just made various happened with. President carter speaking about the arab oil embargo in how we had to save energy or conserve energy. And that really spoke to me too. Which is why my first degree pursued was a in building sciences specifically towards energy efficient architecture. What we call a passive solar architecture back then. Who's in the architecture. School is on track to get an architecture degree. But i found the studying of the science of building probably a little bit more interesting than the design studios.
Are You Ready for Rolling Blackouts for Fire Weather Season?
"If you're in oregon. Washington california. Idaho montana nevada colorado wyoming arizona. Nevada already said nevada new mexico. Let's go into texas. Oklahoma north south dakota any of you guys and even further east. I'm talking to you. Because i honestly think that we this is going to be the season where we really see. Power companies reducing their liabilities by turning off power. When they're worried about a power line coming down to wind or storm lighting natural vegetation brush or crops on fire. So if you've got a couple forty eight hours of a heat storm. You know where you've got wind coming in it's dry storm and you're in the hundred degree range. Be careful you're probably gonna lose power so then you decide what you're going to do for your house because it could be one hundred degrees outside and tell you what food does not last long and refrigerator when it's one hundred degrees inside your house. It's just not that efficient. So you're gonna lose a lot of stuff. Are you ready with a generator. Are you ready to go someplace. Because we're not just talking one little area. You could have an entire metropolitan area get shut down on power so there's no going to a hotel star localized power outage this would be a large blackout event. So make sure that you have got extra water. Put away the. You've got all these things to make sure that you're ready to go in case of emergency. I think this is going to be one of those years. We're going to see that ramp up and see a lot more of this. They've sure been looking at it. Testing it along You know across the west coast. So i've got a generator that can run for days on end to run my house. It was Strong enough to run my air conditioning and refrigerators not so worried about the about the water heater and the lights. I can survive that in the summertime. Even though it would run that but i i i'd be pushing it by running the water heater and all that stuff with the a c at the same time. But you get my
Planning for a Room From You Can't Afford Yet
"Do you make a case for planning a room like a renovation that you can't afford yet. I think it's always good to have a goal. I mean for everything right. That's how you get stuff done. Is you want to do things. And you have a goal so having that vision of where you're going is really helpful and room even if you can't afford it yet and having i think the time can also be a little bit of a blessing because i'm super impatient. I want everything done yesterday. But i think i make different decisions in a good way when i have a lot of time to sit down and plan and think about it because you get to look up options in the meantime that you didn't know existed or like with the kitchen renovation. I mean you might know like off. Didn't know you could have a trash can like in the cabinets. That's great like. I glad i found that out in the meantime now i knew i want that or different ways to organize a room or You know just different things like that. So having the goals important and having time can also be a blessing and getting you things that you didn't even know that she wanted but she had the time to look around and planet out. I completely agree. And i also like like the flexibility of you know you have your projects that you're planning like you can always make your budget bigger smaller if you need to and i like having that sort of like i'm not sure yet like i can save up for longer and get this thing that i really want but if i just want it done faster maybe like faster just as good in some situations to. I always plan my rooms. Even when i haven't saved up all the way I think that it's helpful. I personally don't really like saving money. But when i have something in saving for ten times easier for me so i'm sure so. Yeah if you've ever had problems saving. I highly recommend knowing exactly what you're saving for. It was definitely a game changer for