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A highlight from 313: Learning About My Clutter through the Moving Process Podcast

A Slob Comes Clean

05:10 min | Last week

A highlight from 313: Learning About My Clutter through the Moving Process Podcast

"That is where I share my personal dislocation process. To figure out ways to keep my own home under control, I share the truth about cleaning and organizing strategies that actually work in real life for real people. People who don't love cleaning and organizing. Thanks for joining me today. This is podcast number three 13. And I think I'm going to call it what I'm learning about my clutter in the moving process. So before I do that, though, I did want to remind you that I did a video series over on YouTube of my 14 days to opening your front door to guests. So this is the holiday season. I mean, we're all in a weird place in history and time. And everything right now. But maybe you are going to be opening your home for the first time in kind of a while. That's the best you kind of enjoyed. Let's just be honest, and we some of us enjoy the fact that we just couldn't have anybody over, right? Anyway, so if that's you and you're kind of freaking out about that or if you just want the plan there's a series of 14 videos that I did every day for two weeks from November 1st through 14th. And those are free, obviously. But if you would like to get the written guide through the end of November, my ebook, 14 days to opening your front door to guests, which you can just view on your device or whatever, or you can actually print it out if you would like to. It's $4 with the code podcast. Okay, so anyway, just want to make sure you knew about that. Just go to a slob comes clean dot com slash 14 one four. All right, so I'm talking about what I have been learning what I'm continuing to learn about my own stuff, my own clutter in the midst of the moving process. So we moved, right? Like I had a podcast where I talked about that. A while back and somebody was like, why did you say you weren't for sure? Well, you know, I just always hear stories about things falling through at the last minute. And so I didn't know for sure if I should count on it, but we are actually in the house now, so I guess it's totally official. I mean, we've agreed to pay for it for the next however many years. Anyway, so ours in the banks now. But anyway, however mortgages work. But yeah, so we are in the house and I am, I really loving it. It's just exciting. Well it's been interesting to go through the moving process. So for all these years that I have been having this podcast, having the blog, I would get questions about moving my advice on moving because that's when anybody and everybody starts to think about clutter and think about their stuff. And think about their excess. Because you just naturally have to touch everything. I mean, that's just part of the moving process. Is every single thing has to be looked at touched dealt with, whatever. Even if it's just moving a box that it's in that hasn't been open since the last move. But you know what I mean? So it's just part of it. And I would always get those questions from people. People are always asking about just the moving process, and I was like, well, you know, I'm like, here's how I think I would apply it. What I've learned about clutter, but I haven't been through that process myself since I started this desiccation process back in 2009. Well, now I have been. And it's teaching me a lot about my stuff, my clutter. Whether or not someone's moving or not, whether or not you're moving, I think, you know, I'm just learning stuff that I hope to then let impact my thought processes and my staff and my home going on, even though the plan is that this is the forever house. So anyway, so I just am going to kind of process through some of that and talk about some of it. So I know I talked about this in the last one, but I can not emphasize it enough. And that is donate donate and donate some more. So my real estate agent actually used to be years ago like years and years and years ago. Helped me out on my blog. You know, kind of back when I was just starting to have any kind of help. And so she worked for me for a while. So she actually knows my story a lot more than a lot of people do. And so we were talking at the closing of so. It's one of those super awkward times where I'm just like, oh, okay. So my, what's it called? He's the finance guy. I don't know. It's the one who does the finances. Lender, person, blah, blah, whoever it is. I know some of y'all that's probably your job, and you're hurt that I don't remember what it's called. But anyway, it's the person who does all the financing stuff. So anyway, he's at the closing as well. He's a young guy, probably mid 20s, maybe, maybe late 20s, I don't know. And he goes, hey, I've been watching you for YouTube channel.

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How to Solved Your Paper Clutter Problem!

A Slob Comes Clean

01:59 min | 3 months ago

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

I Always Wanted to Build a Tiny House

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

02:07 min | 4 months ago

I Always Wanted to Build a Tiny House

"My guest today is even waldman. Even is a tiny house author speaker and teacher. He built his own tiny houses on wheels. In two thousand twelve and has been passionately helping future tiny house dwellers ever since. Welcome ethan thanks less. It's great to be here. So how did you first become interested in tiny houses. How far back do you want me to go. I guess a good place to start is. I was out of college for a few years Working a couple of different kind of corporate jobs. Getting getting my feet wet kind of experiencing that that nine five cubicle lifestyle and i was not digging it so i had moved to vermont and gotten a job with a smaller company hoping like hey maybe maybe the big corporate culture isn't for me but maybe if i moved to a place that i love it will work out but i still just found. It actually got worse. Because i moved to vermont surrounded by wonderful mountains and skiing and mountain biking all these these activities that i love to do finding that i was. I was locked down to a desk for for much too much time. And so i decided to take a sabbatical. The company was really flexible. So i took a month of took all my vacation time and then some unpaid time and i did a bicycle tour on the west coast of the united states. With my cousin you know where you have the four years on your bike. You're carrying all your gear It's like the tiniest of tiny houses because you're carrying all your stuff with you. It's almost nomadic and throughout the trip we actually used a website called couch surfing and stayed in several tiny houses. But when i got home from the trip. I really it kind of forced me to take a restock of my life. The house that i was renting seemed so big and so overkill and i just realized like oh i could. I could drastically reduce what i need for my housing

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Controlling Your Temperature With Ecobee

Around the House with Eric G®

02:01 min | 4 months ago

Controlling Your Temperature With Ecobee

"Thanks for joining us today. Caroline and i have a great guest today. We got cory fox with echo kobe. Welcome to the house brother. Thank sir appreciate. Hey hey hey yeah. This is awesome. I'm familiar with your product. My last house. I took one other product. That i won't mention it out and put yours in because it was working well and your guises rocked it. It was awesome. We not not surprising. It's If i had more fingers and toes there are so many stories of folks that i have met over the years who have any go be It's really really interesting. And that spans the gamut from folks who work at utilities to homeowners to a lot of people who work in the trade so it's a really good product. What's let's reset the stage here for everybody out there. That goes watson e kobe because we all know what it is. But there's so many people out there that have that nineteen seventy two thermostat and they keep swiping it left and right to change the temperature and that's all it does and they have no idea what the rest of the world is like. Yeah no thanks for that tia. So e koby is a smart home company. They're headquartered out of toronto canada and the flagship product that will probably spend the majority of the time talking about today that most people are are familiar with with our brand is smart thermostat so backing We launched a under our spiritual leader. Stuart lombardo alar launch the first smart thermostat The company has scaled and grown significantly From them so that's what we are known for There's a lot of things that we do with the smart thermostat and then some of the products that we've come to market with over the years

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Designing Beyond Right Now

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

01:32 min | 4 months ago

Designing Beyond Right Now

"First question for you is What what is resilient design. Can you can you kind of define that for us. Sure i sort of liken it to the next step in thinking regarding sustainable design okay if sustainable design is all about finding things that are on balance with nature resilient design is is is doing two different things it's going beyond that a little bit looking at being net positive carbon newt not just carbon neutral but net positive for instance okay but also being climate positive Ecologically positive as well as being able to adapt is changing situations around you. You know where we're seeing extreme heat. We're seeing extreme flooding in parts of the world as well and so you know different ways of being able to address those those sorts of topics. Wow specifically focused around. My interest is focused around housing but In my day job we do a lot of different building types. We work on. You know corporate offices we work on a hospitals university projects. Things like they're all quite large. Yeah i'm contrast. I wanted to When i started working on designing this space you know. This is the smallest space. i've designed. That has come to be

Are All Tiny House Dwellers Multipotentialites?

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

01:52 min | 4 months ago

Are All Tiny House Dwellers Multipotentialites?

"Emily wapnick welcome to the show. Thanks for having me your welcome. Thanks for being here. I basically asked you to come on the show. Because i i have a theory. And that theory is that. I think that tiny house dwellers and multi potential is that this is a ven diagram that has a lot of kind of meet in the middle. There there is some overlap. But and i wanna like i wanna talk through it with you and kind of assess this out but i think we'll have to start because i'm i doubt that many people listening have even heard the word multi potential eight ten. We start there. Like what is multi potentialities. Yeah okay so a multi potentially is someone with many interests and creative pursuits. That's kind of my concise definition. It's someone who is curious about a lot of different subjects and has done a lot of different things and doesn't wanna just be one thing or maybe doesn't feel like they have one true calling or you know you become interested in something you do it for a while and then like the world's sides this is what you are and you're like wait a second but like actually i'm interested in that other thing too and i'd like to do that as well and then have these other side projects and is not easily pigeonholed not easily put into a box. Because you're curious and you don't really have a specialty. So that's a multi potential eight. And i think many of us grow up feeling like there's something wrong with us for having a lot of different passions and i whole mission is to like reframe that and be like no actually strained. There are lots of people out there like us. And we can builds like amazing eclectic. Interesting fruitful

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PRO TALK With Smart-Technology Experts Aaron Stallings and Mike Oh

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

02:23 min | 4 months ago

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

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How to Make a Resume and Get Your Dream Job

A Beautiful Mess Podcast

02:32 min | 4 months ago

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.

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What Stories Are Hidden in Your Home? We Talk With History Attic Research to Find Out.

Around the House with Eric G®

02:20 min | 4 months ago

What Stories Are Hidden in Your Home? We Talk With History Attic Research to Find Out.

"Welcomed around the house guys lack so you this last week. We're on jeff devlin's stonehouse revival show. How cool is that. He asked us back on board to do research for yet another youthful beautiful historic home This one is centered in langhorne. Pennsylvania is through the underground railroad dates back to about eighteen ten. We love the story especially because of the women that we found in the research. Just picking up the family with horrible tragedies and you know just surviving so the original Land where the house is situated. Today was part of a five hundred. Eighty four acre tract. That was deeded. From william penn as all of the land in pennsylvania was once william. Penn's he was a londoner who was given the state of pennsylvania before it was the state of pennsylvania was just land at the time From king charles and he started to sell off a parcels of acreage to people that he wanted to make sure you know. He was bringing his people over usually quaker sympathetic. To kind of william. Penn's background so the quaker faith came over from england so the original tracks. Five hundred eighty four acres in bucks county which was wilderness at the time and then it got parceled out from the original owner down through family Through the mail side of the family until the owner of the property that actually built the house was the richardson family. They built the house in about eighteen ten And we were able to really track the family stories from the very beginning of five hundred. Eighty four acre parcel down to the families that lived in the house themselves. and way through really their geology. We went through all of the census records. Swear it's cool when you pull a census record you're able to go back and see the names of the people that lived in the house. How old they were their occupation the value of the property. So it's really interesting to take a look back in time just to see what the family make up was

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Two Tiny House Instructors On "What We Wish We Knew Before We Started"

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

02:07 min | 4 months ago

Two Tiny House Instructors On "What We Wish We Knew Before We Started"

"Are i. I'm here with linda menard. Linda is a natural co-conspirator who has lived out her own questions around intentional. Living less stuff and happiness. She has resided in a travel trailer. Yurt backyard cottage and three and counting. Tiny houses on wheels routed through a background in sustainable design. Build and urban planning luna has also has a pension for experiential learning and healthy communities. She has found her niche nestled between small spaces collaborative education and community planning when a monarch welcome back to the tiny house lifestyle. Podcast thank you so it'd be back. Yeah glad glad to be here chatting with you and We've been meeting now since it's july and we've been meeting since february working on the curriculum for tiny house considerations and it's it's really good and i wanna tell people about it but the title of this episode is what we wish we knew before we started building and i think i think we should give people a little taste of of some of those things. Do you wanna you wanna go first with with something you wish you knew. Maybe we'll each do too. We'll start there. Yeah i think one of the things. I really wish i knew was how long it was going to take. And how to figure that out because we followed in the footsteps of some really awesome people like dee williams and brittany younger who had designed and built their own tiny houses And you know. Maybe i'm just not quite the powerhouse. There are some pretty awesome. You be but but you know they. They built their homes. Pretty darn quick and And i was a little bit A little bit slower in my building. I kind of wish. I had understood a little bit more all the different things that went into building a tiny house so that i was ready to really dedicate the time and energy to it and and really had a good sense of all the steps in sequence.

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PRO TALK With Remodeler Mike Patterson

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

02:03 min | 5 months ago

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

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The Best Pizza and Architect David Applebaum, Architect of the Stars

Around the House with Eric G®

02:04 min | 5 months ago

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

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Tiny House Floor Plans and Counting With Michael Janzen

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

02:00 min | 5 months ago

Tiny House Floor Plans and Counting With Michael Janzen

"Michael johnson. welcome to the show. Thanks legal toei was hoping To just Ask you to catch us up. You know. I think you were an early guest on on the podcast That's that must have been in two thousand eighteen at this point So i know that in that intervening time you decided to close down. A tiny house designed dot com correct. That's right curious Y y you know if. I think you see a lot of creators yet. A certain level of burnout and that's part of it. Part of the burnout was actually caused by hosting a bunch of ideas and things there. I started seeing for sale by other people on amazon and other places and like some of the free plants that i offered and even some of the faithful and and that that was very discouraging and logging blogging. Just got more complicated like the a lot of laws have been passed the past few years. I think it just made it much more difficult to to do that and And so i decided to just change directions. And do some other things. But i i i. I constantly draw since i was a kid. I like the drawing. So i've been drawing this whole time. Some tiny houses that other things to mike. It's always some something on the smaller end. I would never designed big things but but like solar and and stuff like and so i started posting knows it might michael johnson dot com blonde But i also got back to. It started a project to redraw the original duck. A lot of people may recognize that and because they probably have yeah and well listen just resides comparison.

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PRO TALK With Garage Outfitter Aaron Cash

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

02:21 min | 5 months ago

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.

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Interview With Jeff Devlin, Host of Stone House Revival

Around the House with Eric G®

02:06 min | 5 months ago

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.

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Are You Ready for Hurricane or Fire Season?

Around the House with Eric G®

01:54 min | 5 months ago

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

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How to Bond With Your Home When It Doesn't Come Instantly

A Beautiful Mess Podcast

01:03 min | 5 months ago

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

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Controlling Humidity in Your Home With Marc Marchillo From Aprilaire

Around the House with Eric G®

02:15 min | 5 months ago

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

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Finding and Creating Tiny Home Community With Betsy Barbour

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

02:08 min | 5 months ago

Finding and Creating Tiny Home Community With Betsy Barbour

"Betsy barbara welcome to the show. Thank you so much then. It's an honor to be here well. It's an honor to have you. We've we've known each other for several years. Now because you're you're very active in the online community that i helped host Called tiny housing gauge. And i've just loved kind of following following your journey Obviously you after you living tiny. But i was hoping maybe we could start with with having you tell us about your your tiny story. Why did you. Why did you decide to go. Tiny well back in two thousand seventeen. Actually my son mentioned to me With concern that He was wondering if i was doing some planning for the future. I had a condominium at the time which was kind of nickel and diming me. So i decided to look into action and i came across tiny houses that was in the fall in the spring of two thousand seventeen so i started looking online and seeing what was out there and really quickly got completely. I'm converted in a sense. So i put my conduct on the market in two thousand seventeen and it actually took a year to sell. Well she was okay because during that year. Talk about this later. I did a lot of networking and community building. Tiny house community kind of early early stages of community building. And i hope the audience okay. There's a guy literally we blacking out my window right now. Anyway welcome to my tiny community. So then i actually defined the builder in summer of two thousand eighteen went with him for my design more or less but then decided not to use him so i went with the second builder then and ended up going with him. My house was built with custom designing. Put me in fall of eighteen. And i moved in january of two thousand eighteen.

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Trying Trends and Investing in Staple Furniture Pieces That Aren't Boring

MAKE SPACE — A Home Design Show by Never Skip Brunch

02:01 min | 5 months ago

Trying Trends and Investing in Staple Furniture Pieces That Aren't Boring

"And getting new six quick tips for furniture. Purchases with no regrets. Okay so furnishing her home can totally be a process. Usually start somewhere between hand-me-downs in ikea and you work your way into three pieces and box stores and then you might end up learning your lesson on where to splurge and save and start investing in some higher end or custom pieces. So i'm going to share some tips to hopefully make navigating this process easier. No matter where you're at tip number one splurge versus save is as easy as trend versus timeless. So when should you buy an expensive piece of furniture that has the look want versus invest in something that might last you a really long time. You should do both so some pieces in your house are going to be pieces. You use all the time in love for years while others are gonna look outdated sooner so an example might be a couch that comes in a neutral color classic silhouette that lasts you years when you swap out things like pillows and throws to keep it looking fresh but then other pieces like a coffee table or an accent chair might be really trendy and they could start to feel dated sooner so the simple solution is to spend your money investing in pieces that will last an opt for cheaper or thrift options for the items you might find yourself swapping out more often either because the style changes or the needs in your space change so when i say you know classic pieces like you're looking for something to invest in classic. I don't mean just traditional style of furniture stuff. That's boxy like boring. I mean things that have stood the test of time. And there's tons of different eras of design that have done this from mid century. Modern art deco to farmhouse to all kinds of styles. That basically have occurred once in history have been brought back in various ways in their things that if you love them they are

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PRO TALK With Sustainable Builder Jacob Racusin

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

02:32 min | 5 months ago

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

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Interview With Roger Wakefield LEED AP: The Expert Plumber

Around the House with Eric G®

01:42 min | 5 months ago

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.

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How to Pursue the Tiny House Lifestyle With Intention

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

02:14 min | 5 months ago

How to Pursue the Tiny House Lifestyle With Intention

"Angelo barnard. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me included to be here. Yeah excited to have you so I love. I love what you're doing but i wanna i wanna start with your your tiny story How long have you been living tiny and and what you know. Why did you decide to go. Tiny i've been living tiny for just over a year and the decision was made because my husband and i we moved from coastal south carolina up closer to north carolina in greenville area. And we were looking for home and we were shopping at that point in time we were really wanting to pay off all of our debt so when we started hearing that in the area you're expected to pay no two hundred three hundred thousand dollars for home. We're like you don't want to go in that much more debt around this journey they offer debt and i've always like loved the idea of living tiny and like focusing on. You know some complicity. Just really living. Your life focuses on experiences in having more of those versus more things. So that whole concept. That was really interested but what i found out how much the house is going for. And then i'm on this journey to pay off debt. My husband and i know like we don't even need a house. That bag realtor kept showing us all these homes in the fusion. Were like this just feels reckless and dumb. And it's not aligned with with us at the time with our goals so we ended up finding a tiny home. It was like a rain of being in the middle of the night. I got this team notification. 'cause i put up this notification or the setting to see homes that were under a certain price range and a tiny home packed up and i was like what i saw that there was this community and i wanna see this community so we ended up going to see this community and the community was pretty big about seventy homes in it. And we're like. Oh we kinda wanna live more less people. So they're like. Oh we have this new one down to roads so there was. I think like eight at the time and now in our community. There's ten tiny homes so we purchased a purchased a tiny home and we moved it into this little community. And we're on the lake and it's been a year since then and we're loving it

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PRO TALK With Architect Peter Pfeiffer

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

01:49 min | 6 months ago

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.

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Are You Ready for Rolling Blackouts for Fire Weather Season?

Around the House with Eric G®

02:27 min | 6 months ago

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

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Planning for a Room From You Can't Afford Yet

A Beautiful Mess Podcast

02:08 min | 6 months ago

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

Countertops and Class Action Park

Around the House with Eric G®

02:03 min | 6 months ago

Countertops and Class Action Park

"Well it's a fun week. We got a big show ahead today. We're going to be talking about a bunch of different stuff. Our number two. I've got elizabeth gomez. Whose gonna talk about contractors. She's a contractor we're gonna hear her story but caroline you got me into a rabbit hole this week. I'm theme park aficionado. And you sent over this video. This documentary on net flicks about this local theme park in your area. How the heck did they let that happen. Classic action class action park. Oh my god. Yeah vernon new jersey. This waterpark that was created in the seventies about ninety. Six and there were no rules. This wall street mogul basically decided. He was going to create a waterpark up in northern new jersey. And just do it with no engineers no security. He had kids running the park. Oh my gosh. And it's just the story this documentary about how this how we survived. I can't believe we went there and survived. It was crazy crazy. I mean this documentaries crazy. I mean he built a loop to loop type single loop waterslide and paid kids to be his test crash test dummies and would give him one hundred bucks to write it down there and when they lost their teeth orb got hurt or anything else. They clean them up. Kicking backout pam one hundred bucks and it was gruesome really bad and they had all of these brides that like i said no engineers ever certified or look at. He just created them. I mean he had a lot of the guys from. I think disney and a great adventure and all of these theme parks that had sort of been not hired by these places or they were kinda like kicked out. They weren't using much. Yeah they were sketchy and so he had these guys helping. Create this park and a lot of people got killed in a lot of people got hurt which is really sad but the story is just incredible that this even occurred crazy.

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This Tiny House Builder Is Booked Into Next Year

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

02:16 min | 6 months ago

This Tiny House Builder Is Booked Into Next Year

"J. p. marquee welcome to the show all thanks for the introduction and so it's tough for me to be or your prophecies of thanks for having me. Yeah it's it's fantastic to to have you on. We were chatting a bit during the pre show. I've been following minimal east. And i hope i'm saying that correctly for years and years. When when did the company start. Actually the company started in two thousand fifteen which is when we actually built on the prototype actually brought us to where we're at today. Of course it's nice. Whatever an adventure. So it's not just about the prototype itself but there's a lot of things that got us to where we are. I'll be more than that. Yeah so we maybe. Could you tell us the story of of that prototype. You know what inspired you to even build a tiny house in the first place. Yeah so What happens is we like everybody else. We We saw what was going on with the anyhow movement. United states Started to be more and more Active after the economy crashed in two thousand eight but then The movement took a little while to get your and then we learned about it with tv shows but then Aside the fact that all these houses were let's tell them to sell them Tractive and I mean it's sort of unexpected way of living but besides that we thought the whole industry was like getting a little bit of They see an upgraded construction methods because we live in a place where most of the house that we saw in finding chose not handle the type of weather that we have here in. Canada wanted infer or technical The single stations that we need to follow your because what climates wanted to adapt them into a tiny house and actually offer. That was that was offering the possibility for flying to downsize without downgrading. This is where we actually aim or when we enter the market.

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PRO TALK With Designer Christi Weber

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

02:16 min | 6 months ago

PRO TALK With Designer Christi Weber

"Thank you very much for being on the show today. Thanks for having me. Patrick i appreciate it. Can you tell me what you do. At as director of design and lead designer for tedious custom construction. What does that mean well. We're in a little bit of a turns transition lately just kind of suffering. Something's around making some things for efficient and so that the head of design is a relatively new role for me but we're expanding our staff of designers so that basically means you know someone has to kind of see the grand vision for b. Be in charge and make sure everyone's getting their their needs. Men has has everything available that they need to do their work. So that's kind of my role there. But i'm also still doing my own design work so the only architectural type designer in our office. So i'm doing things like additions screen porches you know. Pop up books Whole house remodels in some new mahomes as file. So i've got a. I've got a full plate right now. Lots going on and we should be clear that you are not an architect studied architecture. And you're working on your licensing right. I sure am you had a lot of working women who had to take a break from your career to raise kids. I'm guessing yeah just one daughter and then she. She took up a lot of my time and wanted to be able to focus on her for us. You know early formative years especially in a now. She's a wonderful support to me. As i'm going through my my studies in my licensure exams. I'm glad you're getting a chance to do that. I think that's awesome. How far into the process are you. I'm exactly one six six tests. And i've gotten through the first one and it was a big moment for me just getting over that first hurdle I'm actually. I could plug the young architects boot camp right now for michael receipt. I've been participating in that and it's been really great It's a way that architecture licensure candidates can come together studied together. That's what we did in in school. We're always together always learning bouncing off each other it was never in a silo. So that's been really rewarding experience for me so far

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What's Bicycle Touring Got to Do With Living Tiny?

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

01:45 min | 6 months ago

What's Bicycle Touring Got to Do With Living Tiny?

"Sarah birch. Welcome to the show. Hi ethan thanks so much for having me. There are so many things in your bio that like demand. Follow up questions. i love it. I love your bio. Bios on the show but i wanted to start because like it's tucked down at the bottom of your bio is is bicycle touring which is something that is is near and dear to my heart as well. But it's now something that you've been doing for the last like ten years and i was curious if you could just explain to our listeners. What what. He's bicycle touring bicycle. Touring is traveling on a bicycle and that can mean many things that can be an overnight trip. It can be a trip of multiple length multiple years for me. I people always talked about. Follow your passion. And i felt very mc the longest time i didn't feel like i had a passion. There was nothing that made my heart skip a beat until i went on my first bike tour. A friend and i loaded pioneers on our bicycles. And we had a very short tour to the san juan islands. It was just a one night trip. And i absolutely fell in love with bike touring and it became very clear to me at that time. That was my passion. That's what it feels like to have a passion. And so i came back home and learned everything. I could about bike touring and eventually decided to to lead bike tours and now i lead and design trips for others as well so it is definitely become a big part of my life.

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Ted's Woodworking, Its a Scam

Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast

01:50 min | 6 months ago

Ted's Woodworking, Its a Scam

"Hello friends have. I got a deal for you. My name is doug. This is the thumb and hammer. Home improvement podcast. And if you're like me you have searched the internet looking for woodworking plans. Well what if. I told you that you could get thousand plans for the low low price of only sixty seven dollars while there's this guy. His name is ted. Woody mcgrath. Now you know. He's legit because after all his nickname is woody. So he's obviously a woodworker. Because every woodworker i know is nicknamed woody right any. He spent decades compiling woodworking plans that he is offering to sell for the low low price of only sixty seven dollars. Now consider the most plan self around five ten bucks each on the internet. How could you possibly go wrong. How indeed. you've no doubt seen the ads on facebook or other websites than i am. Of course talking about ted's woodworking. And like i said to have access to such a vast array of plans for under a hundred bucks seems like the best deal ever. Steve ramsey of woodworking for mere mortals posted several videos about this offer back in two thousand twelve. Other woodworkers woodworking sites and forums and youtube channels have reviewed and researched and warned against ted's woodworking. But it has never gone away and it seems to be flooding. My facebook feed now more than ever different website. You are of course but all leading to the same landing pages

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The Art of Custom Home Design

The Art of Custom Podcast

02:31 min | 6 months ago

The Art of Custom Home Design

"Kylie. I wanted to welcome you to the conversation as well and talking about the selection process. I think one of the things that we try to let our clients understand is organization matters during the selection process. It makes things much easier and make things really go much. More smoothly right absolutely organization is key and just trying to control as much casts as possible with this build experience and that's one of the reasons we use a product or a project management tool called co construct. I know there's lots of them out there kylie. You're familiar with a couple of other ones but having a builder who's using a project management tool kylie. I think helps the The process along the way out. It's it's essential it something that the homeowners can see at. It's clear and concise and it's exactly what you are explaining to substance vendors so it just makes communication a lot. More seamless all around. And let's talk about. How do we prepare clients who are going to build the home. What's your advice for them. Research number one a lot of pinterest searching. Make your own boards. See what you like. See what you don't like even tell us what you don't like helps us to find what you do like. If you don't know looking at different house groupings that you can find just getting out there like going open houses. Even if that's something that you're looking for really kind of feel the space to help you find your space. You use the word house or was it. How o. z. Z. z z. That's an actually an awesome online platform. Where you can go get a lot of ideas for building a home. There's pictures that builders remodelers have online you can get some some really good inspiration by visiting h. dot com exactly got. Kyle used a house. I assume as well right. It's make favorites. What do you tell clients when you want to help them. Prepare to get ready to build a home. Basically the same thing as an i think research is important. I really like how she said knowing. What you don't like is sometimes just as helpful as knowing what you do like i ask people to make picture collages all the time and my mind instantly picks out the similarities between all the pictures and so even if we're just looking at a kitchen and i've seen several kitchens where they have all the same like you know it seems like you're drawn to this hardware and you got the details on each info. Pick and help them put it together to what they're just drawn to because sometimes people don't even know what they're drawn to. They just know that they like it.

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Tiny Houses on the Water With Bonnie Vanasse

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

02:29 min | 6 months ago

Tiny Houses on the Water With Bonnie Vanasse

"Hello ethan thanks for being here This interview i feel like has been in the works for maybe years. Your hard to pin down. And i don't have very good phone reception at most locations. Yes you're actually. We're we're catching you in the airport. Because i guess better cell reception there. So i i really appreciate it and i want to jump right in. There is a video tour of your houseboat. The river dan that has been viewed over three point eight million times. I just want to start -gratulations on that. I would like to say. Congratulations to exploring alternatives on that. That matt danielle did an awesome job on the video and they have a great following of people so really kudos to those guys they have brought so much publicity about. it's awesome. Yeah that that they have been. They've actually. I'll link to interview that i did with them on this show a couple years ago. Now but yeah i agree. They are wonderful. People and their their youtube channel exploring. Alternatives is just a wealth of tiny house inspiration how has how has that affected. Has that affected you like having being that public or being out there so much on the internet. And i'm sure that a lot of bookings have come through people seeing the video but also because of our successor airbnb. Which kind of i guess. I'm not sure if it's really from the video. I'm sure it definitely helps But i think the video has been a lot around the world and not so much like people coming to visit this area of canada. But i think it's inspired a lot of people so that i'm really happy about. Yeah i mean as somebody who lives very close to a body of water You know i'm in vermont. Very near lake champlain. When i first saw the video i was like i want to build a house. Boat and put it on lake champlain. Four and then. I found out that it wasn't that easy to do here. From a legal perspective and also lake freezes and so you know it would be a seasonal thing but enough about me. So i'm curious you know but just just a little side actually. My boats are forced season. They stay frozen in the ice. They're built special floaters that that can handle the The impact of the ice and that are actually built for it.

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Decluttering Deeper Without Getting Overwhelmed

A Slob Comes Clean

01:50 min | 6 months ago

Decluttering Deeper Without Getting Overwhelmed

"Hi jessica. Thank you so much for coming onto the podcast today in q. Suspend happy here so tell me a little bit about yourself. Tell me your unique life situation that you're living okay while i am married With two young kids sexually our tenth anniversary this year. Congratulations thank you. Thank you and we have a five year old daughter two year old son so you know toys all over the floor and making lots of meals and snacks every day. Kind of and let's see what else. My job stuff has changed a lot. This year i basically went from. I worked for twelve years in. Hr at a large company decided about a year ago to leave of leave the corporate world in job and now i'm basically at home with the kids part of the time like half of the week Self employed the other half and we can talk about what you know. Those jobs are a few kind of do a couple of different things. Yeah but listen yes. So we own a couple of rental properties so Sometimes it's busy usually. It's not but thanks kind of pop up out of anywhere out of nowhere with you. Know things that need repairs or stuff like that and and Just certified as ib seal c. Which is a type of lactation consultant. So i'm working at a private practice with that. So that is really variable. Sometimes some weeks. I have a number of consults working with a couple of clients and sometimes it's quieter and then we do a lot of professional training with that. Choose so that's scheduled kind of a little bit argue on call at all with that. No i'm not on call have set times. But they could those slots could fill up or they may not like. I kind of never know still that morning. Potentially

Jessica
Interview With Brad Stoppenhagen, Remodeler

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

01:40 min | 7 months ago

Interview With Brad Stoppenhagen, Remodeler

"Now you. I'm trying to remind myself either busy days hectic times where we initially crossed paths. I believe it was a either a fine homebuilding agreed building adviser. Virtual event is that correct. It was a final building perfect room. Yeah think you mentioned in one of my her while the chats that I joined the trades at late my career. So some interesting yes. Yeah absolutely. And i'm looking forward to diving into that That pretty significantly today Just really quick for myself included but for the people who are listening. Can you just give us a little bit of a background of what you do for work now and Where your base and that sort of thing but a bass in cincinnati ohio. The work i do is mostly small to midsize remodeling jobs. So lots bathrooms. Kitchens porches Structural repairs sir even devlin. Some small additions outbuildings Really kind of get get off on Challenging projects so And i live in is work within a mile or so my house and it's the price of homes built from the eighteen eighties up until nineteen sixty s. Some later but lots of both homes said that need love

Cincinnati Devlin Ohio