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06:08 min | Last week

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"I know that sounds really weird, but you know we're in this time and place right now. Where a lot of us are communicating with other people whether it's friends, family co workers through these video conference calls whether it's you know zoom or facetime or whatever technology you choose to follow. We love to sell three of those, but I think these sudden. Sudden prominence of these technologies in our lives right now has put new focus on what our homes look like in the background like how we present ourselves and our houses by what is on the screen behind us when we do, the zoom calls totally I was on his own call for work. The other day and I like had to find a place on my bed. That didn't look like I was on abandoned. Like I'm doing this. I'm going to bed but I'm going to make it. Look like there's just like an artful mirror behind me and I could be anywhere I could be like in the foyer. Still have a foyer I want to get into that in a second because I think there are actually two parts to this phenomenon, one is the like how you actually change your own home, but the other one is also like the voyeuristic element of getting to see other people's homes in this way because we're not just talking. Talking about like your boss or your co worker, or your grandma or whomever, you're calling, but also like TV now we're used to now seeing newscasters and sports, figures and celebrities, and all these people coming to our screens from their homes with their own offices and kitchens and bedrooms in the background, and it's like this kind of weird way to see inside someone's personal life that we weren't privy to before I I love watching some good news. You guys remember. We dug that with John Kuczynski is it. Christmas gear croissants. Kaczynski, Kristen Ski I just liked seeing his bookshelves and I like seeing like his kids made the sign like there's this homey nece, and this like almost depth like i. feel like I, know him better because I've seen a room in his house and I've seen how his kids draw I know. That's false death, but it feels like it's almost seems like a weird equalizer in a way like I know. A lot of these people have homes that are much grander and fancier than our everyday homes, but still to see this person whom you're used to seeing under studio, lighting and with makeup and fancy cameras suddenly. Just in their basement yeah, no, there was some celebrity I forget who it was now, but they were in front of big billiton's, and like four people deemed me and said like they need your help with the built in I. Wish I could remember who it was, but I was like that's so funny that you're looking at the celebrities instead of their face, but then I'm also like I m too, and I have an idea I heard a whole podcast where they were talking about during the NFL draft, which was held virtually this year. We didn't watch it. We're not NFL draft. Be pulled our sports as power-washing. To podcast about the NFL draft, but they were saying how people were getting distracted, and more people actually tuned into the draft this year, and they think partially because of the voyeur element of getting to see in the players and owners homes like that, and so became almost a more watchable event than it typically is something intimate about it right even if it's like they've selected this room, and it has nothing personal in the background and decorated. Maybe it's like in their guest house like we don't know the full story, but there is something about being like. Wow, that's like in their private space and we're seeing it and there's actually a. A whole twitter account about this. You mentioned the thing about wanting to restyle bookcases. Someone sent me a link to an article about room raider. I don't think that's the actual twitter. Handle but I'll link the twitter account in the show young dot com slash podcast, but is this account that basically all they do is post screen shots of people who are on television you know through zoom or some other teleconferencing and the twitter account rates their background, snarky or funny than snarky like it's not really that hard hitting. Although they do call out specific things, they'll say love. Angle bookcases Nice at a plant I would fully agree that everyone could. Could add another plant two and three. I also even found an article through Verandah, where they consulted with an interior designer about how people can make their homes look better in the background and it lines up with a lot of things that actually room raiders talking about I. Don't know who runs the room rate account, and if they have an interior design background. I don't think they do. I think they're more comedic well. I would say these are my personal tips because I have had a lot of work calls lately where I'm on. You know a great, and it's only four of us I know my rectangles pretty big. You know when? When I'm on a call with like thirty people for work I don't really care about the background that much, but when I'm on like just a few people, I'm like Oh. They're gonna see everything, so my tips are like to face a window, so there's light on my face as opposed to like being under a candlelight and looking like a goon. Yes, and this is actually something that we have struggled with because I think you might assume we have plenty of Nice style backgrounds to choose from when Nigel. No, especially in our last house, because when we laid out our office and everything, we didn't have this perspective on a layout like. Like what will the background look like on a call like this? That was not in the forefront of our brain, like it is now, and we used to like to make a lot of our calls using my desktop computer, because it has the big screen, but I sat with two windows behind me, so we were basically silhouettes on every call always which I didn't mind guys because you don't even have to make about when you're. You're like anonymous light, but my other tip. I was GONNA. Say some tips so number one face. A window is nice because you get that natural light on your face number to try not to look like. Like. You're into weird or intimate of a spot. Why WanNa look like I was in my bed. I also don't like to look like ooh. That could be a bathroom. I'm not in a bathroom, but when I look at the background, my question, I asked myself as like. We'll someone think this is a bathroom, and if the answer is yes, I move, and then my third tip is just around for something weird in the background. Because often something weird becomes normal to your eyeballs. An example would here. We have packing blankets still on a few windows that we're waiting for blinds for those look normal to me because I've seen them for. For six weeks now, but to someone else they look like. Why do you have like gray shaggy felt hanging from one side of the window off of a nail, like looks like the pelt of a very sad creature, so look around and say like what are my eyeballs used to? That seems normal to me, but isn't really normal. Another example would be like if you always hanging your bra over the chair. Don't do the zoom call in front of the chairs. Everyone can see your bra in the background like think about what's behind you and then shift the camera a little bit to make it look. I don't know

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Decorating In The Era Of Zoom

Young House Love Has A Podcast

06:08 min | Last week

Decorating In The Era Of Zoom

"I know that sounds really weird, but you know we're in this time and place right now. Where a lot of us are communicating with other people whether it's friends, family co workers through these video conference calls whether it's you know zoom or facetime or whatever technology you choose to follow. We love to sell three of those, but I think these sudden. Sudden prominence of these technologies in our lives right now has put new focus on what our homes look like in the background like how we present ourselves and our houses by what is on the screen behind us when we do, the zoom calls totally I was on his own call for work. The other day and I like had to find a place on my bed. That didn't look like I was on abandoned. Like I'm doing this. I'm going to bed but I'm going to make it. Look like there's just like an artful mirror behind me and I could be anywhere I could be like in the foyer. Still have a foyer I want to get into that in a second because I think there are actually two parts to this phenomenon, one is the like how you actually change your own home, but the other one is also like the voyeuristic element of getting to see other people's homes in this way because we're not just talking. Talking about like your boss or your co worker, or your grandma or whomever, you're calling, but also like TV now we're used to now seeing newscasters and sports, figures and celebrities, and all these people coming to our screens from their homes with their own offices and kitchens and bedrooms in the background, and it's like this kind of weird way to see inside someone's personal life that we weren't privy to before I I love watching some good news. You guys remember. We dug that with John Kuczynski is it. Christmas gear croissants. Kaczynski, Kristen Ski I just liked seeing his bookshelves and I like seeing like his kids made the sign like there's this homey nece, and this like almost depth like i. feel like I, know him better because I've seen a room in his house and I've seen how his kids draw I know. That's false death, but it feels like it's almost seems like a weird equalizer in a way like I know. A lot of these people have homes that are much grander and fancier than our everyday homes, but still to see this person whom you're used to seeing under studio, lighting and with makeup and fancy cameras suddenly. Just in their basement yeah, no, there was some celebrity I forget who it was now, but they were in front of big billiton's, and like four people deemed me and said like they need your help with the built in I. Wish I could remember who it was, but I was like that's so funny that you're looking at the celebrities instead of their face, but then I'm also like I m too, and I have an idea I heard a whole podcast where they were talking about during the NFL draft, which was held virtually this year. We didn't watch it. We're not NFL draft. Be pulled our sports as power-washing. To podcast about the NFL draft, but they were saying how people were getting distracted, and more people actually tuned into the draft this year, and they think partially because of the voyeur element of getting to see in the players and owners homes like that, and so became almost a more watchable event than it typically is something intimate about it right even if it's like they've selected this room, and it has nothing personal in the background and decorated. Maybe it's like in their guest house like we don't know the full story, but there is something about being like. Wow, that's like in their private space and we're seeing it and there's actually a. A whole twitter account about this. You mentioned the thing about wanting to restyle bookcases. Someone sent me a link to an article about room raider. I don't think that's the actual twitter. Handle but I'll link the twitter account in the show young dot com slash podcast, but is this account that basically all they do is post screen shots of people who are on television you know through zoom or some other teleconferencing and the twitter account rates their background, snarky or funny than snarky like it's not really that hard hitting. Although they do call out specific things, they'll say love. Angle bookcases Nice at a plant I would fully agree that everyone could. Could add another plant two and three. I also even found an article through Verandah, where they consulted with an interior designer about how people can make their homes look better in the background and it lines up with a lot of things that actually room raiders talking about I. Don't know who runs the room rate account, and if they have an interior design background. I don't think they do. I think they're more comedic well. I would say these are my personal tips because I have had a lot of work calls lately where I'm on. You know a great, and it's only four of us I know my rectangles pretty big. You know when? When I'm on a call with like thirty people for work I don't really care about the background that much, but when I'm on like just a few people, I'm like Oh. They're gonna see everything, so my tips are like to face a window, so there's light on my face as opposed to like being under a candlelight and looking like a goon. Yes, and this is actually something that we have struggled with because I think you might assume we have plenty of Nice style backgrounds to choose from when Nigel. No, especially in our last house, because when we laid out our office and everything, we didn't have this perspective on a layout like. Like what will the background look like on a call like this? That was not in the forefront of our brain, like it is now, and we used to like to make a lot of our calls using my desktop computer, because it has the big screen, but I sat with two windows behind me, so we were basically silhouettes on every call always which I didn't mind guys because you don't even have to make about when you're. You're like anonymous light, but my other tip. I was GONNA. Say some tips so number one face. A window is nice because you get that natural light on your face number to try not to look like. Like. You're into weird or intimate of a spot. Why WanNa look like I was in my bed. I also don't like to look like ooh. That could be a bathroom. I'm not in a bathroom, but when I look at the background, my question, I asked myself as like. We'll someone think this is a bathroom, and if the answer is yes, I move, and then my third tip is just around for something weird in the background. Because often something weird becomes normal to your eyeballs. An example would here. We have packing blankets still on a few windows that we're waiting for blinds for those look normal to me because I've seen them for. For six weeks now, but to someone else they look like. Why do you have like gray shaggy felt hanging from one side of the window off of a nail, like looks like the pelt of a very sad creature, so look around and say like what are my eyeballs used to? That seems normal to me, but isn't really normal. Another example would be like if you always hanging your bra over the chair. Don't do the zoom call in front of the chairs. Everyone can see your bra in the background like think about what's behind you and then shift the camera a little bit to make it look. I don't know

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"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

Young House Love Has A Podcast

06:21 min | 2 weeks ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"About our fancy frame TV. Over the last couple of weeks on the PODCAST and I guess also on the blog. If you've seen our last couple blog post, we've been talking about how we've been pleasantly surprised that the furniture we moved down here for the most part fit very well and naturally into our new home. Yeah, it is kind of amazing to say. We showed a bunch of stuff in the. The pod I mean we did have measurements for rooms, and we did have an idea of what we're going to wear, so we weren't just like willy. Nilly putting a bunch of things in the pod, but we knew as we loaded the pod like there is going to be a margin for error I'm sure we'll get there and something won't work the way we thought it. It would because there's really nothing like being in a space and moving furniture around like you can try to do that in your head. When you're not in the space, it's really hard to land on the right. You Know Group of objects in the right. Lay Out I think anytime. We've moved houses. There's been this process where like some of your old furniture doesn't fit in. In the new house, for whatever reason like maybe it's because of the scale of the peace or the exact dimensions, or even a style, but you know you have these pieces that just don't land and work I think we expected that issue with at least some of the things that we brought down, but again we're grateful. Most everything has pretty much worked as it is. Is Yeah were even things John was like I. don't even know why we're bringing this. And then we brought it, and like played a very important role like remember. We talked about those bookcases that we're using in the kitchen and they have like so much storage. They're basically like extending our cabinets using as a pantry fought to leave those in richmond or sell them in Richmond. Richmond because I didn't think we had a place for them. And Sherry was right and the table in the kitchen. There's like a round white table that was like a game table in our old house in the bonus room and John was like I can't picture for people being able to eat here. I can't picture it fitting in the kitchen and it like probably won't live. Live there forever, but it is so good for now and if it hadn't made the POD, we'd be in trouble once again. Sherry was right so I think it's been nice because we didn't have this kind of like panic buying mode when we got here. We're like we don't have a kitchen table shot for one real quick and pretty much the only things that we have. Have had to buy at least the big furniture pieces we've had to buy have been things we knew we'd have to get because we didn't bring them with us. Like our beds like we had to get an outdoor dining table and other side note as we were packing the dining table with outdoor dining table in Richmond, and it was routed in the legs fell off. So we basically bought the same sized table. It was a different finish in a different color, and it works perfectly like I'm actually really glad that one did fall apart in Richmond. Has that one was like seven years old and disbar gone, and even informed the decision like that one was would, and it was rotten, so we got a metal and resin one. That will not, so you know some things were just dumb. Luck. Something's were strategy, but whatever it is that led us to where we are. We both kind of expected to land me like okay so now we need a rug dresser aside table six lamps five. Cheers. But you know what I'm saying I thought we'd land and have this list of like huge furniture items we needed, and it's like all we really needed. Where the things we knew we needed off the bat like beds. Yeah I, think that's the point here is that we've been grateful that we haven't had to go on like this sudden shopping spree and the other thing I wanted. Wanted to point out that was interesting. As we are shopping for one of the other items. We knew we'd have to get which has been window coverings, because as you have probably seen on instagram. We've been using packing blankets. It's very swanky at Casa Peter Sick. Let me tell you packing blankets. They disintegrate into like a black soot, and it's all over your window sills, it's. It's all over your floors, but we have started to receive some of the curtains that we bought, and it highlighted something interesting about downsizing and going to a smaller house that I think we consciously have known, but this particular purchase was like a good case study to help us quantify one of the benefits of living in a smaller space and furnishing a smaller space I think. Think things that are more obvious to everyone is like Oh to clean and less to pay to heat and cool like we said that over and over again. It's like less maintenance if I only have one bathroom I, worry less about maintaining four showers, enforcing them leaking and all that stuff, but I think this is one of those things where it's like when we say it. But it's just a thing we consciously knew, but then it was really interesting to see the actual numbers I. Actually don't know all the numbers. John is going to reveal them to me. Yeah, so I actually went back and tallied how many curtain panels and blinds we had to buy for our Richmond House, which as you probably heard? Her say is more than twice the size of the house. We are now living in Florida. So obviously had more windows to cover. Yeah, I can't wait to hear the numbers. John was like their staggering. I was staggered, so keep in mind. We didn't have curtains on every window so like not in the kitchens, bathrooms or anything like that and having a dining room, either yes, so this is not representative all the windows, so we had actually more blinds, and we had curtains, but we had twenty four curtain panels in Richmond. House K Twenty four, and I should point out. Out In recent months before we left, we were starting to like double up. Some of the curtain panels to make them look thicker right. Some have always been double in our living room. That was four panels instead of to on that big picture window in our office. We had a big picture window with four pounds instead of two. Did you just count those to? Double them because I couldn't remember what was doubled, so the twenty four number is probably closer to like thirty or thirty two. Yeah, that's what I would guess. We also have thirty blinds throughout. The houses were also. Roughly sixty two different window coverings. That Jack's yeah I mean. It was a lot I. Remember hanging those. It took us forever and I remember buying them, and it was so much money. I remember the blinds. We were like Oh. Do we need lines? Backpedal real quick and when we got home depot and saw the total. Yes, so again thirty ish curtain panels thirty blinds. Are you ready for the Florida numbers? I can't wait in Florida instead of thirty. We only need eight curtain panels, eight curtain panels versus thirty well, there's the saving instead of thirty blinds. We need five blinds. Five lines is my favorite and. And we're being very specific about these lines, guys. No one has researched blinds more than us. We will share what we pick when it arrives and we're sure we like it I. Don't want to jinx it. Hence all the packing blankets because we're taking our time and I also just for fun also looked at the number of curtain panels in blinds that. That we had to buy for the Beach House and the duplex. That's going to be like a million. A million I mean feel like we're. It's going to be close because it was three kids nine bathrooms like it was six seven, eight nine hundred ten bedrooms like it's a lot of juices well, and it was also fifty two curtain panels O and And Forty two blinds, no regrets right. We're glad we had curtains and blinds, but it sure is nice. When what did you say it's eight and five here in Florida compared to when we tally all of those previous homes that we sold eighty two curtain panels and seventy two blinds is so insane. Yes, and we ironed in hand every

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A Funny Byproduct Of Having To Buy Fewer Products

Young House Love Has A Podcast

06:21 min | 2 weeks ago

A Funny Byproduct Of Having To Buy Fewer Products

"About our fancy frame TV. Over the last couple of weeks on the PODCAST and I guess also on the blog. If you've seen our last couple blog post, we've been talking about how we've been pleasantly surprised that the furniture we moved down here for the most part fit very well and naturally into our new home. Yeah, it is kind of amazing to say. We showed a bunch of stuff in the. The pod I mean we did have measurements for rooms, and we did have an idea of what we're going to wear, so we weren't just like willy. Nilly putting a bunch of things in the pod, but we knew as we loaded the pod like there is going to be a margin for error I'm sure we'll get there and something won't work the way we thought it. It would because there's really nothing like being in a space and moving furniture around like you can try to do that in your head. When you're not in the space, it's really hard to land on the right. You Know Group of objects in the right. Lay Out I think anytime. We've moved houses. There's been this process where like some of your old furniture doesn't fit in. In the new house, for whatever reason like maybe it's because of the scale of the peace or the exact dimensions, or even a style, but you know you have these pieces that just don't land and work I think we expected that issue with at least some of the things that we brought down, but again we're grateful. Most everything has pretty much worked as it is. Is Yeah were even things John was like I. don't even know why we're bringing this. And then we brought it, and like played a very important role like remember. We talked about those bookcases that we're using in the kitchen and they have like so much storage. They're basically like extending our cabinets using as a pantry fought to leave those in richmond or sell them in Richmond. Richmond because I didn't think we had a place for them. And Sherry was right and the table in the kitchen. There's like a round white table that was like a game table in our old house in the bonus room and John was like I can't picture for people being able to eat here. I can't picture it fitting in the kitchen and it like probably won't live. Live there forever, but it is so good for now and if it hadn't made the POD, we'd be in trouble once again. Sherry was right so I think it's been nice because we didn't have this kind of like panic buying mode when we got here. We're like we don't have a kitchen table shot for one real quick and pretty much the only things that we have. Have had to buy at least the big furniture pieces we've had to buy have been things we knew we'd have to get because we didn't bring them with us. Like our beds like we had to get an outdoor dining table and other side note as we were packing the dining table with outdoor dining table in Richmond, and it was routed in the legs fell off. So we basically bought the same sized table. It was a different finish in a different color, and it works perfectly like I'm actually really glad that one did fall apart in Richmond. Has that one was like seven years old and disbar gone, and even informed the decision like that one was would, and it was rotten, so we got a metal and resin one. That will not, so you know some things were just dumb. Luck. Something's were strategy, but whatever it is that led us to where we are. We both kind of expected to land me like okay so now we need a rug dresser aside table six lamps five. Cheers. But you know what I'm saying I thought we'd land and have this list of like huge furniture items we needed, and it's like all we really needed. Where the things we knew we needed off the bat like beds. Yeah I, think that's the point here is that we've been grateful that we haven't had to go on like this sudden shopping spree and the other thing I wanted. Wanted to point out that was interesting. As we are shopping for one of the other items. We knew we'd have to get which has been window coverings, because as you have probably seen on instagram. We've been using packing blankets. It's very swanky at Casa Peter Sick. Let me tell you packing blankets. They disintegrate into like a black soot, and it's all over your window sills, it's. It's all over your floors, but we have started to receive some of the curtains that we bought, and it highlighted something interesting about downsizing and going to a smaller house that I think we consciously have known, but this particular purchase was like a good case study to help us quantify one of the benefits of living in a smaller space and furnishing a smaller space I think. Think things that are more obvious to everyone is like Oh to clean and less to pay to heat and cool like we said that over and over again. It's like less maintenance if I only have one bathroom I, worry less about maintaining four showers, enforcing them leaking and all that stuff, but I think this is one of those things where it's like when we say it. But it's just a thing we consciously knew, but then it was really interesting to see the actual numbers I. Actually don't know all the numbers. John is going to reveal them to me. Yeah, so I actually went back and tallied how many curtain panels and blinds we had to buy for our Richmond House, which as you probably heard? Her say is more than twice the size of the house. We are now living in Florida. So obviously had more windows to cover. Yeah, I can't wait to hear the numbers. John was like their staggering. I was staggered, so keep in mind. We didn't have curtains on every window so like not in the kitchens, bathrooms or anything like that and having a dining room, either yes, so this is not representative all the windows, so we had actually more blinds, and we had curtains, but we had twenty four curtain panels in Richmond. House K Twenty four, and I should point out. Out In recent months before we left, we were starting to like double up. Some of the curtain panels to make them look thicker right. Some have always been double in our living room. That was four panels instead of to on that big picture window in our office. We had a big picture window with four pounds instead of two. Did you just count those to? Double them because I couldn't remember what was doubled, so the twenty four number is probably closer to like thirty or thirty two. Yeah, that's what I would guess. We also have thirty blinds throughout. The houses were also. Roughly sixty two different window coverings. That Jack's yeah I mean. It was a lot I. Remember hanging those. It took us forever and I remember buying them, and it was so much money. I remember the blinds. We were like Oh. Do we need lines? Backpedal real quick and when we got home depot and saw the total. Yes, so again thirty ish curtain panels thirty blinds. Are you ready for the Florida numbers? I can't wait in Florida instead of thirty. We only need eight curtain panels, eight curtain panels versus thirty well, there's the saving instead of thirty blinds. We need five blinds. Five lines is my favorite and. And we're being very specific about these lines, guys. No one has researched blinds more than us. We will share what we pick when it arrives and we're sure we like it I. Don't want to jinx it. Hence all the packing blankets because we're taking our time and I also just for fun also looked at the number of curtain panels in blinds that. That we had to buy for the Beach House and the duplex. That's going to be like a million. A million I mean feel like we're. It's going to be close because it was three kids nine bathrooms like it was six seven, eight nine hundred ten bedrooms like it's a lot of juices well, and it was also fifty two curtain panels O and And Forty two blinds, no regrets right. We're glad we had curtains and blinds, but it sure is nice. When what did you say it's eight and five here in Florida compared to when we tally all of those previous homes that we sold eighty two curtain panels and seventy two blinds is so insane. Yes, and we ironed in hand

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"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

Young House Love Has A Podcast

05:55 min | 2 weeks ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"I'm John and I'm Sherry. We like home stuff? We like talking and we like the occasional game show sound at that. So, welcome to Young House love has a podcast for we have deep and not so deep conversations about diy, design life at home today we're sharing a perk of downsizing that. We nearly forgotten about until shopping curtains made it unmistakably clear, plus how past pandemics influence the way? Your home looks today, and what we really think about our fancy frame TV. Over the last couple of weeks on the PODCAST and I guess also on the blog. If you've seen our last couple blog post, we've been talking about how we've been pleasantly surprised that the furniture we moved down here for the most part fit very well and naturally into our new home. Yeah, it is kind of amazing to say. We showed a bunch of stuff in the. The pod I mean we did have measurements for rooms, and we did have an idea of what we're going to wear, so we weren't just like willy. Nilly putting a bunch of things in the pod, but we knew as we loaded the pod like there is going to be a margin for error I'm sure we'll get there and something won't work the way we thought it. It would because there's really nothing like being in a space and moving furniture around like you can try to do that in your head. When you're not in the space, it's really hard to land on the right. You Know Group of objects in the right. Lay Out I think anytime. We've moved houses. There's been this process where like some of your old furniture doesn't fit in. In the new house, for whatever reason like maybe it's because of the scale of the peace or the exact dimensions, or even a style, but you know you have these pieces that just don't land and work I think we expected that issue with at least some of the things that we brought down, but again we're grateful. Most everything has pretty much worked as it is. Is Yeah were even things John was like I. don't even know why we're bringing this. And then we brought it, and like played a very important role like remember. We talked about those bookcases that we're using in the kitchen and they have like so much storage. They're basically like extending our cabinets using as a pantry fought to leave those in richmond or sell them in Richmond. Richmond because I didn't think we had a place for them. And Sherry was right and the table in the kitchen. There's like a round white table that was like a game table in our old house in the bonus room and John was like I can't picture for people being able to eat here. I can't picture it fitting in the kitchen and it like probably won't live. Live there forever, but it is so good for now and if it hadn't made the POD, we'd be in trouble once again. Sherry was right so I think it's been nice because we didn't have this kind of like panic buying mode when we got here. We're like we don't have a kitchen table shot for one real quick and pretty much the only things that we have. Have had to buy at least the big furniture pieces we've had to buy have been things we knew we'd have to get because we didn't bring them with us. Like our beds like we had to get an outdoor dining table and other side note as we were packing the dining table with outdoor dining table in Richmond, and it was routed in the legs fell off. So we basically bought the same sized table. It was a different finish in a different color, and it works perfectly like I'm actually really glad that one did fall apart in Richmond. Has that one was like seven years old and disbar gone, and even informed the decision like that one was would, and it was rotten, so we got a metal and resin one. That will not, so you know some things were just dumb. Luck. Something's were strategy, but whatever it is that led us to where we are. We both kind of expected to land me like okay so now we need a rug dresser aside table six lamps five. Cheers. But you know what I'm saying I thought we'd land and have this list of like huge furniture items we needed, and it's like all we really needed. Where the things we knew we needed off the bat like beds. Yeah I, think that's the point here is that we've been grateful that we haven't had to go on like this sudden shopping spree and the other thing I wanted. Wanted to point out that was interesting. As we are shopping for one of the other items. We knew we'd have to get which has been window coverings, because as you have probably seen on instagram. We've been using packing blankets. It's very swanky at Casa Peter Sick. Let me tell you packing blankets. They disintegrate into like a black soot, and it's all over your window sills, it's. It's all over your floors, but we have started to receive some of the curtains that we bought, and it highlighted something interesting about downsizing and going to a smaller house that I think we consciously have known, but this particular purchase was like a good case study to help us quantify one of the benefits of living in a smaller space and furnishing a smaller space I think. Think things that are more obvious to everyone is like Oh to clean and less to pay to heat and cool like we said that over and over again. It's like less maintenance if I only have one bathroom I, worry less about maintaining four showers, enforcing them leaking and all that stuff, but I think this is one of those things where it's like when we say it. But it's just a thing we consciously knew, but then it was really interesting to see the actual numbers I. Actually don't know all the numbers. John is going to reveal them to me. Yeah, so I actually went back and tallied how many curtain panels and blinds we had to buy for our Richmond House, which as you probably heard? Her say is more than twice the size of the house. We are now living in Florida. So obviously had more windows to cover. Yeah, I can't wait to hear the numbers. John was like their staggering. I was staggered, so keep in mind. We didn't have curtains on every window so like not in the kitchens, bathrooms or anything like that and having a dining room, either yes, so this is not representative all the windows, so we had actually more blinds, and we had curtains, but we had twenty four curtain panels in Richmond. House K Twenty four, and I should point out. Out In recent months before we left, we were starting to like double up. Some of the curtain panels to make them look thicker right. Some have always been double in our living room. That was four panels instead of to on that big picture window in our office. We had a big picture window with four pounds instead of two. Did you just count those to? Double them because I couldn't remember what was doubled, so the twenty four number is probably closer to like thirty or thirty two. Yeah, that's what I would guess. We also have thirty blinds throughout. The houses were also. Roughly sixty two different window coverings. That Jack's yeah I mean. It was a lot I. Remember hanging those. It took us forever and I remember buying them, and it was so much money. I remember the blinds. We were like Oh. Do we need lines? Backpedal real quick and when we got home depot and saw the total. Yes, so again thirty ish curtain panels thirty blinds. Are you ready for the Florida numbers? I can't wait in Florida instead of thirty. We only need eight curtain panels, eight curtain panels versus thirty well, there's the saving instead of thirty blinds..

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"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

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07:47 min | Last month

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"A lot around here because you've heard us. Talk about how this house currently only has one bathroom, which we are all sharing, which is not as bad as we thought eventually. Will we add ONS ON SUITE BATHROOM IN? In our bedroom, yes, but are we like losing your minds with frustration for sharing all of us in that went bathroom. No, it is surprisingly fine. Yeah, I mean we're talking about how we're GONNA incorporate an on suite bathroom to our bedroom. Because as much as this is fine, a will be nice not to have to like. Walk down the hall in the middle of the night and use the. The restroom nearer to the kids rooms like it'll be nice to like. Take my contacts out and brush my teeth in the privacy of our own bedroom. Yeah, it'll be nice and we'll do it eventually, but I'm like pool I the planning the fall well speaking, playing the poor along with the pool. We're also having to plan a little guest house because we don't have a guest room here for when. When family comes to visit so part of that guesthouse house, which will be tiny guesthouse makes it sound very grand, but it's GONNA be tiny. It's going to be basically a detached bedroom with its own bathroom because we'd like to put a bathroom in there, so that whomever saying there doesn't have to like walk outside into our house to use the bathroom. They've got their own. I did say like. Like three times. Are we sure that the guest cottage needs a bathroom? But I really do picture a lot of people stay with us in the middle of the night, needing a bathroom and I do not want them to have to like. Knock on our door, sneak in the side door or just feel like they're invading our space like out in the rain I ju. Yeah, it seems pretty much like. Like A non-negotiable that they're at least has to be a bathroom there and obviously we are fine sharing for now, but it just feels like a poor decision for this house to not have like an on suite bathroom eventually that goes with the main bedroom. Yeah, I think the hesitation we keep having more like. Oh, my gosh, we're going to go to three-fold bathrooms plus an outdoor shower like we're. We're GONNA four showers eventually, which is basically the exact same number we had in our beach house. We had three full bathrooms and an outdoor shower, and I think we both looking back on. It realize that it's probably more than we needed two full bathrooms upstairs the hall and the one off our bedroom, and then also downstairs there was a full one like near the mud room, which was nice. Nice because when you came in from the beach like you could use it, but like cleaning three sometimes felt like a lot and the one downstairs really didn't get used that much like we use the outdoor shower much more than the indoor one downstairs. We probably could have done without that third bathroom. So that's why we're like pausing when we think about going to so many here in this house. I'm like. Can't they use how Jewish you our, but it's like. No, even if we put it toilet in there, they couldn't like. It would not function like a real bathroom for whoever's in the guest house, and especially because we're gonNA, have a lot of our older relatives. We just want to give them something super comfortable and not like an outhouse experience. Well and the funny thing about us. Thinking about this was I came across an article from the Atlantic that I. Don't know if it made me feel better about it, but it made me feel like I was part of a larger trend, I guess which a bad, too many bathrooms. Well kind of so this article from the Atlantic is called America is overrun with bathrooms I mean. We certainly have seen it when we were house. Hunting here, guys and a lot of the houses you look at our renovated to be rentals, so they have a lot of bathrooms and. Bedrooms and it was like such a phenomenon that so many of the houses if it had six bedrooms. Bathrooms and we were like Oh my God. Everyone has a bathroom I mean if you think back to our duplex which renovated to be a rental that's bedrooms and it had six bathrooms. I mean they were on each side, so it was three and three, but it still is funny because we never designed it for like. To, have a bathroom, and in fact, two of those six were downstairs, and they were just like for the kitchen and the dining room, but it is funny to think how quickly you can end up with a whole bunch of bathrooms, and it feels normal, but what this article was pointing out is that it is a somewhat uniquely American phenomenon have so many bathrooms per household member and the article which Lincoln. The show notes goes through kind of a very interesting history of bathrooms. Feel like bathrooms is really our sweet spot on this podcast? We just really every episode must include something about a bathroom, a toilet, a p bag, something that references relieving oneself or washing oneself okay. But this in the past half century, so in the last fifty years, the number of bathrooms per American has doubled and it says we are unique in the rest of the world for how many bathrooms we have, because we typically have now one bathroom per household member O c. we still will not have that. We feel like it will be a lot to have three bathrooms, but we will still be four people. And when we entertain, we'll be a lot more than four because we're gonNA pack that little guest cottage like what couple means each? That's my confusion. Well. Let me take you to the history briefly. Okay, if I, may you. You may so this article goes way back to Roman times to talk about how like bathing used to be a very public experience like public baths were plentiful right and like bathroom functions happened in a public area. They said much like you'd a city bus. You'd go to the public bathroom. Take care of business wait. Are we talking about take care of business?

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Bathrooms: A Slippery Slope?

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07:47 min | Last month

Bathrooms: A Slippery Slope?

"A lot around here because you've heard us. Talk about how this house currently only has one bathroom, which we are all sharing, which is not as bad as we thought eventually. Will we add ONS ON SUITE BATHROOM IN? In our bedroom, yes, but are we like losing your minds with frustration for sharing all of us in that went bathroom. No, it is surprisingly fine. Yeah, I mean we're talking about how we're GONNA incorporate an on suite bathroom to our bedroom. Because as much as this is fine, a will be nice not to have to like. Walk down the hall in the middle of the night and use the. The restroom nearer to the kids rooms like it'll be nice to like. Take my contacts out and brush my teeth in the privacy of our own bedroom. Yeah, it'll be nice and we'll do it eventually, but I'm like pool I the planning the fall well speaking, playing the poor along with the pool. We're also having to plan a little guest house because we don't have a guest room here for when. When family comes to visit so part of that guesthouse house, which will be tiny guesthouse makes it sound very grand, but it's GONNA be tiny. It's going to be basically a detached bedroom with its own bathroom because we'd like to put a bathroom in there, so that whomever saying there doesn't have to like walk outside into our house to use the bathroom. They've got their own. I did say like. Like three times. Are we sure that the guest cottage needs a bathroom? But I really do picture a lot of people stay with us in the middle of the night, needing a bathroom and I do not want them to have to like. Knock on our door, sneak in the side door or just feel like they're invading our space like out in the rain I ju. Yeah, it seems pretty much like. Like A non-negotiable that they're at least has to be a bathroom there and obviously we are fine sharing for now, but it just feels like a poor decision for this house to not have like an on suite bathroom eventually that goes with the main bedroom. Yeah, I think the hesitation we keep having more like. Oh, my gosh, we're going to go to three-fold bathrooms plus an outdoor shower like we're. We're GONNA four showers eventually, which is basically the exact same number we had in our beach house. We had three full bathrooms and an outdoor shower, and I think we both looking back on. It realize that it's probably more than we needed two full bathrooms upstairs the hall and the one off our bedroom, and then also downstairs there was a full one like near the mud room, which was nice. Nice because when you came in from the beach like you could use it, but like cleaning three sometimes felt like a lot and the one downstairs really didn't get used that much like we use the outdoor shower much more than the indoor one downstairs. We probably could have done without that third bathroom. So that's why we're like pausing when we think about going to so many here in this house. I'm like. Can't they use how Jewish you our, but it's like. No, even if we put it toilet in there, they couldn't like. It would not function like a real bathroom for whoever's in the guest house, and especially because we're gonNA, have a lot of our older relatives. We just want to give them something super comfortable and not like an outhouse experience. Well and the funny thing about us. Thinking about this was I came across an article from the Atlantic that I. Don't know if it made me feel better about it, but it made me feel like I was part of a larger trend, I guess which a bad, too many bathrooms. Well kind of so this article from the Atlantic is called America is overrun with bathrooms I mean. We certainly have seen it when we were house. Hunting here, guys and a lot of the houses you look at our renovated to be rentals, so they have a lot of bathrooms and. Bedrooms and it was like such a phenomenon that so many of the houses if it had six bedrooms. Bathrooms and we were like Oh my God. Everyone has a bathroom I mean if you think back to our duplex which renovated to be a rental that's bedrooms and it had six bathrooms. I mean they were on each side, so it was three and three, but it still is funny because we never designed it for like. To, have a bathroom, and in fact, two of those six were downstairs, and they were just like for the kitchen and the dining room, but it is funny to think how quickly you can end up with a whole bunch of bathrooms, and it feels normal, but what this article was pointing out is that it is a somewhat uniquely American phenomenon have so many bathrooms per household member and the article which Lincoln. The show notes goes through kind of a very interesting history of bathrooms. Feel like bathrooms is really our sweet spot on this podcast? We just really every episode must include something about a bathroom, a toilet, a p bag, something that references relieving oneself or washing oneself okay. But this in the past half century, so in the last fifty years, the number of bathrooms per American has doubled and it says we are unique in the rest of the world for how many bathrooms we have, because we typically have now one bathroom per household member O c. we still will not have that. We feel like it will be a lot to have three bathrooms, but we will still be four people. And when we entertain, we'll be a lot more than four because we're gonNA pack that little guest cottage like what couple means each? That's my confusion. Well. Let me take you to the history briefly. Okay, if I, may you. You may so this article goes way back to Roman times to talk about how like bathing used to be a very public experience like public baths were plentiful right and like bathroom functions happened in a public area. They said much like you'd a city bus. You'd go to the public bathroom. Take care of business wait. Are we talking about take care of business?

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"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

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05:47 min | Last month

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"I'm John and I'm Sherry. We like home stuff we like talking and we like the occasional game show sound at. So welcome to Young House, love has a podcast for we have deep and not so deep conversations about diy design life at home today. Our discussion turns two bathrooms again. Including how plans to add more of them are house bills us with mixed emotions, plus the most popular design styles by state, and how he finally decided on a bed kind of. This week's podcast is coming to you from a different location. We're trying lots of things we're in. Any Room. It's our son's room. It's cozy. We've got pillows everywhere. We've got blankets everywhere and we're trying to not sound like we're in an echo chamber, not sure if we're going to succeed. Yeah, it's becoming clear to us that we did not buy this house for its soundproofing qualities. Yeah, let square footage means closer to the outside world where there's like things going on outside that we obviously cannot control and there's four of us in this house banging. Banging around their six rooms, so we're going to try our best. We hope it's like listenable. listenable has really been on bar this whole time like it's not gonna be amazing. It's going to be fine, but actually speaking of the bedrooms like Jerry said we're in our son's bedroom and we were sitting next to his new bed. Because as of this week we all have actual beds and our bedrooms. Yes, it has been almost three weeks of living here. Here and we have had three mattresses on the floor pretty much. The entire time until I'd say maybe five days ago arrived and our daughter's bed came, and then our son's bed came in two parts took two days across two days. We finally get all the parts for his bed, but there was a lot of thinking I know in a previous episode. We explained that we didn't want order beds without being in his house. Remember we had only been. Been in this house in February two days before we made the offer on it, and we needed to make sure while standing in a space taping things out on the floor and walking things out, and just sort of being in the room that we were making the right call for the beds and boy. Are we glad we did yes? I think that patients of waiting till we got paid off because we didn't make some mistakes I think we would. Would have made had bought them earlier, so we wanted to talk through sort of the beds that we chose and how we decided on the because each of them was kind of a different solution for different reasons in each room. I think we've said before overall. Our goal was to pick beds that gave us some better storage than your typical like basic bed frame, or whatever like for example, all three of them do not have a box spring because. The boxspring takes up about seven eight inches of space that is just dead, and we did not want to throw away an inch of space in these rooms, especially for kids rooms, and we wanted to really create solutions for them, but again we wanted to wait and land, and I'm glad we did because an example would be in our daughter's room I think we debated a lot of things like drawers under her bed, maybe for storage of. Of clothing or you know jackets and PJ's, and then we fill the room and we were like we'll does. She has the same six address her. She had enrichment and that's all. She needed for her clothes. She really did not use a closet much closer yet. I know down the line. She will need some sort of hanging storage, but for now it's funny. We dragged in the sixth door dresser and we were like. Why did we think she needed? Needed drawers under the bed, but then it quickly became clear that she needs book storage like she has a ton of books in Games, and so for her. We found this awesome bed that has cubbies all around it, not just along one side, but all around the foot of the bed and each side of bed. Yeah, and that was another thing I think we would have done differently. Had we bought the bed before living here I think we. We assumed Abedin's going to be pushed against a wall like almost like a day bed or something, and so whatever under bed storage was only going to be accessible from one side like if you're doing drawers that came out on the edge of a day bed, but in coming here, we realized that we could put her twin bed like centered on the wall with nightstands on each side so that she has access to both sides of it, which means. Means, we can put storage solutions on all sides so like you were saying Sherry this bed we picked has cubbies on both sides and the foot of the bed, giving her lots of bookstore, origin game storage, and so I think it's GonNa work out to be a really good solution for that room that we would not have landed on. How do we bought the bed a month ago or two months ago? Yeah, and we're also really trying to give. Give our kids a lot of license in their spaces. They are definitely having conversations with us about what they prefer. Daughter really wanted to nightstands like she had back in Richmond and her last bedroom and we were like okay. We'll just get there and see what we think. We put the mattress in the center of the floor. It totally worked so shaping up to be like them shaping their spaces, which I think is a really important element when they're. They're new space. We really want them to feel at home. And like they have control over their own spaces, and so the funny thing with our son is, he went back and forth between wanting a bunk bed or a bed with drawers under it, and obviously he could have had, both he could have had a bunk bed withdraws under it, but he kept saying he wanted to sleep on the bottom and we kept thinking I. Don't know if A. A BUNK! Make sense because you'll just feel like under the shadow of a big hulking thing in your smallest room. And then we showed him a picture of the bed we found, and it has to really big drawers, and he can just pull them out and fill them with so many things, and he was like completely like I don't WanNa. Look at anything else. That's the bed and by the way we'll put links to everything in the show notes. Notes, but we would have bought something from Kia as a side note, but we've heard you know with krona, virus and everything that things are really back ordered. We actually found that with everything. There are a few beds that we really liked for our own room, and they were like delivering in October or November and I wasn't saying October November but they literally had a big warning on the website that was like we are running way behind and we. We were like Oh i! Don't know if we WANNA. Wait forever, so that's how we found this one from a different source. Yeah, and I think the closest I to us. Here's like four hours away or something, so we would have probably had to have it shipped, and it was almost the cost of the bed to have it shipped, so it also didn't make sense to go the route for that reason this time around, yes, and when our son..

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The Part Of Moving To A Smaller Home We Didn't Expect

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09:35 min | Last month

The Part Of Moving To A Smaller Home We Didn't Expect

"Here for about two weeks. And unpacking and moving and getting settled in has been quite an ordeal, and it was not something that we necessarily think predicted to go the way that it's gone because I think we've talked a lot about downsizing impairing down and all that went into preparing for this move, but I don't think we put much thought into what this part of the process. Process would be like the back end of downsizing where you're actually like taking the things that you pare down and making them work in your new house. Yeah, I think the way that I would describe it as we all know that you have to get rid of things to downsize right so like we've been doing that for months. You've watched us. We've sold half of our furniture. We've gotten rid of the stuff that was in huge kitchen because we have A. A much smaller kitchen here like we cognisant new that we wouldn't have physical space for things, so we went about getting rid of things, and we believe that in essence is downsizing. It is but I think there's a second huge part which is like when you land in your much smaller house with fewer items like you've already pared down. There is still the act of finding a system and a storage space and a placement for the items that you've kept so. So an example I'll give is like we have fifteen photo albums, and these are like old school albums, so they take up like a whole shelf. These are not the thin family yearbooks. We've been printing as bound book more recently. These are from pre kids right. These are from like growing up in our childhood and we've said we're going to digitize them eventually, but that is not the situation right now. Like right now. We have fifteen leather bound photo albums. And, so when you get here, there's not a paring down. You're not like well. Keep three like you're keeping all of them with the intent to digitize them eventually, but you have to find a spot for those and so what I didn't really account for was how it's very physically demanding, but it's also a very mental task, so I would find space that I'd be like I bet I can get fifteen in here and I. put them in and I could get eleven in there, so then I'd take them all down and at bring them. Them into a cabinet in the kitchen I'd say maybe I can put them in his not use the corner cabinet, and I would try and I could get nine in there. You keep moving things around and photo. Albums are just one very specific example, but think about like stationery and office supplies like your mailing envelopes and your stamps and your checkbook. We like to keep them together I. Don't want in order to pay a bill to run around and get the envelope over here, but the stamps over there like you want to keep things. Things together and so it's a long winded way of saying that we underestimated getting here. HOW EASY IT WOULD BE! In fact, I said I think unpacking. The pod will be so much faster than packing the pod putting things in so carefully to fit. Everything took so long, but then to take it out. You just take it out right. But what? I was feeling thinking about what you just take it out, you take it out and you have to find a space for it. Yeah, I think we take for granted especially if you've lived in. In a house for a while we WANNA Richmond House for seven years like things have a spot. Things are organized. It just seems obvious. That's the shelf where the photo albums go, but you don't necessarily have the congruent space in your new house especially when you're downsizing, so we didn't have an obvious shelf for some of these things, obvious junk tour that was as big as our old junked where we had all the checks, and all those things and so everything took mental work to figure out where it made sense in this new house. House and I also think this House has some shortcomings in that department. Because we knew it was going to be smaller, but it also doesn't have a lot of built in storage systems. There are things we're going to add along the way and we're GONNA get the house to the place where it is very functional and very organized, but like for instance right now our house has three closets, two and a half I say because one of those three has like a water heater and a H, Vac. System in it so like packed and people. People are like wait. You have three bedrooms. Don't you have a closet in your room and your kids know? Our Son has a little closet, but our daughter has no closet currently. We're went to add a closet system for her and our bedroom. Our master has no closet as well so it's just one of those things. Another example would be like stuff. We used to keep in the mini mud room by the door. There's not a mini muttering by the for us. You know and we've watched other people I. Think it was really interesting. Interesting because we moved on the exact same day as clear from the home, edit and a ton of you I've been watching both of you. Oh my gosh, it's so interesting. Clear moved in one day she had the entire house unpacked in one day and I, said to John when we were going to bed like a week after still working on this and not being unpacked and I said. How do you do this one day and John made the point that like when you have congruent spaces like if she's going from packing up one. One pantry to another pantry of a standard size or one mud room to another motorm of a standard site because we assume, she went to a similarly sized or larger home. Yes, and it's definitely a house. That's like a new bill that she has like all these systems already built. That's the other thing about some of these closets is like we built in the storage systems yet like our linen closet only had one shelf of the top, so like one of the first things we had to do in the first week. Here was like. Shelves that we had like six shelves. What things on yeah and you guys? It's insane. Just having the shelves in that closet I told. John I was on a high I impact like six or seven or eight boxes into this one skinny, little linen closet, but it's such. A demonstration of shelving and vertical storage is so effective because before we could just like. Like stack things on the floor or put things on the one hanging bar or the one shelf, and so adding shelving system in there. It got like so many things off. The floor was so helpful similarly in our laundry room. I'll put a picture in the show notes because it came out so cute, we built like a shelf over the Washer and dryer. On, them suspended a little bit over them for Toner Tom, yes, and two shelves above that for storage, and it is super helpful to have those two shelves and that counter, because suddenly we have all this storage space for things in there, and so I think that's the other thing it's like if you're moving into a new construction or a home that's already been perfectly fixed up and has all the systems and you. You just have to load things into the systems, and if you're going lateral with your space, I think it's definitely a much faster unpacking process like you literally can label boxes through eight as Pantry, and then unload them into the Pantry area whereas boxes that say pantry stuff, not a pantry here, so we just had to land and figuring out. Yeah, I think I was just surprised how much that was going to. To impact the speed and the efficiency of the unpacking process, because I think the other thing that has been a challenge versus when we did some of our other moves is that we don't have spare space here like we don't have an extra bedroom that we can just throw boxes into. We don't have a garage that we can just put stuff in pile and think about later like everything came in and was. was in the way of space that we needed, so we had to deal with it. And I think that was a challenge, but also kind of a good guideline forest because I think it forced us to deal with things. Not put them off the reason we have every single box already and now just two weeks into moving is because we had to. We couldn't put things off. Yeah, I know I will say. Say That that we probably have lingering boxes to unpack in every house. We moved into for months and months because we had that spare space, we had that spare bedroom. We could put them in that garage. Wicked throw them in, and so here, not having an interest bear space has sort of shifted us into like what I would call immediate processing like we could not put it off. It was immediately dealt with. With and processed, and so it has just been physically and mentally exhausting. Because nothing is autopilot, you just can't autopilot. Put stuff away, but I do think there's something very settled feeling about this move that we haven't had an any other house because we are doing that immediate processing, and then we're finding the solution. We're like they're. This is probably the fastest ever hung art on the walls and a new house because. Because we needed to get it off the floor. Totally that's absolutely true and also I always tell people the way that your house finally feels like yours is when you hang art and I made that mistake of holding off on that for so long in so many places, and we just landed here and I immediately. It was like you know what I'm GonNa. Hang art like immediately in the kitchen. Do Hide and. And electrical panel box that's in the middle of the kitchen. I was like I'm not GonNa wait to have lunch. I think I hung that within five hours the first day of unpacking and we should point out that a lot of these things may not be their permanent places or the permanent solution for things, but it was helpful to kind of rapid fire. have to figure things out over the course of like. Ten days, or so because you just had to make decisions, you couldn't overthink a lot of things and we will have time. We have plenty of time down the road to think them through and adjust and improve and fine tune stuff as we do more decorating, and you know, get things in their final spots, but I feel kind of proud that we've gotten to the spot that we are at now because it is working really well so far and. And the pot is while I. Was GonNa say the POT is empty? The Pot is not empty. The Pot is unpacked, but the other thing we wanted to talk about is after we unpacked everything and we found spots for most things. We realized that we still had too much stuff. Yes, I, heard from so many of you who said don't think that it's uncommon or shameful or bad to have a second paring down when you get there, often you. You, just can't tell what of the things you bring you actually need. And what would we say we say about fifty percent of our stuff was downsized in Richmond before the move, and then maybe twenty percent of stuff in the pod is not staying with us, so we did another twenty percent shave of the things we brought. We probably have a fifth of it that we're not using so. We've put it back in the pod as we go through. Through the process of getting it donated places because we found like someone who recently lost their home on a fire here, someone who also lost her home in a hurricane a couple years ago, so we found some ways to put these things that we don't need to good use and I think by the time you guys here this the pod will be empty and we can actually get. It picked up and out of our yard. Yeah, I would

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Our Big Move Is Officially Underway (& We Have Some Predictions)

Young House Love Has A Podcast

08:10 min | Last month

Our Big Move Is Officially Underway (& We Have Some Predictions)

"Everything has gone according to plan or at least mostly according to plan we should be in Florida by the time. You are hearing this this past sharing John Though sitting in Richmond recording this. Because we're trying to be responsible and get an episode together just in case stuff. It's the fan when we get to learn and we don't have an Internet connection and can't go to podcast. We don't know what's going to happen so we're just covering our base. Yeah I figure even if everything goes smoothly with getting the Internet connected and stuff like that. Just general unpacking and getting settled may make it tough to get an episode out this week so we figured let's get one ready just in case so we are in Richmond still recording this. This is a serious head. Pass John and Jerry. Enrichment record this episode so next episode we should hopefully have some updates about how Florida is and all that stuff and obviously you can always check in for more real time things on our instagram or instagram's stories. I don't know who is watching my stellar peony update where every day. I went outside and filled by peonies waiting for them to open. That's all news. That's Richmond News. It really is. I wonder what will be the equivalent of that maybe in my white big huge flowers on the Magnolia trees which right now do not have any flowers. But I'm going to be on Magnolia. Flower Watch in Florida. Because that's what stories demands of me. I give the people what they want. Okay it's me eating blocks of cheese and filming flowers and videos of Burger. Which I we'RE GONNA learn. We can do in any state right. I'll travel well and I realize I should have clarified earlier. When I said our next episode will be recorded in Florida. That next episode is going to be in two weeks on June. First because next week is Memorial Day. We had planned to take off originally when we had like plans back in early. Two Thousand Twenty before we knew it was to happen. Yes but we figured we're still going to take off because I'm sure we could use the time to get more settled in Florida and stuff like that so we will be back with a new episode on June first. Yes and I've been getting so many messages from people who are like. Are you going to go away for the summer? I love that you spend time with your family totally respect that you guys need a break from the podcast Blah Blah Blah but. Please don't leave us rate as you move into the house in Florida because we're GonNa WanNa know all the stories. We completely agree. We took the summer off previously. Because we like spending that time with their kids in managing the duplex. Obviously everything is different. Now don't have the duplex. There's at home learning so the kids are around all the time now anyway and so. Our plan is to continue recording throughout the summer. There might be a moment where we decide to take like a four week break sometime in August. Maybe but please don't anticipate that will come back on June. I only to say we're taking the rest of June July and August off. That is definitely not the plan. I know that you guys enjoy the podcast. Even just in a day it is. We also enjoy the structure of recording the podcast each week. And I'm sure I'm going to have so many things to tell you okay. We'll speaking of. Which do you have any guesses for what those stories might be like? Do you have any predictions for what are move will be like Ooh? I like predictions of the future. Okay so I think we will still have lots of boxes to pack even though we will have lived there for. I don't know probably a week by the time. This is heard who knows. But I think that's a pretty safe prediction. I know that's very safe. Maybe one of our appliances will break. That's so funny. You said that I had that same worry because we are using the existing appliances that were in the kitchen came with the house. They conveyed and they're kind of an assortment I would say yes our washer and dryer going to be new. But we're GONNA have an old fridge and all dishwasher and old stove so I do have a slight panic that we'll get their load the dishwasher and then go to run it be like. Oh this is shooting water everywhere. I also feel like something is going to be weird about the first night there because our plan is to drive one full day way. Says it's like twelve hours and fifteen minutes but you know there's going to be stops in there to get gas and go to the bathroom and the bags faithfully and like a safe zone. Not In the shoulder. Yes we do. Lose an hour or gain in our. We're going back in time zone. So we're in the eastern time zone now. We're going to end up central so that will help us a little bit. Yeah my goal is to leave really really really early. In the morning. Kids might sleep for the first part of it will just feel bright eyed and bushy tailed. Because it's hard for us to sleep in on a very exciting day anyway and then it gives us a slight chance of making it there while it's still light because I have this vision of the kids seeing the house for the first time in running all around the magic of the light streaming in and them seeing they're really cool vaulted ceilings. And I want them to see the special trees. I want to go out on the deck with them on the second floor at the birds like I want light. I think your expectations of it higher than mine. I will just be happy if we get there with enough energy to get everything out of the car and inside and like the beds made for the first night like that is my bar ran by Benz. You mean matches on the floor exactly. It's very low bar. Do you remember in our second house how we slept on a mattress on the floor for a long time and then suddenly very over it like it was fine for a while and then we got to this point where we were like. We can't live like this. Well we keep thinking here now in Richmond like we should really get our beds ordered so when we get there we can set up the beds quickly. But we're just having trouble making the decision about beds from afar like there's a few we like but every time we get close to the checkout button. Let's just wait and look at things in person and make sure this is right. I don't know why we're having that hang up this time around but I think we want to get it right and not get the wrong bed and so just feels a little bit risky to do it before we're actually there. Yeah I think it's mostly in the kids rooms because in our room. We know we're just going to have like a regular old queen size bed. It's what we've always had truthfully king size bed wouldn't even fit on wall and we're fine. We've been in a queen for so long. When people say is a queen too small I always say dude reached to sheriff. Full Queen is big for us but we know our bed and the placement of our bad. We even have little outlets on either side of the bed for the night tables. It's just our kids rooms. That were totally unsure about because they have a lot of ideas we want to give them a lot of freedom in their spaces there have been moments. Our Son has said he wants a bunk bed and other moments. He really wanted a bed with drawers under and gone into detail for about fifteen minutes about what he's going to win the doors so we're going to get there see if it makes sense in his room to put it against a certain wall and same for our daughter's room it's like we're not quite sure which wall we're GONNA use what we're gonNA put where so. We're just going to wait to get there. I feel like we'll have a better result if we're patient but we definitely tempted to just make a decision so that it's one less thing to do but I'm just trying to hold off for the benefit of the better outcome and faster outcome weight but going back to your prediction about something weird happening the first night. Are you saying like the smoke alarm? Goes off or like in the house not possum. There would be a sign. No I think just like one of the mattresses doesn't arrive or like it takes a lot longer. It's like unfold. Fill up like half predicting an uncomfortable first night sleeping there which I think is partially me just being John. We're caring for the worst trying to set my expectations so I don't put them to. Hi John is always worry about. Something is and I'm always like it'll be fine. It'll be fine and you know what half the time he's right and half the time right. Well you know it's GonNa be a long day. I'm not getting myself that we're going to be getting up earlier. We driving a lot and so I think it is a day would be nice to have a very comfortable bed to sleep in that night and I'm just trying to brace myself. Might not be comfortable for the first night. I feel like that day is going to be so exciting. Even though it's going to be a long drive I can already picture the like thousands of conversations. We're going to be having as we go down and things we see out the window and stuff we're looking forward to and like I don't know I just think it will become real that day. It'll be so exciting for the kids that day and like actually a lot of people ask me if we wanted to stay like in an interim place like there are actually a few homes in our neighborhood that we've learned through the realtor and other people are vacant and we could stay in them not like an AIRBNB. They're like someone secondary residence but nobody is traveling right now for that. And so our realtor very sweetly was like. Do you want me to organize a way that you could like. Stay in. Someone's home for a few nights just to like get settled and get your beds up and make sure the dishwasher works and all this stuff and I just couldn't bring myself to do it because I keep thinking of the magic of that day of our kids like getting in the car in our house in Richmond and then like getting there and the memories are of going from our old house to our new

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"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

Young House Love Has A Podcast

06:25 min | 2 months ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"You how deflated I was. My money went. Well we have said that. Our master bedroom is bigger than we need. Yes I never want to tell anyone had to live but I have heard from so many others who are like I would much rather have the extra room in my bedroom to go towards like more space in my kids room or a foyer or a mud room like there are other functional uses and it seems like from the people I'm hearing from. People are not using the sitting area in their bed very much right but looking at it through the lens of Krona virus and some of the things that we've had to take into account now and we might in the future who knows they're saying having a big bedroom. Where if you have to isolate from your family because you're not feeling well having a space that might have a seating area where you could also continue to work and have its own bathroom attached to it and things where you could basically function in an isolated part of your house might be more important to us now than it used to be. Yeah I mean I can see that I just remember reading the article guys and being like nobody really went out on a limb like I wanted some designer to jetsons this up to be like there's going to be a new push and a sneeze guard comes up. Nobody did that was like well. We're going to be embracing bigger bathrooms. I'm like Doi. Wish there was a button you could touch because one of the things. Is that touch list? Technology will no longer be a luxury. Oh that's interesting. I mean we all have become a lot more sensitive or at least I can speak for myself. I've become a lot more sensitive about where my hands are going. That sounds terrible. What I'm touching to you know what I need. We're all grabbing our kitchen all over. We're grabbing the fridge. Grabbing the door to open the pullout trash can like if you retrace. How many things you have to touch in any given room. It's a thousand. We're all noticing that right now and so like things that I will admit to laughing before like a voice activated Faucet which sounds like okay jetsons. Okay I mean now. That doesn't sound so bad because it's like when you come in to wash your hands for the trump team the time that day like it'd be nice not to have to touch the faucet. I think I would like different settings like I'd Wanna be like hand wash mode or you can hand wash mode and would like stay on too happy birthdays or whatever. Wouldn't that be smart so I think it's a little soap out just flies towards you you have to watch it. It not only enhances your cleanliness but it makes you have better hand eye coordination. It's a game but also I think about those cars now are like you can wave your foot onto the back and like the trunk up without having to something that. I that that sounds like a nice luxury about now. So you could definitely see the argument to be made for incorporating those things more into your house and when. I get advertised one. I'M NOT GONNA laugh at it as much as I might have. Now you'RE GONNA buy it on Instagram one of these days. I know you and I like this one. They phrase it as outdoor living. Space will reign supreme. But you guys know we are all about the new outdoor living space which we feel like will really make our house which is much smaller than our current house. Feel like it has all these rooms. We didn't have. It feels like we're gaining so much in the outdoor spaces well but we're not short on outdoor spaces here in this house and we've got a large law. We've got lots of grass in a driveway that we have been taking full advantage of during this time to get outside and not feel so cooped up there talking more to more urban places or dense places where people may not have an outdoor space. I think one of the architects they talked to is based in La. And they're saying you know when you have a small lot that you're building on and you have the decision to either build a house on the full lot and maximize the indoor spaces. People now might prioritize carving out a little spot for a backyard patio or a place that or things that they otherwise would've relied on a public space for you know that's really interesting. I can get out and go to the park. Well Yeah we're now in a place where that isn't an option and so having a private one year space might be a higher priority than having the garage or the shed or the extra bedroom. Yeah I have been thinking throughout this so John and I met New York City. You guys know that one of my famous apartments that was so small I could only put a better Amos. Famous is just. It's notoriously small. Everyone who visited was like. Wow this is all that you have. It was like a bed a TV. A tiny little four cabinet kitchen and a little bathroom. There was a studio but you had no outdoor space in order to have any other private space to go to. Well I was GONNA say. I didn't even have an outdoor view because one window had the air conditioner unit in it so I literally could not even see out. It was a fire escape so I would have seen a fire escape but the other window was covered by a wall. It was truly like an architectural wonder where there used to be a window but they needed to put like the kitchen and the bathroom there and so they just literally be drywalled over the window so there was not even a view of the outdoor world. And I know I mean John Sister Lives in Newark. Right now with three kids and it's hard and she's trying to get out to green spaces with them safely but not the same as having like a big yard so I totally see how people when they're building something new or planning to use a lot. I actually have all the predictions. I think this one could carry on the longest for people. They might like that even when the public parks are open again and the beaches are open again and all the stuff. Yeah so again. I'll put a link to the whole article in the show. Notes at Young House love dot com slash podcast. But next up we are going to get into were digging. We are digging books for the first time awhile. Both of us have had a hard time concentrating on reading an actual book these last few weeks. My mind just can't focus on and I ended up just going back to my own but I finally finished the book and I'm digging it but first we have to take a quick break. I know someone out there. Listening has at least one digital photo or art printer like old polaroid that they've been meaning to frame and hang on their wall so let's talk about how this week sponsor frame bridge can make it super easy to check off your list. Yeah we've actually used frame bridge multiple times over the years. John One surprise me. There's a framed picture of our Kiddos for Mother's Day a few years ago. I frame for before photos of our Beach House to hang up in the Finnish space. That was his press. John apparently like to surprise to their framed things but every time we order them. We're like how is this? So easy just is that you just go to Frame Bridge Dot Com upload your photo and then pick the size frame and Matt style you want. There's tons of options to choose from like they've got simple black or white ones. They've also have lots of metal or wood. Style frames then frame bridge does the rest like they print the photo to size frame. It mad at the even seal the back with it fancy Brown craft paper to keep the dust out it's like a truly custom framing experience without ever having to leave your house. Yeah they can frame things you already have printed to like if you have an art print. WanNa frame more nicely or like a pretty textile like scarf or a tea towel that you think would.

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Weird renovation hiccups have delayed the big move

Young House Love Has A Podcast

04:56 min | 2 months ago

Weird renovation hiccups have delayed the big move

"We said last week on the podcast that this was going to be the week that we were moving the first week of May famous last words. No sooner did we say that. Then we found out that it's not gonNA happen. We're actually probably going to move next week. The second week of May if all goes right yeah now. I'm like I don't know when I'm moving. I'm just going to wait by the phone for the call at some point. Someone's going to say it's ready. Come on down because we can only blame the floors for this delay guys. Something so surprising happened. Even the flurry finisher was like I have never seen this before the pine floors at the Florida House as he was sending them down started to look a little strange to him and he realized that at some point in this house's history so what had patch some areas but not with the same flooring so the entire downstairs we knew was regular pine and the entire upstairs is heart pine but I think at the point at which someone made the upstairs heart pine the downstairs was patched with heart pine. Maybe this is not the first time they've had to pass because of water issues. Yes but we talked it through the contractor and the flooring guy and because we were just going to be using a clear sealer on the floors like we weren't staining color. They concluded that there was no way. We're GONNA be able to hide the difference in the flooring materials so the only solution was actually take those heart pine patches out and patch it with matching pine right and the funny thing is he had already source some matching pine for the gaps in the floor. Remember we had holes in the floor. We had to fill. But little did he know at that point he should have sourced double that and then he could have fixed these stripe portions but it is all going to be patched and look when we clear seal it. They're going to be lovely. Knock on all the would have to do it or I'm worried it's not GonNa last episode and it didn't work okay. Well I'm doing it again. The point is it took about four extra days which pushed us over into a different week. Rolled us over on the calendar. But obviously we don't want to move in with stripe floors in certain areas. It just had to be done well and at some point or contractor thought he was going to be able to make up some time but we just keep having these little things pop up like the toilet who would ever thought a toilet would cause this many issues like we have this favourite toilet that we just put up in our master bathroom here and we're putting it again in our Florida House. And so we've ordered plenty of times. Yeah so it's like a two piece toilet. It has like a tank on the top and a bowl on the bottom. And then you add the seat. This time. We've found it altogether. Sometimes it comes with a seat sometimes. It doesn't but we found it the cheapest this time at home depot. We put in the order. We mailed to the contractor. He installed it then he said. Oh my gosh. You won't believe this. But they gave us the wrong seat and he sent a picture and it was so funny. It was like look like a bulldog like an under bite because the toilet has an elongated bowl but the seat was like a round shorter seat. So like if you can picture toilet seat. That doesn't even fully cover the mouth of the toilet bowl. That's what it looked like. It was like we all laughed about. It looks so funny. Little pouty lip. It really did. And he was like no biggie. My Guy is going to go back to depot. We'll figure it out but then the next day I got another text and it was like. Oh my gosh. Different part of the toilet is wrong too. And he said he hadn't seen it in person but when he saw it in person he noticed after his plumber. Install the toilet that the bowl of the toilet like a cream color and the tank was a white collar so not only did they send us the wrong toilet seat they also sent us the wrong toilet bowl. I think everyone was so distracted by the toilet seat issue that they didn't notice that the color of the tank ball were slightly off. Yes it was like a cream color and I was like no and he was like. Oh my gosh and getting so frustrated by this. They should have been like a half hour job like John and I can install a toilet. We don't even really need him to install the toilet except that we wanNA functional bathroom. The minute we arrive because we anticipate the children like running in after a long car ride and needing to use the toilet and then on top of that when they went to go back and get another one from home depot was suddenly out of stock and back ordered at home depot so we had to go source elsewhere online to get it delivered so it was like this whole thing. That shouldn't have been a thing. Yeah it was two days ago. The toilet arrived today online. They shipped real fast. I didn't even pay expedited shipping. They had a lot on hand so it wasn't backward everywhere which I'm really excited about because I would have been so upset if it was like okay. You can't have your favorite toilet. I had to be like but there's nothing else. There's no other toilet I love. Then this stores are out of hand sanitizer wipes toilet paper and this toilet specific toilet. No but we found it. We're so excited and as of I think this afternoon. They're installing it and also be well that was not a super long delay. It was just kind of felt like an extra fire drill right and so yes it is disappointing that are move has gotten pushed back and there seemed to be these last little things that are just keeping from getting to the finish line but I guess the good news is that even though we have to spend an additional week here in Richmond and sort of our quote Unquote Glam thing in our house. You know where we don't have all of our stuff most our furniture and we're just kind of living bare bones. But you know we're a week into living like this and it hasn't been that bad really. I mean again. We have beds. We kept enough kitchen stuff that we can cook meals. And then we'll just bring that stuff in the car with us so it could be worse. I

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The PODS Container Has Gone!

Young House Love Has A Podcast

04:52 min | 2 months ago

The PODS Container Has Gone!

"Well we started last week's episode with our pods container just having gotten delivered and we started this week with it just having been picked up. Yeah it was a momentous thing to see it. Roll out be well. God's all the things I love yes it was a little bit more nerve racking than I expected it to be because we have used a pod before when we had our floors refinished and this house just downstairs so we had to move all the furniture and our first floor out of the House and we put it in a pod in the driveway. But you know that didn't have to go anywhere. It didn't get transported on a truck states away to new place to be dropped down. It just sat still rate. You know what I'm realizing right now. We have never not been with the stuff that we've moved ever in our whole lives. Yeah every other move. We've done up to this. Point has been basically a local move between places in Richmond apart from moving from New York here fourteen years ago but minivan van me and John Oliver Steph. It is the first time in a while that we've made an interstate move and so when we moved from our first house to our second house and then later to our current house. Our Third House here in Richmond like those are all within miles of each other and we did like just little trips like packing the car with stuff one day coming back the next afternoon like it was really easy. I think we took one truck for each move like we did. Use A u-haul rented truck for just like an afternoon like it was not a big deal right and that's how we also furnish the duplex and the beach us. We rented a U haul. Once put our stuff in it but we've always been like the driver of our things and it's not that I think we have any mistrust in pods driving. It itself is just a funny feeling to watch all of your possessions leave. You like going ahead of you and we are here and what. I have dubbed pod Purgatory. Because as we wait for the PIE to make its way to Florida over two weeks. We can't get there. The House isn't ready for US ANYWAY. And we wouldn't have any of her stuff so we just kind of hang out of the. House for two weeks wait for the pods to land and then in two weeks we do the journey. That pot is doing ahead of us. Yes our timeline. Right now is that we are hoping to make the move to Florida sometime. The first week of May because that's when the pod is scheduled to arrive there. That's when our contractor says. It should be ready for us to come move our stuff in and so that starting to feel like the week things are GonNa Happen. I'm knocking on all the wood because everything seems to be up in the air these days but I think that two week window is another thing. We didn't really wrap our heads around until recently because again having only done local moves before it's always been this kind of like a gradual process into the new house. Where if we forgot something at the old house we could like run back and get it. But that's not really an option here like we have to be much more organized and basically just have one shot at getting everything packed between the pod. That's going down and then we can fit in our car when we actually go down the first week of May. Yeah so what remains in our houses just like you know the linens on the beds that were still sleeping in because we did sell the beds to the new owners along with about fifty percent of our stuff because that house being less than half the size of this house means we certainly would be not smart debris one hundred percent of the seven this house because it would have nowhere to land in Florida. Yes there's a lot of stuff here. I mean I should point out. We're also fortunate that because we sold so much to the new owners that it's still fairly comfortable here while we wait out these two weeks before we can go because like Sherry said. We'VE GOT BEDS. We have a TV. We have a couch upstairs. Bonus Room so like apart from having the discomfort of like not having all of our kitchen stuff and not all of our close like. We basically packed a suitcase that we're living out for two weeks. Yeah but it's really not bad and then you know what the cool thing has been as we've shared this stuff. We're sharing a lot of stuff as we've gone in stories so if you ever want like real day to day stuff that's where to follow us but as we share it we've heard from so many people who've done these big moves even those who are you know in the military or who have done these like international moves to other countries and they have said it's fairly standard to be without your stuff for a while. Sometimes two weeks sometimes even four weeks and so a lot of people said. We do folding chairs. We do air mattresses. We do like basically camping as a way to make your food. You One pan and you have a hot pot and all this stuff. I think we really are lamping. We have four burner stove like this. House has all the appliances still. We have our beds but we do have fully empty rooms some pictures in the show notes of some rooms. This house vacant and some rooms like our entire dining room remains our entire bonus room still here except for one table that we took. Actually I think this week on the blog post a video tour our house in two stages so one will be how it looked when we sold it. So like right before the showings happened and everything was cleaned and in its perfect spot. We took video. I haven't watched it yet so hopefully it's good but that will give you a sense of what the house looked like at its finished state and then we're going to try to shoot a video this week of what it looks like now. That has been packed up. I think that will answer a lot of questions for people who are wondering. Like what exactly did you leave? What did you take so you'll be able to see the contrast between those two things so that should be on the blog this

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The Plumbing Curse Continues

Young House Love Has A Podcast

03:54 min | 3 months ago

The Plumbing Curse Continues

"You know how few episodes ago we said our plumbing curses continuing to Florida. We all agree that John. Kirsten I'm just like brought along for the ride but the price is is not the problem. We didn't agree to that but I bring it up again. Because the continuing water curse continues. It's the gift that keeps on giving you. This is still talking about the Florida House and I think we mentioned we already knew. There was some water damage in the house. Like the floorboards were buckled and stuff. And we also knew that. Some of the DRYWALL had gotten wet at some point so we were planning to replace some of the in the house but like we had gone through the process of actually having like a mold inspection house to make sure there wasn't any like mold lurking anywhere. Yeah because my house is that way. You just wonder what's festering and what you can't see so he spent six hundred fifty dollars to get a mold expert to tell us if there were like spores and he was like from the test all know if like it's bad in the bedroom it's bad and the kids rooms and I was like six hundred fifty dollars well-spent for the peace of mind because we can't see behind these walls and we'll get to know what's behind these walls. Well well. The test came back that it was fine but we got to see behind the walls anyways because when they were replacing some trimming some areas that we knew were wet and like sort of patching some dry while we knew there was some drywall. That had to come out. They basically kept pulling drywall out as long as they thought they needed to. Like if it was wet or brittle or damaged they pulled it out and apparently they just kept pulling because it kept being damaged brittle gross. Drywall and eventually the contractor. Just said you know what I think. We need to replace the entire first floor worth of DRYWALL. Because everything they were touching was of questionable integrity. Yeah it was a mess and so what happened was the entire first floor including ceilings was ripped out the good news because you know always looking for the silver lining is that it's saved us because we discovered of all things a leak behind the bathroom wall another water issue and we never would have seen it. If we remove the DRYWALL. What would have happened is we would have moved in would have lived there for a while. The Wall would have gotten moist in weird. Really Moist is the word you wanted to go for damp. It would've gotten disturbing some way and then we would have discovered what was going on. But that's the only working bathroom in this house like we are moving into this house with just one bathroom that we're all GONNA share and my mind can only imagine what it would be like to move in and then have that one bathroom compromised in a big way as much as it's frustrating to have to. Redo more of the drywall than we thought. We went into this house knowing fixer upper. And I'm trying to just look at the bright side and not blame the Scorpio in this relationship to know who you have to blame is apparently the person who attached some kind of like shed storage unit to the side of the house like on the exterior because according to our contractor. The Guy drove screws to the wall and one went right into a pipe in the bathroom. Yeah I think it might have been nailed like nail gun and do it. Whatever it was. It was Willy Nilly Willy Nilly so glad we discovered that the other good news is that we do have a second floor on the house most of the rooms around the first floor. Just one big loft on the second floor with like a really beautiful deck and that is just fine so I'm trying to look at that silver lining that. It's not like all the drywall on. The entire house has to be redone. Just about you know the two thirds of it. That's on the first floor. Just about eighty-five percent. Well I could put another positive spin on it. Which is a reminder that when you are renovating and decorating and fixing up a smaller space is less expensive than doing a bigger space. Like if we had to re. Drywall eighty five percent of our house. Here in our house in Richmond. That'd be much more expensive than drywall. On eighty five percent of that smaller house in Florida. Yes I am grateful for that. I'm also grateful. There is like a limited amount of places that can leak on us. We are adding a bathroom but that will be all new pipes. By contrast the duplex had six bathrooms. Two kitchens who laundry rooms like. It's almost a miracle that all these houses weren't just like waterlogged to do. The luck of a certain husband chose and love anyway even though he brings a curse into our

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Have Our Moving Plans Changed? And Are Our House Sales Derailed?

Young House Love Has A Podcast

04:32 min | 3 months ago

Have Our Moving Plans Changed? And Are Our House Sales Derailed?

"Now. We know this is not a snow day. Everyone listening we completely understand. We have totally been doing our best to make the best of it while completely being at home but it is funny. How the second you hear something like well. Maybe it means I can do this. And then there's the bargaining in denial and then find. What are we settling to acceptance? Is that the last one. Maybe I mean I think I've accepted that. Like the best thing we can do right now is just stay put so it does mean that our whole plan for moving to Florida is kind of a question mark. I mean we still are going to do it. We own a house down there. That is a definitive thing and this house is sold so we have to be out of here in a certain amount of time. I think what it has turned into is that I thought maybe two weeks ago before this happened. I was kind of frustrated like we only get one week during spring. Break to work on this house and everything else has to be remote and maybe we could steal away to like do a long weekend or something with leaving the kids here with the grandparents but generally it was going to be like a long distance remodel and this tight time line where we were like we have to get the house back to livable. June fifteenth moving goal young. And can I interject just to remind people why it is not livable? Because this House that we bought is a fixer upper. It currently does not have any working bathrooms because it only has one bathroom in that bathroom does not have a sink in it. I mean I guess it has a toilet. It's not hooked up to water though like we are actively going through like getting connected to the sewer and water system right like we need to use the city's municipality and like sign form to get it. It's not just like turn it on on the street. It's like involves a number of experts. Getting water to the House again. Doesn't have a water heater so even if we got water to the House we couldn't take showers until we had the water heater hooked up. There are holes in the floor. Which makes it sort of dangerous to walk around. So we have to patch those. Oh and has h back so obviously can't vote Florida in June without air conditioning. Yes I mean it has. One just doesn't work right. So we're we're working on all of the systems from faraway away. But what I was GonNa say is like I went from a few weeks ago being frustrated I only had spring break and it felt hard to do this long distance but as of right now it feels like I lost the spring break trip and I just you know previous me was like Mamie only get spring break it now like current me like I don't even get once we went through the phases of realizing this is all going to change and our expectation for what's going to happen and the plan for it and the timeline we had like so carefully thought through is just completely obliterated like in all honesty. We have no idea what's going to be able to get done. How quickly it's going to be able to get done and so right now like it may mean that we move at a different time than we were planning to. It may mean that we move to a different place temporarily because if we can't get the house ready for us in time maybe we have to go to a long term rental temporarily so I just don't know like I think we were driving ourselves crazy a little bit last week and trying to think through all these scenarios and I found I guess a lot of just like peace in the acceptance of I'm not going to be able to figure it out right now like the unknowns are so great at this point that I should just let go of that for now and just roll with it like I think this whole year. I've been talking about my personal journey. Our wishes what of like dealing with letting go of plans or changing plans. That is true. That's been a theme for John. Yes we can pay that. We don't have to be like doing what we said. We'd do ten years ago because we're following the path that previous set ten years ago. Yes and so. This is a crash course in it right now. If I had prepared myself I have to learn it now. Basically well I was just GonNa say I also think in the midst of like. Oh this stinks. The timeline is so sad like what if we had already been in there and we could use this time to paint and like feather or nests. There are so many other times that if this happened it would be easier. But I'm also reminding myself that there are certain things that have happened that I'm very grateful for like selling our house literally the weekend before. All of this happened. Yes there are also a lot of worst times of this could have happened like it is not ideal that we're in the midst of a major life changing of moving to a different state. But like I said to you last night. I'm grateful we're not in the midst of a kitchen renovation right now. I'm sure there are some people out there. Who are I feel you because when we've done those like we haven't had access to our appliances sometimes are sink sometimes and that would have made stain at home and being comfortable cooking at home a lot harder and so I'm grateful. Our kitchen is up and running. I'm grateful our bathroom is done like maybe this is putting too much of a positive spin on something that maybe this whole experience for. Everyone is a good moment like put things into perspective. Like I'm not kidding myself that it's going to be this like Rosie experience for everyone because I don't think it is by any means but I think we can do our best to make some good out of it

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Garden as refuge with Ken Druse

A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach

09:26 min | 3 months ago

Garden as refuge with Ken Druse

"Kind of an eerie juxtaposition out the window and unfair days outside when we can go outside right now unfolding beauty and innocence. You know tiny bulbs plump Little Buds and the headlines. Hourly and daily so You know I wanted to backtrack about what gardening means tests and sort of what brought us to it. What brought you. How long have you been gardening since I was very young house was a teenager and I started with indoor plants and got really turned on and then when I went to college in Rhode Island I was kind of close to Danielson Connecticut which is where low Geez is and you know I was thinking about all this stuff and I think that shopping has a lot to do with my acquisitive NECE and interest in? You know seeing the new plant finding new plant thing will there? Also incredible and shopping online is something you can do now so really well. So you're GONNA be spending some money and when you you said you were a teenager and so forth. What did it besides these sort of amassing a collection? That sort of instinct. That you apparently had Was there some other escapism or something else that brought you to it or you know. I don't know I don't want to project too. I mean I can tell you mine but I just you know I don't know I I know I have a need to nurture and I just love. It's so exciting to see you know. It seems like slow-motion in most cases but to see a plant grow and thrive or something from seed that sometimes. That's pretty fast and from sea to in your case edibles. It's a miracle and to participate in that it it. I'm thinking how heartwarming it is. And that's it's you know it's a boost. Then it makes you. It makes you think about tomorrow. Yeah Yeah I mean for me. I was in my twenties and I mean you know the story most of my listeners. Know Story You know as my twenties. My father had died the next year. My mother was forty. Nine was diagnosed with early onset. Alzheimer's disease I don't even think they called it that at that time but that was the idea and so there. I was called home for my to cover my widowed mother and that unfolded this strange time in my young life and I was close to home to stay close to home during the day. I had a job at night. Someone else came and care for her at night. And what are you GONNA do? I mean as I say you can only watch so much daytime. Tv When you're twenty four twenty five years old and so I got a garden book. As someone gave me Crockett's victory garden and I would seem sad expression. Victory Gardens seems appropriate right now and I you know and I just started doing the stuff in it like I started going to the local garden center and whatever it said I just bought those seeds or that plant or just did these crazy experiments and obviously killed most of the things in the early going. You know I didn't know what I was doing. But that was my entree was during a very dark time and my my younger life So it's been a refuge for me You know number of times it seen me through. I have often said my gardens has saved me many times so I find I'm thinking of spending more time outside because I can't go at the moment And all of my vents. I'm sure like yours have been postponed at least through. May and I'm sure through June and whatever as well Are you thinking of doing more are you? I'm trying to assign myself some projects things I've put off because usually I have garden visitors and I can't make a mess and leave the mess there for weeks while I you know do a Jew Be Greenwich Ovation or something. I'm thinking well. This is the time Margaret. Nobody's coming right well. We we already talked about me shopping. I haven't really gotten that into that but I probably will usually I shop for something because I see something and then I track it down online and then that leads me. Oh they have a minimum order. Oh and then there's five plants and you only wanted one and then there's shipping savings if you buy forty nine dollars for the plant's not that. I've ever done that but I it's almost time for me to spruce up the house plans and that's something. I can do something I should do. You know do a house plant Rehab. I every day I run to light cart to see who's changed or what seed has sprouted. Miracle never tired of that miracle so there there's that Planted some perennials. Yesterday that came in the mail and they were dormant. How so that's happening already in? That's going to continue. I got a Beirut Cherry tree that I'm growing pot I don't know why right well but whatever gets you through. I mean I think right so you said I loved. You said WHO's changed. You went to the light cart To look at your all your little babysit who. You didn't say what she said. Who and I think of them. The same way to plants are not some inanimate objects some it right. You know I think of them as as as who not one but so you said House Plant Rehab. So this is a time for that and we have time. 'cause we're home and we have time to notice and we can. That's a good suggestion for me. Because a lot of years. I get so hectic. Try and get ready for the open gardens. I don't do my repotting of those house plants on their way out the door for the summer or do you know what I mean. I skip it. So that's a really good one when they're on their way out which is late usually mid. May and wouldn't it be great to for me to clean the leaves with a sponge and a little couple of drops dish soap in accord of warm water? And just clean off the dust but also some of them get a little city mole alden. There's all sorts of insects that can actually be removed with a sponge in a tiny bit of soap and water so The things that have ever removed most of the house plants and things that have firm leaves like citrus and Camelia. If you grow things like that and philodendron which you can go anywhere some philodendron. I put my hand under the leaf than just rub the top brush sponging were almost everything comes right off. The plants look so much better and then they say thank you. Yeah Yeah 'cause I mean. Spending a winter indoors is not really their thing. And all that unseen dust that moves around in the air with The heating system when heating systems on in any house right. And you find that fine dust like my clive is all have that by this time of year and they need a nice Tending you so you have you have a Camelia You Grow Hoyas don't you? I I do. There's one at the kitchen window and luckily that's very close the kitchen sink because the plant small enough. It'll go right in the kitchen sink and get washed off there or you have the climate as you. Probably take him to the shower. Yeah I do I do but Yeah but the hoyas. I've never grown them. I've grown them somehow as needed greenhouse. And well we can talk about what they are. They used to be part of the milkweed family but I think they've separated them now but they're semi succulent. They have thick leaves. They're pretty slow growing except in the spring when they kind of shoot. I have one wonderful one called Hoya Carey. I and I started with one leaf in a pot and it stayed that way for about five years. Want an apart- many years ago and then all of a sudden it just exploded a now. It's a very big viney plant. I have it on a a wreath circle. You know stuck in this well. It's a long story but I wound round and round and it has beautiful flowers when it blooms in the summer and it has heart shaped leaves. I have another one that has purple flowers. They don't flower very often. And it's important not to trim eight trim where the flowers come because it blooms on Spurs Kinda like an apple tree and it'll bloom over and over again on the same spurs so you have to not cut those dead head so to speak to the flowers and their fragrance almost all of them and if you do cut it or it will bleed white. Latex like a lot of succulents and milkweed male creates right. Right right

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How to Motivate Millennials to Build a Culture with Charlie Rocket Jabaley

Entrepreneur on FIRE

08:21 min | 4 months ago

How to Motivate Millennials to Build a Culture with Charlie Rocket Jabaley

"Say what's up to fire nation and sheer something interesting about yourself that most people don't know what's what's up fire nation. I. This is one thing that most people don't know as a kid like seventeen years old. We created the biggest sneaker websites in the then when I got an hip hop trade is some of the biggest media outlets and signs some of the biggest artists on his millions and millions of records. But I always did it in very disruptive ways and now the reinvented Charlie rocket. You know. When I do podcasts interviews. Everybody asked me about you. Know how? I became a Nike Athlete. And how I did the Colin Kaepernick Commercial for Nike. But nobody ever asked me about the business strategy behind how we went from winning. Emmys to winning grammys spoiler Charlie. Because I don't WanNa waste any time not picking your genius of Marketing Brain. So let's talk about this marketing process. You call it mom. -nology let's talk about Mahmuljin. How you shifted Nike using that process. When I was young house looking at fan bases at some artists had and I looked at companies that would have these fans who supported unconditionally. We'll see it with donald trump or Kanye west. I try to do everything in their power to destroy their fan base and yet they're our fan base loves them unconditionally. I was always fascinated by this with business. Was like well like these people. Stand in line for three days like how you do that. That's more fascinating to me. Then what Walmart does you know like? It's just I'm always fascinated by these things at cost frenzies and I thought about it in my life. I was like what who loves me unconditionally. And it was my mom. My mom like she'll support everything do so. I asked my mom I was like like. Why do you love me unconditionally? And I've thought about marketing and marketing can do two things. Marketing can lead to a sale or marketing can lead to a complete stranger being turned into somebody who supports you as much as your mom does and what I call the biggest veins the biggest supporters the biggest customers who love you unconditionally. I call them moms so. I created this process. Marketing called mom allergy and I believe like like the small groups of people. There's there's two frequencies there's two frequencies we can tune to week attuned to a conquering frequency and business of okay. I have my business. We need more customers. So let's let's picture imagine a village right and they're about to go to war with another village to conquer the other village so they go out and they fight. That sounds a lot like business. Like we're going to go get more we're GONNA do more. Would if we flip the frequency and we took our village and poured so much love into the people that are already there that they screamed so loud in the other villages are looking over like what. How like that's a perfect utopia over there? You know what let's move there? And then the city limits start spreading and spreading so many people are moving. And then you take over the other villages just because the the the the empire so large because which you took care of home was so special so beautiful and is that that nurturing is an in marketing and in business you don't talk about love very often but how I bill cult followings how we built these fan bases of rating phase. Who who when we released a tour sells out in two minutes. When we release a item we do. Two million thirty days is because we cultivated our fan base is and I don't see him business very often. We're not taking care of people like our MOMS. Take care of us and then we we get them to love US unconditionally. So that's the process call knowledge and I have a system of Howa do it and I love to be able to break it down to break that down. I mean is this an acronym or is this just a process a system like break this down for some curious okay? It's not an acronym But it's all based all based on. We're very familiar with on mothers. So our moms have this heart connection with us like they're literally connected to us right so we come from them. They created this miraculous. You know Feet of giving birth to us and we were connected to them so connection. Is the number one most important thing when it comes to building a fan base? That loves you like mom does so when I look at connection. I look at this concept of what I call the. I am youth theory and break it down like this is really the influencers versus the influential people of the world. We live in a world right now in flint where everybody's trying to be on the top of the mountain saying this is how perfect I am. That's why you should follow me. This is how successful I am. That's why you should follow me. This out beautiful. Rem this are rich. Rem. These are the reasons why you should follow me. But when I look at the most influential people in the world they operate by the exact opposite paradigms John. Let's take like Oprah for example albro. She had the story that touched our heart. They gave a connection of her being abused as a child in she had she had She got fired from her job. Right in this yet love issues then. She has weight issues. Why you think this is one of the most influential women in the world. Because she's not trying to be different enough. She's literally showing us. She's just like us now. We would be disappointed if Oprah was in front of private jets every day like you know if she was fit like showing her booty like how. How disappointed will be be an oprah who was showing her Buddha but in data status he would not be an influential person she would be influenced her so then. I looked at it like this boom okay. Who's the most influential person? Maybe in the history of the world. I was looking at it. Okay religious I but it might be Jesus. That man was super influential and Jesus was a cartoon Sir. This is hung out with the poor people. We'd be disappointed. In Jesus is he was lifted up his shirt showing a six pack disappointed. We'd be disappointed in Jesus if you trying to make micro content all day for Tick Tock. We'll be disappointed because he was the people that he was with. The people any wasn't trying to be perfect. Even though I mean he could have been he could have been like. Hey look at this magic trick like trying to be more popular. He was not very popular. He at twelve followers. He was not popular but he could have been if he had the white horse and the armor and the sword he would have more followers but he would not have been as influential. So then I look at it like Michael Jordan okay. We're talking about heart connection here Michael Jordan. When he would catch the ball in the second quarter of a regular season game twenty thousand cameras in the arena would go off. That doesn't happen for other players. Why No unapplied player of his magnitude has the story he had as he gave us a gift. He gave us a gift that he got cut from his high school basketball. I'm sorry Lebron James just doesn't have the same emotional connection with the world. Because he never really struggled he never was the underdog. You was always. Perfect is not his fault. He didn't do anything wrong. But the people want something so relatable and I did a little google search one time John of the what is the most profitable superhero franchise adjusted for inflation. And guess what it came back as spider man.

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We Sold Our House!

Young House Love Has A Podcast

08:21 min | 4 months ago

We Sold Our House!

"Who's there with all the house? We sold our house. Who THAT'S THE END? You didn't really think this joke all the way through. What about we sold our house and now we're so happy. Knock knock. Who's there. We sold our house. Now get out now but we get to stay here because we are renting back until the middle of June but as for how selling our house went I would describe it as a bit of a fast moving train. Yeah well this whole thing has been a fast moving train. We have sold. Three houses bought a new house. And Yeah we're still catching our breath over at still trying to fully celebrate the news that our house here in Richmond is officially under contract. Yes and when we say sold houses it doesn't mean they've closed in fact. None of these three have closed yet but this house was a really crazy process. Because it's the only one we listed on. Ls That's the multiple listing Serranto listing service. Whatever official realtor service that like if you are working through a realtor they will put your house on there. And that is what distributed to sites like realtor dot com and Zillow and read fed. And all those other realtor apps if you see it on there it's because it's been listed on. Mls somewhere right and if you are for sale by owner. There's a way you can do it. You pay a fee to get it on there yourself and kind of work around agent but we did mention last episode. You can go back and listen to that one that we are using a realtor to sell this house because it has just been like a lot of interest in our neighborhood our neighborhood for some reason. It's very hot right now. And there's also low inventory just in general but also in our area and so we've been hearing for the first time ever that we're selling a house that it is a sellers market. The combination of high demand and low inventory has put us in an advantageous position for the first time. Because you have lots of people shopping for a house and not many options so going into this. We had seen ahead of our house. Other houses like go up on the market in our neighborhood and sell within hours or days get multiple offers offers above asking all the things you want as a seller and all the things we have never experienced before because it was not like this when we sold our other two houses like we actually had a fair amount of trouble selling our first house I would say like it took weeks to get an offer that offer didn't necessarily go smoothly so we had a hard. I go at selling houses so this feels like a huge relief to finally have it go easily so what we did was something we had seen. Some friends do with their house to sort of keep this high demand well organized and give everyone who was interested in it. A fair shot at making an offer and then also making it easier for us to sort through any offers that came through so this was sort of the mechanics of how we sold our house. We talked about how we're having showings over one weekend in our last week's episode and that is different than like having an open house if you have sold a house in the past or you're familiar with the general real estate process at least. The kind of stereotypical one that happens here in the United States so like on a Sunday afternoon. Your realtor will calm and keep. The House opened for like three or four hours to allow anyone to come in and take a tour of it whether they are actively looking for house or if they are just nosy neighbors who want to pop into an open house. That's what we do. Most of this is that it's totally remove. We even do it in other people's neighborhoods park can go. They're open houses. It's Super Fun Fun Sunday afternoon. Activity and side note. I've been asked. Do you think that annoys realtors? I'm friends with tons of realtors. They all love it. They said any foot traffic is great. If there is a real buyer in there they love having neighbors or losing there too because it looks like it's hopping it looks like it's in demand. Realtors by nature love to network. They love to give out their card. So even if you're not actively shopping they welcome you to their open house. They hate win an open houses. Empty just be honest with them as always their reaction like don't act like you're buying if you're not out of fear that they'll be mad that you're there just say oh. I am a neighbor and I'm just checking it out or we often say. Oh we drove down to the neighborhood because there were a few open houses in the fan one of our favorite areas to look for inspiration and they say great and then they don't bother you to buy it. You're not lying and saying you want to buy a good sign out but we didn't have an open house instead. What we had was a weekend of appointment only showings because our realtor had made the suggestion that if there is high demand for a place you want it to be somewhat more organized than a free for all open house where people are all trying to cram through within just a matter of hours because that could just be chaotic and hard for them to give personal attention to each person coming through an answer questions for each person coming through and for you as the homeowner. It's also scary to think that there might be like a crowd of people in your house like effectively a large party without you there already. Everyone's coming but me right and the funny thing is that we kind of knew what to expect from this because our friends had sold their house two weeks before we sold ours with a similar static and a similar house was much bigger than a different price range but it was interesting to watch how there's went because they did the exact same thing that our realtor recommend that we did. They listed it on a Thursday. So it hits. Mls on Thursday but in the notes. It Says No showings until Saturday and Sunday. Call me to schedule that way. The realtor can make sure everyone has their own pocket of time. Nobody's on top of each other and they literally put in the notes are friends agent. Did this as well. We will review offers. Lucky enough to have them on Monday. And so what it does. Is it levels the playing field for everyone? Everyone knows they're coming within a two day span and everyone knows all the offers will come in at the same time and the homeowner gets to. Just wait them and decide. What's the best offer for them? Instead of people rushing to get an early thinking making keep others from getting in if they get their bid in early enough and I think it makes it much easier to evaluate an offer as the seller because if we started getting them on Thursday or Friday we might have been like. Should we not even do showings on Saturday Sunday? Should we just accept an offer and it just can scramble your brain because you don't know what might becoming an? I like that kind of eliminated the rush that I feel like sometimes happens in these selling situations where the process kind of rewards. Who's ever I or fastest. And it encourages people to Sorta like race to get their offer in or to make quick decisions about things but by kind of outlining the timeframe up front. It gave people time to come into town if they needed to or to like double check on their financing if they needed to like it gave people a little bit of time in which they could make sure that they were doing what was right for them and they could offer what was best for them and so it made us feel more confident at the end that we weren't just having to pick whoever was first or fastest or whatever but we actually could look at things in a more apples to apples way because everyone had had the time to do it. Yes and at the very end of the day guys. We have thirty showing scheduled going into the weekend we went to the beach. We were like we're at here. Can I jump in with one other sort of caveat to this because there are people who have asked us? I'm sure some of you are thinking that like. Yeah yeah this is not normal though. This is just because you guys are bloggers like people know you roundhouse. Love Effects. Someone said that to me. I said no like five of my friends sold last month. It's happened to all of them offers over ask multiple offers. Our friend got seven offers. And She had twenty showings and they were all in one weekend. So that number of people flocking to the House for showings and then that many offers coming in it is just a crazy. Low inventories seller's market right now. At least where we live. Yeah I mean I think we may have gotten more showings because of the fact that people know our house and people are already familiar with what it looks like so I won't deny that there probably was an element of it but I think we still would've experienced something very similar. Had that not benefactor because there certainly wasn't a young house when we sold our last two houses in both cases are first and second house sold to someone who didn't know us from Adam didn't care about our block just as like a very removed transaction. I was tell people if you think about the pool of people who know us like whether you listen to our podcast or read our blog. Whatever of that group. There's a very small portion that actually lives in this region and there's an even smaller portion within that that is actively looking for a house and even of that group that is actively looking for a house. It's probably very small. Sliver that are particular house meets the criteria of like it may not be in the neighborhood they want price range they want or the size they want like it is a very very small overlap of. I know of Young House love and I want to buy young house loves

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#162: What Sherrys Not Buying For An Entire Year

Young House Love Has A Podcast

06:28 min | 5 months ago

#162: What Sherrys Not Buying For An Entire Year

"Okay. So it's almost the middle of February and I've been doing this thing this whole year. My plan is to do it for all of twenty twenty this whole year very impressive. It's been what seven weeks month and a half already but I think it's kind of Nice to report about it after a month and a half because I've already I've gotten used to it and it's totally sustainable for me but when I told my best friend about this resolution there was like a long silence and then she said I'm drinking water and I'm thinking about it like I could tell that she thought this was a crazy thing. She knows me at this point. She knows I'm going to do it. I don't know when you told me I didn't think it was crazy but I feel like you should just say what it is are. You should quit the suspense. I'm not going to buy closer shoes for a year. So no new clothes. No new shoes no secondhand closer shoes either like not just new. No purchases for my body and that means like no accessories like purses or jewelry or belts to okay so like anything that might be stored in a closet exactly and my only two disclaimers are obviously if something I need wears out like if something insane happens to like the sneakers I wear throughout the winter and I need more sneakers throughout the winter. I can replace them but I'm not gonNA say like a different color. I would have more variety in my wardrobe if I added that new option. Like they're not gonNA be any options. My other address to this is that I do have to store credits. They're like maybe fifty dollars to Nordstrom and like thirty dollars to old navy. That's what I'm GONNA use if there's an emergency so I feel like even in an emergency I break my one bears shoes. I wear all the time and I need them. I think my bank account is not going to shift this entire year. I don't want to jinx. Might well at least on the clothing budget. I'm sure exactly count is going to shift for other reasons right right right right right but I mean this. This resolution is not just then. I'm going to be like. Oh Darn my favorite shirt representing another favourite Scher. It really is like only staples that I really need to survive my favorite shirt ripped. I just wear my second favorite so I don't think people are going to be that surprised by the challenge because you are already sort of known. I guess is having a very compact or minimal wardrobe but I still think it will be a challenge for you as much as the month and a half so far have not been I think as we get through the year especially as the seasons change like you might realize you're shorter on summer clothes than you thought you were or when it starts to get cold again you feel like the Itch to get something warm. Like a sweater or something. I think there will be moments. Where you have to more consciously fight the urge to buy something because I think a lot of us shop for things you know. Even if our wardrobe feels complete just out of the habit or activity of it or just because you know there is that sort of I guess endorphin when you see something that looks nice or fits you well and you put it in your shopping cart. Yeah you're like I deserve this. No I think you're right that it probably won't shock anyone because I'm a really minimal wardrobe kind of Gal but I also think since we've done things for a month like we did like no spend month I do think twelve in a row is like a bigger fee but I am looking forward to it because what I've realized is that when I make a rule for something and actually makes it much easier for me if I were to say I want to just shop less. I don't know that my behavior would change at all. Like I can't have like fifteen French fries and stop. I will eat a thousand French fries or I have to say. I'm not gonNA eat any French fries this moment. That thing on the menu where you can order a thousand French fries do it every time. But that's what I mean like. Moderation is not easy for me grid. Did a whole thing about this. You guys should listen to it. We'll put a link in the show notes. But it's basically like some people are moderators and they can have like five chips. I don't know how you do it. I'm eat the whole bag. And maybe I should explain where this started so this idea started when we did our closet and it was perfect timing because it was literally like Christmas Day when we were loading our closet back with clothes and I noticed I had a few things still tags on them and also noticed. I had a few things that I've been meaning to alter or change in some way. Like an example as I have this really cute tanktop it's leopard-print of Gore's and those straps are too long and so it's GonNa take two seconds to so it but I felt this Pang of guilt that was like why would I ever even look at a store for something else when I already have things that have the tag on or that. I'm waiting to alter to where I should just do that before. I get something new and so that's where it was born. I felt like my closet is full of things and full of options both options that I wear news and also options waiting in the wings. Why should you add or accumulate? More when you're not using the things you already have exactly so I think that made it really like easier. My mind to see as I was loading my new drawers and pull outs and hanging bars and I think maybe a tip for someone at home who wants to embark on a longer term project. Like this like it's not just for a few weeks it's like something you. WanNa keep up for a long time. I definitely think the first tip could be going through what you have because I think even I- minimalist when I was doing it I was like. Oh Yeah I forgot about this. I wanted to shorten the straps. Like it reminded me of all these sort of outstanding dues and then I immediately jumped to. I should do that before I do anything else. Okay while you were talking. I was totally listening by the way. But I was also googling. 'cause that thing you said about Gretchen Rubin right the moderator. I can't remember the opposite. I look it up on something or it's an abstainer there it is. So that's what you're doing you're abstaining completely because it's easier for you to set a rule when it's black or white like you can have it or you cannot there's not that gray area that a moderator can be comfortable with well. I also think there's a gray area between moderator and abstainer in this experiment because I do believe that you could say something like each season. I'm only allowed to buy three items. And so it's not none for a year but it's also not this like amorphous goal of like. I'm just GonNa shop less like maybe defining one new item of clothing per season or some sort of boundary. That feels comfortable to you will help you but what? I've discovered is I immediately. Love this rule already because when someone is like saying this cute dress and. I'm like have enough dresses. It immediately turns it off in my mind. It's like tiny Hester once. Said if you know you don't eat the Burger and someone says. Do you want a burger? It's a really easy no because I don't eat the Burger and so to me. This is just a very easy no when I'm in old Navy I'm not GonNa look for myself because I'm sure I can find something that's cute and by it but it just takes it off the table and a very enlightening way. Like I feel lighter. It doesn't feel like a heavy burden. It feels like something has been lifted. Well I guess we'll keep people posted throughout the how you do. Yeah well I'm interested to know of something breaks and a half to replace it what it will be because it will probably sound insane. Someone else like I'll be guys my one black tank top. Something happens and everyone will probably be like you had one black tank. Somehow a pack of squirrels got inside my drawer. An olive underwear has gone.

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Squeezing a Bathroom Renovation Into 3 Flu Filled Days

Young House Love Has A Podcast

09:50 min | 5 months ago

Squeezing a Bathroom Renovation Into 3 Flu Filled Days

"Also promised in that. podcast ask that we were going to give you an update on our bathroom renovation. I think we said it was lingering around the ninety two ninety one percent complete stage specific ninety to ninety. uh-huh think you were the specific one. I said ninety one update. It's still at that exact ninety to ninety one percent done stage because we've done nothing in the past week I feel like I've changed. Change the toilet paper roll. That's about it last week. Yes I think it got to the point where it was functional and everything else that's left on our to do list is kind of just like icing on the a cake like to get it to the place where we wanted to look the way we've always pictured but like it works like we have a shower we have tub. We have a toilet the TUB say. Oh guys the toilet do who is also life changing but let me just tell you this. Tub I'm obsessed with the TUB and the shower is it's like a whole full body experience to say that might sound grabbing. It's just my entire being likes being in the bathroom now and taking a shower and I'm just going to cut out for us to take back. I just have flaka. Happiness level cushion change. That is even surprising to me and I've been doing renovations for a long time but I just think like six years of Tub that I couldn't submerging shower. That was really dark. I think it's easy to tell yourself. It doesn't make a difference but it really when you take the time to update it is something that you soak up like. I'm not just over it. I'm not like okay. My eyes have adjusted bathroom. And now it's average like every time I walk in there I'm still like oh my goodness it's so amazing. Certainly still in the honeymoon phase. Nice but I think the other reason why like our pace has kind of like change in. There's like Ebony flow is because we went through a very fast paced couple of weeks right before the holidays and actually through the holidays because if you follow us on instagram you probably saw a little bit of this honor into stories. I think we reference in a blog post but we were kind of like chugging along like the shower took us longer than expected but that was fine because one of the parameters of this project was like we wanted to not have a deadline. Like we didn't want to stress over the timing. Yes yes remember that podcast. We were like. Here's how you do with the big renovation. Do not freak out a time line. Make it flexible. Oh did we make it flexible. He did just like so the tiles taking longer. It's going to be beautiful. Who Cares? There's no deadline. It's not like when my mom comes to visit at Christmas. We have to like have a perfectly titled Shower. No because it was our bathroom but if you saw the stories we suddenly only had deadline because we called our plummer to schedule him and he said Oh. I'm having knee surgery in four days and will be out of commission for five weeks so hello Sharon are like we have to have this bathroom ready for like the toilet and the Vanity Bathtub within four days actually three because he was coming on the fourth day. Yeah it went from like it's okay. If we don't do it now we can do it tomorrow to like but we don't want to wait five weeks in February suddenly when we were around Christmas and so we just we're like we're going to put our heads down. It's going to be one of those things where we're up so two in the morning we're really tired but in the end we're going to end up with a bathroom. That's fully installed within four days so like maybe it's it's worth it like. Sometimes you gotta be chill. Sometimes you gotta kick it into gear. Yeah I was the less confident in the completion and Sherry was because at the moment we found out our floor was was half tiled like we hadn't finished tiling the floor and that meant we had to finish the floor. We had to grout the floor and we also had this big wall molding treatment. We wanted wanted to do throughout the room. And I know that doesn't sound like a super long list. But if you've ever installed something like wainscoting or a board and batten or something there's there's a lot of different steps that take time beyond just the installation you also have to like caulk everything and let that dry and then paint everything and let that dry and same with the grouting. The floor like not only did we have to finish tiling the floor and let the mortar dry then we had to grout and let that dry and set before people can walk on it and so it was suddenly all these different different factors that we had to figure out how to squeeze in to that basically three day period. What's that give it hasn't Zach Galifianakis and it has all this math? Ask floating around. That was us where we were like. Okay maybe while the grounds drying we tiptoe on the big tiles because once the mortar sets you can walk on the tile. You just can't touch the grout out and wall that's trying will put in the trim on Tiptoe because if we just lined up all the waiting periods and didn't do anything between them we wouldn't make it in three and a half afd as well and then the universe throws a curve ball because the next morning so after we had figured out our timeline one of our kids came down with flu real bad you know which is not fun on its own owned by any means because there was lots of miss days of school like the entire week so one we also suddenly had to juggle caring for a sick child and then also the doctor it was like yeah. There's a good chance you guys are going to get it so now we have this thing in our heads. That's like well if Sherry or I get the flu in the middle of this tight deadline like we're not go to make it. I got coughed at in my face I got sneezed at into my mouth like I was. I actively have the flu. I'm just waiting for it to take my body like I felt like we were on the edge of a disaster so we work like furiously just feeling the flu chasing us down in the end. I did not get the flu well and I did not at the flu until after everything was done so we got the wall molding in we got the floor grounded. We actually hit the plumbers deadline. Perfectly away but then he called and pushed it back a day because they were cramming so much stuff any. We were last on the list that they didn't get to us so actually instead of the plumber coming he he sent his son and his partner who works with the group but like the plumber had wanted to come and finish the job himself since he had started it so it ended up being just fine. The only like hiccup was that the sun was not equipped to put the TUB in so before Christmas. We only got the toilet and the vanity. But you know what that was a win. I didn't care if the TUB needed to wait. I cared a little bit but it was okay because other thing to note is that we had not crowded the shower yet so we knew we weren't getting a shower because we switch gears completely from the shower because we're like we'll do the shower another time we gotta get the floor stuff done so at least the toilet vanity could come in well. We felt like a toilet and a sink was like the thing we used most like before bed and in the morning and so if we have to use the hall shower a little bit longer I was like no big deal. I was like no big deal. I'm going to take a nap. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah and then come down with the flu a one day grace period because we were so excited to have have the bathroom suddenly come together so quickly like it had seemed to be going at this moderate pace and then suddenly we had a half functioning room so we were encouraged encouraged by that and tried to use that momentum and turn our attention to our closet because that was the next big piece to make this room functioning again. Well I think we were like it's been four days and neither has got the flu. We're safe and we started new project and John had the flu while we did that. One I think I was clear for the day that we constructed all the boxes. You know we use the PACS system and so we had to build all of the actual like frames for it but then the next day as we're starting to do the shelves and drawers and doors and all the other parts of it. I started to feel like my time had come and it was a weird flu. I don't know if anyone else had had it this season. I had it for I. I think seven days like basically entire week of Christmas and I didn't feel normal again until we left for Costa Rica like the morning we got on our flight was the first day I felt normal and that was new year's Eve Day. Yeah it was definitely a shadow over the holidays. It was like our child solid week and then Jonah sell but it was like I I would be fine at some points like I was fine for Christmas morning. Thank goodness he rallied. I was fine to do some work on the closet like we got all the drawers assembled. I was able to trim out the the Pax wardrobes to make them look built in. But then it'd be like an hour later. I was like in bed with the most intense shivers and fever. I've ever had my life like I couldn't get warm and I could not move move motivate myself to get out when I describe it as John took to the bed and there was like a Ken. Someone get me a cold wash cloth like it was. It was a reenactment from a period film where someone had the plague and I was like. I can't get the flu because if I get it a week after John I get it for all of Costa Rica. I've carrying for him but I'm also trying not to contract and then give it to our other child who didn't have it so it was like a state of somewhat quarantine earn teen but I'm also taking care of the kids and by the way we have a house guests because it's the holidays and it was just nuts because sometimes john would be fine like we'd work on the closet and then sometimes is it would be like he must be in bed for forty eight hours and it happened so suddenly one time we were out running an errand and I felt it coming on as we were driving home and I had to get myself laying down so fast. I forgot to close the car door. L. Picture someone running sprinting into the house and then like two hours or three hours later I went outside and I was like. Why is the driver's side door? It was the next morning but I was like did generally take to the bed so quickly that he didn't close the door and that is actually what happened. It was intense but I am grateful that we didn't all get it. I'm grateful we were all better by the time we went to Costa Rica. I mean my appetite wasn't fully back so don't feel like I got to enjoy the food as much. I enjoy the shrimp Sivy. Che Immensely for you. Yeah well if that's the worst thing about the trip that I'm all good and again. It had a happy ending because we made a lot of progress. Because of all these deadlines. We suddenly got for the bathroom and we did get our shower and tub in after the holidays days and again now we just have like that last nine to ten percent left to do. Yeah and everyone's like oh I can't wait to see it and I'm like me to like we do really want this. Do we finish. Maybe in a few weeks will actually have it finished because it involves like we said some biggish things like hanging door and building the frame ourselves frosting it and painting it. So don't freak out. It's going to be

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And Now For Some Big Duplex News

Young House Love Has A Podcast

08:29 min | 5 months ago

And Now For Some Big Duplex News

"Happy new year everybody is too late to say happy new year February wary New Year. Who did this I got somebody to tell you about who this was is moving? I said the WHO did this is that John is not not for the first time in three years sitting in a baby chair while podcasting he has graduated to an adult sized human share. Yeah New Year New podcasts setup. We're trying something different this year when the office. I'm in a normal office chair. We also other normal things. We have curtains over a plant. A blanket it over a lamp like one does. We'll put a picture in the show knows it is worth it. You might even want to pause this podcast go to the show right now and look at our new setup. We are professionals and the plant that the curtains are over is my biggest fiddly fig. I own looks like a ghost issues like covered in white curtains. But we do it for sound quality so I hope the sounds good. Hopefully it's worth at FIG but anyways we've been gone for a few weeks lots has happened. There was the holidays. We had our big family trip to Costa Rica in the bathroom. Almost finished like not quite I would say it's at what ninety ninety five percent. Yeah there's priming and painting of a largish object some hardware stuff to do door hangers. Don't have a door on her bathroom. Yes we enter frost so yeah we probably ninety one percent but it's functional is changing our lives so anyways we originally thought we'd spent his episode telling you all about that stuff but then something happened four days ago that we want to get you in the loop on so all that other stuff. I guess we'll have to wait for a future episode because today we have some big news about the duplex. It's huge. It's super surprising. You're going to be shocked. We were also very shocked. The news is is as of four days ago. We have accepted an offer from someone to buy the duplex from us. So we are selling the duplex. Everyone's screaming I can here okay. We assume people are probably surprised. And I know there's probably dozens of questions popping into your head and we will try to answer those today. We tell the story of how this all happened. But let's just say up front. Want like some of the short answers. One you didn't miss anything was on the market. This was sorta just like a surprising thing that happened. It will still be a vacation rental so he will still be able to go and stay there. And we are selling it furnished and with all the amenities and extras we stocked with so it will largely stay the same and look the same which which is good news as well right so like long story short. If you guys are like no because I wanted to rent it up so mad you can still rented it will look the same. It's in the same place. It's still designed by us. We you just never name on the deed. Yes because we're actually selling it to some friends who we trust immensely to run a vacation rental so it will be in very good hands and it will be more available to rent throughout the year like more dates than we've been able to make available so all good things. Shall we dive in. We shall dive in while. I WanNa make answer. We emphasize up front that this was not the plan like we bought this house in September of two thousand seventeen so it was like two and a half years. We bought it and renovated and furnished it with the assumption that we were going to own and operate it for years like this was never like a secret flip going on or whatever. Yeah well have you ever watch. TV and unlike day forty when they haven't sold the house they're like all freaking out lifts or such breakneck speed. I think two and a half years qualifies as not really flipped I think it was the opposite of breakneck. But which is is getting to is that we made a lot of decisions. That don't make sense for a flip so if you're looking at it from the outside and you're like wait. Why did you guys do tracks decking if you were just going to sell it in two and a half years is like you put more money in upfront for the no rot stuff? But it's because after like ten or twenty years. It's still not rotten like you get your money back by holding things long term and make these as long term decisions that are more expensive upfront so we like dumped a lot of money into it to be like when we hold it. It's GonNa last like courts counter top. I was GonNa say not even just that but if you look at the post we did all Lincoln a show about the budget for the duplex. Kitchen's like we admitted in that post that we spent more on things like counters and appliances than we probably showed tov like we probably went over budget on those things and so had we approach this as something that we were going to turn around and sell them two years. I'm sure we would have made different decisions. Like for instance. I wouldn't have you bought new patio furniture at the end of last season so that I would have lower maintenance patio furniture for this season like that was the plan we made for this coming summer right. We definitely planned to book it like I even even got a duplex stamp with our names on it like it definitely was not something we were planning. I would have saved thousands of just done butcher block instead of course into kitchens pitches. Let's not dwell on those things we we're moving. We're moving through this guy's just as you are probably moving through it with us. I mean so if that was our plan if our plan was hold for years you're probably wondering what changed and I think it started with a conversation that we had with our reels her out in Cape Charles. We're good friends with her. She has a house near your us in Cape Charles and so we bump into her like casually all the time like socially yes. This wasn't like a meeting at her office. Know exactly. It was not a planned thing but she said to us just in passing. Hey if you would ever open to sell in the duplex. I think I have someone who might be interested in buying it and sharing that kind of laughed it off like crazy idea like we're not going to solve the duplex like we have only operated rated at one year. Yeah I was like I will die with the duplex Michael dance like no one will probably do away from me. I don't know if I was there but we were relaying. This story to our friends later that night like our friends who have a housing Cape Charles. Also we hang out all the time and we were like hey funny story our realtor said she might have someone who is interested in buying the duplex duplex and they were like. ooh But if you saw the better sell us and we all were like and they were like what really they sort of earnestly said to us like no if you actually were ever ever open to this idea like talk to us because we would be interested in buying it and so that's what sort of planted the whole seed for this because it went from feeling like this crazy idea to this this thing as we gave it consideration that like maybe it's actually a smarter idea than we thought. I think the two things that were really compelling to us. Is that it really early aligns with this whole sort of minimizing. Simplifying thing that we've been doing bike. I know we've talked about it several times in the podcast but it has gone for us from being gene more than just about like simplifying our stuff and our belongings in our house but like also. How do we simplify our schedules and are spending and our stress and you know all all the things that make life overwhelming busy? Sometimes like we've been focused on that and we realize that well maybe this is a means to that end because not that the duplexes inherently stressful. Because there's there's a lot of it that we love like beyond just renovating version. Part of the operation of the vacation. Rental especially on their summer was like so much fun. Yes we were right next door. It was awesome because we could pop in fixed whatever and we were like all hands on deck. We're having a suburb of our lives. And I also relish the little like host to see things I liked putting together the welcome kits for people we already know. I got a special stamp for this upcoming season. Like I'm really into reading what they read in the guest books like our guests are lovely. Love the people. It was just more sort of the administrative the straight of Steph. Yeah I mean if you think about all the responsibilities of homeownership for your own home you know like your taxes your utilities your insurance your maintenance like we right now. Have that times four war because we have our house in Richmond. We have our Pink Beach House on Cape Charles and in the duplexes actually two separate homes so like we have separate water bills separate electric bills separate trash a separate rental taxes like a lot of the times to for us even though it's one building so the idea that we could simplify that going from juggling four different houses and pain eight four water bills and all that stuff to just go into was something that we felt like. Maybe that is in line with this goal of living more simply. Yeah I mean I think anyone knows if you're a landlord of a building or even have your own home when something pops up and goes wrong. It's like overwhelming. Because you're not expecting it right so if you're like oh on the second week of my paycheck. Suddenly it had to go towards fixing being a plumbing issue. That's not the greatest thing to pop up and I think if you imagine having four places that could pop up it's a first world problem for sure but it is something that is in the back of your mind. It's like a mental load like mental clutter. And I think anyone has that with any place whether it's an apartment Charandura House you own and with with the vacation rental there's extra stuff like scheduling the cleaner and responding to inquiries on AIRBNB and calculating and filing your monthly rental taxes. So there's also a lot of stuff above and and beyond a normal household that we realize really occupy a lot of our like mental

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"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

Young House Love Has A Podcast

05:33 min | 7 months ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"For a few weeks. We hope you guys enjoy that time. Obviously be on instagram and are blogging suffering disappearing entirely but podcast wise. You'll hear from us again that first week of February but anyways onto what you're digging. This was born from someone very passively saying something on instagram not to me. They're an instagram. Or and I was following them and they were talking about how they keep all the board game that kids play with on the top shelf in their closet like their game closet and the funny thing is my brain went That's weird but the kids can't read you and then she said I did this because my kids were constantly taking boardgames down spreading out all the pieces playing with them monopoly pieces ways. They shouldn't just mixing games up like putting reading this sorry back into the box with monopoly staff while they quickly realize that the game pieces can almost just toys like monopoly very literally was out the the day before and all the money was everywhere. And the little. You Know Scottie dog an ironing board and all whatever characters they have now I don't even remember it's been a while since I've played monopoly as a top Pat. They were all out being used as objects and certain games if you lose the pieces you can't play the game anymore so you were hearing this moment where we were realizing like we need to make sure the games are only being used when it's like gametime like they're not placeholder toys. They have other toys for that purpose. Right exactly so I was like okay. I'm just going to try it because I my brain played all these tricks on me. It was like well. They're right close to the cusp of an age when they could play games against each other and Mitt discouraging the sibling bond that they they won't play these Games together. It feels weird to move activities out of your kids reach right but then I was like you know what if this doesn't work it's free and it takes five minutes. I can undo this so As an experiment I just put all the Games on the top shelf in the closet and the kids came home. And they're okay. I can't reach Blah Blah Blah and I said well if you WANNA play it after dinner. I'll get it down because we play games together is a tough because we love playing games with them but it always involves us like we have settled down after dinner usually for like a good hour. We'll play maybe one type of game. Maybe even two types of games and for anyone who's going to ask me what games we play a length of in the show notes. We are at game family. We Love Games and we play. Many adult Dole versions not not their team like cards against humanity adult versions. No but like we don't play kids monopoly anymore. Kids sorry anymore we can play the original original version like the grownup version of ticket to ride and life. We're on a big sequence kick. At the moment we really love sequence. So we'll link all the games in the show notes but I'm generally just digging this idea. That's like think about your sticking points. I'm always telling people. Look you're sticking points and I was blind to the Games all over the floor sticking point point and then when I really thought about it it's like the way that we play them as a family so as long as the family has access to the game. The kids don't have to be taken them in -opoly money out making it rain and then going to school leaving me to clean. You got to clean up the rain well and speaking of kids activities. I'm actually digging one. That is related to a kid activity and they are some baking kits or subscription boxes. You can buy them all a car so we bought them all but you can also buy them as a subscription so every every month you get one. It's from a company called food stirs it's F. O.. O. D. S. T. I. R. S.. Stir I shared it in. Everyone's like that's buffy company. Anthony Sarah Michelle. Gellar owns it. Apparently I had no idea. But they're wonderful. Yes it's partially owned by Sarah. Michelle Gellar I guess so I stumbled upon it because it was advertised. Advertise to me on Instagram and John. Everything that's average on other than just most things you know. I've really cut back after a few flops but but one in particular caught my eye because it was a pancake art kit. You know where you get like those little squeezy ketchup bottle looking things and you put different colored pancake batter around them so that you can make designs on your griddle while you're making pancakes with the kids and we love making pancakes and I always thought that would be a fun way to get the kids involved in making them and if you you don't need a baking kit like you're not looking for the activity thing they also sell a bunch of their mixes individually because the other Nice thing about them is all of the mixes are organic nick and non GMO. So there are also I guess good for you as much as baked goods can be good for you. Hate like as good as a brown can get like Sherry was very impressed that the the pancake arket. We had no artificial colors in it. Despite the fact that there were these very colorful mixes to make the different banners with yes and I thought it tasted good and the kids really loved it and I gotta say it's really funny to watch your kids drawn pancakes because I was awful at it. John was amazing ad and our kids had varying degrees of success. But we had some really good laughs over the flops and it was a ton of fun. We like rendered our dog's face in pancake. That one turned out pretty well. I thought I mean that one. It was great. There's still room to grow guys the John's infuriating because he's good at everything he did. No no I need a lot of practice. I need more squeeze bottles but the kit came with a few and I'm hoping we're going to get like a donut making kit as as a Christmas gift for our kids from some of the grandparents and as someone who more and more looking for like activities and consumables as gifts. You know things that won't won't end up just as like more toys or Clar- around the house. I feel like this is going to be a great solution because it can be something to do. It's something that we can enjoy eating right and then it's gone and then it's gone. Thanks for listening to Young House. Love has a podcast and happy holidays. Happy New Year. Happy everything else because.

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How To Pare Down When Everything Is Precious

Young House Love Has A Podcast

06:47 min | 8 months ago

How To Pare Down When Everything Is Precious

"So welcome to young house. Love podcast for we have deep not so deep conversations about diy design on life at home. Today we're sharing how we keep a handle on all of the drawings paintings and other crafty creations our kids make plus what kicked my house. Plant obsession into overdrive and how things got weird. When we switched sides of the bed you guys might want to start calling me the plant lady now because ever since that episode with car me on it was a soda? One one forty nine. I've been buying lands with reckless. Abandon Sherry has never had such a kick in the pants from one of our own episodes. Julie it is probably away the single most influential episode that has changed my actions right after recording it and sharing it Hashtag pat yourself on the back. It's more like oh I'm GonNa have a year from now because if you're looking at this like a bell curve plans I have a spike that continues decline. Who knows when I'll plateau no on the plan cake but I'm very excited? I also feel like it's a marked contrast from where we've been in the last year or so because four the duplex and the Beach House we've had to primarily they purchase FO- plants. So you had been person. Lots of Pho- plants. But it's like this has steered you back on course to real plans right. Well out there there are many weeks. We're not out there air for three four weeks at a time so even those does not tolerate that and I don't want plans like dropping leaves or potentially getting buggy or any sort of issue at the house were not in for almost a month at a time but after talking to Carmen. I've been much more inspired if I'm at Kroger and there's a six dollar giant huge happy those I'd bring that baby home and I make it mine. She's like a plant lady. It's my duty I name it now. I put it in well in my head. They usually are named after what they look like like. I've got pokey and droopy the seven dwarfs appliance spiky one biking to they live near each other in the kitchen tamer getting kicked out of these really bad plant professionally. You name IT products and all you can come up with. A spiky. To actually is Mick Jagger though because she has like kind of hair he's plant with their but anyway what am making a point to say is that you might get in a Rut at home right and we can do. This is in any number of ways like we might get cooking Rut or a cleaning Rod. I was in a flat a folk plant right. Let's say and I really am excited to be shattering wondering the boundaries of that and I don't also want to do my heart about this because it sounds like I'm going to jinx myself but every single plan I brought in and I've probably doubled my plants. I think I had maybe fifteen real plants in the house before now I have thirty and all of them are alive and thriving like nobody has drooped loss leaves. It's been a few weeks. They could have started the decline in. Everybody looks very happy to see me. Well I think the other thing that has motivated you. We talked a little bit about this in the episode. Carmen is that indoor plants help your indoor or air quality and now that we're like entering a season of the year in which a lot of the plants outside are looking more dead and Brown and we're spending a lot more time inside I'd like it seems like a good time to bring that wife inside and like boost air-quality yes like ten years ago. I wrote a post on the blog. I will link to accede can laugh at what posts look like ten years ago because I think it has like two tiny pictures but NASA came out with a study of the ten plants that clean the air in your house. The most and the funny thing is if you Google this you you find ten different plants in many different lists so. I don't know if NASA did multiple studies or if they're just a lot of good plants but there are probably fifteen to twenty percents that get shouted out by NASA ASA in varying places and I was researching after Carmen and I was inspired to get all these plants so I knew which plants were easy according to Carmen but I was like wait. I should probably cross cross reference that with ones that are good for the air and what happened was I came across a few articles that discuss how many plants you ideally would have in your home per room for your square. Where footage like if you have a small apartment the number of plants you might need if you have a larger house than immer flights you might need to get these maximum benefits of purifying the air and second gross things out? Some plants can even take for Malda hide out of the air like kind of amazing little worker bees in the background. You want them to have a friend in the room like they can't be alone right. SPIKY needs pokey spike. You too you but anyway the general consensus of these articles. What's that for every ten foot by ten foot space? You had in your home so like one hundred square feet. One plant would purify that air and of course there are probably different plants that do it more efficiently. The size of the plant probably matters but I like a guideline and I like a goal so I set out because I was like our houses around three thousand square feet. I need thirty plants and I counted my plants and I had about fifteen and I worked slowly to build it up to thirty. I think now I've got thirty two because I just couldn't stop myself and every single pot that I have used I have already owned and you might say how you just said empty pots. Well I had a few empty putts over the years that I picked up on a key. I loved their White Ceramic Pasta just very classic but I also had some fake plants in pots. Demoted plucked out the a little fake plants. They're all on a cabinet now and they've got real plants in those pots has felt like very much like an upgrade. Even the guest room the bonus room bathrooms rooms kids rooms yes I went with the kids to home depot and they each picked out their own plans for their room and they were so into it. They took their time and made sure they. I made the right decision and pick the best plan for them. It was really cute and they nurture them and talk to them just like I do so I'm creating plant lover. Hopefully they have better names. Yeah I think they do better names. I think they actually have middle and last names to you should take a note I really shit but anyway I'm encouraging all of you. If you listened to the podcast and thought about getting it really has given me a lot of joy and I am a nervous plant owner but I've been having a lot of luck and in the show notes. Put some pictures to some of the ones I got a link to my favorite planters and L.. Show you some varieties. I found that are beyond the ones that carmine recommended but I took the time to read the labels and make sure they were easy care and didn't need a lot satellite and didn't need fancy stuff and they all have been doing so well there's a particular one I'm thinking of in the bedroom can't think of the name right now but I have the tag. It's gorgeous and big and I just feel better about spending a lotta time in these rooms almost feels like it's like a me time like I'm giving myself a gift and it's pure air and real living plant while speaking of giving giving a gift I'll say that the episode inspired me to make a change because instead of giving flowers as gifts like for instance. My godmother's birthday was last month and we typically. We sent her like a food basket or flowers or something and instead I ordered her a potted plant. It's GonNa last forever. I love. It will last longer than food and flowers so I gave the gift of Indoor Air Quality. They haven't

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Young House Love Has A Podcast

05:50 min | 9 months ago

Updating the Guess Room

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Young House Love Has A Podcast

07:31 min | 10 months ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"If you want that fifteen percent of your entire order just use the code welcome back now through September thirtieth at agility bed dot com so this week the thing I'm digging is actually what led hi John to get the thing that he's digging and it's a book and I made him read it so the name of the book is simple happy parenting by deny Barahona Lincoln in the show notes and if full disclosure definitely picked it up because one of my favorite reads it's about kids and their minds and being creative and how they deeply play is called simplicity parenting. That book totally changed my world. I've talked about it on the podcast a link that in the show notes too I highly highly recommend reading simplicity parenting if you haven't and if you have and loved it you will love simple happy parenting. It has all the buzzwords that Sherry love love simple role in parenting. The thing that's cool about this book is a super fast read. It has phone. Does it has bullets so you can breeze through it so quickly in fact I read it and I I think like a series of a few days in evenings like a few hours. I read it in two days. Thank you very much right. I May John Rita and I feel like the only reason he read. It was because I said it's a really faster straight no I. I haven't read your other one. I'll admit right but Sherry said that this new book simple happy parenting is a good refresher or sort of pep talk to use simplicity parenting because it is a bit of breezy read but also has lots of really good actionable things that you can do with your kids on the same topic of like how how you can help create a happy home happy kids and it doesn't take all the things and toys and stuff in the world that we all necessarily think we need so it was like a good way to get into that topic. If you don't want to pick up the longer simplicity parenting not that it's long. I think you should read both if you're listening to my advice. Dorville convinced myself now some of the things I love. Is that the simple happy parenting books since it so breezy. It covered a ton of topics there. Was this really interesting part about sibling relationships. Yes I was GONNA say that was one of the things that was a standout for me. I loved that part and it basically just reminded you that sibling relationships might feel contentious or competitive or stressful but sibling relationships are actually the way that children learn to navigate interacting with other humans and it teaches his them negotiation and compromise and sharing their perspective and so all of these things that might look like frustrating fights or competitions or pestering during each other all of this stuff that we experience his parents in think is wrong or is upsetting or is our job to fix writer interfere with she. He makes the point that these are teaching moments or learning moments for your kids and this is their way of sort of stretching the boundaries of their personal relationships and figuring out what's appropriate how do they fix bad situations and so when they are bickering or whatever that's actually like practice yeah exactly it's practice and I think she even said it's like practice with with a safety net because with your family relationships where you can maybe stretch them to their limits and they will bounce back and you guys will still be family so that gave me a new perspective affective for you know when my children are not necessarily treating each other the way that I would like them to be treated them right. Now we look at each other and we're like look at those genius over there figuring out interpersonal walking's and practice actes time lots of it. I think the other thing that I like from this book and this is what leads me to mind. We're digging. There was also a lot about eating and food with kids and you know picky eating and all that stuff and Broccoli. How do you get your kids to eat something you want them to eat because it's healthy or how do you get your kids to experiment more raise kids who only eat crackers and noodles chicken nuggets solely and one of the tips in there which I've heard before but hearing it again was really helpful was that you know getting kids involved in making their food will make them more likely to try it and so one thing we did this summer. was. We tried to have our kids. Participate anticipate more in the cooking dinner. We had been trying to cook more at home as it was at the Beach House and we thought well. This is not only a way to occupy them. You you know give them an activity but also get them involved in the creation of their own food and so we pushed the limits of what we had been doing before like we actually had them work at the stove so for the first time we had them cutting things doing things that previously had been sort of like too dangerous or like out of the scope of what children can do also stretching your boundaries with with how much mess because I've heard from so many people like Ooh. I want my kids to cook but the kitchen is such a mess and we just decided it's the summer. It's an experiment. Do you know how much green stuff gets all over the kitchen. When you have two children making two different bowls of Doolan Guacamole to win Guacamole champions you've never seen so much watermelon juice all over your floor. Then after kids kids have caught a watermelon into cubes right so we did kind of have to give up the idea of it's just faster and easier and shift the mindset to giving them tools. They'll live with with for the rest of their lives and hopefully be more equipped chefs than we were yes and won't speaking of tools and equipping them. What I am. Digging is a set of nylon kids. Knives lives that we bought so that the kids could practice cutting but in a safe way because these nylon knives. It's a three pack that we got on Amazon. It was only five dollars colors for three knives and they're actually quite cute. Yeah they're very cute and they're not scary and there are a great way that kids can definitely do things like cut a watermelon. You probably couldn't cut a carrot with them. I got them cutting tomatoes. They were not the most well cut tomatoes you've ever seen in your life but I think it was helpful in this. It doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't have to be clean but they're getting getting practice. They're getting participation like it actually became an evening activity that they were excited about they would turn off the TV to run in and help cook dinner and it also had that biproduct of allowing us to experiment with some new foods and sort of push their culinary boundaries like we made kebabs one night they love where they got to pick some the veggies and meets that they wanted to put on their skewer and they actually ate everything on their Cobb which were some things they had not tried before so we not not only got them to try new foods but we introduced a new meal for our family that we can rely on on any night yeah it was really interesting and I think also oh debating what you can use the knives for like we realize these are great for cutting sandwiches in half and they also really work on any anything soft. You can use them. Yeah I think they're mostly meant and for soft vegetables and fruits but we push their limits a little bit because again. There are only five dollars. They have a really like sort of wide saturation so it'd be very very very difficult to cut yourself with them so you don't have to fear if your kid flings it around right they can be. They can be thrown in the dishwasher so I think I'm actually going to order another set to have here at home in Richmond so we can keep that set there at the Beach House so both places we have the kids involved in cooking. They haven't said this in a while but thanks for listening to Young House. Love has a podcast and since I'm sure there's some listeners out there who missed the news that were back. Please help us spread the word. If you know someone who already listen or so when you think might want to start just let him know there's new episode and maybe even help them subscribes. They don't miss the next one and I'm excited to hear lots of new stories about what you guys do while you listen like Ashley on Instagram who listened while going over thousands of lines in a spreadsheet for an audit that sounds not fun and like I said before please go check out this week's show notes.

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Young House Love Has A Podcast

03:58 min | 1 year ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"They were clearly the people for the job, right? We would have been sitting on it probably trying to finish the duplex as it sat there, decaying further seriously. And so, I'm so glad that it was a house internet mahood of very few that needed work because our neighborhood is largely homes that are already fixed up, and I'm glad I got the love and time it deserved. And I hope it sells quickly. We just thought it was interesting to share with you guys whatever happened to that. So there's your update and I'll put a link to the show notes at young house. Love dot com. Tom podcast to the original episode episode one, fourteen because we say, in that, that, just because something is a good deal, or that has a lot of potential to be changed not mean that you are the person that needs to do it. And that was confirmed. Sure. Why is words we said back in October October. But now we're going to jump into one of our favorite segments with our very favorite music, which is called. Can we talk about? So can we just talk about tissues for a second, and also tissue boxes gripe is more with tissue boxes than the actual tissues themselves. So we got to buy tissues for the plex because everyone else assumes that they need tissues. John, I as you'll recall in a previous episode revealed we just use to paper because if it's soft enough for our buns, it's soft enough for her nose. I don't endorse that statement. I mean, I guess I live by it, but didn't need to be said we use to fly very soft Willett. I know. But, you know, when we first said this, however, many months ago that was that we don't have tissues in our house, people were like, well, what about the lotion, or we have a cold and I mean, we do make exceptions, like sometimes, I'll buy this tissue packs to keep in the car. But you won't find a box of tissues on our nightstand. The backs of our toilets or whatever, like we are a tissue free household to two and one item toilet paper for wiping numerous things okay point made. Right. So then. Then I- Sherry Peterson. Walk into target thinking. I'm about to find some cute little boxes of tissues for the duplex and stroll up the aisle, and I met with something surprising, an assault on the is it almost feels like the JoAnn fabric. I all that. I don't go in of like the Super Bowl patterns and sort of retro seventies and eighties and nineties. That far back. But I think as people who are looking for something that would like nicely fit into these duplex bathrooms at already have some bold patterns on the floor. We did not need a statement, piece tissue box. I'm not looking for the tissue box to do a lot of work. I told the tastes us for sure. I could find white ones or a light tan. What I was confronted with, was these four packs of different patterns. So even within the shrink wrap I've like one of them. Maybe it was like a tan, and white subtle polkadot. But within that four pack right next to it was a bold blue and purple floral design. Yes. I didn't get that either. I was like, why can't we just have one design per pack because you're right? We got behind, like one or maybe two a simple stripe or something. But then there was like the Ivy trellis on the next one. I am not saying those tissues are bad. If you are someone who designs, the tissue boxes, I'm sure you're going to say to me do those sell. We just make what sells what I would request is also an option for people who just want something chill like keep those patterns keep the paisley keep the bowl checker. Keep the hot pink geometric, but also consider a white a tan a linen. A bamboo just a solid gray agree. But I do think I understand the logic behind it, because I think if you rolled up to that island, all you saw were like plain, white, boxes or very subtle things one, they wouldn't necessarily grab your on the shelf like your eye is going just instinctually..

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Young House Love Has A Podcast

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"And it's gets a little bit scary. And it's like a thriller. Like, it's like a like a comedy thriller. Like, it's very funny and quirky. The general like concept, I don't want to say too much about it. It's like a hate to ruin anything. No. But this is how. I knew going into it. It's like it's kind of groundhogs day issue that move with Bill Murray where he like keeps repeating the same day groundhog day. Yes, it's kind of like that. So she is repeating this portion of her life. But it's because she is dying. Right. It's kind of like if you guys watch the good place. I put it on why? No, well because there's death. But it's not heavy. It's funny death. It's funny. Like, she has these kind of funny accidents in the first couple of. So it's that's kind of the stick of the beginning is like these clumsy ways that she dies and she starts back again. It is definitely not a show for children and their dark moments, but it's also pricing. Humorous Amy Poehler is actually one of the producers of it. And I think we read that it was in all women produced show like it's super girl power. There's there are men in the show. It's not just like a girls monologue. But it is very well done. It's intriguing. I think it has a very satisfying and interesting and intricate ending to watch. In detail and it unfolds before you, and you think that's great. I feel very satisfied because we worried it would have kind of a cliffhanger ending wouldn't resolve itself. But I thought it was beautifully done. I love that women were behind it. I think tasha Leone did an amazing job. I wish Amy Poehler made a cameo, but I'll get over maybe season two. Thanks for listening. Young house. Love has applied chat and curve ball gonna steal Sheri's line here. Please keep telling us what to do. All you. Listen like Nick on Twitter, who's been keeping us posted as he makes his way through all one hundred thirty something episodes. He started back in early February. He's almost completely caught up. Instead occasion, it is. So I'm supposed to say what if you're 'cause you still mind..

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Young House Love Has A Podcast

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"It dries kind of like mud turning into dirt, like it gets dry on your face. I don't let it get fully Super Dry because it does sound the package. If you have sensitive skin, don't wait for it to fully get like crispy on your face. Just kind of wash it after you feel like it's done a little bit of work drying out somewhat and I have done at once and it was a wonderful experience. It was me time. It was eight dollars for this giant container. I think it probably has thousand servings in it. So you didn't use the whole right. Based on you just use a little bit of powder. It's almost like you know, the amount of powder that it'd be a fun dip in the actual pouch amount that you'd get on the stick when you looked it? Well, maybe three sticks worth. Okay. Three sticks funded worth plus a little splash about peseta vinegars all you need to cover your whole face. And it's a big tub of it. Basically, like when you get like sugar scrub in like a jar, that's kind of how big the jar is. I will link it in the show notes. You can't get cheaper and easier if felt wonderful. My face. I did not break out. I did not get read it works with apple cider, vinegar, which I'm pretty sure is the fountain of youth. Porn of apple cider is kind of really fall. Oh, here we go. I think you might love fall. Sherry wouldn't go that far. Thanks for listening to young house. Love has a podcast, and, hey, I know we mentioned Instagram and Instagram's stories a lot on this podcast. It was the place this whole closet discussion came from. So if you're not already following us over there, these take a moment to do. So we are at young house love just like we are every other social media channel, and it's a great place to get updates between podcast episode. And we always have a discussion about each week show in the comments on Monday evenings. So we'd love to hear what you think. It's a great place to tell us what you do. You listen like Zach and Anya, who listened while they were on their honeymoon in Croatia, congrats guys and don't forget to check out young house, love dot com. Slash podcast for the bonus links photos and info from this episode. Yes, like you can see that dress or convention in our bedroom, sneak peek in my closet in case you missed it on Instagram, but remember I'm sharing a big juicy blog post about it later this week deal later. What if we do the outer like in different voices every time, and I'll be like jewel reading the out tro like Russia impression was coming things. Listen to you. It's been so loan since you tune in last week. That was pretty good. Oh.

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Young House Love Has A Podcast

03:24 min | 2 years ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"That just plugs into the cigarette lighter in your car. So you can just press a button and it will inflate in actually automatically cut off when it's full. It takes about ten minutes or so to get fully inflated. So that's the only drag is like having to wait for it to get ready, but it's still awesome because not only do I not have to. My roof rails yet I can bring it back and forth easily in the back of the car from Richmond to use it here on the river or the lake here and then to Cape Charles us at the beach. So I am in heaven with myself. I have land question without the pump. How many blows you pay to inflate the stand up at roximately three million. Okay. What I'm digging has nothing to do with athleticism. It is actually something you've probably noticed on Instagram just in a much more subtle way than the paddle board, which has been like a main character has been in your face nonstop for all of July. It really has. John loves that thing, but mine is actually this new miscarry and I don't buy new makeup a lot. I usually whatever I get 'em obsessed with for a very long time. I think maybe like thirty episodes ago, I talked about an eyebrow pencil. I'm not like the makeup girl, but I have to talk about this new miscarriage because I was standing in the makeup islet target because they discontinued my old favorite miscarriage. And let me tell you, you can go crazy staring at miscarriage for an hour and target until a woman who works at target approaches you and says, can I help you? Because that is literally what happened to me. And then I said, I don't know, scare scares like so hard now used to just buy it. And she was like, yeah, there's a lot. Can I just show you the one I ring up a lot and I was like, sure. She's like everyone's buying this one. That guys is the research I did on this Skara. I think that's how everybody. Is there makeup. I stood there long enough for someone to aid me much like your angel on the paddle board, this angel and target team to me and handed me this millennial pink tube called voluminous lash paradise, and it is just the best you guys. I don't have good eyelashes, but I've been using it maybe four or five weeks to the point where people are Deming me on Instagram saying, did you get those eyelashes attached to your eyelashes that they glue on? And I said, no, I would glue my eyes shut. What did say is actually, I tried to order magnetic lashes from Amazon and they were a bust. Yeah, once I did do that like a year ago, I was like, oh, magnitude eyelashes guys, don't do it. They were trying to pull my real eyelashes out. So I said, dude, I'm just going to deal with what the Lord gave me, and then the Lord Daime the lady in target who gave me this miscarriage, and I'm telling you, I lash is look three times longer than they really are. I don't know what's in it. I think almost scares these days have this stuff that build your eyelashes up longer. There's a protein in it that makes the lashes longer. Someone did say that they also sell up. Primer that makes your lashes even crazier. Put that on before who need the primer. This sounds crazy. What is this a wall? I mean, you love sometimes fan between coats. You do not have to San between coats. I think that would be very bad for the is. Thank Phyllis. Young house. Love has a podcast, and if you've got a second, please leave us a rating review on apple podcast. I know I keep saying over and over again, but it really, really is a health away to keep this podcast going. Pronouncing scare us where we are still doing it. Do other people say mascara, not miscarriage. I feel like I'm dropping his syllable. Like when I say button in Manhattan over anyway, please keep telling us what you do. I listen like Emily on Instagram who listened while mowing the green roof of her earth home and don't forget to check out young house, love dot com. Slash podcast..

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Young House Love Has A Podcast

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"Does your neighbor and Kip Charles? Think that your name is still Laura? And if you have not heard the original story go back and listen, did you say fifty? Nine, fifty, nine. That's embarrassing segment. It was so funny to tell that story and you guys bring up all the time as. Much as I am Chad now, Sherry, Laura, I've been Laura much longer like ler goes deed. It's not a competition. But anyway, guys, the update is I knew that this would come to a conclusion the summer because we're all they're a lot more and I go on these nightly walks in the dark because I'm aware though their sidewalks, I stare at houses and look in the windows agreed for and I was outta my walk and I walked by my neighbor on the corner, and she was like, hey, what's going on? How are you guys doing? How's your summer? And I was like, good. And as I'm talking, I'm like waiting for say Laura, like is just on the edge of my seat the whole time. And she told me the story. It's actually very sweet that some listeners from Germany came to Cape Charles and she said they were saying hi to her. They said every year from Germany, they come somewhere in the US vacation, and they decided to check out Charles and Sierra beach houses and the whole time I was like, what Germany that's like a as ING. We have bumped into quite a few people who have come to Cape Charles because they heard about it from us. But I think it's the farthest anyone who's traveled. And so it was such a crazy story. Straight at this point had forgotten the Laura thing. And then she said something that they said Jon and Sherry from young house love. And I said, shoe sets. The update is I no longer have to go by Laura and keep trials. I am now Sherry everywhere. Now the mystery is, did these German visitors teacher that or did you know beforehand? Yeah. I don't know if she like found the website and figured it out because we never tell people. I think we should note that. I think it was after the story happened that we purchase the duplex, which is right next to her house. Right? And so she has much more reason to familiarize herself with us. So she probably heard from different neighbor something. I'm sure she actually cleared it up fairly shortly after that was recorded. We just have not bumped into her since then. Right now it has been confirmed and also she's really happy with the duplex. She's like, now when I look out the window, I have such a pretty house next to me, and I was like almost weeping both exhilaration of not being Laura anymore, excitement that she liked the duplex. So if you missed any of these episodes that we reference in your confused by what we're talking about up links to all of them in the show notes that young house, love dot com slash podcast. But next up since it's been awhile since we have answered a listener question, we're gonna try to tackle more than one if we have. Time. So the first one.

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Young House Love Has A Podcast

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"Say teen i think it's fifteen one way l three dollars comeback as long as you come back within twenty four hours of your first trip right and everyone was like oh my gosh every time you go there do you pay that yes we do we do but we're working on a rental br okay so it's a write off so it's not free at all but at least it feels like a business expenses better than just eighteen dollars just like throwing out of the car into the water while we were excited because there was a floor and decor which is where we had gone the original tile right across the bridge in virginia beach and so we're like great we'll go we know what will be the same color subway tile whites can be different and we roll up to this store excited to go pick out our pencil or new bull nose or whatever and the store was closed because the grand opening was the very next day legitimately this store was built it was stocked with tile it was opening tomorrow it's showed up on my google maps said it was open but it was not it was not and the next day had done the danger of the next day we could have gotten it but we were like we're not doing that trip again day later and it wasn't wasted we rent them other errands at the target took the kids to see incredible to it was a good day otherwise but we still have that sort of hanging part of the project and of course grouting still do to hanging chad chad later guys hold steady if you know what i'm talking about 'cause i wanna talk about kitchens a little bit more because i saw an article in the wall street journal fairly recently entitled why kitchen islands are ruining america's kitchens which is a bold statement right you're like gasp yes because i quite like our land here and the one of the beach house so this drew me and i had to find out why this author was so anti land i like all islands tropical kitchen all of them are good to reasoning against islands well the point she kind of lays out which i kind of get and you guys will have to read the article yourself to fully understand it i will put a link in the show notes at young house love dot com slash podcast but she says.

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Young House Love Has A Podcast

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"Goeke put on us like right after the warranty ended and so we basically just sunk six hundred dollars that we never got back right that was just buying them from the nursery and planting them ourselves so doing this new program within earth's we were like they plant it they deal with it if it dies and you don't even have to dig it up and bring it back and show them it's dead you call them on the phone and they come out and they look at it and they take the vital signs imagine a little briefcase with like you're picturing like an old time you dr exactly like a little pulse taker they take his blood pressure cisco stethoscope there we go you guys can till i was a doctor and a former life because i know all the terms and if the plant is not doing well i soon they rush him off to intensive care back the nursery and they put in a new one for us and it's beautiful and that one will be healthy and will thrive and also upset we talked about how we had them installed in november so it's kind of just look like sticks for months like we didn't really get to see things start to green up we didn't know how it was gonna look but now that it's may everything is starting to green up at starting bloom we're seeing these decorative trees that we got like gingko reaping cherry start to actually fill out nicely to maples that we got actually have leaves now instead of looking just sort of like someone stuck a twig and the ground they're no longer six although there is a nice sort of line on several them we're like below the deer have eaten everything yeah you guys are ruthless they eat things are not even supposed to eat maples are on the safe list but they taste our maples but what we've learned is they only eat them for like one season and then they become over it like oh i'm not supposed to eat these already starting to recover but if we put a picture in the show notes that young house love dot com slash podcast you'll see on the weeping cherry how it's like an umbrella the arms of the weeping tree continue but they lose their lee.

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"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

Young House Love Has A Podcast

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

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"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

Young House Love Has A Podcast

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"young house" Discussed on Young House Love Has A Podcast

"Then most of the other things that shouldn't be in a garage are things that could be damaged by the fluctuation in temperature or destroyed by pests like rodents or insects birds in it's basically an animal sanctuary i was surprised that can food should not be kept in there like it see how it gets really hot i don't think it's about cold right nor does cold open that cans don't think cold is that powerful but it says that can food that stored in places they get warmer than seventy degrees we'll have a shorter shelf life make sense and food in general that's like boxed or whatever might attract pass like you might get rodents in there because they can sense the food will you open the door and there's a bunch of squirrels carrying all your canned goods out there basically seen from peter rabbit and you're right about the refrigerator as well not necessarily that it will damage the refrigerator but having it in a space that is not temperature controlled especially when it gets really hot means that the refrigerator at self to work overtime to keep things cool and it could be a big energy suck yeah i've actually heard people say like mine only last two years in my garage because it worked so hard at burns itself out and then after by another one to which i say just keep it to one fridge guys how many fridges do we need all the fridge ashari i mean i know a lot of people have lots of fridges we have only ever had one we did have to for a brief moment in the beach house back to actually have a fridge in our garage right now because it's the mini fridge we still have to craigslist that's right but i think our comfort level is one fridge we proved it we had to move like backed away slowly the universe corrected itself so i will put links to a couple of these lists in the show notes at young house love dot com slash podcast so you can see the other things that you should not be storing in your garage because if you're like us you're most likely guilty of several of them because it's a long list add actually speaking i've another one i want to talk.

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