Everyone has heard the saying not to leave a door open when the air conditioning or heater is on. When something is open to the outside, it allows the outside air to come rushing into the house. When you have a crack in your window, even though your air conditioning may be running at full blast your house still feels warm, because of the hole in the window. Vice versa goes for people who utilize their heat during cold winters or chilly nights.
Mark, a long-time procrastinator, always had a list of reasons why he hadn’t been able to get around to doing the house maintenance chores. It was too cold or too hot, he was too tired,or he didn’t have the right tools or enough time. He would always promise to do the chores another day. Mark’s behavior greatly irritated his wife Anne,and she began to resent his constant excuses.
Before you close a deal on buying a home in a down market, go to the neighbourhood and talk to people. Ask the neighbours to be about the life in the area. This would help you to make a decision or arm you with info for negotiations.
That’s correct, knowing about someone is as powerful as knowing someone, maybe even more so. Every show has needs, every show is looking for angles and ways to educate and entertain their audiences. Know if I know what they want and offer it to them, I will become the go to guy, right?
The garage sale is still a traditional favorite for finding what you want and need on the cheap. Sometimes, if you see something you like that doesn’t have a price tag (like that lumber lying abandoned at the side of the house), make an offer. You may also find some deals if you chat up the people holding the sale – if one of them is involved in construction or home repair plans, they may have some valuable items they didn’t put out for perceived lack of interest.
Even now I can hear many readers of this article complaining that it is all very well talking about savings but in the real world it’s a struggle to make ends meet and saving money is just not realistic.
Once Mark was more aware of his behavior patterns, he was able to have an honest talk with Anne. He told her that while he didn’t mind doing some of the repair jobs, he really didn’t want to have to spend the time the others would require. They talked it over and decided to hire someone to do the repairs Mark knew he would in all probability never get around to doing. He made a resolution not to make promises unless he really planned to keep them. He also resolved to be honest with Anne upfront instead of dragging things out for months.
It’s always better to start washing a pane from top to bottom to avoid streaking. There are a few basic tools essential: ladder, bucket, scrapper, squeegee, rag, extension pole, detergent etc.
It’s simple and logical to set up, as well as easy to take down. I’m not going to gush over it’s portability; there are lighter stands out there if you want a racing style stand but it folds up really well for storage and can be transported around the house or even the trunk of your car if need be. In short, it can be put away after you’re done with it.