EP178: Reclaim Your Space!

SEGMENT 1: Never Lose Your Keys Again

Here’s a really cool item for those of us who lose things. Often. And with great regularity!

SEGMENTS 2 & 3: Reclaim Your Space!

Betsy’s back! And she’s been busy doing some monumental cleaning. 

We all know the paralysis we can feel when we look at a room or space that we let get out of hand. It’s so hard to figure out where to even begin! Here are a few tips to get you started up that “mountain”! 

SEGMENT 4: Getting the Perfect Stain Match

Getting the right stain color for your project is a team effort! Sure, you need to go to the experts who have the skill to get the color right, but there are also some things you can do to help the process end with the best possible results!

EP177: Goodbye Soap Scum, So Long Hard Water Stains!

SEGMENT 1: DIY Cabinet Door Drying Rack

0:00 – 5:55 

I don’t get into it too deeply on the show today, but check out the link below for a cool DIY Cabinet Door Drying Rack. Easy to build. Inexpensive. AND a huge space saver!

SEGMENT 2: Cleaning the Room of Despair

5:55 –  19:00

I DETEST the kids’ bathroom in my home. It’s a place of despair. No matter how hard I try to keep it clean or try to convince them to keep it clean, it just gets messy fast. Add to that a hard water problem in my home, and the “yuck” can build up even more quickly!

That’s why I was so excited to discover CLR Brilliant Bath and CLR Multi-Purpose Cleaners. They took care of the soap scum, the mineral deposits, and the hard water stains better than anything I’ve tried before! And they’re really inexpensive….

SEGMENT 3: Betsy Update

19:01 –  31:02

Betsy’s been out of the studio for nearly 2 1/2 months, but she’s back today! In this segment we get an update on her recovery.

SEGMENT 4: The Right Color

31:03 –  39:29

Even though she’s been out of the studio for a while, that doesn’t mean Betsy’s been off the job! Even from her recovery time on the couch, she found herself helping customers find the right colors for their home. And it turns out to be a great example of some of the ways to cut through some clutter and find the right color in your own situation!

EP164: The Angry Mama, Deck Upgrades, Painting Metal Roofs, Contractor Workloads

 

SEGMENT 1: The Angry Mama

0:00 – 7:36

Cleaning the microwave is usually never fun. But Betsy’s “Angry Mama” makes it easy . . . and, if you can believe it . . . a little entertaining!

SEGMENT 2: Deck Upgrades

7:37 — 18:58

We talk about decks all the time. But usually, we’re focused on the coating that will make it look and function the best. This time, we’re looking at some DIY upgrades to help you take your deck to the next level.

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SEGMENT 3: Painting Metal Roofs

19:00 – 32:10

It’s one of those projects that seems way too complicated for the average person. Yet, the materials needed are basic and with a little care, it’s definitely something you can do yourself!

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SEGMENT 4: Contractor Workload Update

32:11 – 39:28

With everything that happened regarding COVID-19, what does it look like when it comes to hiring a contractor? We’ve got the scoop!

EP155: Quarantine Prep for Projects, Deck Questions, & Renovation Loans

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Segment 1: Quarantine Prep for Projects

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about prep work people can do now, with the supplies they have on hand, for a project they’ll do when they can go out again. We got the most common project questions.

Segment 2: Deck Questions

We also know that a lot of people have been thinking about doing their deck, now that the weather has shown us some warmer, sunny days. But there are a few things to consider before you just jump right in.

Segments 3 & 4: Renovation Loans

There’s a special loan out there for people looking to buy a house that may need a bit of fixing up. We have never heard of it before and we’re guessing a lot of other people haven’t either! Jen Aalderink and Amanda Lehman from Stockton Mortgage fill us in on the details of this special loan and exactly how it works.

EP119: Paint For Front Doors, Home Buyers Need to Know, Types of Tile, and Quick Clean Tips

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Segment 1: Paint For Front Doors

Nothing adds curb appeal like a great looking front door. And when it comes to front door paint, choosing the right one can make or break the project. No one wants their new paint to peel off in a couple weeks.

Benjamin Moore has a great new front door paint called Aura Grand Entrance. It comes in a satin or high gloss and can be made in any color. And because it’s Aura, it covers like a dream.

Next week we’ll talk about how to choose a front door color and the right way to paint it.

Segments 2: Home Buyers Need to Know

We’ve been hearing for a while now that there is a shortage of homes on the market. If you are a seller, that’s great! It means more for your home. If you are a buyer, it’s less great. It means you could wind up paying more than the asking price.

Sue Prins and Ginger Herman of Sue Prins Five Star Real Estate give us some things we need to know if we plan to buy a house.

Segment 3: Types of Tile

Choosing tile can be a bit confusing. Some tile can only be used in certain areas. And there are things to consider…like in floor heating….so toasty! To help us make a better choice, Nick Sargent from Johnson Carpet One drop by to walk us through the options.

Segment 4: Quick Clean Tips

Big furry dogs mean big furry messes. And when the big furry dog is a Saint Bernard, that means there’s also the drool factor.

Betsy has learned a few tricks to deal with these problems.

  1. Vinegar and Dawn dish soap in a pump up wallpaper sprayer
  2. Seam Ripper to get rid of hair wrapped around brush roller (I use the more expensive, heavy duty one)
  3. Clean your vacuum filter!! It will make your vacuum run like new!
  4. Credit card or gift card as a scraper to remove dried on drool from windows and glass. According to Dan it also works on car windows
  5. Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover works like a DREAM in the car! No more dog hair stuck in the carpet!

 

EP107: 10 Cleaning Habits, Sara & Sun Pen, and Tulip Time

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Segment 1: 10 Things People With Clean Houses Always Do

We recently came across an article from HGTV called “10 Things People With Clean Houses Always Do.” Some of these are things you may already do, but some of them may be things that have never crossed your mind. We were only able to cover a few but you can find the entire list here!

Segments 2 & 3: Sara and Sun Pen

Blogger Sara Pen and her husband, Sun, are getting ready to tackle an exterior repaint project. They have a number of different, very dated, substrates to cover. They stopped by so we could answer all of their burning questions before they start the project.

You can follow their journey on Sara’s blog or follow Sara on Instagram: saraowenpen.

Segment 4: Tulip Time

Spring must be here because Tulip Time is just around the corner! Tulip Time Executive Director, Gwen Auwerda, stops in two give us a brief history of Tulip Time and to tell us what’s in store for this year’s 90th anniversary. Check the website for more information.