How to Stage a House for Sale

I almost put my house on the market for sale this weekend. To get ready for interviewing a realtor at home, I changed new toilet seats in all four bathrooms, bought a box of magic erasers to clean up, changed new towels in the bathrooms, plugged in air refreshers, replaced new light bulbs, and changed a new shower curtain in the upstair’s hall bathroom. Deck was updated with a new color. Since grey and taupe colors were in this year, … Continue reading >>

Apocalypse Survival Guide

Last week, Adventurer Jr. suggested we should write a disaster survival guide specific to us. First, we’ll need a fire source for cooking and boiling water. The easiest source is a fire pit in the back yard. Trees are abundant outside, so fuel isn’t a problem. To start a fire, we can use collected lint from the dryer. You can buy it in stores as well, but I’d rather use my own. Next on the agenda is food. This spring … Continue reading >>

To Solar, or Not to Solar, that is the Question

11-23-2013 My electric bill is around $100 per month. I always thought that I should have solar panels on my roof to produce electricity. It’s green, therefore better for the environment. I could switch to a space heater to take advantage of the electricity generated by the solar panel. And I don’t need to depend on the power company for my electricity needs. The upfront cost could be high and I might not be able to recoup the initial investment … Continue reading >>