Welcome to the SWF Home Inspections Monday Morning Motivator!
We hope that these motivators will jump start your weeks!
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Monday Morning Motivator!
Build a foundation, not a wall…
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”
It is easy for people to comment from the sidelines! Don’t let the comments stop you from moving forward!
Why you’re receiving this message…. While attending a conference it occurred to me that one of the most important, most beneficial reasons I attend these is the inspiration I get from people just like me who are working hard every day to build a better reality. It also occurred to me that we all could really use a little inspiration on a regular basis.
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DIY weed killer. 3 gallons for around $4.00. Supposedly works as good as the store bought stuff, but I haven’t tried it yet. If anyone does this, let me know the results!
1 gallon apple cider vinegar
1/2 c table salt
1 tsp. Dawn
Mix and pour into a spray bottle and start spraying.
Locate a Stud
Start at a corner, where there’s always a stud. Or take the cover plate off an electrical outlet and find out on which side it’s mounted to the stud. From there, measure 16, 32, 48 inches, and you should hit a stud at each go. Eliminate all guesswork by using a thin bit to drill a test hole at the top of the base molding, which you can easily repair with a dab of caulk.
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If there are ever ANY questions about maintaining your home, feel free to call me directly. We are afterall, “Your property consultants for life”
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Homemade Magic Eraser
1/2 tsp. of Borax
1 tsp of Baking Soda
1/2 cup of hot water
1. Place the 1/2 tsp. of Borax in a shallow bowl. Then pour the hot water on top and mix with a fork, spoon or whisk until dissolved.
2. Add the 1 tsp. of baking soda and mix until all powder is dissolved and the water is nearly clear in color.
3. Using a sponge, start cleaning away!
Found on www.thethriftycouple.com
9 Quick Tips for Keeping Your Home Feeling Serene and Organized:
1. Be wary of bargains, sales, hand-me-downs and give-away. Do you really need this thing? Or love it? Beware: because of the “endowment effect,” we value things more once we own them. Once that thing enters your home, it will be tough to get it out again.
2. Never label anything “Miscellaneous.”
3. Remember: most decisions don’t require extensive research. Aim to be a satificer, not a maximizer.
4. Don’t let yourself fall into “empty.” Keep cash in the house. Keep gas in your tank. Keep an extra roll of toilet paper squirreled away. Keep your phone charged.
5. Don’t keep excessive amounts of anything. Those glass vases that come from florists. Those ketchup packets that come with take-out food. A house with two adults probably doesn’t need fifteen mismatched souvenir coffee cups.
6. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Lower the bar. Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement.
7. Clean while you cook (literally and metaphorically).
8. Put things away in a specific place. It’s much easier to find things later, and it’s oddly satisfying to slot things into their precise places. “Ah, this particular basket on this shelf is the place for the AAA batteries.”
9. Make your bed. I know it sounds trivial, but it’s a bigger happiness booster than you’d expect.
Tip of the day: Transform Your Space
Extra space is a big asset but knowing how to utilize it takes some thought and planning. A few small adjustments can go a long way. For example, transform a plain wall into a storage and display showcase just by adding open shelves or by creating a recessed niche. Adding a display shelf above the kitchen window can give the room an entirely new look and make room where the items used to be stored. Additionally, if you have the time and resources, invest in a room addition such as a sunroom, den or deck.
DIY Air Freshener
A container, such as a mason jar
Foil or lid (optional)
Pour baking soda into container, about 1/4 full. Drop in about 8 drops of essential oil, depending on how strong you want it. That’s it! If you want a lid, you can poke holes in aluminum foil and cover the jar, or you can drill holes in the mason jar lid.
Bob Massanova of SWF Home Inspections has donated $1,716 to the V.A.B.O.R.’s building fund this year. Bob contributes money from each inspection.