The unofficial start of Summer has arrived and it seemed that everyone was preparing their homes for the season this past weekend. One of the things we had to do was install our window air conditioners as the temperature rose to 80+. Last year we had a family member help us with it and we just kind of watched. This year we did it our selves and it was a bit tricky at first but then I said, “we should look for a video on You Tube”. Sure enough there were quite a few. Below are the two videos that really helped us out.
This one shows you how to install a window AC
I’m always impressed with all the great tutorials you can find on You Tube. We had no idea that you could buy weather proofing tape at the home improvement store to help seal those tiny cracks.
We’ve been homeowners for almost two years now. As you know or can imagine there’s always tools and small equipment that every homeowner needs to buy to maintain their home. So I decided to share some of the things we’ve bought that have been great so far.
We bought flood lights to light up the driveway and backyard at night. These flood lights have been great and light up the entire property. They are pretty simple to install and operate. We’ve had these for almost a year with no issues.
Last year in May we were having problems with high humidity in our basement. We started looking for a dehumidifier and many of them were very expensive. We were lucky to find this one on Amazon for a very good price. It does a great job at keeping our basement nice and dry during those humid months.
We just purchased this ladder and I have to say we are very impressed with it. It can transform into several different styles to use all around the house. No need to buy 3 or 4 types of ladder as you can have all in one with the Little Giant. We bought ours from QVC for about $200 but they also have it available on Amazon.
Shelves for the Shed or Garage
We did some spring cleaning in our shed a couple of weeks ago and we decided to buy some shelves to better organize our shed. We found these nicely priced shelves that work great and are super easy to assemble. They save us lots of room in our shed. These shelves are sold at the Home Depot and cost about $50. Click here to see the specifics.
The best part was that after cleaning up we found some plumbing pipes and tubes that our contractor had bought just in case but never used them. So, we cleaned them all up and returned them for an $80 store credit, even after almost 2 years of being in the shed. So, never throw anything away. You can always return it for a store credit, especially at the big Orange. They’re pretty good about that.
I’m always looking for favorite things around the house that other homeowners are happy with. What are some of the items you’ve purchase that have been great finds? What did you do this past weekend to prepare for Summer?
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