Archive for the 'DIY' Category

Organizing Equals Saving Money

I am an avid crafter and homeschooling Mom so you can imagine what we have in the craft room. It is a combo craft room, office, homeschool storage area. It’s the smallest bedroom in our house, which is still just a standard bedroom so it’s a decent size. The room is always a mess. It [...]

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Paint Results

We spent a total of $924.97 for painting the house over the three day weekend. That is $324.97 OVER budget. On one hand I’m very disappointed and upset that we went that far over – but we were $60 under for our paint support costs (paying someone to help plus food bought for him and [...]

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Budget for Paint

In our budget we had two line items for paint – one for paint and supplies and another for payment for the guys we are paying to help paint (friends of my husbands) and food for them. I went today to Lowe’s to buy the paint supplies – and walked away after spending $150, my [...]

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Faucet Pics

One of the plumbing issues was the replacement of a bathroom faucet. We bought a Moen faucet a few months ago, I did it over the phone and my renter just went to pick it up. She did send me pictures once it was done (we won’t talk about how the sink and counter clash [...]

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Plumbing Issues Take Care Of

The biggest issue in renting is always a property manager – someone who can take care of things for you if you don’t live close by. Of course that same person can take care of things if you are close, I personally have a problem with separating friendship from landlord-ship. I always have to take [...]

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Around the House: Bedrooms

Luckily for us, all we have to do in the bedrooms is possibly purchase and hang blinds. We are using curtains now and they work well for us, but every other house on our street has blinds and should we rent the house, we need to leave something for the renters. The same goes for [...]

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Around the House: Living Room

We have a house that has a living room, dining room and a family room – and I guess the reason I point it out (and it is still odd to me) is because they are all carpeted and it isn’t what we are typically used to. When you walk into the house the living [...]

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Around the House: Bathrooms

On to the bathrooms! We have three bathrooms to worry about. And each of them need something! In one the kids tore down the towel bar next to the sink. I’m okay with that because they basically tore the screws straight out of the wall and I wanted to put a round towel hanger up. [...]

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Around the house: Kitchen

Since we may be moving by the end of the year, I’ve been going from room to room writing down what we need to do either to fix something or improve it. We haven’t done any painting at all which is disappointing but considering we have a handful of minor repairs to be done, I’m [...]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Rental Property

We are currently renting our other home and our renters have a year lease. Of course we have a military clause in it – it’s a typical clause, stating if the renter should receive military orders that take them out of the area they are released from the lease. I’ve been keeping an eye on [...]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007