Simplify Christmas

A collection of class notes from Joe Prin Do you look forward to Christmas or Dread it? And that which you dread, is it the Christ in Christmas or the stuff we have built around it? Gift giving and receiving, parties, decorations, relatives, work schedules. “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” – Bob Hope Tonight, in the short time we have together, we will …

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2014 Bucket of Stuff List

Here is the list Joe talked about on the 27 DEC 2014 HomeFix Show.  The list of items no one should be without.  Get a bucket and fill it up! 2014  Bucket Of Stuff  (consumables) 5 gallon plastic Bucket Heavy duty Duck Tape Electrical tape Rubber repair Tape Blue masking Tape Regular masking Tape WD-40 (not a lubricant, solvent for sticky) Goof Off- remover- solvent base Spray White Lithium Grease 3 in One oil Krazy glue, Quick dry epoxy (two part …

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How Green is Your Tech

An interesting point of view on this subject.  If you recall the radio show on Simpler Living over the fourth of July weekend, we discussed implications of actions.  Here is a great example. http://www.singlehop.com/blog/how-green-is-your-tech/

Dryer Vents

Here is a link to just about anything you could ever want to know about dryer vent safety, dryer vent maintenance, dryer vent installation, and statistics. A well maintained site with lots of important information. http://www.totalprotect.com/faulty-dryer-vents

Guest Post- Healthy House #1

Spring-Summer 2014 Release (PRNewswire-April 2014) – HHI Offers Keys to a Healthy Home on a Budget Boise ID ? Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  The Healthy House Institute (HHI) – drawing upon content archives – has released  Keys to a Healthy Home on a Budget,  designed to inform both professionals and consumers alike. The keys were developed as part of a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Healthy House Institute (HHI) and members of its advisory board. Low cost of implementation was the main …

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Guest Post: Sam Marquit

An Eco-Friendly Business, A Greener Home: Ways to Reduce Waste in 2013 Green technology has grown exponentially in recent years. Now more than ever it’s imperative that people take advantage of different eco-friendly and green solutions that are available. The green materials market has grown to $116 billion just this year and is projected to grow to $254 billion in 2020. As more services become streamlined for both business and personal use, it will be interesting to see which businesses change their models in order …

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New from DeWalt: The 16-D Rapid Fire

A new Nail Gun, made by Dewalt, has just been introduced. The Dewalt 16-D Rapid Fire can drive a 16-D nail through a 2 X 4 at 200 yards. This makes construction a breeze, you can sit in your lawn chair and build a fence. Just get your wife to hold the fence boards in place while you sit back, relax with a cold drink and when she has the board in the right place, just fire away. With the …

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