#169: How Exactly Do You Downsize Your Stuff?!

#169: How Exactly Do You Downsize Your Stuff?!

As we prepare to move into a house that’s less than half the size of our current one, we’re taking a long hard look at our belongings to figure out what should come and what we no longer need, love, or have a use for. And today we’re outlining the systematic criteria that we’re using to evaluate what to bring and what to leave behind (yes, we actually have four questions that we consider for every last object). Plus we’re sharing how we’re getting rid of the things we don’t need, including different ways to donate (and some great causes to consider), along with a recent technique that we tried (and it worked!) for selling a whole lot of things in one fell swoop. We’ve also got a big update on how coronavirus has impacted our moving plans and the answer to that “what happened to the shutters you were putting on your house?” question that we get every time we share an exterior photo. 

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from Home Improvements Articles and News https://www.younghouselove.com/podcast-160-2/

Our T-Shirt Line Is Baaaaaaaack!

Our T-Shirt Line Is Baaaaaaaack!

Over 10 years ago we launched a small t-shirt line featuring designs for women, men, and – yes – even dogs! I’m not kidding. Who remembers that?! We eventually retired it, so who knows how many still exist out there in the wild – beyond the dozen or so in my dad’s closet (he was our best customer) and the one below that showed up at a book signing in 2015.

Earlier this year we got the itch to relaunch the line, but this time with a shift away from logo shirts and towards styles that could fit easily into anyone’s closet… all while maintaining a distinctly Young House Love look.

So for months we’ve been fine-tuning the designs, researching the best fitting tees, and even “test-wearing” them around the house. So without further ado, we’re THRILLED to launch them today – complete with a little video to show you the whole collection (it’s actually very important that you watch this, so please press play):

Note: If you’re having trouble viewing the video above, you can watch it here on YouTube.

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from Home Improvements Articles and News https://www.younghouselove.com/t-shirt-line-relaunch/

I Bought A New Shop!

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you…..The Wood Shed. 

At the start of 2020 I purchased this building and property with the intentions of starting a commercial venture. Most of you know that I have an amazing shop that I built on my own property. However, it’s closed to the public because it is my home.

For the past two years I’ve been looking for a space that I could buy, turn into a workshop for employees, and also have a safe address to sell things out of directly to consumers. And that is what this space will be used for. 

I love my job. And while I hope I always have a place, there are a lot of different variables that could happen to put me in a bind and out of work. If I get hurt and can’t build, if you guys no longer care to watch my videos, or maybe if I can’t keep up with the pace the system demands. So I want to diversify to make sure I have something to fall back on if I can no longer make content. 

That’s the rational side of my mind justifying it, but I also honestly just want to do everything because it all seems like a blast!

In this new space, The Wood Shed, I am going to start three new branches of business that can all work independently from each other but also nicely feed into each other. These branches will be

  • 1) custom CNC business
  • 2) Milling business
  • 3) distributing tools and equipment for companies that need a central US location

Check out my video above to get a walk through tour and hear about my plans in much more detail.

Thank you all so much for following along!

If you’d like to support me, check out my store!

Do you have a bulk CNC production request? Email us here: cncwoodshed@gmail.com

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#168: Our Florida Renovation Kicks Off With (Surprise!) A Plumbing Issue

#168: Our Florida Renovation Kicks Off With (Surprise!) A Plumbing Issue

We knew our new house in Florida would involve some big repairs, but we didn’t anticipate a certain plumbing curveball to get lobbed our way (although given our past plumbing luck, maybe we should have seen this coming). So this week we’re sharing how it popped up, why it cost thousands of dollars, and what we’re doing to resolve it. And with so many people suddenly working from home, we’re sharing our top tips for being productive in a home office (even a temporary one) – including what has and hasn’t worked for us over the last decade. Plus, the app that’s blowing our minds and the binge-worthy show that we still can’t believe.

You can download this episode from Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherTuneIn Radio, and Spotify – or listen to it below! 

What’s New

  • Well, our plumbing “curse” followed us to Florida with the revelation that our house was NOT hooked up to the county sewer system, as the real estate listing indicated.

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from Home Improvements Articles and News https://www.younghouselove.com/podcast-168/

Turning A Mostly Unused Room Into A Kids Art & Work Space

Turning A Mostly Unused Room Into A Kids Art & Work Space

Some of you will remember that way back in January, Sherry talked about grabbing these wood chairs from Target on Instagram Stories for “a side project we’re working on that we’ll share after we complete the bathroom.” And then the bathroom dragged on for a few more months (you can see the finished product & full budget breakdown here) and somewhere in there this big thing happened too.

So while we’ve been enjoying this completely new room for a few months, we’re excited to FINALLY share the update with you guys. So let’s show you around and tell you why we decided to revamp this room.

chairs | drawers | legs | counter | rug | blinds | similar string lights| wall color: Behr Irish Mist

The space you’re looking at is actually our old guest room, which you may remember looking like the picture below.

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from Home Improvements Articles and News https://www.younghouselove.com/kids-art-homework-room/

#167: Have Our Moving Plans Changed? And Are Our House Sales Derailed?

#167: Have Our Moving Plans Changed? And Are Our House Sales Derailed?

With everything that’s going on right now, we’re the first to admit that house stuff feels trivial, but we’re keeping our podcast going in the hopes that it’s a welcome escape for anyone tuning in (it’s definitely a nice distraction for us). This week we’re answering the most common question we’ve gotten in the last few days: how the coronavirus is impacting our Florida move and our house sales (spoiler alert: one contract has fallen through). We’re also having a strangely thorough discussion about high-tech toilets and bidets. Plus, we’re sharing two things that are helping us make the most of being home with kids 24/7.

You can download this episode from Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherTuneIn Radio, and Spotify – or listen to it below! 

What’s New

  • Note: As promised we’ve rounded up ways that you can help people during the pandemic at the bottom of this post
  • In case you need the backstory on some of the news we updated you on in today’s episode, these links will be helpful:
    • We’re moving to Florida!

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Turning A Mostly Unused Room Into A Kids Art & Work Space

Turning A Mostly Unused Room Into A Kids Art & Work Space

Some of you will remember that way back in January, Sherry talked about grabbing these wood chairs from Target on Instagram Stories for “a side project we’re working on that we’ll share after we complete the bathroom.” And then the bathroom dragged on for a few more months (you can see the finished product & full budget breakdown here) and somewhere in there this big thing happened too.

So while we’ve been enjoying this completely new room for a few months, we’re excited to FINALLY share the update with you guys. So let’s show you around and tell you why we decided to revamp this room.

chairs | drawers | legs | counter | rug | blinds | similar string lights| wall color: Behr Irish Mist

The space you’re looking at is actually our old guest room, which you may remember looking like the picture below.

Continue reading Turning A Mostly Unused Room Into A Kids Art & Work Space at Young House Love.

from Home Improvements Articles and News https://www.younghouselove.com/kids-art-homework-room/