Shelves of glassware

Storage

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Most of us have a lot of stuff. A great deal of that stuff is useful, but that doesn’t mean it has to be immediately accessible at all times. In

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The Straight Poo About Sewers

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Oh, yay! It’s time to talk about sewers! Because of Taro Gomi’s classic book, we all know that every home needs a way to manage waste. In this episode we

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Radon 101

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This week we talk about radon – what it is, where it comes from, how to measure it, and how to mitigate. The State of Minnesota recently enacted a law

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Before and after cleaning view of an AC unit

Central Air Unit Maintenance

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Hey, guess what? It’s hot and humid in Minnesota during the summer! Crazy, right?! Anyway, we know that routine cleaning and maintenance of things that we operate by pushing a

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Electrical panel

Electricity!

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Most of what we cover in this episode is: Electricity can kill you. Never hesitate calling a licensed electrician to handle the work for you. Having said that, we do

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Painting 101

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Painting is something most homeowners feel they can tackle on their own. If you’ve never painted before, or you just want to get some tips from an expert, we’ll talk

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Patching Holes in Walls

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This week we talk patching holes in walls! We cover both drywall and plaster patches, and go into detail about what tools and techniques can help you create seemingly seamless

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Working with kids

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This week we talk about doing home improvement projects with young people – your own children, young relatives, any children you mentor who may want to learn some fix-it skills!

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Home Owner Repairs vs Contractors

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This week we look at what types of repairs are great for homeowners who want to really get into the work of maintaining their home, versus those instances when a

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Mystery Plants and Garden Planning

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This week we tackle the perennial question: Do I let the landscaping grow in this first year I own my home, or do I change everything out right away? We

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