Winter is hanging on with all its might as a couple more snowstorms hit the midwestern states. But, it looks like the weather has finally warmed up and will help usher in summer.
Need to keep a door from closing? Put a couple rubber bands from one door knob to the other. This can be very handy when moving a lot of items through an exterior door without having to keep the door constantly open. Here are some more ways to use rubber bands around the house.
Are some rooms much colder or hotter than others in the house? The article on air balancing serves as a good starter guide for the average homeowner to fix the problem. One thing I wanted to add is noting the location of the thermostat. The house temperature is taken from this point, it can bias the rest of the house. Try to account for any bias in setting of the thermostat.
After a couple more weeks of using the SimpliSafe security system, I’ve been able to get a little more insight on the system. First off, it is very simple to arm and shut off. This can be accomplished with the keypad, key fobs, or the app on my smart phone. Also, the web interface makes it easy to manage the system. You can check events (e.g. alarms triggered), changed settings, and even set up guest pin numbers. Lastly, I may have accidentally triggered the alarm. The call center responded right away and did a good job of quickly assessing the situation.
The last post I wanted to touch on featured wall stickers for giving character to light switches, outlets, and green practices. The sticker below is for the baseboards and is sure to give visitors giggles.
Top Posts from April
Based off of page views, here are the top new blog posts from April:
- 1.) SimpliSafe Security System Review – Sick of high cost security systems with long-term contracts? SimpliSafe is a good alternative as a DIY security solution.
- 2.) DIY Magazine Frames – Aubrey, from the DIY Dazzle Youtube channel, shows how to make a photo frame from recycled magazines and cereal boxes.
- 3.) Finding a Way to Repurpose Things – A great post from Claire Berard at the Rustic Pig on how to repurpose everyday things.