Finding a Good Plumber

The kitchen faucet has been leaking for weeks now, no matter how hard you twist the handle.  Drip, drip, drip. You’re worried a professional plumber will charge you a fortune, which you don’t have, so you called your third cousin who works on his own...

Planning Beyond the Next Project

It’s easy to work one job after another; put an ad up and take whatever comes in. Easy, yes; smart, no. The successful business owner sets goals for their business. They can be monetary goals, such as “My company will have revenue of $30,000 this fiscal year;” or...

That Next Job

Between the phone calls from clients, vendors who can’t guarantee their delivery makes it on time, and that threatening weather report, you’re always worrying about the next job – the next project you don’t have lined up yet. You’ve got to meet payroll, adhere to...

Beyond Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up Magic

Some houses need more than a fashionable decluttering.  Some houses are overloaded with “collections” of furniture, trinkets, clothing, appliances, souvenirs, craft materials, books and magazines, tools, and all manner of things. It’s very easy. Keeping one thing here...

Why Power Wash the Outside of Your House?

When I bought my first house I knew it needed exterior painting. So I trotted on over to the good paint store and told them what I wanted in terms of color and coverage. The salesman asked if I had washed house yet. I confess I laughed in his face. Did he think I was...