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How To Add A New Electrical Outlet

Today Kurtis and I are adding a new outlet to the closet. I’m moving my desk in there for some peace and quiet. (4 kids and 5 dogs… it’s loud over here).

If you have any questions about how to add your own outlet..comment below and Kurtis will answer them.

What kind of videos would you like to see next? What projects are you interested in? Let us know and you might see yours next.

Tools Kurtis Recommends

The wire stripping tool Kurtis recommends: https://amzn.to/2SmqvRe

The drill Kurtis recommends: https://amzn.to/2Ln4lxn

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  • Janet weatherbyAugust 11, 2019 - 3:44 pm

    How to cut stainless steel flash backs and installing itReplyCancel

    • aprilberndAugust 22, 2019 - 8:37 pm

      Thanks Janet. We’ll add this one to the list of videos to make.ReplyCancel

Our $2000 Mistake

A few years ago, Kurtis and I made a HUGE mistake with a home we were renting out. It was our first time as landlords and we were naive. We had NO idea what we were doing.

Kurtis got a call late one night that the air conditioning had gone out on the rental home.

In Phoenix during the summer, that’s an emergency. It was 117 that day and at 2 am it had cooled off to a breezy 97.

Kurtis got the AC company out first thing in the morning and that’s when we were hit with the bill. $2000 in repairs!

It turned out that the renters had lived in the home for over a year and had NEVER changed out the air filter. The filter was sucked up into the unit and ruined it.

If they had taken 3 minutes to replace the filter and had used the filters we left them (they were only a few dollars each) than the whole fiasco could have been avoided.

Want to hear the whole story…check out the Facebook live that Kurtis and I did here.

The $2000 mistake….and how you can avoid making the same one.

Posted by Handy At Home on Monday, July 22, 2019

Please…please…PLEASE….go check on your air filters and make sure that you are changing them monthly. We’re going to do a FB live soon and show you how easy it is to do. Just like the Handy At Home page to be notified.

If you want more handy home tips and tutorials…please comment below and let us know what you want us to make a video about.

Please share this post so we can get the word out about how important it is to take care of your air filters each month. Thanks!

Kurtis & April

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My Plug Quit Working!

Last week Kurtis was out of town. He was somewhere in the woods at Scout Camp and didn’t have cell service. It wouldn’t have been a big deal…except…I had a DIY emergency.

Maybe emergency is overstating it a bit. The plugs in my bathroom all quit working. I couldn’t charge my phone while I got ready in the morning. I couldn’t turn on my hot iron. I was stressing!

I figured out that the GFCI was tripped. Want to know what it means? I made a video to show you how to fix yours if this ever happens to you.

-April 🙂

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3 Tips I Use To Stay Motivated

Working from home can be…well…lonely.

I need some inspiration to pick me up on the days I don’t feel like working. Want to know what they are?


I use my computer background as an inspiration motivation for those days when I feel like things are not going fast enough or I have a tough day.  I made a graphic in Canva with all of my goals. It inspires me on the hard days when I just want to quit.


I setup notifications on my phone that pop up a few times a day. I made messages for myself like, “You can do this!” and “Almost there….keep working hard!” It sounds silly but it works.  Try it and let me know what you think.


I keep a stash of books that make me happy on hand. It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I love to listen to the books while i’m working. The way Harry faces problems head on and has the courage to move forward is a BIG ‘ole inspiration.

I also have Podcasts that I love like Stu McLaren’s “Marketing Your Business” and Amy Porterfield’s podcast. These inspire me to keep moving forward and not give up.

What are some ways that you stay motivated? Let me know in the comments.

April 🙂

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