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Have one of those doors that always closes on it’s own? The fix is easy, check out this how to video provided by Boggs Inspection Services.


unnamed April Maintenance Tips Courtesy of Boggs Home Inspection:

Tip #36
Tune Your Refrigerator for High Performance (Or Color It Green?)

The refrigerator is among the most neglected of household appliances, because usually it runs forever with little repair. However, it often consumes the most electricity among your home’s appliances. You can improve the performance and extend the life of your refrigerator with simple maintenance.

The condenser coil of a refrigerator transfers heat to the air of your room. You should clean the coil with a vacuum or soft brush once or twice a year. The coil is located behind or underneath the refrigerator; it’s a serpentine apparatus with small fins. The fins’ narrow spacing catches lint and debris. A small tube connected to your vacuum will quickly collect this dirt.

Viewing and accessing the coils is often as simple as snapping the plastic cover off the lower front of the refrigerator. Often there is also a small fan that moves air across the coils. The fan should also be carefully cleaned or vacuumed after you unplug the unit.

Cleaning the coil and fan will aid in heat transfer and shorten the refrigeration compressor’s run time. This will save electricity and lengthen the life of your refrigerator.



20140128_171746We recently bought a house in Lakewood, which is about 10 minutes from Ft Lewis, WA. We bought an older home and are in the process of updating it…and oh what a process! With two kids under and three, it’s been quite crazy in our house since we moved in. It is always a construction zone with some project going on.

We just demoed part of the kitchen! We are changing the layout and opening things up quite a bit. It was fun to see what a difference it has made. I can now see the kids when I’m in the kitchen, which is pretty important since I feel like I spend 90% of my day in here!


Since we wanted to save money we chose to install our own cabinets and found a great place online to purchase them. We used CliqStudios and they were pretty awesome. I love the cabinets and the quality seems to be very good.

Here the progress so far…


You will notice that my daughter is no where to be found, she HATES loud noises but my son LOVES them!kitchen demo