As a home owner, my list of home improvements is growing. I rented until 2005, did some minor projects (often incorrectly) until starting to hire people for some projects. It is expensive. Some things I can get away with a low-cost fix instead of spending a hundreds or thousands of dollars. I’m in.

Some recent projects including fixing my clothes dryer for about $8 after watching a YouTube video and buying a part on Amazon. I also saved $50 by watching a YouTube video about how to bleed by heating oil pump, which I’ve had to do about two dozen times since.

One of the best changes I’ve done is to organize my tools. They were all over the place. Different rooms, cars, garage. Now most of them are neatly organized in a tool cabinet and I save time by knowing where to find things. I can also take on new projects or issues easily because I know where the tool is to get it done, quickly.

I plan to continue to do home improvement projects and post those on this blog. Hopefully what I’ve learned can help you and by writing about it I can think through what I did a bit more, and possibly do it better next time.

Reach out to me at any time on with questions or comments.


I grew up in Baltimore and currently live in the Rodgers Forge community just north of Baltimore City.

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