Saturday, August 24, 2019

How to Get Off Your Habit Wheel | E-Neighborhood Advisor

Remember way back when you committed to your New Year Resolutions? Are they now long gone with old habits back in action? You know, those tendencies that happen over and over without thinking…
Our own habits can drive us crazy, especially when they are the ones we don’t want to participate in. So how do we break them?

No, not for an idea on how to get rid of old habits, but think so you can break them. Instead of focusing on the habit itself, start to focus on what you’re thinking when that unwanted behavior occurs:

When and How
When and how does that habit occur? Many habits happen during certain situations. If that’s the case, get off the hamster wheel. Avoid those situations, and if that’s not possible, change mindset and actions through that situation. Look for patterns that you can modify or remove.

When it comes to that unwanted habit, consider what’s in it for you. How are you benefiting or not benefiting? Most habits, even annoying and harmful ones, serve (or once served) a purpose. Before eliminating that habit, be sure you aren't removing what’s good.

One of the best ways to break an old habit is by replacing it with something new. Consider the changes you are going to make and what you’re going to do instead. If you're going to go through the effort of kicking a habit to the curb, why not make sure you put a better habit in its place?

For example, if you want to break the habit of eating a bowl of ice cream every night, replace it with a walk around the block.

We may be coming close to the end of summer, but there’s plenty of time left in this year. Here’s to making this the best year yet!

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

P.S. Here's a joke for you!
Did you hear about the guy who was addicted to soap?
Don't worry, he's all clean now.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Morning People Vs. Night People | E-Neighborhood Advisor

You may know this old joke. There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can count and those who can’t.

But you can definitely separate us all into two categories: morning people and night people.

Morning people jump out of bed at the (relative) crack of dawn, wake up quickly and have their most productive hours in the first half of the day.

Night people think getting up before noon is ridiculous, gradually pick up pace as the day passes and reach their peak in the evening.

 Invariably, these two types clash with each other. Night people can’t understand how morning people can be so cheerful at such a ghastly hour. Morning people think night people are so grumpy because they stay up too late.

Usually families are composed of both types; the same is true with companies. Office managers, you might find it worthwhile to divide your team into these two groups and let them work the appropriate hours….productivity could soar!

But if you think about it, there must be a reason for the division of us humans into day people and night people. In more dangerous times, it would have made sense to have some of us alert at all hours of the day or night.

So don’t scoff at people of the opposite type: some day they may have your back!

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

P.S. Here's a joke for you!
I never thought I’d be the type of person to wake up at 5 in the morning to exercise.
I was right.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Home Improvements that Matter | E-Neighborhood Advisor


You can make your life more comfortable and improve the value of your home at the same time with some low to mid-range improvements.

A list of 35 home improvement projects in Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value report all showed a sale price increase.

Here’s their top 10 improvement projects in the mid-range of cost to you:

1. Entry door replacement (steel)
2. Deck addition (wood)
3. Attic bedroom
4. Garage door replacement
5. Minor kitchen remodel
6. Window replacement (wood)
7. Window replacement (vinyl)
8. Siding replacement (vinyl)
9. Basement remodel
10. Deck addition (composite)

For homeowners with a smaller budget, here are some lower-range improvements that can still boost resale value:

1. Very minor kitchen remodel – consider replacing the hardware and facing on your cupboards rather than replacing the whole cupboards
2. Scaled down bathroom remodel – repaint cabinets instead of replacing them
3. Add a ramp and handrails, create a separate outside wheelchair access
4. Entry door replacement (composite)
5. Paint trim around door and windows

Even if you’re not selling your home, these improvements may make your life more pleasant. You’ll enjoy coming home to your upgraded home features!

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

P.S. Here's a joke for you!
What does a house wear? 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Stay Cool on Hot August Days | E-Neighborhood Advisor

There are so many fun summer days this month with yummy tastes to cool down with on a hot summer day.

August 1st is Raspberry Ice Cream Day and even better is Ice Cream Sandwich Day on the 2nd.

Have you ever made ice cream sandwiches? Here are recipes to The 50 Most Delish Ice Cream Sandwiches. I may try “As-You-Like-'Em”. That's number 26 in the list of 50.

Of course, don't miss out on Watermelon Day on the 3rd.

How about a visit to the beach for Wiggle Your Toes Day and Sandcastle Day on August 6th or Play in the Sand Day on August 11th.

Cool down some more on the 14th with Creamsicle Day, yum! Then enjoy Spumoni Day - an Italian layered ice cream dessert on the 21st.

So many tasty choices to cool down during these hot summer days!

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

P.S. Here's a joke for you!
Q: Why did the ice cream truck break down? 
A: Because of the Rocky Road.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Welcome to August 2019 | Capell Flooring and Interiors

Dear friends,

Here’s hoping that your summer is going well! For many of us, the beginning of August brings a reminder that summer (or at least summer vacation) is almost over. It’s a month of scrambling to get in a couple more beach trips, barbecues, campfires, pool days, or anything else that signals summer for you. Enjoying your August to the fullest is a great way to ensure you don’t regret missing out on summer.

We know that choosing new flooring is a big project, and we don’t want you to regret missing out on an amazing new look for your home. That’s why our team will help you choose the right product and style for your needs, and our expert installers will expertly place in your home’s unique floor plan. Our goal isn’t just to sell a bit of carpet or tile; it’s to become your trusted flooring provider for life. Summer may be coming to a close, but we’re in this for the long haul – and we’re delighted to have you as a part of the Capell Flooring family.

Thanks once again for checking out this month’s edition of the Neighborhood Advisor, and we hope you have a wonderful August.

Your friend,

Matt Capell