Saturday, September 28, 2019

Good Neighbor Day | E-Neighborhood Advisor

There are many communities where people don't know their neighbors. Familiarity exists among neighbors based on who gets seen most often, but there is very little or no interaction. Good relationships between neighbors can have a positive affect. If you have a real connection with your neighbor, then you know what I mean.

Ever wonder what is considered good neighbor etiquette?

No, it's not Adele's song. Acknowledge your neighbor when outside with a wave. Say “Hello.” It lets them know you're friendly.

If you've got music on, or you're in the backyard, be aware of the noise level coming from your property and how it could be impacting your neighbors. That includes the family dog. If you hear them repeatedly barking in the backyard, guess who else hears?

Simply, keeping the grass cut, yard maintained, and the garage door closed keeps the ambiance and value of the neighborhood.

Neighborhood streets are not a racetrack or freeway. Enter with ease and low-level stereo base so the neighborhood doesn't vibrate.

Enjoy Good Neighbor Day on September 28th

Of course these are ideas for daily living. What can you do to be a good neighbor on Good Neighbor Day?

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Matt Capell

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Great Meals / Busy Lives | E-Neighborhood Advisor

Life is in full momentum now with school, work, clubs, sports, and other social activities. This means our days and many evenings get packed with activity. With all that is happening, how are your mealtimes going?
Drive-thru restaurants and pre-packaged meals are certainly convenient, but they come with negative impacts, including the drain on our pocket book. Here are three ways to curb the expense and save time.

A little planning goes a long way.
Taking a bit of extra time to plan, one day can save a lot of time over coming days. There are different ways people plan out their meals. Some start with theme days - Mexican Monday, Fishy Friday, Leftover Saturday, and Casserole Sunday – to narrow down meal choices. Others decide meals based on sales and coupons. The main thing here is planning out meals early for the entire week or month.

Prepare ahead of time.

In many households, Sunday afternoon is dedicated to lunch and dinner prep for the week.This includes cleaning and chopping vegetables, portioning out food items into containers in the fridge, and precooking early stages of the meal preparations so that everything can quickly and easily come together at mealtime.

Part of planning and preparation may include making extra for dinner so that leftovers become lunch or dinner later in the week. This is especially beneficial on nights when the time between work and extra-curricular activities is more limited.

Cook in one pot.

This method is great when done in a crockpot, because when you use a slow cooker the meal cooks while you’re at work or handling other time pressing activities in the day. Simply add all the contents in the morning and when you come back at the end of the day dinner is ready. There’s an array of sizes, features, and options for crockpots. So hopefully this article will help you narrow that down.

When life gets busy, choosing convenience over home cooked can be easier. I don’t know about you, but I prefer a home cooked meal. These tips help turn home cooked into convenience.

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Matt Capell

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Creating a Survival Kit | E-Neighborhood Advisor

How well are you prepared for an emergency? There are some things that it can be very helpful to have on hand in case of an emergency. Here is a list to get you started:

• First-aid kit – Include supplies like iodine, gauze pads, medical tape, band aids, alcohol wipes, antibiotic ointment, scissors, scalpel or knife, aspirin, sunscreen, bug repellent, emergency medicines like epi pens and inhalers, matches, safety pins, flint, lighter, and scraper ... all in a waterproof container.

• Emergency food – Non-perishable foods like salt-free crackers, protein bars, dried fruits, and nuts, plus lots of bottled water, can be a literal life-saver in an emergency. In survival situations like camping and hiking, and in the case of an emergency at home, keep foods that don't require refrigeration and have quick preparation times like whole grain cereals, rice, beans, peanut butter, canned meats and other foods.

• Cooking supplies – cup, can opener, and heat resistant pan.

LifeStraw or another powerful water filtration device that will allow you to clean dirty water to make it drinkable.

• Tools – A good survival knife is a strong, sturdy and multipurpose that can be used to help cut food, clear paths, build shelter, or start a fire. Depending on your needs, it may make sense to include basic tools like a wrench, hammer, crowbar, or pliers.

• Wilderness gear – Map, compass, tarp, and flares.

• Electronics – A hand-cranked radio and a flashlight are great for when you don’t have power. It’s also a good idea to include some spare batteries and device chargers (for times when electricity is available).

• Toiletries – Soap, razor, toothbrush, and toothpaste. Don’t underestimate the importance of hygiene in an emergency situation.

• Notebook and pencil to record any important details and emergency plans.

• Extra clothes that are suitable to the climate you are or will be in.

Keep your survival kit together in a dry, easily accessible location, so if an emergency happens, you know exactly where to find it.

Phone (208) 288-0151
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Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Anything you need to know | E-Neighborhood Advisor

Did you know that the world’s largest search engine – Google – actually owns the second largest search engine? (That may not be the case for long since many people see way too much power in this one company, but as I’m writing this today, this is where we stand.) While you might not think of it this way, YouTube is actually the second largest search engine. It's also a great (and often overlooked) resource to learn, discover and improve upon skills you already have.

Keeping with our theme of 'Reliable news for healthy living, saving money, and having fun,' we provide some useful resources below. But first, know that we have no affiliation with the YouTube channels provided. These individuals simply offer great tips.

On Clean My Space, Melissa Maker focuses on helping you love your space even more! On her channel, she shows you how to create the ideal environment through decluttering, cleaning better and doing more in the least amount of time. You may find ideas and tips that you've not seen anywhere else in the areas of DeclutteringFolding, and
Kitchen Cleaning.

There are many Great Home Ideas on a channel of the same name from Australia. It provides videos on DIY, food, garden, lifestyle, how-tos, pet, and home makeover ideas and hacks. 

If you enjoy arts and crafts, search for any media that you choose – paint, yarn, clay, etc. – and you will find tons of videos with tips and techniques.

Similarly, for help with tech tips on new phones, computers, applications, software, social media platforms and more, you can find great information when you search on YouTube.

Whatever topic, skill, language, or business lessons that you want to learn, you can find a video to help. Plus, there are many fun options too.

And, if you've ever wondered who the most popular YouTube stars are, a quick search of Google will help.

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Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Welcome to September 2019 | Capell Flooring and Interiors

Dear friends,

I hope your fall is off to a great start! Even though it’s been a while since I was in school, I still get a bit nostalgic every time September rolls around and the stores are filled with notebooks, backpacks, and pencils. The start of a new school year could be a bit scary if you were staring in a new school, but it was also a chance to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and learn so many new things.

Luckily, I still get to have those same experiences today. Each new day is an opportunity to meet new customers, reconnect with past ones (sometimes even generations of the same family working with us over the years!), and learn more about flooring and about our customers’ needs. I truly believe that one of the things that sets Capell Flooring apart is our commitment to getting to know our customers and providing them with world-class service.

If you’d like to stay in touch or learn more about finding the right flooring options for your home, we’re always happy to answer questions when you stop by the store. You can also connect with us on Facebook, where we share fun articles and things you never knew about flooring.

Your friend,

Matt Capell