Gadgets I’m loving right now

Hello friends! The flip house project is nearing its finish line, so I thought I’d take a step back briefly (i.e. I need a break, people!) and share with you a few gadgets I am totally crushing on right now.

1. SnapPower Guidelight

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I just installed this SnapPower Guidelight in our son’s bedroom and I’m installing another one in our downstairs hallway.

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This nightlight is built into the cover plate of an outlet, so it always leaves both outlets open. It only took me about one minute to install. It looks just like a standard cover plate, so the kiddos aren’t tempted to mess with it.

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2. SnapPower Charger

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I installed a SnapPower Charger where my husband powers up his phone and I’m going to put another one where I charge mine.

This USB charger is built into the cover plate of the outlet, so both outlets are always open for other stuff. Again, it took me only about 60 seconds to install it. I like that this gadget keeps the room looking less cluttered and more organized. That makes me smile. 🙂

3. Purdy® Contractor 5 in 1 Tool

Purdy 5 in 1 tool

I don’t think there has been one single day I haven’t used this tool in some capacity at the flip house. If you don’t have one of these, run to your nearest home improvement store and pick one up. Seriously … so many uses!

4. Kobalt 7-inch End Cutting Pliers

Kobalt pliers

If you need to pull staples from flooring or remove/cut nails from hard-to-reach spots, these pliers are your tool. This tool saved me a ton of time and made light work of the dirty task of removing millions of staples from hardwood flooring.

So there you go, a few gadgets I’m loving – and using – around my house and the flip project.

Special thanks to SnapPower for providing, at my request, the SnapPower Guidelight and SnapPower Charger featured in this post. As always, all opinions and projects are 100-percent mine. 

Follow this flip: Bathroom demo plus 2 tools I can’t live without

I have officially crossed over into “weirdo” territory. I am probably the most excited person you’ll meet who’s actually happy about tearing a room apart.

The bathroom demolition at the white house is officially done, which means I can now start the process of putting that room back together. The vision in my head of this tiny bathroom is gorgeous, people. The road to get there? Not so pretty. 😉 I’ve filled up four contractor trash bags full of debris from this room.

Let’s go way back to the before:

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Bathroom before sink

First, I chipped off all that strange, dirty, plastic-y tile. #shudder

Bathroom-demo-1Then I demolished everything but the tub (toilet will go soon). Thank goodness, my dad was able to help me detach the shower and sink plumbing.

This is where we are as of this afternoon:

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I’m hoping by the end of next week, the insulation, wiring, plumbing and maybe even drywall will be installed. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, I wanted to share two tiny tools that have become absolutely vital to me on a daily basis.

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On the left is a pair of vice grips.* On the right is the Purdy® painter’s tool. I can’t even list all the situations I’ve encountered where these tools have come in handy. There are too many to count! Trust me when I say you need both of these in your toolbox.

What is your favorite tool in your toolbox?

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