Ep 34: Selling Your Old Stuff and You Put WHAT In The Dishwasher?!?

It’s time to Springify the house, and we’re talking about how that happens for the Marcums. We talk about best practices and places for buying and selling used furniture and house items on-line.

Then we play a game revealing things you wouldn’t believe you can put in the dishwasher. It just might blow your mind.

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Reader Question: Buying & Selling Online
• Knowing when it’s time to sell something
• Different websites where you can sell things
• Things to include in a listing
• How to decide a price
• Tricks that will help you get top dollar

Game: New Uses for Your Dishwasher
• Things you may not have considered cleaning, or cooking, in your dishwasher.

Can’t Get You Outta My Head

Julia: Julia finally traded in her $6 concealer for a higher quality option, the Smashbox number shown below. I also mention how I only really wear 6 pieces of makeup (my makeup bag can practically fit in a coin purse!). They are:

blush (in love hangover) | concealer (in light) | contour | CC cream (in light to medium) | bronzer | brows (in medium brown)

Preston: The current healthcare climate has been on Preston’s mind, specifically the solution that Chris & Julia have been using for over two years, Christian Healthcare Ministries. They discuss how healthcare bill sharing works, and why it’s an option worth exploring for a lot of people. Learn more at www.chministries.org.
Chris: Everybody has that item of clothing they always want to wear, and for Chris it’s a hoodie. A wonderful zip-up, non-fancy, unbranded hoodie. Or, hoodies, since Chris has this one, and this one, and this one, and this one, and this one.
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Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire

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  • Reply April 10, 2017


    Pete’s Dragon released in 2016… not animated and so good!

    • Reply April 10, 2017


      Warning and SPOILER ALERT…

      His parents die in the very beginning. Because. you know, it’s a Disney movie and they always kill the parents.

  • Reply April 9, 2017


    Some of our favorite non-animated movies are Second Hand Lions, Holes, Matilda, Ramona and Beezus, Zookeeper, Maleficent, Pirates of the Caribbean(s), Night at the Museum(s), Spy Kids(s), Dolphin Tale, Harry Potter(s), Mrs Doubtfire, The Sandlot, all of the Avenger and Superhero movies. Some of those might be a few years down the road for you though.

  • Reply April 8, 2017


    I am with Julia and love flannel sheets in the winter. Would be interested to hear if you have any favorites (either flannel and non-flannel sheets) that you have tried. Love this podcast and blog.

  • Reply April 3, 2017


    My husband was going to have a gap in health insurance while he was going to school, so we signed him up for a Christian health share. It would have been $500/month to put him on my work insurance, and it was only $150/month for the health share. He is young and healthy so we knew he likely wouldn’t use it, but needed coverage to avoid fines under ACA. He did not end up using it, but since it was a non-profit it was nice to know the money we paid in would go directly to helping other people with their health needs.

  • Reply April 1, 2017


    I’ve wanted to try lash extensions. But can you wash your eyes with them? My eyelids get oily.

  • Reply March 31, 2017


    Vacuum cleaner attachments (non electrical ones, duh) also do beautifully in the dishwasher.

  • Reply March 30, 2017


    you don’t wear mascara? Mascara is an essential!

    • Reply March 30, 2017


      I don’t! I started getting eyelash extensions in December and it’s the best. Never have to wear mascara.

      • April 3, 2017


        OOH! I’d love to hear your tips on that! Does it preserve your natural lashes?

  • Reply March 30, 2017

    Jenny B

    Thanks for the makeup list-and I’m now inspired to dishwasher everything in the house. I’ve noticed your eyelashes are huge. Do you get extensions since there is no mascara on your list? Thx

    • Reply March 30, 2017


      Yes! They’re the best.

  • Reply March 30, 2017

    Stephanie Young

    Annie!!! (The original) I loved the movie and now my daughter does too :)

  • Reply March 29, 2017


    Thanks for sharing your experience & interest in the current health care climate!

  • Reply March 29, 2017

    Laura D

    101 Dalmations with Glenn Close, Daddy Daycare, Dr. Doolittle, older movies like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Newsies, Singing in the Rain, the Marx Brothers are HILARIOUS for the whole family!

  • Reply March 29, 2017


    No favorite lipstick, balm, or gloss?

    • Reply March 29, 2017


      I wear EOS chapstick religiously! Should have included that.

      • March 30, 2017


        no eye makeup — not even mascara?? lucky!

      • March 30, 2017


        I double bronzer as eyeshadow and I have eyelash extensions (since December–they’re the best! I never have to put on mascara!)

  • Reply March 29, 2017


    I agree with Gina – some kid-friendly ‘reality’ TV can be a nice departure from animated movies. The Great British Bake-Off is on Netflix and really fun to watch. Our family (kids are older than yours, 9 and 11) enjoy watching American Ninja Warrior and Master Chef Jr and we find them to be family appropriate and inspirational about the amazing skills some people have.

    My daughter got this book and it’s been a good starting point for us to find new family movies. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/101-movies-to-see-before-you-grow-up-suzette-valle/1121172553

    Also, Common Sense Media has some good age-based lists of movies!

  • Reply March 29, 2017


    My kids (6 & 4) are obsessed with the Kids Baking Championship on Food Network and I don’t mind watching it at all! I loathe cartoons and animated movies for the most part … this is a good alternative!

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