The Friday Five 3.15.19
Home improvement tricks that will make spring projects even better
Have you ever looked around your home and noticed little projects here and there that seem easy enough, but just a little much or time-consuming? This list of 100 Home Improvement Hacks will not only make all of your projects quicker, easier, and cleaner, but many of them of will leaving you thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” From clever storage ideas to homemade gutter cleaners, this list is sure to save you money (and from getting a headache!).
If you witness a motorcycle accident, it’s important not to remove the rider’s helmet
It may seem a bit weird, but you should never attempt to remove an injured rider’s helmet after a motorcycle wreck. Even if the motorcyclist is coherent and asks for help removing his helmet, it must stay on. Paramedics will even leave the helmet on until they can get the rider to a trauma unit, since there could be extremely dangerous injuries or brain damage that must be assessed before figuring out the best way to remove the helmet.
Want to save money when it’s hot outside? Turn up the thermostat when you’re not at home to save 10%
According to the Department of Energy, you can save approximately 1% for each degree of thermostat adjustment per eight hours. This means when it’s warm out, but no one is at home, turning up the temps can save on the energy costs, since the closer you get your home’s internal temperature to match the temperature outside, the less you’re A/C must work. Check out this article to see exactly how to do it and you can also ready about more energy efficient ways to stay comfortable as the Texas heat sets in!
Free boat tour of the Houston Ship Channel is a neat way to show kids one of the world’s busiest ports
Looking for something neat (and free!) to do with the family? Check out Port Houston’s free public tour aboard their 95-foot, air-conditioned ship to watch cargo vessels from all over the world. They have lounge seating, a cool deck area, and guests will learn all about the port and the maritime industry during the 90-minute tour.
52 tips to save money on travel
Our family always has the travel bug, especially since we have so many family members in Guanajuato. This also means that we are always looking to get more bang for our buck when we travel, so we can take longer or more frequent trips. This list of 52 ways to save on travel is pretty cool – it teaches ways to earn more points, get free tours, find the best websites for saving money, and avoid expensive costs while on the trip. It’s definitely worth checking out!