A Notebook About Our Home and Its Surroundings

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Hi! Welcome to House Notebook. My wife and I bought a new house in Delaware. We are very excited to have a new home but have a lot to learn about homeownership. This is the site where we share everything we learn about our new home and its surroundings.


  • Why Are New Houses Painted Magnolia?
    When people build new houses, they make choices that will appeal to the largest number of potential buyers. The idea is for buyers to be able to visualize their belongings and their family in the home without any distractions. This helps them make a decision about whether or not the home is right for them. … Read more
  • How Do You Get a Stuck Key Out of a Door?
    When your key gets stuck in the lock, it can be frustrating. You need to get it out or anyone has free access to your home, your office, or any other place that the door provides access for. It is important to know what you can do in this situation. Normally, the key gets stuck … Read more
  • How Long Does It Take to Do a Load of Laundry?
    Laundry is a necessary part of life if you want to have clean clothes. Some people have a day set aside, and others do laundry as they need to. If you are in a hurry and realize that you need to wash and wear something, you may wonder how long it takes. Doing a load … Read more
  • Can an Unregistered Car Be Parked on Private Property?
    Sometimes people have a car that they aren’t using. It may not be running, or they may be planning to sell it in the future. When you register a car and has a license plate, you have to pay fees and insurance on it. Some people turn in the plates, drop the insurance, and park … Read more
  • Are Garbage Disposals Banned in Canada?
    Garbage disposals are fairly popular where people are allowed to have them. They are installed in your sink, and they will break up food into small pieces so that it can go down the drain. It simplifies the process of getting rid of food waste from homes, but it is banned in certain areas. Some … Read more
  • What Is Considered a Fully Equipped Kitchen?
    The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. People need to use it multiple times throughout the day. It doesn’t matter whether you are buying a home, renting, or going on vacation: you may hear the term fully equipped kitchen. A fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals. … Read more