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Young House Love Has A Podcast

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Deep (and not-so-deep) conversations about home improvement, design, and life at home. Tune in for weekly episodes filled with casual decorating advice, DIY stories, interviews with experts, and a smattering of tips and ideas that can help you simplify, organize, and update your home. Sherry and John Petersik are the married duo who began chronicling their home improvement adventures in 2007 on the blog Young House Love, which spawned two New York Times best-selling books, as well as product lines sold by Target and Home Depot. And, well, now they have a podcast.

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Deep (and not-so-deep) conversations about home improvement, design, and life at home. Tune in for weekly episodes filled with casual decorating advice, DIY stories, interviews with experts, and a smattering of tips and ideas that can help you simplify, organize, and update your home. Sherry and John Petersik are the married duo who began chronicling their home improvement adventures in 2007 on the blog Young House Love, which spawned two New York Times best-selling books, as well as product lines sold by Target and Home Depot. And, well, now they have a podcast.

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By ThaisCSF - May 18 2020
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Thank you so much for this podcast! It makes my commute to work on Monday morning enjoyable setting the mood for the whole week. Now it just makes my Monday morning commute to my desk in my bedroom more fun! Loved listening to Medina today, I love her YouTube series

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This is such a fun listen. Great ideas & fun, lighthearted content.

iTunes Ratings

7846 Ratings
Average Ratings
7467
225
59
42
53

We all need some positivity

By ThaisCSF - May 18 2020
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Thank you so much for this podcast! It makes my commute to work on Monday morning enjoyable setting the mood for the whole week. Now it just makes my Monday morning commute to my desk in my bedroom more fun! Loved listening to Medina today, I love her YouTube series

Favorite podcast

By shanson88 - May 09 2020
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This is such a fun listen. Great ideas & fun, lighthearted content.
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Young House Love Has A Podcast

Latest release on May 18, 2020

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Rank #1: #170: The Two Totally Different Ways That We House Hunted

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This week we’re taking a deep dive into the two methods that we used to find our Florida house, including how we prioritized our wants versus needs, sifted through hundreds of real estate listings, and used technology to overcome the fact that we were 800 miles away. We’re also sharing how a bad news call from our contractor ended up saving us from a huge future headache (that may or may not have involved having zero functioning bathrooms in our new house). Plus, Sherry’s unique way with words comes back to haunt her. And John takes spreadsheeting to a whole new level. 

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-170/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Apr 13 2020

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Rank #2: #169: How Exactly Do You Downsize Your Stuff?!

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As we prepare to move into a house that’s less than half the size of our current one, we’re taking a long hard look at our belongings to figure out what should come and what we no longer need, love, or have a use for. And today we’re outlining the systematic criteria that we’re using to evaluate what to bring and what to leave behind (yes, we actually have four questions that we consider for every last object). Plus we’re sharing how we’re getting rid of the things we don’t need, including different ways to donate (and some great causes to consider), along with a recent technique that we tried (and it worked!) for selling a whole lot of things in one fell swoop. We’ve also got a big update on how coronavirus has impacted our moving plans and the answer to that “whatever happened to the shutters you were putting on your house?” question that we get every time we share an exterior photo. 

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-169/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Apr 06 2020

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Rank #3: #3: Why Decluttering Makes Your Head Hurt

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Designer Sarah Richardson shares one of her biggest makeover mistakes, which prompts us to reflect upon a design fail that we’ve made not once, but twice! We also dive into how we attempt to keep our house in order, and dig up some research about why decluttering can make your head hurt. Plus, you'll hear how our mornings have gotten greener, what has changed about our frame game, and we'll test our knowledge about a popular design show's slew of spinoffs. 

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Jun 20 2016

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Rank #4: #153: Easy Ways To Make Your Day Less Annoying

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You guys submitted your favorite life hacks over the last few weeks, so today we’ve got an episode bursting at the seams with all of those cheap & simple tricks for making your home run smoother and your day a little less frustrating. We’ve got everything from clever cleaning tips and unconventional storage ideas to both high and low tech ways to keep you more organized. We’re also sharing why we’re giving a BIG EYEROLL to the latest part of our master bathroom renovation and a new money saving tool that we got for our kids.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-153 for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Nov 04 2019

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Rank #5: #95: Our House Is Too Big. There, We Said It.

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We’ve recently had a realization that we just don’t need as much space as we have. So how'd we end up buying a too-big house? What has made this so clear to us now? And what square footage do we think would be just right? We’re sharing all of that in this episode, including the exact moment we now realize we went off the rails during our house hunting search. We're also taking you behind the scenes of our recent charity makeover for three deserving kids and sharing why things have really turned a corner out at the beach. Plus, Sherry hunts for the perfect Mother’s Day gift and John shares what exterior gadget made all of our jaws drop. Really, it's mesmerizing to witness.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-95/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

May 07 2018

37mins

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Rank #6: #128: Finding More Life In Less Stuff

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Minimalism can still feel like an “out there” lifestyle, so this week we’re bringing in expert Joshua Becker to share how dipping your toes into the minimalist waters can lead to big gains at home and in life. He shares how to stop the slow creep of household clutter, what minimizing can teach our kids, and how it might even help you achieve some of your biggest life goals that have nothing to do with organizing or paring down. Plus, we take you inside a part of our house that many of you have never seen before, and we share what we’re both doing in the pursuit of a better night’s sleep.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-128/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Jan 28 2019

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Rank #7: #64: How We Paid Off The Mortgage On Our House (!!!)

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We’ve got some big news this week that you probably didn’t see coming (also: we might be crazy). Plus we share how we were able to pay off our mortgage (!!) and how the groundwork we laid over a decade ago in our first house made it all possible. We also chat about stuff you should NOT pass down to your kids (there’s some surprising stuff that experts say don’t make good heirlooms anymore) and we cover everything from our first house's cost to how our mortgage for our third house was actually smaller than our first.

Be sure to check out http://www.younghouselove.com/podcast-64/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Sep 18 2017

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Rank #8: #39: How To Make House Cleaning Suck A Little Less

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Guess what? Even pro house cleaners hate cleaning. So we asked YouTube cleaning guru Melissa Maker to share her secrets for making your cleaning chores faster, more effective, and all-around less painful. Plus, Sherry dives headfirst into the (often mispronounced) Danish concept of “hygge” and how it can make for a happier and cozier home. We also take a look at the wacky backstory to one of our favorite household products and an even wackier date night that had us laughing with (and at) our neighbors.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Mar 06 2017

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Rank #9: #159: Are You A Maximizer or Satisficer?

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Have you ever thought about your approach to making decisions? It turns out that humans tend to have two distinct styles (and they even have fancy psychological terms to go along with them). The funny revelation is that Sherry & I each exemplify a different one. So this week we’re sharing what we've learned about each type of decision maker, and how it can impact everything from how we choose items for our home to how we booked our first international family vacation. We’re also outlining five ways you can refresh a room without spending ANY money whatsoever. As in zero dollars (Sherry would add a "holla!" right here). Plus, the new kid-friendly kitchen activity that we’re loving, the exciting-ish conclusion to our Color of the Year predictions, and how far people will go for bread.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-159 for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Dec 16 2019

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Rank #10: #158: Holiday Decorating Around The World

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After hundreds of submissions from Australia to South Africa, we’ve rounded up some fascinating (and extremely charming) ways that you guys dress up your homes all around the world to celebrate a variety of holidays. We loved hearing about everything from colorful Diwali decorations in India to elaborate Nativity scenes in Colombia, along with a wide range of tales about who brings the gifts (Santa isn't the only game in town!). And we realized there's one common theme that ties pretty much every holiday together across the globe! Plus we’re sharing the painful wrench that was thrown into our master bathroom progress, and why we need to have a word with Taylor Swift. Oh and the movie that you should run, not walk, to go see. 

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-158 for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Dec 09 2019

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Rank #11: #126: Is Your Home Making You Grumpy?

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Lots of us want a more organized home, but are we going about it the wrong way? Today we’re talking with a home efficiency expert about how rethinking our approach to organizing could end up making us all happier - and maybe even turn us into more patient partners and more present parents. She also tells us why we should treat our kitchen like an operating room, how Sherry’s minimized closet could be better, and why garages are so hard to keep under control. We’re also sharing how a random phone call and a dicey forecast sucked the momentum right out of our duplex progress, but we’re still finding some silver lining in the news. Plus Sherry falls hard for some fairies.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-126/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Jan 14 2019

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Rank #12: #152: The Haunted Room At Our Beach House

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In honor of Halloween, we’re sharing a spooky occurrence at our beach house that we legitimately couldn't explain for a few months (even I, the perennial skeptic, was like... "how did that just happen?!"). We’re also chatting with author Miranda Anderson about how her entire family took on a yearlong shopping ban, and how that choice led to more gratitude, patience, and a sense of adventure for the entire family. Plus, an update on how things are getting real (and real messy!) in our master bathroom reno - and a tool we’re using to help keep our sanity throughout the process.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-152/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Oct 28 2019

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Rank #13: #92: The Household Staples We Never Buy

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Do you reject certain “household staples?” We do! And it turns out a lot of other people do too - to the point that experts are saying they might someday disappear. So this week we’re breaking down how and why the typical home (and its contents) might be changing, along with revealing what modern comforts we’ve deemed unnecessary in our house (one of them is weird, I'm warning you). We're also sharing how we found the best spring break home we've ever rented, and how we navigated the stresses of flying with children, car seats, a dog, his crate - essentially ALL THE THINGS. Oh, and it turns out we’re storing lots of stuff in our garage that we probably shouldn’t be.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Apr 16 2018

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Rank #14: #106: What’s It Really Like To Downsize?

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Sure it's fun to imagine what it would be like to downsize and live in a significantly smaller space, but this week we're talking to a family of 4 (with a giant dog!) who took the leap and moved from a large builder-grade home to a 1,200 cottage bungalow with just one full bathroom and two bedrooms. Designer Shavonda Gardner shares extremely frank details about the pros & cons - including who in her family resisted it most, what space issues they still struggle with, and what they've done to make it work a heckova lot harder. We also talk to her about designing smaller spaces (is lighter paint really the only answer? she says NO!) as well as diversifying your online inspiration sources. Plus we’ve got some exciting news about the upcoming launch of our furniture line, and we find out why most Millennials regret becoming homeowners.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-106/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Aug 06 2018

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Rank #15: #33: In Pursuit Of Buying Less & Doing More

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What’s it really like to downsize? We talk with House*Tweaking blogger Dana Miller about how moving to a smaller home (at a time they’re family was expanding!) helped them achieve their financial and family goals, and why it’s not always as easy as it may seem. Plus, our own pursuit to spend less money on things and more on experiences leads to a very strange morning together. Also, when should you buy vs. rent a new tool and Sherry’s favorite quick trick for dents and scratches in wood furniture.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Jan 23 2017

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Rank #16: #7: What Your House Should Look Like When You're 30

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Is there a magical age when your house starts feeling more grown-up? In this episode we discuss what three well-known design sites think should (and shouldn't!) be found in your home when you hit the big 3-0. We also share some of our go-to housewarming gifts, spill a few of our favorite tricks for hanging stuff on the wall, and look at what real estate features are mentioned most when it comes to selling homes in different states.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Jul 18 2016

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Rank #17: #14: What Quitting Our Blog Taught Us

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In this special episode, you’ll hear what we learned from taking nearly 12 months off from blogging thanks to the closing talk that we gave (and taped!) at the Haven Conference last month in Atlanta. It covers the 5 important lessons that are completely clear to us in hindsight, and more details about why we stopped, what we would’ve done differently, and what new challenges we all face in this hyper-connected Internet world.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Sep 05 2016

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Rank #18: #157: How You Can Achieve Even Your Biggest Financial Goals

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Don’t we all want mo money without mo problems? Today we’re talking with personal finance expert Tanja Hester about how value-driven spending and setting a “money mission statement” can help you reach even your biggest financial goals - whether you’re saving up for a home in your dream neighborhood, a big renovation, or even early retirement, which Tanja herself has accomplished. She’s sharing easy ways to trim your budget, painless ways to put more in the bank, and why she thinks most of us have more financial freedom than we think. Plus, we’re discussing a new holiday decorating epiphany that Sherry recently had (oddly enough it was inspired by Halloween and not Christmas) and why you may want to grab an often overlooked painting tool that can save the day. And your back.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-157 for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Dec 02 2019

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Rank #19: #45: Why We Got Rid Of Half The Toys In Our House

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We had an “a-ha” moment while we were away on spring break, which led to a HUGE whole-house purge (including lots and lots of toys) and a ridiculously surprising reaction from our kids. So this week we talk about what inspired the change, and how it has shaped our outlook moving forward. We also share how we got so chummy with our neighbors - and how you can foster a more social atmosphere with yours. And we learn why paying attention to house staging tips might pay off, even if you have no plans to move. Plus Sherry finds inspiration in the success story of one of her favorite accessory designers and John finds inspiration by gawking at people on the beach. Like a creeper.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Apr 24 2017

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Rank #20: #60: Game-Changing Organization Tips From The Pros

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We’ve been on an organizing bender lately, so we called up pro organizers to the stars (yes, they’ve done Gwyneth Paltrow’s pantry!) and Target’s new home organizing experts: The Home Edit. Clea and Joanna explain how people are sabotaging their own organizing efforts, the right way to shop for baskets and bins, and how to not drive yourself crazy with labels. Also, Sherry shares two new (free!) sources of design inspiration that she has been devouring, John faces the facts about our online shopping habits, and we revisit if it’s really free to use a buyer’s agent when buying a house.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Aug 14 2017

38mins

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