144 episodes

Inspiring you to decorate, improve, and maintain your home with DIY, without compromising your wallet, the environment, or style.

The Thrift Diving Podcast Serena Appiah

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    • 4.6 • 25 Ratings

Inspiring you to decorate, improve, and maintain your home with DIY, without compromising your wallet, the environment, or style.

    How to Get Almost ANYTHING Done in 5 Minutes - #144

    How to Get Almost ANYTHING Done in 5 Minutes - #144

    It's hard to believe, but you can get almost anything done if you focus on it for 5 minutes at a time. I've been using this strategy this week to knock out some of my most stressful "MUST DOs" that I have been ignoring. But I'm finding that by setting a time for 5 minutes at a time, and "habit stacking" the chore with something that I am already doing, I've been able to make a ton of progress--all in 5 minutes increments! Listen to see how you can use this strategy to knock out your "To Do" l...

    • 23 min
    This Is Why I Haven't Been Posting Much - #143

    This Is Why I Haven't Been Posting Much - #143

    As we approach mid-2024, I've been wrestling with late-night anxieties about unmet goals, unfinished DIY projects, health and family concerns, and more. Today, I share with you why I haven't been posting much, including why things feel like their moving at the pace of molasses! :)As I share with you my personal thoughts that reads more like a journal entry, I'd love to know if you have (or are!) struggling with some of these concerns, too! Share your own story and thoughts by reaching out to ...

    • 36 min
    How to Fall In Love With Your Home Again - #142

    How to Fall In Love With Your Home Again - #142

    When we spend too much time around something (or someone!) we stop noticing all the things that make them special and unique, and we start taking it for granted. The same can be true for our home, as well. After living in your home for awhile, you stop noticing and appreciating all the things that you originally loved about your space. You start taking it for granted. Let's talk about how we can fall in love with our home again, and it doesn't have to cost a lot of money!MENTIONEDAre You Emba...

    • 29 min
    Do These 7 Home Maintenance Tasks NOW! - #141

    Do These 7 Home Maintenance Tasks NOW! - #141

    I know that home maintenance sucks, and it would be nice to hire someone else to take care of all of it for you. But most of us can't afford that or don't have the expertise. But there are some things we can do ourselves and we should do right now! Including:Cleaning your dryer vent.Changing your HVAC filter.Checking for leaks and using leak detectors.Getting an annual termite inspection.Getting an annual roof inspectionGutter cleaning and why it's so importantChecking smoke detectors!RESOURC...

    • 49 min
    What It's Really Like for a "Newbie" to Do Their First Room Makeover - #140

    What It's Really Like for a "Newbie" to Do Their First Room Makeover - #140

    We're going behind-the-scenes to hear the complete story of that epic bathroom makeover that I just finished in my best girlfriend's bathroom! What makes this an inspiring episode is that my friend and I get vulernable about what it was really like to tackle a DIY project together. She lacked interest and confidence because she was a "DIY newbie," and I lacked confidence because I had never done a project in someone else's house before (only my own house).Listen as she and I share the i...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Finishing the Interior of a "She Shed" Workshop! (w/Guest Diane Dains) - #139

    Finishing the Interior of a "She Shed" Workshop! (w/Guest Diane Dains) - #139

    I love hearing from other women who decided to make the leap and buy a "she shed" to turn it into a workshop! Reader and fellow DIYer in the Thrift Diving community, Diane Dains, did that very thing: she bought a huge 16' x 28' shed to use as a workshop, but she decided that she would finish off the interior herself. She even hired an electrician to be her "teacher" to oversee her interior wiring (and she had never done interior wiring before!) Listen to this conversation ab...

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Coach Carl Parker ,

I’ve learned so much!

I thoroughly enjoyed the DIY ride with this well-spoken guide! I almost spent $$$ at Wayfair for old “looking” furniture. Why?? Thanks for the inspiration!

Pursey Sledge ,

Thrift Diving

I absolutely love Serena. She starts out in episode one saying how her voice is horrible but, I absolutely love her voice. Her voice is very relaxing and she just sounds like someone you can carry a conversation with… a friend. She talks about her voice being harsh and scratching but, I don’t see that at all sometimes it does seem like is a little bit of a sore throat but, doesn’t sound bad. I just think she’s the most clever person I’ve seen, there’s nothing she won’t dry.

Fun1894 ,

Episode 61

Good content but lost stars for mentioning T#%^p name. A billion other examples she could’ve said.EDIT UPDATE Then she got political

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