Why We Love Local (And You Should, Too!)



Ok, we get it …. shopping local isn’t always easy, convenient or less expensive with the Amazon’s of the world and all the ONLINE shopping you can do now-a-days!  But we have 5 good reasons that will make you think twice about shopping online, and maybe take a walk to the local farmer’s market or call that local small business!


1. Boost your local Economy


What better reason than to help the town you live in?  Enhance the quality of the area you are from and support?  Help that business owner get their kids a new pair of sneakers for school, not that huge CEO of the large chain get his 3rd vacation home.  Listen, there’s nothing wrong with being a successful CEO of a large company that’s NOT what we are saying.  But, buying local and boosting your local economy is much more rewarding!


2. Personalized Service & Guarantee 

How about a place you can walk into-shake someones hand, speak to a person and get that cake just the way you want it, the new sink installed just the way you asked, or maybe something personalized or monogrammed——and a place to walk back in and ask questions and get the service you need? What about 2 months from your purchase something goes wrong?  Isn’t it nice to have a service person LOCAL that you can deal with?  We think so!


3. Unique -one of kind products/service 

Neat products you won’t find anywhere else.  Maybe they are handmade, maybe it’s the service that is like no other? Maybe the owner drops by after your new bathroom is done and shakes your hand , thanks you and gives you his personal cell phone number if you have any questions.  Maybe you order a special handmade piece for over your mantle.. it’s one of a kind, and you are the only one with it!  We think this goes a LONG way!


5. Create Local Jobs

Local businesses can usually create higher paying jobs, better quality jobs for you and your neighbors!  Again, boosting the local economy and quality of life!


No matter what we think shopping local is the way to go!  There are so many benefits, even if it’s just for your health…. that once a week walk to the local farmer’s market.  Maybe it’s that local honey you buy that helps you with your seasonal allergies?  Either way you cut it… LOCAL is awesome!  Call your local Plumber today — Ray Page Plumbing, INC has 24/7 Emergency Service, personlized service plans, financing and more!  860-926-4842!  


How to Survive a One Bathroom Household


One bathroom… family of 4 or 5… and then you have company over too!  Ahhhh.. it’s a waiting line in your hallway, ear to the door waiting for the “whoosh” of the toilet flushing.

One bathroom…. “what were we thinking!”   This is what you think to yourself as your 3rd in line in your own home!  Never mind if anyone is ill in the house.  Forget any privacy while you’re in the shower or bathtub… When you gotta go, you gotta go!



One renovation If possible  would be to close off the toilet area!  Let’s be honest , though.. this isn’t possible in a small single family home in most cases.  If it is, DO IT!  It will make room for bathing, brushing teeth, makeup , hair or doing your “business.”  MULTI-TASKING family!



Doing something so little as adding another sink in the bathroom, may make your life in the morning sooooo much easier.  If you do a vanity you have more storage and counter space as well!  2 Mirrors, or one big mirror?  YES Please.  Will make your bathroom appear bigger too, WIN-WIN!

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Do you have beach towels -in the linen closet -in the bathroom?  Well time to re-think this decision.  Move things like beach towels, first aide supplies, medicine, hair products, makeup and extra OUT of the bathroom.  That way if you need these items it’s not a hassle when it’s being occupied, and you don’t have to subject yourself to any unpleasant odors.  Let’s be honest, this is true in every  household.  Okay, and for the part no one really wants to talk about… getting sick.  When someone in the house (some cases EVERYONE) is sick… first dibs should always go to #2!  Have a “barf” bucket handy ….. it’s unpleasant.. but this is life, and people have been dealing with one bathroom households forever!!



This can work for kids of all ages.  Clearly this won’t work 100% of the time… I mean if you son is covered in mud–you may not want to wait until his nighttime shower to get him cleaned up.  But, you know what we mean.  If Dad normally wakes up at 5am and takes a shower, there should be plenty of time for Mom to get up and take a shower after getting the kids ready at 6:30am.  See what we mean, kids then take their showers in the evening, and this is a great way to divvy up the bathroom time.

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MOST IMPORTANTLY:  MAINTAIN THE BATHROOM, I mean it’s your only one for the ENTIRE family…. if it goes “OUT OF ORDER”.. that’s when the scramble really begins!

If you get clogs in the sink, tub or toilet on a regular basis, time to have the Plumber in and nip that in the bud ASAP!  If it keeps happening, it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to be put on a maintenance program with Ray Page Plumbing, INC does offer!  This usually offers homeowners future savings as well!

TIP:  Show your entire family where the water shut off is.  You won’t be sorry!

If there is a leak or a drip or a wobbly faucet.. get it fixed!  It’s costly to have a leak, and can lead to more serious problems!  Call Ray Page Plumbing, INC for a free quote on Plumbing issues.

Any questions?  Call Ray Page Plumbing, INC (860) 926-4842
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