1. Clean up everyday around the stove and treat it like a fine piece of furniture 2. Also clean and wood chips bark that enter the home as well 3. Remember to open the damper before loading. Setting off the smoke alarms, pisses off the wife. 4. Neat ash extraction and not a billowing poof of an ash cloud is a must 5. Store any inside wood in a neat pile or in a wood box 6. Getting the wife to load the stove and have splits stored inside for convenient loading. 7. Having your wife brag how mush she saves heating with wood to her friends and co coworkers 8. Sitting around the warm home with the fire going in quiet moments with your wife sipping beverages Priceless!!