Storing & Organizing Things

Battery Storage Tip: Don’t Let 9-Volt Batteries Touch… Could Start A Fire!

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Do you keep extra household batteries in a junk drawer, or in a bag? If so, you need to see this!... 9-volt batteries (like those used in your smoke detectors) can cause a fire and destroy your house -- just like they destroyed this family's house:   How Can 9v Batteries Cause A Fire? Any time two 9-volt batteries touch (on the terminals on top of the batteries), they can create a charge, build enough heat, and burst into flames. Yes, two 9v batteries touching can start a … [Read more...]

Yard Sale Advertising: Top 6 Places To Post A Yard Sale Online (…Or Find Yard Sales Online!)

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I recently had my 4th major yard sale. (I made $1,013.00 at this one!) In keeping with modern technology, this was the first time I decided to go beyond simply placing an ad in the local newspaper classifieds section and hanging a few garage sale signs myself. Looking in the newspaper for garage sales and driving around endlessly on a Saturday morning looking for loot is so last century. ~LifeHacker I found these to be the 6 best places to post a yard sale online in order to maximize … [Read more...]

Pros And Cons Of Renting A Self Storage Unit To Protect Your Stuff

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As a person who doesn't own a home of her own, as well as working the type of job that requires frequent moves from one place to another, I do tend to change places quite often. That wouldn't be a problem if my possessions only fit in one suitcase. But if you are in a situation like mine, where you have heaps of clothes, books, smaller interior pieces, etc., you would quickly see the necessity of using the services of a self-storage unit. These are a true bliss for anybody in a situation … [Read more...]

Tips For Pricing Native American Collectibles That You Want To Sell

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First, let me say that if you own Native American collectibles, then chances are you probably aren't going to be selling them at a yard sale. However, there is always the possibility that you inherited some that you have no interest in keeping. Or, you may have been interested in the items as collectibles in the past, but now you no longer are and you wish to sell them. Whatever the reason, if you have some Native American collectibles that you'd like to sell, here are some tips for … [Read more...]

Organized Garages: Attached vs Detached & Finished vs Unfinished

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Over the years, I have owned about a half dozen different homes. What's the first thing on my priority list when I move into a house with no garage? Build one! ...Usually before the last of the boxes is unpacked from the move. Living in the snowbelt makes it almost mandatory for me to have a garage to protect the family vehicles as well as other motorized tools and equipment. As Jay Leno would likely confirm, there's no such thing as too large of a garage! Did You Know?... By … [Read more...]

DIY Closet Organizers

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Is your closet a mess? Does it need a makeover? If you want to organize your closet on a budget, I'm about to show you some DIY closet organizers that you can put into place this weekend! There's no need to put it off any longer. The time to spruce up your closet is now. First, start with these 5 tips for organizing your closet. Next, determine which closet organizer you'll use. Here are the best DIY closet organizers...   Basically, you have 2 options: Design and … [Read more...]

Best Kitchen Cabinet Organizers

I don't know about you, but if I didn't have kitchen organizers my kitchen would be such a mess! I love these things, and I've been known to buy extras of my favorites. Being organized in the kitchen makes cooking so much more enjoyable, don't you think?  And easier too! Not only can you find exactly what you're looking for instead of digging around in cabinet for it, but your recipes come together so much more quickly when you have the right tools in place. These are the best kitchen … [Read more...]

The Best FREE Home Inventory Programs To Keep Track Of Everything You Own

Do you have a record of all the high-ticket items you've purchased that are currently in your home?  If you suffered a fire or flood would it be easy for you to determine exactly what was lost or destroyed?  It's important to have a detailed inventory of all your belongings in the event of a natural disaster, accident, or theft. Your home inventory should include everything that you can personally itemize within your house.  It should also include all of your insurance policies, … [Read more...]