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...]

Play ‘House Flip’ Online (Free) To Test Your Skill At Flipping Houses

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So fun!... You've seen shows like Flip This House featuring Armando Montelongo on A&E and Property Ladder with Kersten Kemp on TLC, right? Well, now you can try your hand at flipping houses yourself for free online. I first heard about this from Bob Vila: Want to feel like a star on Flip This House but don't necessarily care for sinking tens of thousands of real dollars (not to mention countless hours) into a potential money pit? Then you need to try your hand at House Flip, a free … [Read more...]

6 Free Ways To Learn More About Your Neighbors… Legally

The truth is with a little careful research online, you can find out just about anything about anyone these days. In fact this is one reason that some people (about 6%) decide not be Internet users at all. Still, there are times when it is critical to find out information about your neighbors. 6 Reasons You Might Want To Know More About Your Neighbors:1. The possibility that a neighbor may be a convicted sex offender.2. Your neighbors always seem to know what is going on in your house and … [Read more...]

Fun With Furniture Made Out Of Cardboard

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Check out this global design challenge...The mission: "to create a cost-effective, collapsible piece of furniture and ship it to New York inside a large FedEx box within 90 days of receipt of the project brief."BUDGET: could not exceed $200. EACH DESIGN: must support the weight of a person up to 200 lbs. CONCISE INSTRUCTIONS: must accompany the design in order to assemble it for exhibition.More interesting DIY furniture...  DIY Cardboard Furniture... Try It … [Read more...]

Yard Sale Advice: What To Do With Leftover Garage Sale Items

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What if, at the end of the day, you're left with most of the items that you started with?...Don't get frustrated by the fact that most of your yard sale items didn't sell.It just means you either: a) had a lot of stuff!or...b) asked more for it than a typical yardsaler is willing to giveor ...the most likely optionc) you just didn't have the right shoppers come by your yard sale on this particular day … [Read more...]

Reasons To Give Away Items For FREE At Your Yard Sale

One of the best things you can do at your yard sale is to give away some items for free. And don't be shy about making a big deal of it!I always offer free stuff at each of my garage sales.This year, the biggest hit was:"FREE sandollars... take a few ... help yourself!"I actually like to have an entire section of free stuff. Because, when it comes right down to it, you know that everything you have is not going to sell. So why not try to guess which of your items are LEAST likely … [Read more...]

Garage Sale Tips: Do You Have A Rain Plan? What To Do If It Rains

When it comes to having a successful yard sale, you should always have a rain plan.Otherwise, if it rains, you've gone to a lot of work for nothing!Following is some great advice if you're contemplating having a garage sale, and you want to be prepared in case it rains...  Have A Rain Plan This was my rain plan: I'm only having my sale on one day -- Saturday. If it rains, I'll have the sale on Sunday. After that, rain or shine, whatever is left goes to Freecycle, where people … [Read more...]