Simple DIY Door Stops You Can Make Yourself + Other Super Cool And Unique Doorstops

Using a tube bottle as a door stop. photo by Lynnette at

It wasn't until I saw this tube door stopper that I realized an empty (or not-so-empty) tube of anything makes a cheap and easy DIY door stop! Plus-d is a Japanese company that actually sells colorful tubes that are similar to a tube of hand lotion, facial cleanser, etc. and markets them as doorstops to keep your doors propped open. While those tubes may be more fashionable and modern than your typical door stopper (and regular tubes of stuff, for that matter), I can't help but think that … [Read more...]

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

garage sale - sold $106.00

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 give or ...the most likely option c) you just didn't have the right shoppers come by your yard sale on this particular day … [Read more...]

How To Set Up Your Yard Sale Space & Display Your Items For Sale

garage sale - sold $106.00

#1 - Hide anything you don't intend to sell. First and foremost, anything you do not want to sell should be moved as far away from the yard sale area as possible. Or, cover those items with blankets and tarps. I can't tell you how many times people have wanted to buy items that were simply being stored in our garage. These are just a few of the strange things that people have wanted to buy at my yard sales: … [Read more...]

My Favorite Home & Organization Magazines

Do you subscribe to any magazines? We haven't for years (since I ended my sub to Creating Keepsakes scrapbooking mag about 4 years ago). But, after visiting Jim's family over Christmas and flipping through the pages of my mother-in-law's Better Homes & Gardens and Country Living magazines, I became excited to start "reading" again. … [Read more...]