The Shelf Life Of Household Products & Cleaning Supplies – See How Long Things Last (Typically)

What's the shelf life of cleaning supplies?... Check here... photo by Collin Anderson on Flickr

Earlier, I wrote about the life expectancy of home components -- things like appliances, doors, flooring, faucets and fixtures.That got me wondering about the shelf life of other common things within our house -- like cleaning products and electronics.So I set out to see what I could find about how long other things last... How Long Household Products & Cleaners LastHere's what Real Simple says about the shelf life of common household products like cleaners and items … [Read more...]

Best Picture Hanging Tips: How To Hang Pictures & Artwork On The Wall Like A Pro

Find a common element or theme for pictures that you place in a grouping. photo by tandemracer on Flickr

Pictures can bring life to a room and help to create just the right atmosphere for your home.If you're like me, then making sure that all pictures hang straight on the wall is a huge deal.I hate it when I hang pictures only to spend forever adjusting and re-adjusting them in an attempt to get them all to hang just right. Following are the best picture hanging tips you should use every time you hang new photos on your wall... #1  Pictures should be hung at eye … [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...]

The Best Tips & Tools For Selling Items On eBay

My mom was recently talking about try to sell a few things on eBay. This would be her very first attempt at selling something on eBay.It's a cinch to buy things on eBay, but selling takes a bit more work. So I started looking for some eBay tips & tools that might make the process easier for her.The good news: If you're not a wiz on the computer and signing up with a credit card (to use PayPal for handling all of the payments associated with your items) sounds intimidating... you're … [Read more...]

How To Make A Unique Wall of Photos

Check out this cool system of hanging photographs using wire, pulled taut across a span, from floor to ceiling, with small hardware holding the photos in place.This would actually be a great system for hanging just about anything in a modern yet informal kind of way.Think... kids' artwork, Christmas cards, awards, concert tickets, and more! … [Read more...]

How & Why We Take Unique Photos Prior To A Move

Whenever we're contemplating moving to a new area, we take a picture using that area's natural surroundings to creatively spell out the name of the town we're considering. How This Tradition Got StartedIt all started with moving to Pensacola, Florida. At the time, Lynnette lived in Orlando and Jim lived in Jacksonville. We happened to be driving on the beach on a weekday afternoon (we had both played hooky from work that day!), and Jim started "drawing" in the sand.That … [Read more...]