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 TheFunTimesGuide.com

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...]

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...]

Lots Of Fun Ways To Organize Shoes In Your Home + Tips For Keeping Your Shoes Organized Forever

Have you lost count of the number of shoes you have? Are there some that you've never even worn? Maybe there's more than just your shoes... but an entire family's worth of shoes that need some organization. Chances are, you currently have shoes in one or more of the following places: mudroom foyer or entryway of your home bedroom(s) garage porch (or deck/patio area) Of course, the ultimate goal is to have all of your shoes quickly available to you, while storing them … [Read more...]

How To Do Cute Towel Foldings & Other Creative Ways To Fold Towels To Impress Your Guests

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I've heard it called 'towel origami' before.Personally, I've always referred to it as 'cute folded towels' or 'fun towel foldings' or 'unique ways cruise ships fold towels'.I've been keeping a collection of creatively folded towel photos for some time now.I think it's time to share them with others.  My Photos Of Cute Folded Towels I've been on 2 different cruises with 2 different cruise lines:My fun cruise with Royal Caribbean Highlights from … [Read more...]

What Are The Hottest Yard Sale Items? What Sells Best?

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First, I'll share with you what I, personally, have experienced in terms of what sells and what doesn't at yard sales.Then, we'll see how my list compares with what "the experts" say.  Who Buys What? I've found that guys tend to gravitate toward tools, movies, sports stuff, CDs & DVDs, office equipment, computer stuff, and yard items.Some of the more unusual things that ladies will scoop up are: unused (or slightly used) health & beauty products, crafty stuff, kids … [Read more...]

Aromatherapy Basics For Beginners Experimenting With Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is simply a way of awakening your senses with a particular scent.You may choose to fill a room -- or an entire house -- with the aromatic scent from one or more Essential Oils. Or, you might want to massage a combination of Essential Oils onto your skin, or add a few drops to your bath water.You have probably already experienced the benefits of aromatherapy -- without even knowing it!How many times have you walked into the office of your doctor, chiropractor, massage … [Read more...]

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers: Creative Uses For These Household Cleaning Blocks That Truly Work Magic!

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Who knew, that I'd first hear about Mr. Clean Magic Erasers at a conference about blogging?It's true. When Glenn Reynolds (a.k.a. "The Instapundit" and godfather of the blogging world) mentioned in passing how much he liked this handy household gadget, I knew it must be great. And when he commented on its ability to work on a wide variety of surfaces, rather than just those stated on the box, I knew this product would be right up my alley.I'm not kidding when I say these Magic Erasers … [Read more...]

Kids’ Toys Kicked To The Curb…

Never has the saying 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' been so evident before as it is today -- in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.I had actually been meaning to write about this for awhile, but now it rings true on a whole DIFFERENT level... Kids' Toys Kicked To The CurbWhen I see children's used toys piled up at the curb on garbage day, I can't help but wonder if there isn't SOME little boy or girl who wouldn't find SOME value in a used (maybe even broken) new … [Read more...]