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

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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...]

Recycling Trash 101: How To Dispose Of Things That Can’t Go In Curbside Recycling Or Your Regular Garbage

Before you go to throw something away at home, you need to know that there are lots of household items that cannot (or should not) be disposed of in your regular trash.Many things cannot even be recycled via your regular curbside recycling or in your county's recycling dumpsters.The following items pose a hazard to the environment and human well-being and, therefore, must be recycled in other ways. Usually, this means taking the item to a Household Hazardous Waste collection center in … [Read more...]

Recycling Companies & Recyclable Materials You Might Not Think Of

These days, everyone is looking for new ways to recycle items that may not have previously been thought of as recyclable -- in hopes of avoiding the landfills. Some things are no-brainers when it comes to recycling -- such as paper, plastic and glass. But what are some of the things you can recycle that might not be so obvious? There is actually more than you might realize. In fact, a number of businesses are taking a lead role in recycling everyday items. For example, clothing stores like … [Read more...]

Moving Boxes: Everything You Need To Know

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We've all had to move at least once in our lives, and one of the more arduous tasks when you move is making sure that you have enough moving boxes to pack everything.One of the worst experiences of my life during my last move was when I ran out of boxes and had to start purchasing them. I was amazed at the amount of money it took to purchase even a few boxes.Before I was done, I had easily spent $50 just on boxes alone! A very scary thought especially when you take into account the fact … [Read more...]

Moving Supplies: Everything You Need Before You Pack For A Move

Moving soon? Wondering where to begin in terms of packing and preparing for your move? Following is a list of just about every single item you could possibly need in order to pack for your upcoming move. If I were you, I would start gathering up these moving supplies now -- to ensure that your packing and moving will go really smooth. I've moved 8 times. Usually, I moved myself -- with the help of friends and family. Once, I hired a professional moving company (actually my employer did). Soon, … [Read more...]

Tips For Pricing Yard Sale Items

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If you want to be smiling at the end of your yard sale and feel good that you've sold most of your items, then price everything very low! I'm not kidding.Otherwise, you'll just end the day frustrated and sad that you went to all this trouble to set up and run a day-long (or 2-day long) yard sale... yet you've got nothing to show for it!My advice is to just sell everything and be done with it, rather than try to make some outlandish profit in the end. It's far more frustrating to be left … [Read more...]

Top 10 Unique Uses For Blue Painter’s Tape

Masking tape... "although it isn't as popular as duct tape, most homes have at least one or two rolls around the house." Source Painter's tape... "has light, or weak, adhesive. The paper backing of the tape is easy to tear." SourceIn my opinion, blue painter's tape is utterly indespensible around the house!It's great because painter's tape sticks to the surface, but leaves no sticky residue when it is removed.Alright, here we go... 10 unique uses for blue painter's tape! … [Read more...]