If you can’t read small print up close and need a quick (and FREE) DIY hack when you’re at home, read this! This easy hack works every time. (I use it when I’m reading instruction manuals, recipes, the mail, and dosage instructions on prescription bottles.) I’ve also found a great magnifier for reading small print and tackling other household projects (like removing splinters and ticks, fixing jewelry, etc.) See the 7 reasons I think it’s the best magnifying glass for reading small print.
Here, homeowners are sharing their favorite ways to get free stuff for the home -- and who doesn't like getting things for FREE? From DIY ideas without spending a dime because you're using things you already have at home to ways to find free stuff at yard sales & garage sales (and reasons you should offer free things at your sales, too).
Prefer using a DIY organizer rather than buying a product or gadget that does the same thing? These are some of the best ideas I’ve seen for getting organized without spending a dime! See my personal recommendations before trying each of these DIY organization ideas. These are the best repurposing tips to help you get organized… for FREE!
I found a Little Tikes outdoor climber for FREE on Facebook Marketplace — it just needed a little TLC. See what I did to give this old outdoor climber a new look. Here’s how to paint plastic outdoor play sets + My tips for making the job quicker & easier.
It’s important to have a detailed inventory of all your belongings in the event of a natural disaster, accident, or theft. The best way to create and maintain your personal inventory is to use one of these FREE home inventory programs, apps, and printable forms.
I like to keep my plastic shopping bags rolled together, organized in self-dispensing bundles. It’s really easy to do. You just have to fold them together in a certain way. I’m going to show you how to roll plastic bags so you can easily pull out one bag at a time. Plus, fun ways to save time & money with your reusable shopping bags!
You’ve seen shows like Flip This House featuring Armando Montelongo on A&E and Property Ladder with Kersten Kemp on TLC, right? Now you can try your hand at flipping houses yourself for free online. Play the online game called House Flip!
What do you know about your neighbors? Better yet, what do your neighbors know about you? Here are 6 legal ways to snoop on your neighbors online. They’re all free too.
Some fun DIY stuff you can do… make your own furniture out of cardboard boxes!
Here are some great ideas for what to do with all of the unsold items at your yard sale or garage sale. Briefly: donate, sell online, give away for free, save for next garage sale, keep and enjoy. Some options: eBay, Freecycle, Craigslist, Goodwill, Salvation Army, or friends & relatives.
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. Here are some of the items I give away for free at yard sales…
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! So be sure to check the weather forecast. However, overcast days are often more successful than sunny, hot days!
See how you can get 2 free tree seedlings, plus some highlights from my personal experience of replanting trees. We live in Tennessee, and the trees I mention here are: Japanese Red Maple tree, Oriental Totem Pole, and Pecan Trees. Great pictures and tips here…
Looking for a quick & easy way to stay organized? Then you’ve GOTTA try the PocketMod! It’s very low-tech, yet very practical and functional. (Fun too!)
Have you wondered what happens to the plants that nurseries don’t sell? They are typically destroyed, what a waste that is! A company called Free Trees and Plants rescues unsold plants and offers them to the public for FREE — you only pay postage and handling. Here are the details…
It bugs me when some many ‘working’ items are simply kicked to the curb on trash pick up day, rather than donated to places like Goodwill or the Salvation Army… or better yet, passed on to your own neighbors, friends, and relatives.
Freecycle is a great place to find free stuff AND a great place to give away free stuff! Here’s how to find a Freecycle group in your area. Plus my tips for making the most of Freecycle locally.