One of the best ways to get your home ready to sell is by accentuating the floorplan. You can do this simply by removing some furniture items to open up the room a bit. This will also allow more light and exposure from the outside giving rooms a bright and open feeling.
When traveling, instead of buying handfuls of plastic containers for your bathroom products, simply use zipper sealed baggies. They work for overnight portions of shampoo and conditioner, keeping moisture away from cotton balls and q-tips, and prevents any make-up spills from getting on other items.
If you’re planning a move and if you’re planning to load the truck yourself, pack
heavier boxes first, toward the front of the truck, for balance.
If you’re getting ready to list your house for sale remember, buyers want to picture themselves in your house and not the homeowner, so replace pictures of you and your family with decorative artwork.
Target is a great place to go for affordable artwork.
When planning a move, don’t forget the
packing supplies. You can expect to spend around $250 or more on what’s needed
to move the belongings of a couple or a small family. Double that amount for a family of four. And keep in mind, it’s
always better to get too many materials than too few.
"I love what you were articulating…but unfortunately its not translating to what we visually see…"
-Vern Yip from Design Star. [source]
Make your own compost by collecting fallen leaves in a large plastic bag. Poke holes in the bag to allow air flow and store the bag where it won’t freeze over the winter. By spring you’ll have a bag full of rich soil conditioner.
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. [source]
The best way to garden is to put on a wide brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig. [source]
If you’re a conscientious user of home electronics, you always turn them off when you’re not using them. But they don’t actually go all the way off—they continue using energy to power features like clock displays, remote controls, and battery rechargers. Depending on the efficiency of your unit’s design, the standby power use can be minimal or substantial.