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Fall is my favorite season, and it isn’t just because of the free-flowing pumpkin ale and return of Monday Night Football. Even better is the invigorating nip in the air, the glorious autumnal colors, and the fun that can be had in a well-appointed yard. While the hamburgers, watermelon, and water fights of summer have their place, I believe that outdoor living...

Alternative Titles: 7 Spooktacular DIY Halloween Costumes Go green this Halloween and leave those cheaply made, cookie-cutter costumes at the store. Using a few simple items from your house, you can make your kids some fun and exciting costumes that they will love on Halloween and beyond. You will not only save money, you’ll also encourage creativity and teach your...

Rust, corrosion, and inactivity can take a big toll on a motorcycle. If you’re storing your ride for the winter, make sure you take some action before you put it away or you may be in for some nasty surprises come spring. Basem Wasef at About.com offers a very thorough description of the best way to store your motorcycle. But if you just want the basics, go with...

With summer behind us, it’s time to winterize and store all of your mild-weather toys – and that includes your Jet Ski or Waverunner. It’s a sad fact, but you just can’t use your personal watercraft (a.k.a. PWC) all year. With a price tag of $10,000 to $15,000, the fun of a PWC doesn’t come cheap. Make sure you get the most out of your investment by...

Fall is just around the corner – and if those chilly winds and plummeting temps tell us anything it’s that winter is not far behind. Before the deep freeze sets in, take some time to pack away some of your summer items to clear up more space for living. Tell us: Which of these items are you planning on storing this fall? Keep a tab in your head as you run down...

The kids are going back to school, and you’ve already enjoyed that great summer vacation. Yet, you have a nagging feeling you missed something this summer. Could it be that you didn’t enjoy one of summer’s greatest fun activities? I’ve listed 10 simple, low-stress ways you can make sure your summer ends on a charming and fun note. Try to tackle a few of these...

The sun is setting on summer and summer marks the end of many outdoor activities, which means you’ll be left with a lot things you won’t be using for months. First, make sure to reserve your storage unit, including drive-up storage if you have a car, jetski, or boat. Then, follow this end-of-summer checklist to efficiently organize your storage unit. Boat and...

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to say hello to fall — and your fall wardrobe. That means making space for your light jackets, comfy sweaters, and all the new trends this season. Here are our tips for how to make room in your closet for fall fashion. Empty your closet. Tackle your closet head-on. Take everything out, placing all items on a table or bed....

Maximize the success of your yard sale by teaming up with your neighbors. Not only are community sales more fun, but you’ll likely do more business and have less work to do. Advantages of Organizing a Community Yard or Garage Sale 1. Increased promotional budget The cost of printing up and distributing flyers and signs, plus online and newspaper ads, can be...

We’ve reached high season for vacations, moving…and yard sales! If you’re taking the opportunity to clean house, lighten your load, and gain a bit of extra space this summer, here are five tips for hosting a successful yard sale. 1. Create some buzz. How will friends and neighbors know about the great bargains you’re offering if you don’t tell them?...