I’ve noticed that my friends tend to be either grass-cutting aficionados, or just plain nonfans of the task. If you’re a fan of all things grass cutting, then you’ve probably already planned out how to store your lawn equipment for the winter. The rest of us need some help!   Get Your Mower Ready for Storage Spend a little time this fall getting your mower ready for winter storage, and you’ll be rewarded in the spring with a mower that’s ready to go! I’m including some general steps below, but it’s important...

  Our previous post on what to pack in an RV emergency kit might have left readers with the image of a pile of stuff and nothing to put it all in. Indeed, there are a lot of bits and pieces needed make sure you’re ready for any eventuality on the road. But that doesn’t mean you need to have a mess on your hands.   So what’s the best box or container...

It’s a fact: school supplies costs more and more every year. However, you don’t have to tap in to your 401K just to stock up on all the essentials this year. Just take a few simple steps that will save you some cash. Shop at Home Before you head out to the store, make sure to see what you can find at home. You’d be surprised at what you can find with just a...

  As the weather cools and you start craving pumpkin pies or caramel apples, don’t forget to pay attention to the lawn furniture that served you so well during the summer. As you may know, patio furniture can be expensive to replace. That’s why it’s important to protect it carefully with proper storage, especially during harsh winters.   With proper...

If you happen to be travelling or moving to a far away location, then you will need to deal with all your belongings in the best way possible. You will have to downsize and cut away a lot of what you own so you can make the move, especially if you don’t plan on leaving a home behind. In many cases you’ll be able to leave some of your belongings with family...

In an ideal world, every vehicle would have an emergency kit stowed in back. In reality, most drivers keep nothing more than a spare, a jack, and maybe some jumper cables. Either that or a AAA card. RV owners can’t get away with that kind of blasé attitude. RVs really cover the miles; something is sure to go wrong eventually when you’re on the road for days or...

Posted on Sep 4 2013 - 10:48pm by Dayna Hathaway
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Moving with kids underfoot can add extra stress and difficulty to an already grueling process. How can you engage the little ones in the work? If you play your cards right, you’ll keep the kids occupied and get some quality help with your packing as well. Here are categories of things you can have kids pack, as well as specific tasks they can help with. Have kids...

  Kim Rohrer blogs at Kim’s Kitchen Sink about everything interesting including things like knitting, gardening, baking, technology, and friendship.   A few weeks ago, I gave y’all a detailed list (with photos) of the contents of my super awesome camping box. That post will help you maximize your efficiency when it comes to packing for camping trips,...

  In a perfect world we’d all have millions to use in renovating our homes. Shabby bathrooms would magically become luxurious spas. Grungy kitchens would transform into bright, state-of-the-art cuisines. But in the world we live in, most of us have to make do with much lower-budget fixes. Thank goodness you can still do a lot to improve your abode with a limited...

  Storage doesn’t have to mar the elegance of your abode. There are plenty of stylish ways to stow your stuff. Here are ten ideas.   1. Hide it in a bench. Benches can hide a multitude of things. Try putting drawers inside a bench or window seat or install benches with lidded tops. ...