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How To Paint Your Car Rims In 5 Steps Video

ChrisFix over at Youtube.com shows  you how to paint your old rims to look new again and in any color you want.  In this video Chris goes step by step with cleaning, getting rid of any rust and great tips. Get all 4 tires done in about two hours!



Thanks Chris!


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62 Fun Summer Crafts for Kids DIY

ID-100289369Summer fun is on the way for kids with the help of Care.com. The have a list of 62 inexpensive Summer crafts that will delight the kids and build memories.

Here are some of their great idea’s

Pool Noodle Horses
Butterfly Beach Bucket
Summer Skies Jell-O Snack
Flower Necklace
Rainbow Bright Paper Lantern
Sea Shell Turtle
Cheerios Hanging Bird Feeder


Thank you Care.com for this amazing list.

Get the 62 Summer Crafts for Kids Here


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Preparing and Organizing a Yard Sale Helpful Tips

ID-100127145Yard Sales can be fun and great for making extra money. For a successful Yard Sale planning ahead and being organized is necessary. Start by looking at what you have available. If its something you have not used or worn in the past year or some item collecting dust, put it on your list for a yard sale item. Furniture, clothes, dishes, toys, baby items, books, magazines and kitchen items are just a few examples of what you can add. Go from room to room and collect your stuff. Organize your items, clothes in one pile, toys in another and start pricing. Not sure what something should go for? Look it up online at an auction site to see what it is selling for (example a designer purse). Use labels for clothing and small items and a sign for items like your furniture.

Putting a price on your items will help you out when the day of your sale arrives. It lets you concentrate on selling instead of answering “how much is this” all day long. This makes it easier for your customers to give you the price your asking for or if they want to bargain, which is not uncommon for a yard sale. Don’t price your items too high, if they can get the same item cheaper in a store your pricing that item too high. The key is you don’t someone to walk away and lose a sale over a few dollars but you also do not want to give your stuff away. Setting a good price gives you bargain leverage.

The day and time of your yard sale is important. For instance, Florida in the Summer usually has many afternoon thunderstorms and hot humid weather. So getting out and about in the morning is best. Plan your yard sale for early morning to early afternoon and check the weather for that date. If you have a lot of stuff to sell, you may want to run the sale for two days.

Now that you know what your are selling and when, its time to start advertising. Place an ad in your local paper, with the date of the sale, address, time and some items that will be available like baby furniture, cookbooks, clothes, craft items etc. If someone is looking for say baby furniture or any of the other things your offering it is a good possibility they will save the date and come to your yard sale. Do the same with Social Media, bulletin boards and get the word out at your church, etc.

Run the sale on your Facebook page and share with your friends. You could even make it an “Event” on Facebook and it will let all your friends following you know about it. Put out signs the day of or the day before your yard sale. You want them to be high enough for people driving up to or past your street to see. Make the words “Yard Sale Today!” big and bold with your address underneath and an arrow pointing the way. A sign in front of the yard sale is also a good idea. You may want to check with your local code office about the signs for a yard sale and if you need a permit for your area.

If your yard sale starts at 8:00 am, your sale needs to be set up and ready to go by 7:30 am. The early birds, collectors, bargain hunters, and those looking for antiques may show up early hoping to get a good deal. It is up to your whether to sell that early or not. Pick a spot in your yard or have everything set up on the driveway. Long tables full of yard sale goodies attracts potential customers as they arrive. Put the Books, DVD’s, CD’s,Tools,and other things that are stack-able on tables. You could even have a few couple small tables with the books and movies and have a sign that says all books and movies are $1.00. (As you closer to the end of the day, lower the prices to .50 cents) When clothes are in a box or pile, they are not displayed as well as on a clothes rack or if you have to, a clothes line. Put them on hangers and section them by pants, shorts, tops, dresses, etc. The easier for your customers to go through the clothes the easier for them to choose what they want and purchase. Have bags ready for them to put their purchases into. You could save up bags from grocery shopping.

Selling a vehicle, boat or even your home? This would be a great time to put a sign on it with the price! With all the foot traffic your getting even if someone there is not in need, they may know someone who is. You could set up appointments for after the yard sale or have someone to be in charge of these sales on the spot.

If you can’t make change you can lose a sale. The day before your sale have a small cash drawer ready with coins, ones, fives, and tens. It would be a shame to lose a sale because you could not make change for a ten or twenty dollar bill.

Get ready to have fun and make money!



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How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack (Video) Step by Step

ID-10055769Have you ever been driving down the road and a rock or other substance comes out of nowhere and puts a chip or crack in your windshield? Chris Fix over at Youtube has an easy step by step solution to fixing that up with a DIY and saves you money. See Video Below…
Thanks Chris!







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Trapped in Your Car in a Flash Flood – Would You Know What To Do

According to the National Weather Service “Most flash flooding is caused by slow-moving thunderstorms, thunderstorms repeatedly moving over the same area, or heavy rains from hurricanes and tropical storms.”

NBC News Meteorologist Bill Karins explains why they happen and when they’re most dangerous… See that Here

NBC news showing the aftermath of the flash floods in North Carolina with up to 50 roads closed and a dump truck easily washed down a river! See that Here…

Would you know what to do if you are suddenly caught up in a Flash Flood while driving? How much water does it take to float a car? Get the critical tips for survival from this video with the Today Show Rossen Report – How to survive a flash flood if you’re trapped in your car.



Stay safe!

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Memorial Day Recipes and Party Ideas

ID-100103314Memorial Day Weekend is almost here and its time to pull out the BBQ and have a party. We have done our homework and have sixty recipes to choose from to make your party fabulous! There is certainly something for everyone to enjoy from BBQ to Desserts and more.
Head on over to our Memorial Day Recipes Page on Pinterest and get your shopping list ready!

Honoring The Fallen – Memorial Day Facts
This is a holiday to honor those in the armed forces who died serving our country.

It originally was called Decoration Day to honor those who died in the Civil War.

Coming into the 20th century, all Americans who died while in the military service are now honored with Memorial Day holiday that takes place every last Monday of May.

On this day, many people visit cemeteries of armed forces family members and national cemeteries, and honor the soldiers by placing American flags at their graves.

Why Memorial Day Party and food? Click Here

Have a great and safe weekend!





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How to set up a Phone as a Security Monitor and Tips for Inexpensive Ways to Protect Your Home

You can protect your home with some inexpensive but effective things to add if you can’t pay for a full alarm system and the monthly payments. While a full alarm system would be very beneficial this is another way to go. These items can be purchased online or at your nearest home improvement store and check out below how your phone can come in handy.

Know before they come to door…

Driveway Alarms are quite popular and let you know when someone has pulled up with a wireless alarm that emits a noise, shines a light or can alert you with a silent alarm. This is done with an infrared beam and because it is portable it can be placed anywhere you like beside the driveway. At a gate, Front Door or backdoor, its your call.

Speaking of Doors…

A Burglars way to break in a home could be from an open window or the Front, Side or Back door. You can safeguard these and all your doors with a Door Stop Wedge. This wedge not only prevents the door from fully opening but also puts off an alarm sound. This could be a way to deter a burglar from breaking in when you are home.

You should also protect your windows. Example: Magnetic Window and Door Alarms that you can easily install that will sound off when two panels of are separated. Find one with the option to turn on and off. There are inexpensive wireless alarm security systems for the entire home that you can install yourself. Look for them at any home improvement stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot. Ask for assistance and choose the one you think will work best for your home.

Monitor Your Home with your Cell Phone..

Check out this video to learn “How To Turn Your Phones Into WiFi Security Camera” from HouseHoldHacker over at YouTube.com


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