Making key copies takes just one quick trip to the hardware store and could save you a ton of problems down the road. (This I can tell you from experience!) Make at least two copies of your house key and one of each of your car keys. Any hardware store should be able to do … Read moreA “key” to saving you hours of hassle!
As you know, I don’t advocate for using your car as a storage facility, but I do keep a few frequently-used items in the trunk of my car when summertime rolls around: Reusable shopping bags and a basket for the farmers’ market Shoes and socks for impromptu walks before/after work (which, of course, is when the weather … Read moreFive summertime items for the trunk
You’re good about cleaning out your car now and then. Yet somehow it always seems to get messy again in no time. Wouldn’t it be nice to actually be able to put groceries and luggage in your trunk without being hindered by all that other junk? Maintaining order in your car doesn’t require fancy bins, … Read moreThree habits to keep your car tidy
WHAT: Bikes for the World is a non-profit organization that takes pretty much any kind of bike – old, new, road bike, mountain bike, adult’s bike, kid’s bike, whatever – and donates them to people in developing countries. WHY you should do this: You have a bike in your garage/basement/shed that you never ride. It’s … Read moreDonate your old bike!
A helmet’s date of manufacture is usually printed on a sticker inside the helmet. Bicycle industry recommendation is that a helmet should be replaced every 3 to 5 years, depending on climate and storage conditions. This is because the EPS foam that makes up the core of the helmet breaks down naturally over time. However, … Read moreTime for a new bike helmet?
Angie’s List* recommends these 5 easy steps to keep your car in cruising condition with basic maintenance: Change your oil! Oil changes are like giving your car a steak dinner—only better. A typical oil change reduces wear and tear on an engine. If you don’t change or check your oil regularly, you could have engine … Read moreBasic car maintenance every driver should know
Recently I got fed up hauling around car maintenance and bicycle gear in the trunk of my car for lack of a better place to put it. So I bought this outdoor storage bench on Amazon.com. It took me about 30 minutes to assemble. The bench sports a padded seat, so it’s actually something you’d … Read moreOutdoor storage bench solution
I got so tired of digging for tools in the hallway closet. The process of looking for the hammer or tape measure was enough to make me give up on whatever project I was working on! Simple solution: I purchased a metal rack for $30 at Target and arranged my tool stuff on the rack … Read moreHandy tool storage idea
On Sunday morning I assisted one of my clients and her family with a huge garage sale at their home. It was hard work but rewarding for everyone involved. The highlight of the day was getting rid of so much of their clutter! As the end of the summer draws to a close, you may … Read more12 tips for planning a successful garage sale
My WD-40, canned air and bicycle grease all require those teeny tiny itty bitty plastic straws, which are forever getting lost. Sparkleize solution: scotch tape and a zip-top snack bag! Got tips of your own to share? Write to Crystal and let her know!