Being a homeowner or homebuyer comes with a boatload of responsibility and can demand a lot from your pocketbook. There comes the time when you will feel the need to remodel that home from its 1970’s shag to a modern beauty. Saving the money with sophisticated tools is the key.
Whether you are remodeling or are just getting the chance to design your own new home, nothing can come better to the real deal than seeing your new selections virtually. When you check out the website you can test what certain colors of paint, types of wood, and selections of flooring, etc. You can test paint colors in nearly every room of the house, choose a garage door for your perfect outside look and even choose the types of wood for your kitchen cabinets.
Although the home and rooms shown in the website are not exact to your own home, it allows you to get an idea of what your new room or overall home would look like. Move.com also has sister sites that give you tools to things like finding house plans, determining square footage, or even tips and guides to maintaining your home. No matter which way you look at it saving money is always in style.
What’s the one thing you have to have when you move? Some might say a moving truck, some might say patience, but the number one thing you have to have when you move is moving boxes. Moving can be extremely wasteful, especially since a lot of people will just throw away their cardboard boxes after using them once. You can always reuse them or recycle them, but often people feel like it is “easier” to just throw them out. To avoid being wasteful and even to help with some home space issues, we compiled a list of some great Do It Yourself projects to put those cardboard boxes to good use, and keep them out of the landfill.
Brought to you by wikiHow, this article helps you learn how to create a fantastic Cardboard Box Storage System. All you need is boxes, tape, scissors and a Sharpie for labeling.
For those who have a love for playing games, how about a Faux Wood Checkers Box? It’s light weight, saves money and is easy to make!
And the daddy of them all, how about 101 things to do with your used cardboard boxes? Well that list exists and it is good! You’ll find anything from hot wheels racetrack to a robot to a toolbox and most importantly, because you never know, a homeless shelter.
Hope these DIY projects were helpful and sparked your creative and crafty side. If you do decide to create anything from the lists we included, please send us your photos, we’d love to see your handy work!