Nikes
Cashing In at a Consignment Sale
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/22/2013 | 2 Comments
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I’ve held my share of yard sales, but I’ve never participated in a kids’ consignment sale. That’s about to change. This week I’ll be taking around 200 items to a church consignment sale to see how I fair. Will I make more money? Will I sell more stuff? I don’t know, but I’m about to find out.

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Scrap Metal
Selling Scrap Metal
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/18/2013 | 4 Comments
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The best kind of decluttering is the kind that you get paid for. My husband just took a truckload of scrap metal over to a recycling center (mostly stuff that was pulled out of the house during recent renovations), and he came back with $62.75. Not too shabby!

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Mason Bee Nest
We Have Mason Bees!
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/17/2013 | No Comments
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On Tuesday we built and hung our first mason bee house. Today (Friday) we noticed that someone has already moved in. See the mud packed into the first hole? Very cool!

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Dirty Oven
How to Clean Your Oven (Without Oven Cleaner)
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/13/2013 | 5 Comments
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Trying new recipes is fun, but sometimes it leads to unexpected results, like this oven mess that I was left with the other night.

Ugh!

Now, I don’t have a self-cleaning oven, and I don’t use oven cleaners, but this mess was actually a lot easier to clean up than you’d probably guess. In face, my oven basically cleaned itself while I was out yardsaling. Want to know my trick? Here it is.

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Clean Out the Dryer Vent Hose
How to Clean a Dryer Vent
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/12/2013 | 2 Comments
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Be sure to include your dryer vent on your spring cleaning list. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, dryers account for 15,500 fires and more than $84.4 million in property damage each year. Most of those fires could be avoided by a simple, twice-yearly vent cleaning.

If you’ve never cleaned yours before, here are step-by-step instructions to take you through the process:

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