What Two Words Will Double the Space in Your Home?

Written by Karen Fritscher-Porter

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Unless these items truly hold sentimental value, it's worth selling them to a used furniture store or at a yard sale for a bit of cash. (I'll tell you why sell in a minute.) Or spend a few bucks to put an ad in your local "Pennysaver" type newspaper advertisingrepparttar item for sale.

SELL HIGH; BUY LOW Then negotiate withrepparttar 142638 potential buyer so you getrepparttar 142639 best price possible forrepparttar 142640 item you're selling. That means you must suggest a price that's beyond what you expect to get. Why? Because these days potential buyers will almost always ask you to come down onrepparttar 142641 price. In fact, I guarantee three out of four buyer prospects will try to get you to lowerrepparttar 142642 price. So start high so they feel like they're negotiatingrepparttar 142643 price down.

Why sellrepparttar 142644 item inrepparttar 142645 first place? Because you want to userepparttar 142646 cash you make to upgrade to a taller unit ofrepparttar 142647 same item. If you watch those home decorating/organizing shows on television, you may recall that there is a certain show that uses just this strategy. They have a big yard sale with allrepparttar 142648 participant's useless items and userepparttar 142649 money to upgrade to more useful and stylish items forrepparttar 142650 same space inrepparttar 142651 home. The difference inrepparttar 142652 home is usually extraordinary at completion. You're striving for a similar method and outcome.

NOW DOUBLE YOUR SPACE You want to userepparttar 142653 cash to buy a comparable piece of furniture that serves a similar function asrepparttar 142654 piece you just discarded. You can even putrepparttar 142655 new furniture piece inrepparttar 142656 exact same spot where you hadrepparttar 142657 previous piece. But make surerepparttar 142658 new piece of furnishing is taller with more shelving or nooks. Remember,repparttar 142659 big two word secret in this article is "go vertical." So inrepparttar 142660 end, you'll userepparttar 142661 same floor space in your home but double its storage capacity.

And when replacing your items with comparable items, don't hesitate to buy used furniture (even fromrepparttar 142662 same shop you sold yours too). If it's in good shape in regard to quality (e.g. no rotting, flimsy wood panels, etc.) but not exactly your favorite color, you can fix that. Get a four dollar can of spray paint and a primer spray coat and changerepparttar 142663 color. Or get creative such as use some pretty contact paper to redorepparttar 142664 outside. And one final piece of advice: Don't forget to negotiate when you'rerepparttar 142665 buyer!

Karen Fritscher-Porter writes about home organizing solutions at www.EasyHomeOrganizing.com. Visit www.EasyHomeOrganizing.com to read more than 50 FREE articles containing dozens of home organizing ideas and solutions. Plus subscribe to the FREE newsletter updating you about the latest home organization products sold in stores.

Spanish Influenza of 1918

Written by Joe Bott

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Jeremiah would berepparttar first one in my ancestral family who I would conjure up if Family Tree Maker offered a Digital "Conjure up Your Dead Ancestors" software program. He isrepparttar 142628 person in my family's past I never met but who I most admire. I am sorry that I will never get to meet him face to face. That is, unless someone finds a photo of him and posts it to DeadFred.com.

How many of you reading this lost a relative during this horrible pandemic? If you have a story to share, send it to webmaster@deadfred.com.

Here are some links for more information onrepparttar 142629 1918 Spanish Influenza Epidemic:

http://www.stanford.edu/group/virus/uda/ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/influenza/ http://www.nimr.mrc.ac.uk/millhillessays/1998/influenza1918.htm

This link will give you a example ofrepparttar 142630 mortality rate inrepparttar 142631 month of October compared to other months of 1918: http://www.rootsweb.com/~paschuy2/1918.html?o_xid=0038314405&o_lid=0038314405&o_xt=38314405

From Schuylkill Co., PA. Compliments of Schuylkill County Ties

Raised in Southern New Jersey, Joe Bott is an avid photograph collector and mastermind behind DeadFred.com. After accumulating thousands of old photos over the past 30 years, Joe decided to transform his hobby into a full-time activity for his retirement. Now DeadFred.com is a popular public resource for people like you to explore the past through pictures.

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