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Side Hustle Spotlight: Profiting on Property with Planting Our Pennies

A few weeks ago, I asked about your side hustle. What do you do to earn money on the side? I received some really great responses, and in a few …

Real Estate

Thursday Rant: Hoarding Madness!!

<i>Trouble brewing! Mrs. 1500 is my proofreader. Not this week though because today’s rant is directed at her. Mrs. 1500 has not seen this post before</i> …

Minimalism

The Ultimate Bug Out Bag

How to Make a Home Depot Surfboard<p>Rockets Class<p>This is a great B.O.B but i´ll stick with my simple B.O.B Mk1<p>Unnecessary and sexist comment. "... my …

19 Things a New Homeowner Should Do Immediately to Save Money

So you’ve just moved into your nice new home. You’ve unloaded the boxes and started to unpack your life.<p>Right now is the <i>perfect</i> time to walk through …

Home Improvement

A Green Beret’s Guide To Action Bags: “Your Go-To-Kit When You Have To Pop Smoke & Depart In a Rapid Manner”

<i>Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne) and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival</i> …

Handy Tips and Tricks

Handy

Workshop Tips and Tricks

Turn Your Dremel Tool into a Plastic Welder!

Several years ago, <i>Make:</i> contributor Matt Griffin and I were hanging out and he started enthusiastically telling me about a technique for friction welding plastic that he’d just discovered. He had learned about it in a video from the awesome Fran Blanche (she of Frantone guitar pedals fame). I still …

6 Old Things in Your House That Have Serious Re-Sale Value

It's spring cleaning season. But before you toss your old stuff on the curb or schlep it to the donation center, consider selling it for extra cash. …

Frugal Living

Hack Your Trash Can

Introduction: Hack Your Trash Can<p>Nobody likes trash cans. I'm talking those trash cans with no lids that you try to hide under your sink or behind …

DIY

Know When to Buy a New Car with This Flowchart

Keeping an old car running instead of buying a new one isn’t always the best fiscal choice. When you look at ongoing costs and safety, a new car may …

Fuel Efficiency

Whiskey Barrel BBQ Smoker

My husband and I are always looking for a good DIY project to work on. Naturally, that meant when my father-in-law said he had a few empty whiskey …

Woodworking

Hydrojet-Powered Personal Pool Pontoon from PVC

Build a DIY hydrojet-powered watercraft for kids that’s perfect for the backyard pool. Kids love to drive the land roving mini cars and trucks you can get at the big box toy stores, now they can head to the water and pilot their own home built pontoon boat. This boat is at a scale and power where …

A Green Beret’s Guide to EMP: Practical Steps to Prepare for a “Lights Out” Scenario (Part 1)

<i>Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne) and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival</i> …

Personal Information
Investing

How to Build a Cabin on a Budget Budget

Cabins

Make "Almost" Pickles in Just Ten Minutes

Ever reached for some pickles only to find out there were none left? If you have a cucumber, you can get to something close in just ten minutes.<p>All …

Food Preservation

Declutter Your Entire Home with This 8-Week Plan

Few of us have the time or energy to declutter our entire home in one go, but in 30 minutes or less every day over a month and a half? It just might …

Build a Simple Shed: a Complete Guide

Introduction: Build a Simple Shed: a Complete Guide<p>Here's a solid little shed I built in my backyard.<p>It's essentially an 8-foot cube, which is just …

Woodworking

Build an Impressive Little Air-Powered Toy Car

Young maker “CrazyPT” has a bunch of really cool toy building projects on his YouTube channel. Here, he creates a really fun little air-powered car out of little more than a plastic bottle, some bottle caps, plastic straws, wooden skewers, and a motor scavenged from a dead CD drive.

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Everything You Need to Know About Business Etiquette Around the World

Do you have to travel for work Travel Hacks So Good You'll Wonder How You Lived Without Them Travel Hacks So Good You'll Wonder How You Lived Without …

20 Common Money Mistakes To Avoid

Need to find a way to save your money and start being more financially stable? Don't know where to start? Start by correcting these common money …

Personal Finance

DIY AC for the Hot Shop

Working out in the shop is usually super fun but if it’s summertime, watch out, it can get hot! We’ve all been there and we’ve all wished we could do …

DIY

These 30 Words are Always Mispronounced

• <b>Almond:</b> This dry fruit is pronounced as Ah-mund, (pronunciation of u as in sun). L is silent. You should not pronounce it as Aal-mund.• <b><br>Bury:</b> It is …

Etymology

DIY Coffee Roaster uses Cordless Drills and a Camp Stove

We’re no stranger to coffee roasting hacks, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new DIY roaster design. Thankfully [Larry] has been hacking …

Coffee