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The 10 Best Budget Kitchen Gadgets

Cooking a good meal doesn't have to be difficult, especially when there are so many items out there that are designed to make your life a little easier...and taste a little better.  And the good news is, there are as many affordable kitchen gadgets on the market as there are expensive, overpriced ones.Check out some of these nifty, reasonably-priced...

The 10 Worst States For Property Taxes

When you're deciding on a place to put down roots and maybe buy a home, property taxes are probably the last thing on your mind.  What's the area like?  Is there a fun downtown district?  Are the schools any good?  What about the weather?  There are an awful lot of things to think about, but you shouldn't completely forget...

The Best No-Peel Applesauce Recipes

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It's the glorious time of year when everything smells or tastes like delicious apple and cinnamon.  What could be better than some homemade applesauce during the fall?  Unfortunately, the very thought of sitting and peeling a mountain of apples makes the task seem like way more trouble than it's worth.The solution?  A great, no-peel applesauce recipe.  It's quicker, easier,...

Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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Nothing says "fall is here!" quite like the intoxicating aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and other spices.  You've probably already had your first pumpkin spice latte of the season and are dreaming about some fabulous pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving -- it's only two months away!However, to get your sweet, delicious pumpkin fix, you don't have to wait for a special...

6 Lyft And Uber Tips

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Apps like Lyft and Uber are gaining speed in many major cities and countries.  They're convenient, they're cheaper than cabs, and they're fairly reliable at providing a safe, simple experience for drivers and riders.  If you've never taken an Uber or Lyft before, you might soon be in the minority as they continue to become more and more popular.If...

How To Do A Pantry Renovation On A Budget

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All in all, a pantry seems like a pretty unglamorous part of the house, but the truth is, it's extremely important and can make your time spent in the kitchen a lot easier.  Plenty of storage and good organization makes everything from cooking, baking, and putting away groceries much less of a chore.With that in mind, a renovation of...

First Day Of College – 10 Tips

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The first day of college is one of the most important events in a young person's life.  All those years of schooling and living under mom and dad's roof has finally come to this: the moment when you begin your life as an adult.All that aside, the first day of college also marks the beginning of having to juggle...

Top 5 Budget Fall Fashion Trends For 2015

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Think you have to break the bank to stay on top of the changing trends and fashion seasons?  Wrong.  Sure, haute couture items from the runway will cost you an arm and a leg, but there's a way to stay up to date with this year's fall fashion trends for any budget.We're here to tell you about the trends...

7 Tips For Your Budget Laundry Renovation

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When you've got big plans for every room in your house, it's easy to forget the laundry room amongst all the other more visible areas of your place.  But don't neglect the laundry room!  It's a space where utility is extremely important, and therefore there should be plenty of ways to make it more efficient while also making it...

Tidy Up With This Closet Cleanse

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Who doesn't get a little bit jealous when they see those apartment-sized closets featured in any celebrities home, or even more modest ones composed of neat little shelves and drawers at Ikea?  It's true, a closet remodel isn't in everyone's budget, but a good closet cleanse certainly is.By completing these steps, you'll feel like you have a brand new closet....

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