Come January 1, it will be out with the Christmas tree—and in with the organizing. It’s time to find a place for everything and keep everything in its place. The key is reworking, refiling, and reordering. Celebrate the coming of the new year with some simple organizing projects for your office, your craft room, your kitchen and all your holiday décor. Here are a few organizing ideas and a little inspiration to get you started.Craft Closet Organization Ideas: Organize gift wrap supplies on a peg board with dowel rods to hold the wrapping paper in place and hooks for scissors, ribbon, and tape. Purchase simple bins from the dollar store, place on a shelf or table top, label [...]
How would you like to save thousands of dollars in taxes by spending just a few minutes each year doing a little extra bookkeeping? All you need to do is keep a good record of what you spend on home improvements and you can save a lot on capital gains that you might be required to pay when you sell. Capital gain gains are the profits you make from selling an asset like your home. When homeowners sell their primary residence, they can exclude up to $250,000 of their profits from capital gains taxes. For married couples filing jointly, the exclusion is $500,000.
That is much money, but it is not out the question that a family home owned for many years in one of America’s hotter [...]