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Commuting. See how long it will take.

Here’s an interactive map where you can research your next move. http://www.realtor.org/rmonews_and_commentary/articles/2008/nar_research_maps_msa

Decluttering 101

I have a bad habit of writing on whatever is handy to make notes, keep a phone number, etc.  I found a neat free program called Evernote that synchronizes between my computer and my smartphone.  You can save text notes, photos, audio notes and videos with it and organize them.

For various documents other documents, use Google Docs, Posterous, Slide Share or Microsoft OneNote.  All those piles of paper can be cleaned up in a few hours with these tools.

Get rid of that outdated thermal-paper fax machine, the broken down   copier, the old ink-jet printer and the flatbed scanner that takes up too much room by purchasing a good all-in-one laser jet machine. 

Rather than keeping entire magazines for reading later, skim through them, tear out what you want to keep and recycle the rest.  Even better, scan what you want to keep into your online documents program or your hard drive.

I use one of those expanding files to keep my bills straight every year.  I just replace the numbered tabs with the various vendors names.  Once a month I file them away.  It certainly makes tax time a little easier.

Removing oil stains from your garage floor

At some point, everyone ends up with some grease and oil stains on the garage floor.  As the previous owner of two Range Rovers that were used extensively off-road, I became an expert.

First, get some kitty litter.  If your vehicle is still leaking, put some on the spot and let it soak up from above and below. 

Second, if you’re trying to clean it up, try some hot water and dry detergent or Spray – n- Wash.  It will take a hard-bristle brush and some elbow grease, but you can make it look much better. 

Third, take that leaky bucket of bolts to a mechanic and get those leaks fixed.  Your dumping dollars out the bottom, bud!