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$25 Off $100 In Dewalt Tools On Amazon

I am a big fan of Dewalt tools – and between now and December 22, 2016, you can save $25 when you purchase $100 of select products.  Click the link to see a list of tools included in this offer and to view terms and conditions. I personally own the awesome compact drill driver – which is on sale today for $149.  It comes with 2 20v lithium batteries and is brush-less. A less expensive, standard version is on sale for $99. I also own the Dewalt DWE7480 table saw. It’s a contractor’s saw, but I use it my small shop. The table saw is easy to set up – and has an awesome fence, simple to adjust and sturdy.…

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Money Management, Resources

A Super Simple System To Organize Bills And Paperwork

I have been using this super simple system to organize bills and paperwork for years.  I like this system because it only takes me a few minutes to either file or find bills or paperwork. I can file an entire month’s worth of bills and paperwork in less than five minutes.  Like I said, this system is super simple. Some our bills arrive via email, but a number of them still arrive via regular mail.  Here’s how we manage our bills, paperwork, and receipts – The Setup – I use one letter tray and one expanding file box. That’s it. I’ll create a label for each tab in the expanding file box, one tab for each month, January through December.…

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Home Maintenance, Resources

DIY Week – Budget Friendly Tools

I’ve recently added following inexpensive, budget friendly tools to my DIY arsenal.  They’re great for projects around the house and basic woodworking.  They are inexpensive – but not cheap – and they help me get the job done. My favorite new toy tool for the year is the Kreg R3 Jr. Pocket Hole Jig System.  I’ve used it several times this year – to make a shelving unit for my daughter’s room, to build a small table for a family member, and to join the legs on my shop bench. The Pocket Jig allows for the drilling of pocket holes, which then accept pocket screws. This system replaces more complex joinery, allowing for quick, strong assembly of project components. I’ve…

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