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September: A Good Time to Clean Your Garage, Professional Organizers Say

by John Stevens September 17, 2010 6:13 PM
Depending on what the climate is like where you live, professional organizers say that now might be a good time to clean out your garage. Most residential garages are not heated or air conditioned -- so the cool temperatures of fall can provide an ideal climate for pulling garage gear out into the driveway and reorganizing. Be ready to get rid of some things, store others, and organize the rest. One afternoon of garage cleaning could make the rest of the winter much more bearable, especially for people who live in states that have cold, snowy winters.

According to the National Association of Professional Organizers, about half of homeowners say that the most disorganized part of their home is the garage. [More]

Find Secure Storage -- and a Good Insurance Policy -- Before Buying a Flying Car

by John Stevens June 30, 2010 2:52 PM
The Jetsons, here we come -- you can now buy a flying car, if you can afford one. The Terrafugia Transition Roadable Aircraft can take off from an ordinary road and rise into the air, allowing flying cars to go right over a sluggish traffic jam. It is designed to drive like a car and fly like a plane. In the air, it can reach speeds of up to 115 miles per hour -- and you won’t get a speeding ticket. The car can rise to a height of 10,000 feet, and can travel for 400 miles. On land, it even gets reasonable gas mileage -- about 30 miles per gallon. The first model flying car, called the Transition, will be available for purchase by the end of next year -- it will cost around $194,000. [More]