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How to Organize a Garage Sale

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5 Steps on How to Organize a Garage Sale

How to Organize a Garage SaleThere comes a time in everyone’s life when the clutter we accumulate over the years gets to be so overwhelming that we have a need to throw everything out and start anew. However, we ask you, have you tried finding out How to Organize a Garage Sale?

Before you take those old records out on the street and into the garbage bin, you might consider having that garage sale first. And we can help you learn how to organize a garage sell in 5 easy steps!

1.-Choose the day for it

Think of an approximate time that it make take you to organize a garage sale. Ok, now triple it, and set your sale date for a weekend afterward. Plan your yard sale for the first weekend of a month. Buyers on fixed incomes will be the most liable to buy stuff on those days.

2.-Gather the goods you’re selling

Put all the things you are completely sure you want to sell in one area, preferably out of eyeshot and the things you’re not so sure about in another. This will enable you to make a better decision regarding those items you’re undecided if you want to sell or not.

3.-Put a price on it

Price everything, and make sure the price is easily readable and viewable, because people are probably still going to ask for the price of any given item. Do a complete item search on eBay. Then, price it for a little less.

Don’t overprice items and don’t expect to get back what you originally paid for any given item either. It’s a garage sale, so people expect you to haggle. Determine the minimum you’re willing to take for your nicer items, and then add 10 to 20 percent to give yourself some negotiating room.Organizing Garage Sale

4.-Advertise it

Place classified ads in your local newspaper and on Craigslist. Try doing it a couple of days before the sale. Make signs to put up around your house. Place them at the main intersections near your neighborhood, and at all the turns leading to your house. This is the simplest most time honored tradition you should keep in mind when asking yourself how to organize a garage sale the right way.

5.-SELL IT! | How to Organize a Garage Sell

Do not use a money box. Trust me, you will accidentally leave that box unattended at some point during the day. After you greet people, leave them alone and let them shop
How to Organize a Garage Sell, and good luck on your event!

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How to Fix a Dripping Faucet (Part 2)

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How to Fix a Dripping Faucet: 4 different ways for the 4 different Faucets

How to Fix a dripping FaucetHello again faithful readers, and welcome once more. On our last post we covered how to repair ceramic disk and ball type faucets, which we hope were useful to you all. We’re back with our second installment on our short how-to in which we shall cover the ifs and buts on learning How To Fix A Dripping Faucet.

Learn How to fix a Dripping Faucet | Compression and Cartridge Faucets

Pry off the decorative cap on the handle, remove the handle screw, tilt the handle back and pull it off. If there’s a threaded retaining clip holding the cartridge in place, use needle-nose pliers to remove it, and then pull the cartridge straight up. Remove the spout and cut off the old O-rings using a utility knife. After coating the new O-rings with nontoxic, heat-proof plumber’s grease, reassemble the unit.

To replace the entire cartridge, match the length of yours to the replacement cartridge length. Also match the stem end where the handle attaches. We are now halfway into finishing this tutorial On How To Fix A Dripping Faucet.

Compression FaucetsRepairing a Dripping Faucet

The most common problem with leaky compression faucets are a dire need for new seat washers. Pry off the decorative cap on the handle, remove the handle screw, pull off the handle and use a crescent wrench to unscrew the packing nut. After unscrewing the stem, remove and replace the seat washer held in place by a brass screw. Coat the washers with nontoxic, heat-proof plumber’s grease. Pop the stem out of the packing nut and replace the O-ring, the culprit for leaky handles.

It’s crucial to exactly match the size on your faucet. Coat the new O-ring with the plumber’s grease. Reassemble the faucet and tighten the packing nut. If your faucet continues to leak, the seat may be pitted. Remove the stem and grind smooth the valve seat with a valve-seat dresser.

That’s it! You should be set next time you hear that annoying dripping sound. We hope you found this guide useful, and be sure to share this with your friends and family so they too can learn How to fix a dripping Faucet. Cheers!

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How to Repair a Leaky Faucet (Part 1)

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How to Repair a Leaky Faucet: 4 different ways for the 4 different Faucets

How to Repair a Leak FaucetMany people have a real problem with letting others handle things they perceive they can “do themselves”. And why not? After all, who wants to pay someone else to do something just because we don’t want to go through the hassle of doing it ourselves? Are we not capable human beings? Do we not have the brains and proper motor skills to do simple tasks? Something like learning How to Repair a Leaky Faucet?

Now, I’m not saying that you should try to do everything on your own, after all one of the many perks of having a paid job is to actually be able to pay someone else to do the chores we are either not trained or incapable of doing. So take off that welding mask, walk away from your vehicle and put away that car modding magazine, your hybrid is probably not going to handle that v8 engine.

Now, before you start trying to fix your own air conditioning system (you shouldn’t) how about trying something rather more simple, like our example from before, figuring out how to repair a leaky faucet?

The 4 different ways in which to learn How to repair a Leaky Faucet

First off, take the following precautionary steps:

  1. First, pick a place to lay out parts in order of removal.
  2. Next, shut off the water under the sink.
  3. The drain should be closed and covered with some cloth like a rag to catch dropped parts.
  4. To avoid scratching the fixture, use some tape on the jaws of your wrench(one layer should do it)

Now you have to detect what type of faucet you have in order know how to fix it. There are 4 kinds of faucet: ceramic disk, cartridge (sleeve), ball and compression type.

Ceramic-Disk Faucets

First, push back the faucet handle to access the set screw. Remove the screw and lift off the handle. Remove the escutcheon cap, unscrew the disk cylinder mounting screws and lift out the cylinder. With a blunt screwdriver, lift out the neoprene seals from the cylinder and use distilled white vinegar and a plastic scouring pad to clean the cylinder openings.

Rinse thoroughly. Then replace the seals and reassemble the faucet. Move the handle to the “on” position and turn the water back on very slowly Make sure you do it slowly, because the returning water can damage the ceramic disk.

If you’re replacing the entire cylinder, simply set it in place and secure it with the new mounting screws.

Ball-type FaucetsRepairing a Leaky Faucet

Remove the handle set screw and lift off the handle. Use adjustable pliers to remove the cap and collar. Loosen the faucet cam and lift it out along with the cam washer and the rotating ball. Reach into the faucet body with needle-nose pliers and remove the inlet seals and springs.

Now, cut off the O-rings and coat the new ones in nontoxic, heat-proof plumber’s grease and roll them on. Install new springs, valve seats and cam washers as you reassemble the faucet. If money’s not an issue, just replace the entire fixture. To do this however, you will need a basin wrench. This basically covers the first part on how to repair a leaky Faucet.

Next week, we’ll look at the remaining Faucet types, so be on the lookout for our next installment on How to Repair a Leaky Faucet, in which we will cover Cartridge and Compression faucets. Cheers!

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