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The Best Tips For Black Friday Deals

Black Friday didnt get its name because people all dress in dark clothes to shop in an effort to camouflage the six-pound thanksgiving weight gain. Although, that does make sense. Its so named because its traditionally the first day of the year when many retailers first see a profit.

But if theres anyone more excited about Black Friday than retailers, it just might be shoppers. After all, despite some retailers opting to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day, many others are offering blowout deals on that day and opening earlier than ever.

So if youre heading out to drop some cash, here are a few tips to help you maximize the experience and get the best bang for your buck.

1. Keep your eyes - and your wallets open

Because Black Friday has morphed into a several-week shopping season, you have to be ready to pounce when you see a deal. And that can be anytime. Last year, I lined up at Walmart for a 40-inch flat screen on sale for just a tad over 100 the Friday before Thanksgiving it was smaller than I really wanted, and it was advertised as an off brand, but who cares. The Black Friday sites had publicized the sale the day before, but, apparently, the stock folks and sales people at Walmart werent told. When the line far outnumbered the available product, they had to improvise; I ended up with a 48-inch LG for the same price. Score.

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2. Be prepared

"Only rookies head for Black Friday shopping without having done their homework," said Consumer Reports.

True. And that research is easier to do than you think. The trick is to find a go-to site and then visit it regularly. Theres no need today to be spending time jumping from website to website checking for the best deals. A bunch of sites aggregate the deals and update them constantly. Come to think of it, these guys might even be more excited than a lot of the Black Friday shoppers.

We like BFads because not only do they pull together all the Black Friday deals, but they also list some of the best deals from each store, which is immensely helpful for those who dont want to inspect every inch of every ad. We also love their ticker along the right margin, which theyre constantly updating with the best and newest deals across all sales. Here are a few of our favorite deals we found on their site and others:

  • Twenty-five percent off Nike and Under Armour gear
  • This Toshiba 49-inch 1080p LED HDTV for 149.99 and Save 125 iPad Air 2 128GB - both part of Best Buys doorbusters for Thanksgiving Day
  • A bunch of TVs including a 50" 1080p LED HDTV for 269, a 40" 1080p LED HDTV for 149, and a Samsung 55" 4K LED Curved HDTV for 998, plus an HP 15.6" Windows 10 Laptop for 199, all from Walmart
  • Beats Solo headphones for 96.99 usually 199, a Samsung 120W 2.1 37-inch Bluetooth Soundbar w/Subwoofer for 87.99, and a Nikon Coolpix digital camera for 99 130 savings, all from Target.
  • 75-thread-count sheets and a Bella Rocket Blender for 7.99 down from 39.99, both Macys doorbusters


3. Connect with your favorite stores

Having a go-to site doesnt mean ignoring the stores you love. Downloading their apps, "liking" them on Facebook, following them on Twitter, and joining their email lists can give you a leg up on special sales and deals that may only be offered to "fans."

"Target has their Cartwheel app, which offers exclusive deals year-round, so its not a huge leap to think they would leverage that on Black Friday," said The Courier-Tribune. "In fact, Targets 2015 toy book advertises two exclusive offers on its apps: a 50 percent discount on a different toy each day through Cartwheel and 10 percent off all items selected through the Target Kids Wish List.

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4. Check store policies in advance

"Its always good to know a stores price-match and return policies," said Consumer Reports. "We expect more retailers to price-match specific online and in-store deals this year. Target recently expanded its policy, and both Best Buy and Walmart will price-match to varying degrees. Other stores, however, might suspend their price-match guarantees during the Black Friday weekend, so read the fine print. When you check the return and exchange policies for Black Friday sales, make sure the store wont charge a restocking fee for any item you bring back."

Fine print is also important for "limited-quantity" items like at Best Buy or Walmart. Walmarts policy for its limited quantity Doorbusters is that if youre in line during the one-hour sale period for that item, you are guaranteed to get it. If they sell out before you get to the front of the line, youll get a rain check that guarantees the product will be available to you no later than December 24.

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5. Look for extra discounts

"One of the biggest mistakes a shopper can make is assuming that the ad price is the lowest price," said The Courier-Tribune. "My favorite example for this is Kohls Black Friday sale, where just about everything in the ad is also eligible for further discounts with promo codes."

Stores like Kohls also offer Kohls Cash - as much as 15 for every 50 spent - that can be used at another time. Old Navy and Toys R Us have also been known to offer a similar deal.

"To make sure youre not missing any coupons from your favorite retailer, subscribe to its email list and get coupons and offers delivered to your inbox," they said. "Sites like CouponSherpa, RetailMeNot and Coupons.com also round up Black Friday coupons and coupon codes thatll help you save more."

6. Do your research

Prince isnt always the only important factor. If youre a super techie or if the highest quality and newest versions of electronics are important to you, the bargain basement HDTVs or blowout laptops probably wont interest you anyway. For the average person, a little research might be needed to make sure youre getting a deal.

"A low price on a lousy product is no bargain," said Consumer Reports. "Check websites where professionals evaluate products, such as Consumer Reports, Steves-Digicams.com for cameras, PCMag.com computers, best/worst toy lists, etc. Check the user reviews posted after most product descriptions at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Walmart.com, and other retailers.

7. Stay in your jammies

If youre the type that isnt about to get out of bed at the crack of dawn to save a few bucks, youll be happy to know that this year you might not have to. Most of this years Black Friday specials look like theyll be available online.

"Last year, our research found that 70 of Black Friday doorbusters were available, at least briefly, at the stores web sites," said Dan de Grandpre, CEO of DealNews.com on Forbes. "So, consider ditching your trip to the store to shop online instead."

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Are You Like Other Home Buyers?

If youre like most homebuyers, youre not taking any chances. You want to own a home, but youve struggled to save for a down-payment. You waited until you were 31 years of age to buy a home, and plan to stay there at least 10 years. You believe that buying a home is a sound investment.

Like other buyers, your dream of owning a home was delayed by student debt of 25,000 or more. You worked to bring your debt down until you were earning over 69,000. You improved your credit scores so you could qualify for a fixed-rate loan, knowing that todays artificially low rates wont last forever.

Youll take advantage of todays easier loan qualifications and put down between six percent and 14 percent of the purchase price. As a first-time buyer, youll purchase a 1,620-square-foot home at 170,000. If youre a repeat homebuyer, youll purchase a 2,020-square-foot home costing over 246,000, because youre older about 53 years old and earn nearly 99,000.

Youll go with a government-insured loan, either FHA or VA loan with low or no down-payment requirement. Youll use your own savings for a down payment, but youll also accept money from family or friends, and tap into other investments to come up with the down payment. Youre likely to be a repeat buyer, using the proceeds from the sale of your home to make your down payment.

Youre more likely to be married than single. Youre using the equity from your current home to help you get into a better home. You may be looking for a property that will accommodate aging parents as well as your children.

From the time you begin your home search, youll spend about 10 weeks before you find the home youll ultimately buy. Youll search the Internet for homes using your phone or tablet to see how far your money will go, then call a real estate agent to help you. Tight supplies in most areas will keep you frustrated, and more than one or two homes may slip through your fingers before you find the right home and make an offer in time to prevail over other buyers.

The home you buy will likely be a detached single-family home built in 1991 with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It will be located in a suburb or subdivision about 14 miles from your current residence. Youll choose the home for its neighborhood location, its affordability and its convenience to your job.

These are the characteristics of most buyers who purchased a home in 2015, according to the National Association of REALTORS

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Why Real Estate Market Conditions Matter

A Comparable Market Analysis CMA can tell you what buyers recently paid for homes similar to yours, but thats not all you need to know to choose the right listing price. You need to know the markets appetite for your home, and that can only come from an overview of your communitys current market conditions.

Market conditions are like a weather report; it helps you predict what the current crop of buyers will do. Using this knowledge, you can price your home to sell quickly, and for the most money possible.

Why is a quick sale important? The right price generates a bumper crop of buyers. If you price your home too high compared to other similar homes, youll appear to be testing the market. Buyers will assume that youre going to be too difficult in negotiations.

Heres what you need to know - what kind of a market are you in? Market conditions are formed by buyer attitudes, made sunny or cloudy by jobs, incomes, mortgage interest rates, and overall consumer confidence.

Its possible that your community could have buyers and sellers markets simultaneously. For example, your neighborhood may be hot, while the subdivision a mile away is stone cold.

A sellers market is characterized by confident buyers, short "days on market" and low inventory levels of less than six months on hand. This usually results in rising prices.

A buyers market is characterized by longer "days on market," and high inventory levels of seven months supply or more. To get buyers to come in from out of the storm, sellers must offer incentives such as seller-paid closing costs or lower prices.

The market conditions will tell you the long and short-term trends. If the market is heating up, you can ask a little more for your home. If the market is cooling, you may need to price your home slightly under the market in order to attract more buyers.

One thing you absolutely should never do is ignore market conditions. Its said the market is always right. If you price your home too high, youll know when you get few to no showings.

Thats why its important to ask your real estate agent for occasional market updates as well as a fresh CMA. Youll get a better idea of what your home will sell for and how long it will take to sell.

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4 Things To Look For When Buying a Desert Home

Theres quite a lot to love about the desert. From Texas to Colorado to Arizona, homeowners have delighted in the natural beauty, unique ecosystem, and feel of this special environment, and have happily made the most out of everything it has to offer: stunning sunsets, breathtaking storms, and a sense of cultural pride that can only be found in these dry dusty cities and towns. Whether youre looking to move permanently, buy a seasonal home to flee cold northern winters, or grow an investment managing Airbnb rentals, the American desert offers a range of opportunities for real estate buyers. For anyone looking to make the move to these Southwestern locations, its important that investors and homeowners alike are properly prepared. Know what to look for when it comes to housing and how to make the most out of their experience with these simple tips.

The Right Materials

A good desert home will likely be built differently than homes in the rest of the country. It starts with the materials. Wood is one of the most common materials elsewhere, but its often no good for the desert. Even the best wood will warp and distort in the intense sun and dry desert air, which is why its used so infrequently in Southwestern homes. Keep an eye out for a house thats built from stone, adobe, or ICF concrete, which help keep indoor temperatures cool and can withstand the harsh environment. Also, your desert property should have windows that are treated and tinted to help keep out heat from the intense rays and minimize cooling costs. Try to invest in homes that already have window treatment to avoid a costly yet necessary expenditure.

Temperature Control

Regulating temperature is more important in the desert than in most other environments. Things warm up very quickly. A lot of people in cities like Arizona >

Embracing the Desert Yard

Possibly the most drastic change a homeowner will have to become accustomed to in the desert is shifting their perspective on what a yard should look like. Though a perfect and carefully manicured green grass lawn is certainly possible, its a highly challenging endeavor, and certainly not one thats conducive for the environment. But that doesnt mean the backyard still cant be a comfy destination for the family and their friends alike. Desert landscaping is all the rage, and it offers a fresh take on the traditional American outdoor home space. Vegetation like desert sage, hop bush, and the many varieties of cacti are easy on the eyes, and dont require much water or maintenance. Laying down deep gravel around the plants is not only cosmetically pleasing, but it helps them retain water. In place of a grass yard, try decorative gravel and rocks and create pathways with cobblestone or brick. A desert home is the perfect place for an outdoor patio for grilling and watching majestic sunsets, and large umb>

Working the Resources

One major advantage to Southwest homes is that theyre mostly all perfect candidates for solar paneling. With panels more affordable than ever, why not allow the intense afternoon sun to become a money maker? Solar panels can not only bring a power bill down to 0, in many areas municipalities will even pay homeowners for extra power that they pump back into the grid. They also raise a homes property value making them an excellent long term investment. With many methods available for acquiring them from leasing to loans to purchasing outright, to Googles excellent Sunroof program, now truly is one of the best times to go solar, and the Southwest is one of the best, most advantageous place to do it.

Jesse Miller is a contributing writer for JustRentToOwn, a Los Angeles based blog that focuses on sustainable urban growth, housing markets, and finance.

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Stylish Bath Storage Solutions: Ways to Complement Your Bathroom Vanity

Finding adequate storage is a particularly challenging problem in bathrooms, and not just because they are usually the smallest rooms in the house. Bathrooms have increasingly become the place to store a large and diverse number of items, including bath towels, beauty supplies, toiletries, hair care products, medications, soaps, shampoo, and assorted cleansers. And if the primary inhabitants of the bathroom happen to be teenagers, then the demand for storage space increases exponentially.

Fortunately theres a very easy and space-efficient way to gain storage in a bathroom: install a bath-vanity cabinet. Fully assembled, easy-to-install vanity cabinets are readily available in several sizes and designs, but they all serve two primary functions. First, a bath vanity has a countertop that supports the sink and faucet. And just as important, it provides plenty of storage space right where you need it.

Depending on the size of the bathroom, you can install either a single-sink or double-sink vanity. The double vanity will obviously provide more storage and counter space than a single vanity, but both options typically have under-sink storage and may have a bank of drawers on one or both sides of the doors.

If you need more space than a vanity can provide, consider installing an auxiliary cabinet. Most major cabinet manufacturers offer a line of auxiliary bath cabinets that provide an easy, cost-effective way to add storage to any bathroom. Below is a detailed look at the five most popular auxiliary cabinets. They can be used alone or in conjunction with other units to transform even the most compact, cluttered bath into a clean, well-organized space.

1. Linen Cabinets

Freestanding linen cabinets are available in dozens of sizes, >

  • Linen cabinets can be divided into two basic shapes: tall and narrow, and low and wide.
  • Taller cabinets are ideal for squeezing storage alongside the sink, next to a window or in a corner. Theyre often as narrow as 15 in. wide.
  • Low, wide linen cabinets range in width from 26 in. to 36 in., so they require a bit more wall space. However, their low tops can be used for placing everyday items or storage baskets.

Depending on the cabinet manufacturer, some assembly may be required. Linen cabinets come with all the necessary hardware and fasteners, and most can be assembled in less than 30 minutes using basic hand tools.

Safety note: To prevent freestanding cabinets from toppling over, be sure to secu>
This spacious linen cabinet has two glass-pane doors and two wood-panel doors.

2. Wall Cabinets

When floor space is limited, consider installing a wall-mounted bath cabinet. These space-saving storage units come in a variety of >

The most popular >
Designed specifically for placement above a toilet, this "over the john" cabinet has two glass-pane doors and brushed-nickel hardware.

3. Medicine Cabinet

Gain a little extra storage space plus a mirror with a wall-mounted medicine cabinet. This type of cabinet is typically installed over the sink and features a hinged mirror door that opens to reveal a shallow cabinet lined with shelves. While the shelves are seldom more than 3 in. deep, they can hold a surprising number of small bottles, jars, tubes and boxesitems that gets lost if tossed into a drawer or vanity cabinet.

Medicine cabinets are commonly available with one, two or three mirrored doors. Note that most medicine cabinets can be installed one of two ways: recessed or flush-mounted.

Recessed installation requires cutting a hole in the wall and setting the cabinet between two wall studs. This type of installation requires more work, but looks much neater. Flush-mounted cabinets are simply screwed to the wall, which is quick and easy, but doesnt look as integrated.

Illumination and reflection come together in this triple-door medicine cabinet that comes pre-wired with four vanity lights.

4. Freestanding Shelves

Freestanding shelves take up very little floor space, install in minutes, can easily be moved around and repositioned, and provide ample storage space for both bath linens and toiletries. Bathroom-shelving units come in a dizzying array of sizes, colors, >

Space-saving models are available for use in corners, taking advantage of floor space that typically goes unused.

Called a towel tower, this white-painted freestanding shelving unit has three deep shelves for storing bath linens.

5. Wall-Mounted Shelves

Wall-mounted shelves provide a quick, easy way to add storage to any bathroom, no matter how small and crowded it is. You can stack the shelves, spacing them 10 to 12 in. apart, to increase storage, without sacrificing floor space.

Bath shelves are typically made of glass or chrome-plated metal; both >

Its best to fasten the shelves to wall studs, but if theyll be used to store small, lightweight bottles and jars, then hollow-wall anchors will suffice.

This hotel->If youre looking to add storage to your bathroom, start with an updated vanity that can provide plenty of room to tuck away towels, toiletries and cleaning and beauty products. Then, look for space where you can complement that storage with one of these shelving or cabinet ideas.

Joe Truini is a home-improvement expert who writes extensively about do-it-yourself home remodeling and repair. He has authored six books, including his latest, "Build Like a Pro: Installing Floors." You can research Home Depots full line of bathroom vanities, including >

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How To Use Black Friday Deals To Transform Your House

Black Friday is great for holiday gifts at a discount. This we know. But have you considered how you can use the great discounts being offered EVERYWHERE to give your home a lift? We have. And were not alone.

"Okay, so purchases for the home might not be the sexiest things to buy during this monster shopping season. But you could potentially save hundreds on some big ticket items, including vacuums, washing machines, power tools, and kitchen appliances," said dealnews. "And as with many items on Black Friday, they see their best prices of the year during this time." dealnews recommends Walmarts Dyson vacuum for 199 usually at least 299 and Pyrex cookware that will be priced at just 10 for multi-piece sets.


Its the perfect time to upgrade your kitchen, with some pretty great deals on appliances, including 40 percent off refrigerators, like this Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator with Single Ice Maker in Stainless Steel for 998, down from 1698. And, even better, the sales have already started.

Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator

This Samsung 4.2-cu ft High-Efficiency Stackable Front-Load Washer with Steam Cycle in Merlot is 35 percent off, now priced at 649 instead of 999.

Samsung 4.2-cu ft High-Efficiency Stackable Front-Load Washer

You can further transform your kitchen with KitchenAids stand mixer at Kohls. After rebates and "a special Kohls Cash offer considered, the price comes out to just 114.99, said Huffington Post. Macys has a Magic Bullet for 29.99 regular 79.99 as a doorbuster plus 7.99 doorbuster appliances including a rotating waffler, an electric skillet, and a Panini maker.


Electronics are the easy place to start on Black Friday, and, especially, flat screen TVs, which are a top seller during this period. If you still have an old->
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"This year, "the price on TVs is falling through the floor," Brad Wilson, founder of Brads Deals told them. "He describes Best Buys 899.99 deal on a Samsung 55-inch TV as "by far the lowest" price hes ever seen for that product. The TV is normally 1,399.99, for reference.


Experts dont always recommend purchasing furniture on Black Friday, but this year there are some great deals that can help you transform your space.

The Joie Accent chair would be a chic addition to your home and is super affordable at the Raymour amp; Flanigans Black Friday Sale price of 199. We found it online elsewhere for 349.

Make an inexpensive update to your guest room with the Alisdair Queen bed from Ashley, Black Friday priced at 199.

Or, spring for a whole bedroom set. This Carrington II five-piece set is only 498 on Black Friday.

Is it your living room that needs a little help? This Remo II 87-in. Fabric Sofa Living Room Furniture Collection is just 499 as part of its Macys Black Friday Sale.

Remo II 87-in. Fabric Sofa Living Room Furniture Collection

Housewares and accessories

One of the best deals around on Black Friday doesnt seem exciting - but the savings is. Lowes has 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs for 99 cents

You can also cozy up your patio or yard with this folding steel fire bowl from Target, Black Friday priced at 29 regularly 59.

Huffington Post cautions shoppers to stay away from buying linens on Black Friday, saying, "When people are prepping their homes for holiday visitors, there isnt much of an incentive for retailers to discount linens. However, during the January "white sales," sheets, towels, blankets, bath and bed accessories go on major markdown. Youre better off using your Black Friday cash for other housewares."

But, if you can make your way to the spot in Walmart where they set out what we assume are VERY limited quantities of 850-thread count, hotel-like sheet sets for just 25 on Black Friday, buy them. Buy as many as you can and run like the wind. Trust us.

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15 Ways To Prepare For a Rainy, Icy, Snowy El Nino

If the forecasts are right, its going to be a bumpy weather. Record rains are predicted - greatish for Californians whove been suffering under drought conditions, except for that pesky potential for floods. In other areas, below-normal temperature and above-normal snow and ice are the fears.

"If El Nino rainfall predictions are correct, this fall and winter could be the answer to drought->

So how do you prepare for whats coming, especially if four years of no rain and water restrictions have left you with short memories when it comes to storm preparedness? Read on.

1. Check for roof leaks

We say this every year, but its especially important now. A leaky roof during any type of rain or snow is a problem. During a deluge, you could really be in trouble.

"At least scan it closely with binoculars," said Kiplinger. "Look for damaged, loose or missing shingles that may leak during winters storms or from melting snow. If your roof is flat and surfaced with asphalt and pebbles, as many are in the Southwest, rake or blow off fall leaves and pine needles, which hold moisture, says Bill Richardson, past president of the American Society of Home Inspectors, in Albuquerque."

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In areas where heavy rain is expected, extra precautions may need to be taken. "An inch of rain adds up to 600 gallons per 1,000 square feet of roof," said the Sacramento Bee. "Install removable downspout adapters and flexible drain coils to the gutter systems downspouts to guide water away from the foundation."

2. Seal up air leaks in other parts of the home

Its a great way to keep the cold out and lower your electric bills at the same time. Use silicone caulk for exteriors "because it wont shrink and its impervious to the elements," said Kiplinger. "Check window-glazing putty, too which seals glass into the window frame. Add weatherstripping as needed around doors, making sure you cannot see any daylight from inside your home."

3. Order a home energy audit

If you really want to see where tightening up your home can save you money, this will do it. "If youve been putting off a home energy audit, heres the time to do it," said Boston.com. "A lot of what theyre going to be telling you is applicable to this time of year, to protect you against a cold winter. And whats nice about doing it now is they use an infrared gun to detect heat leakage, and its a lot easier getting a good reading when its cooler outside."

4. Check your gutters

"Gutters are your roofs first line of storm defense," said the Sacramento Bee. "Theyre designed to channel rain off the roof."

5. Test your heater

It never fails that the first time you turn on your heater, it fails to work. And on the coldest day of the year so far You dont want to be faced with a non-functioning heat source when its literally freezing outside.

"For about 80 to 100, a technician will inspect your furnace or heat pump to be sure the system is clean and in good repair, and that it can achieve its manufacturer-rated efficiency. The inspection also measures carbon-monoxide leakage," said Kiplinger. "If you act soon, youll minimize the chance of being 200th in line for repairs on the coldest day of the year."

6. Reevaluate your insurance

You might want to consider flood insurance if youre in an area that is predicted to have extensive rains this winter. Its also a good time to review your policy to see what winter->

7. Invest in a generator

"If you are in a neighborhood susceptible to power outages, consider buying a portable generator or even a permanent standby generator that immediately kicks in if the power goes out," said the L.A. Times.

8. Check the perimeter of your home

Look for areas where water and snow could pool, threatening to get inside the home. If youre not able to make the necessary fixes at this point, sandbags will help. "Sandbags are a fast way to redirect water. Each layer of sandbags represents 3 to 4 inches of added flood protection," said the Saramento Bee.

In your yard, "Landscape architect and USC adjunct professor Bob Perry advises placing 3 to 4 inches of organic mulch in beds and areas where water will drain or collect," said the L.A. Times.

9. Shut off sprinklers

With a deluge of rain, they may not be needed at all for several months. And in areas that freeze, forgetting to turn them off could result in a frozen tundra on your lawn.

10. Test your fireplace

Not only can a poorly functioning fireplace be a bummer if you were planning to snuggle up in front of a roaring flame, it can also be dangerous.

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11. Prevent frozen pipes

"The possibility of frozen pipes comes with the freezing temperatures," said KULR. "The best way to keep a pipe from freezing in the first place is to leave the water running. If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time this winter, you can shut the water off to help prevent it."

12. Keep cash on hand

If you have roof leak, your car gets stuck on an icy road or you experience some other weather->

13. Charge it

If the power goes out, youll be happy if cell phones, tablets, laptops, and portable video games are fully charged. Get into the habit of charging them fully whenever possible. Having a couple of extra chargers on hand wouldnt hurt either.

14. Buy winter supplies

"You dont want to wait until the first storm of the year to buy your snow removal gear and salt," said Apartment Therapy. "Youll be prepared when the initial flakes come down, and you wont have to vie for the last shovel on the shelf at the hardware store."

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15. Shore up your emergency supplies

Would you be prepared if you got stuck in the house for a few days? What if there was no power?

Be sure to get your emergency kits are in order - bottled water, non-perishable foods, batteries, a flashlight and/or glow sticks, a weather radio, necessary medications and first aid supplies, and food for your animals.

Having extra ice on hand and coolers can help keep food cold in the event refrigerators arent functioning. Think about food your family can eat that wont require preparation. Heres what Real Simple recommends keeping in your pantry:

  • Peanut butter
  • Whole-wheat crackers
  • Nuts and trail mixes
  • Multigrain cereal - individually packaged versions are best so theyll stay fresh
  • Granola bars and power bars
  • Dried fruits, such as apricots and raisins
  • Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, or turkey - make sure to stock a can opener that isnt electric or buy the pop-top cans
  • Canned vegetables, such as green beans, carrots, and peas
  • Canned soups and chili
  • Bottled water - "Try to stock at least a three-day supply. You need at least one gallon per person per day."
  • Sports drinks, such as Gatorade or Powerade
  • Powdered milk
  • Multivitamins

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Today's Real Estate News and Advice Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

4 Things To Look For When Buying a Desert Home
Theres quite a lot to love about the desert. From Texas to Colorado to Arizona, homeowners have...
> Full Story

Stylish Bath Storage Solutions: Ways to Complement Your Bathroom Vanity
Finding adequate storage is a particularly challenging problem in bathrooms, and not just becau...
> Full Story

How To Use Black Friday Deals To Transform Your House
Black Friday is great for holiday gifts at a discount. This we know. But have you considered ho...
> Full Story

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