Online Home Renovation Tools That Save Cash
These apps and websites help you plan projects so you won't be in a bind—or under a mountain of surplus building supplies
Even the savviest DIYer can hit a snag or two when organizing a remodel project. These websites and apps can help you hone your must-have list—and maximize purchasing power.
Products on your wish list are here, there, and everywhere on the Web—and you can't decide which to buy.
Use Clipix to make a visual shopping list. With its Web-browser plug-in or smartphone app, "clip" products from any site to add to a gallery so that you can see how they all go together. Price-alert e-mails let you know if something goes on sale.
Cost: Free; clipix.com, Android, and iOS
You underestimate your needs and make multiple trips to the store or overbuy and have tons of leftover materials.
Keeping track of expenses makes your head spin (and your desk cluttered).
Upload your receipts to a secure OneReceipt account via e-mail using a scanner or your iPhone's camera. The program extracts the data, making an electronic record of expenditures and tallying the total. It also alerts you when the end of a return period for a purchase is coming up.
Cost: Free; onereceipt.com and iOS