If you’re looking for inspiration or you need information for a project, naturally the first step to find it is to try to Google it. But what if you want to discover more great quality, informative websites just to browse? From home improvement, personal finance, free downloads, review sites, tutorials, cooking and more, these 50 incredibly useful websites can make your life a whole lot easier.
1. Apartment Therapy can help you beautify and organize homes of all sizes, not just apartments. Enjoy the home tours or find out how to decorate spaces in your home.
2. Unclutterer is devoted to organizing your belongings and getting rid of clutter.
3. Organized Home Follow the challenge, figure out your closets and get tips from professionals.
4. A Bowl Full of Lemons features tutorials, decorating advice and ideas for every room.
5. HouseLogic offers home improvement ideas and remodeling advice for home owners. Check out the Funny Fail Memes, too.
6. The Money Pit has ideas on hiring the right contractor and affordable DIY home improvements.
7. The Family Handyman If you want guidance on a home improvement project, stop here for projects, tool and tips.
Personal Finance/Money Management
1. Mint provides tools to organize your financial life. Keep tabs on your checking and credit card accounts and easily set up a budget.
2. The Simple Dollar has personal finance advice from a man who eliminated his massive debt.
3. I Will Teach You to Be Rich dishes out money advice with plenty of attitude from author Ramit Sethi. Check out the section on automating your finances.
4 Bargaineering covers taxes, retirement, credit cards and other money topics in a straightforward manner.
5. Free Money Finance discusses maximizing earnings, taxes and has reader profiles.
6. You Need a Budget has personal budget software that can simplify money management. The free trial can get you started.
7. Get Rich Slowly shares tips on saving money, cutting debt and other money skills.
Free Files/Music Downloads
1. FileHippo.com has tons of free software files for audio and video, anti-malware and beyond.
2. Giveaway of the Day has free software daily.
3. SourceForge is a great resource for free, open source software.
4. Internet Archive gives access to live music concerts from contemporary artists as well as older performances.
5. Bearshare has loads of free music from a variety of artists.
1. Cool Tools features reviews from users of products and services.
2. The Wirecutter offers technology reviews of computers, cameras and much more. It was founded by the former editor of Gizmodo.
3. TopTenREVIEWS goes over topics like software, electronics and mobile devices.
4. Chowhound covers restaurant reviews from enthusiastic eaters.
5. Trip Advisor shares reviews of vacation rentals and flights in addition to hotels.
1. Howtoons has illustrated tutorials on engineering, math, music and more. The tutorials aren’t just for kids, either.
2. Instructables shares step-by-step tutorials on every type of subject.
3. wikiHow features articles on a multitude of topics. Learn how to fix your car or your computer here.
4. Memrise can teach you languages in bite-sized lessons. You can also learn about history, science or other subjects at your own pace.
5. Codeacademy can instruct you on how to code Python and other computer programming languages.
1. The Kitchn has all sorts of recipes, kitchen tours and tutorials. A companion site to Apartment Therapy.
2. Steamy Kitchen shares Chinese and other Asian recipes with gorgeous photos.
3. Just Bento can give your lunches a Japanese twist. Good inspiration for lunches at desks or at school.
4. Serious Eats serves up recipes, product reviews and advice on where to find the best dishes around. Areas of the site cover pizza, sandwiches, drinks and other delicious favorites.
5. Tasty Kitchen has recipes from an engaging community of cooks.
6. Bakerella can teach you about cake pops and other treats you can make in your own kitchen.
7. Savory Sweet Life is about feeding your family with easy recipes. Don’t skip the dessert recipes here.
1. Mashable always has the latest on social media and technology.
2. Appolicious can help you track down your next favorite mobile app for iPhone, iPad or Android.
3. Lifehacker has productivity advice and suggestions for getting the most from your software and hardware.
4. Engadget showcases the latest gadgets and technology. Learn more about the iPhone, Android devices and Windows 8.
5. Polygon has video game news and reviews.
6. gdgt has the latest on tablets, cellphones and other devices.
7. The Escapist is another gaming site with insightful video reviews and the latest news about games.
1. Pop Candy Pop culture news from USA Today. Keep up with your favorite celebrities and trends here.
2. Longform collects non-fiction articles from a host of sources and a growing fiction section.
3. Design*Sponge has project ideas and interviews with designers.
4. The Consumerist has consumer news and advice that can help when you have a shopping misadventure.
5. You Grow Girl dispenses gardening advice and pictures for gardeners everywhere.
6. Craftzine features tips on knitting, sewing and other fun pursuits.
7. How About Orange shares craft ideas from a resourceful graphic and textile designer.
Most of these sites may or may not show up in the results in your random Google searches, but they are incredibly useful for lots of everyday uses. Now you have plenty of sites to visit here.