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Closed-cell rigid foam insulation panels. I found these mentioned in Fine Homebuilding, and they definitely look worth exploring. Replace framing and fiberglass insulation. Install faster.

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Clever Tool Storage Ideas

Store tools in the garage -- glue a 1 and 1/2" piece of rigid foam insulation to a piece of plywood (use foam compatible adhesive). Punch in holes at a slight angle.

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17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation

Basement or crawl space rim joists are a major source of energy loss in a house, so it's well worth the effort to add insulation and seal any cracks and gaps. A good DIY approach is to cut rigid foam insulation to fit between the joists. Cut it about 1/2 in. undersized so it's easy to fit in. Shim the rigid foam in place with little chunks of foam. Then fill the space around it with expanding foam. Don't forget to caulk or foam the joint between the sill plate and the foundation too