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Before and After: How to Organize a Junk Drawer in 5 Minutes

by Brittni Mehlhoff

created at: 03/20/2013

We all have one spot in our house that is like a black hole. Things go in, but they don't come out. In most cases it's the dreaded junk drawer. Not sure where to put something (bills, nail files, extra rubber bands, headache medicine)? Stick it in the junk drawer. Right?

This makes things a nightmare to find when you really need them. So here are some helpful tips for cleaning (and organizing) your junk drawer in five minutes.  

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Free Download: How to Keep Your Home Organized and Clutter-Free Cheat Sheet

by Chris Gardner

created at: 03/20/2013
Spring cleaning is all about airing scrubbing away the sediment of the winter, airing out your home, and getting things all nice and tidy for a whole spring and summer's worth of welcoming guests and entertaining, staying efficient, and just enjoying a wonderful, clean home.

Of course, once you've gotten everything all tidy and fresh, you've got to keep it that way. So, we're offering a free, downloadable cheat sheet to help you keep...

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Make It: Fast and Easy Animal Menagerie Storage

by DIY Maven

Organise a crafts cupboard with glass jars | 10 best kids' playroom storage ideas | childrens room ideas | design inspiration | housetohome

Colorful, artful and totally charming. That pretty much sums up these animal storage jars. Great for kids rooms but also craft rooms as well. They'd be very easy to make too. All we'd need are some jars (I'd shop in my recycling bin), plastic zoo animals (available here), two-part epoxy (my choice for this type of installation), and some spray paint (I'd opt for Krylon Short Cuts) and we're good to go. 

Playful playroom...

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DIY Wall-Mounted Wrapping Paper Storage Organizer

by Capree K

created at: 03/17/2013

My name is Capree and I am a wrapping paper hoarder. (Phew! It feels good to get that off my chest!) I have an entire closet full of wrapping paper and several drawers of a giant, Mid-Century dresser are dedicated to all manner of colorful ribbon. It's... a problem. Fortunately, there is a simple, budget-friendly solution that I can't wait to implement!      

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Make It: Easy DIY Magazine Rack

by Capree K

created at: 03/13/2013

I'm the type that only keeps magazines around for a short period of time before donating or recycling them, but I love the idea of having a small, rotating collection readily available to peruse. This simple DIY magazine rack would be perfect for storing a few faves!     

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Roundup: 10 Clever IKEA Table Hacks

by Faith Towers

created at: 03/14/2013

I've always been drawn to the simple, modern lines of Swedish design, so naturally, I'm a frequent shopper at Ikea. But since their products are now so ubiquitous, sometimes I crave more of a custom look... which is why I've become obsessed with IKEA hacks. Below are ten easy DIY projects using a variety of IKEA tables.

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