Nothing says "Happy New Year" like cleaning and organizing your home. Every new year, I think of one particular Chinese tradition that requires each family to thoroughly clean their home in an effort to sweep out the bad and make room for the good fortune that every new year promises. This year the Chinese new year doesn't begin until January 23rd, so we have a little time to get our ducks in a row. We've assembled a top ten round-up of organization projects that will inspire you to tidy-up and bring some order to every nook and cranny of your home. Here they are, in a very particular order only I understand (in other words: no particular order):Continue Reading
As wonderfully functional as scotch tape is, it just doesn't do it for me in the aesthetic department. It didn't do much for Landee either, so she came up with her own solution to displaying calendars and child art. Continue Reading
Ah, the ubiquitous storage ottoman! These multi-functional bad boys can be had for cheap, cheap, cheap from just about any discount store, thrift store, yard sale, or "super mega market". Of course, they're usually covered in some sort of horrible quality, lime green microfiber... maybe even hot pink with sparkly purple piping. You know what I'm talking about. Fortunately, there's an easy solution to all this garishly-colored madness! Continue Reading
After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, chances are your cardboard box collection has grown exponentially. Before you start tossing boxes out (or recycling them, hopefully), consider this clever reuse project: colorful DIY shelves! Continue Reading
If your DIY skills aren't quite up to snuff, but you're still wanting to give handmade gifts to loved ones and friends, you're in luck! We've rounded up 23 fabulous hand-crafted items from talented artists, craftsmen, and creators across the Internet. Enjoy! Continue Reading
As the holidays quickly approach, people everywhere scramble to get their homes ready to entertain friends and host out-of-town guests. It is important to have the high traffic areas such as the living room, kitchen and bathroom clean and tidy, but make sure not to overlook two easily forgotten areas: the kitchen pantry and guest closet.
Make your visitors feel right at home with these tips for creating clean and organized spaces. Continue Reading
Okay, hold on while I have a big ol' "DUH!" moment...
...phew, that was intense. Thanks for waiting. But really, how obvious of an awesome coat rack idea is this??! Seriously, guys. Using a bold, graphic dart board as a coat hanger is straight brilliant. Continue Reading
This summer, Bruno told you all about our sometimes-trying, very-rewarding kitchen makeover (parts 1, 2, and 3). What he didn't tell you about was all the work I put in behind the scenes to make our kitchen look photographable (huh, musta just slipped his mind). No, our kitchen doesn't always look like that:
Today, I'll tell you about all the organizational hoops I had to jump through to get our cupboards, pantry and lazy susan underContinue Reading
Roll out! Or roll away. Or roll open, shut, or partially closed at a jaunty angle. All this (and more!) is possible with this colorful DIY coffee table. Say goodbye to storage woes, my friends... and just keep rollin'. Continue Reading
Green cleaning products don't always have to come from your local "Green" grocer. My older sister is a good example of this-- she makes a lot of her cleaning solutions and is in love with the result she gets, both by way of a fresh, clean house and by saving money. Want a few home-made cleaning recipes? Continue Reading
I hate to be the one to tell you, but it's September, and that means window-cleaning time. So, we're excited to collaborate with the folks at FishFoam, who offered to let us give away three cases of their premium foaming glass cleaner to three lucky Curbly readers. FishFoam is a professional-grade, ammonia-free cleaner that won't leave streaks or haze.
Each case retails for $42, and contains 12 19-oz. cans of cleaner, so you'll have plenty for all your windows, and maybe your neighbors', too.
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