Caldrea Countertop Cleaner: Herbs of Provence

By: Bruno May 26, 2011

Caldrea Herbs of Provence countertop cleanerMan, I can not tell you how much I never imagined I would write a blog post with that title. But last week Alicia brought home a bottle of Caldrea's Herbs of Provence countertop cleaner from Target, and after a quick wipe-down in the kitchen, I was in love.

Listen to me. I sound like an idiot. But honestly, this stuff smells so good that I don't care. I once took a tour of a soap making factory in Provence (imagine a field in the French… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Baking Sheet Turned Snazzy Decorative Tray!

By: Capreek May 19, 2011

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I've been on the lookout recently for some sweet decorative trays that fit my style, budget, and decor... and then I found this awesome DIY… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Mod Storage Pods

By: Chrisjob May 10, 2011

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Every home needs a "landing strip": that place near the door to put your keys, sunglasses, phone, mail, purses, things you need to take with you, and all the other important stuff that comes in and out of your home everyday. A basket is a great idea, or a storage bench, or a small shelf. 

OR...You could make these mod, space-y storage pods from a household staple! Guess… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Mudroom Shoe Rack from Pallets!

By: Capreek May 09, 2011

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As with mason jars, there seems to be no limit on what you can do with a discarded pallet.  We've shared quite a few projects in the past, but this may be the simplest/easiest of the bunch!… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Modern Dip-Dyed Baskets

By: Capreek Apr 27, 2011

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This DIY project has "Scandinavian Modern" written all over it!  It's also one of those "why didn't I think of that?" ideas.  The white and wood combo is at once classic, modern, and trendy.  For color lovers like myself, I'd suggest experimenting with bold hues - maybe even neon if you're feeling… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Awesome and Easy DIY Mason Jar Projects

By: Capreek Apr 20, 2011

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As Chris mentioned a few weeks ago, mason jars have exploded (again?) onto the craft and DIY scenes.  You can't look anywhere without seeing some crazy new use for them!  As it stands, we're embracing the trend here at Curbly.  To make things easy on you, here are 15 mason jar projects all in one place!… Continue Reading

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The Best Reclaimed Wood Project Ever!

By: Capreek Apr 05, 2011

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You are not going to believe what this pile of discarded cabinets doors turns into.  It may be the most creative and imaginative use of reclaimed materials ever.  Don't believe me?  Check out the after… Continue Reading

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Spring Cleaning: Eco-Chic Ideas For Your Home

By: Capreek Mar 31, 2011

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We've covered our bases with green cleaning products, ideas for re-using old towels (shaggy-cool bath mats!), and tips for cleaning out and organizing those pesky junk drawers.  But what do you do with all those random items you've cleared out?  Sure, you could throw them away, but we have a better idea.  Put on your creative caps and turn them into one-of-a-kind, eco-chic items for your home!  

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From wine cork… Continue Reading

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Garage Organization 101

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2011

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During Curbly's Spring Cleaning Month, we've been concentrating on the indoors. Today we venture out a bit and head to the often neglected garage!    

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With warm temperatures here (or, hopefully, just around the corner) it's a great time to reclaim your garage for its intended purpose, as, according to the US Department of Energy, only 1/4 of all homeowners with a 2-stall garage can't even park 1 car in their… Continue Reading

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The Ultimate Green Cleaning Product Roundup!

By: Capreek Mar 24, 2011

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If baking soda and lemon juice aren't your thing but you'd still like to avoid cleaners with a) mysterious chemicals you can't pronounce and b) warning labels that cover half the bottle, we've got the guide for you.  Included below is a roundup of ten green cleaning products and companies - and why they're good for you and the space you call… Continue Reading

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Giveaway: Win One of Thirty Awesome Home Organization Products from SimpleHuman

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2011

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SimpleHuman (the folks behind the awesome recycler/trashcan we reviewed yesterdayis giving away 30 products for 30 days to share their designs that make life easier at home. 30 product videos highlight each tools’ personality to help people understand the core features of simplehuman’s wide range ofContinue Reading

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Home Cleaning Check List and Cheat Sheet

By: Chrisjob Mar 23, 2011

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It's Spring Cleaning and Home Organization month on Curbly, and we're doing our best to make things manageable and easy so you can whip through the process and enjoy your clean home!

Over the last few weeks, we've been offering free, downloadble check lists and cheat sheets to make your spring cleaning efforts simple and effective. First, we shared a list of tasks and DIY, green cleaners for the kitchen, and last week, an… Continue Reading

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How-To: Make a Scandinavian-Inspired Coat Stand

By: Capreek Mar 22, 2011

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Until my dream of living in a Scandinavian Modern cabin comes to fruition, I'll just be content with simple flourishes of inspired decor and accessories like this rustic modern coat stand.  It's a gorgeous little piece that packs a big ol' Scandinavian punch - and its DIY rating is off the… Continue Reading

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Make a DIY Junk Drawer Organizer on the Cheap

By: Chrisjob Mar 22, 2011

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Junk drawers. Everyone's got one. Which I think is okay, because homes do really need one. You need a central location to store something like a pencil so you don't have to run upstairs to the office everytime.  A place to keep the things you don't wanna forget about, like gift cards, receipts, your Netflix DVD envelope, or for "need it when you need it" items like coasters or matches. Having a designated spot for these random items is way better that leaving them out on side tables and countertops.

But just because you need a junk drawer doesn't mean you can just pile items atop each other and then go banging around in there as you look for that other earring you thought you saw in there the other day. That's why you, my friend, need a custom, inexpensive junk drawer organizer that you can make… Continue Reading

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Silverware Drawer Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2011

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My silverware drawer is embarrassing. It has become the Bermuda Triangle of my kitchen as it's the catch-all for little stuff that I think is too important to throw but not important enough for which to find a spot. It's also a depository for random twist ties, wine corks, chopsticks, a PEZ dispenser, pens, pens and more pens. And don't even get me started about the 'country' blue organizer. Ick. SO, I decided to… Continue Reading

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