How to: Make a Magnetic Organization Center

By: Craftmel Dec 28, 2011

created at: 12/27/2011

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

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How To: Make and Upholster a Storage Ottoman

By: Capreek Dec 19, 2011

created at: 12/19/2011

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… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy DIY Tree Branch Wall Hooks!

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2011

created at: 11/28/2011

Classy, rustic, and modern (they're white!) all at once, these DIY branch wall hooks will have you dreaming of Scandinavian cabins in no… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Cardboard Boxes into Colorful DIY Shelving!

By: Capreek Nov 28, 2011

created at: 11/28/2011

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… Continue Reading

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Curbly Gift Guide: 23 Fine and Fabulous Hand-Crafted Gifts!

By: Capreek Nov 17, 2011

created at: 11/17/2011

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.… Continue Reading

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How to: Prep Your Kitchen Pantry and Closets for the Holiday Season

By: Chrisjob Nov 15, 2011
created at: 11/14/2011
This guest blog post was written by The Stow Company, which designs and manufactures intelligent home organization solutions for all areas of the home, ranging from full-service, dealer supplied solutions to do-it-yourself storage systems available online and in retail stores. Solutions include closet organizers, garage cabinets, and organization systems for home offices, kitchen pantries, laundry rooms, mudrooms and more. Join the conversation on Twitter and connect with The Stow Company on Facebook.

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… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: A Bold Dart Board Coat Rack!

By: Capreek Oct 20, 2011

created at: 10/20/2011

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… Continue Reading

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The Tetris'd Kitchen: Putting Everything in its Place

By: Alicia Sep 22, 2011

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 under… Continue Reading

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Make Your Own Colorful Bathroom Cube Cabinets!

By: Capreek Sep 20, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

If storage is at a premium, consider making your own vertical bathroom cubbies!  Also, did I mention that they swivel??  Totally sold on the… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Rolling Coffee Table with Hidden Storage!

By: Capreek Sep 14, 2011

created at: 09/14/2011

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… Continue Reading

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DIY Green Cleaners

By: Craftmel Sep 13, 2011

created at: 09/12/2011

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… Continue Reading

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Curbly Giveaway: 3 Cases of Fish Foam Window Cleaner ($50 Value)

By: Bruno Sep 12, 2011

created at: 07/11/2011

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.

FishFoam premium foaming window cleaner

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. 

How To Enter to Win:

To win this giveaway,… Continue Reading

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GENIUS DIY Modular Storage with IKEA Boxes

By: Diy maven Sep 06, 2011

IKEA Prant boxes may be handy, but they are uninspired. The geniuses at Livet Hemma took care of that last bit. Using about 14 of them, pastel paint and (get… Continue Reading

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How to Make PVC Bathroom 'Holsters'

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2011

created at: 08/11/2011

Have a curling iron or two tucked in a closet? Here's a genius idea from The Family Handyman using PVC to make storage 'holsters' for those particular appliances. Another use of PVC, they… Continue Reading

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T-cycle: T-shirt to Produce Tote

By: Craftmel Aug 09, 2011

created at: 08/04/2011

We are all doing our best to avoid the plastic bags at grocery stores, right?  Instead of buying a reuseable bag at the check-out line, how about thumbing through the closet to bring new purpose to an old wardrobe… Continue Reading

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