IKEA products are known for being easy to customize, but sometimes those plans don't quite work out. I came across this unfortunate IKEA Fira unit at the thrift shop. Its previous owner got creative with paint, glue, and origami paper. No wonder they donated it -- it looked terrible! I'm always looking for useful storage solutions, so I brought it home determined to make it look great in my 1950's apartment. With a few simple tools and materials, I transformed it into a unique, retro-inspired piece that matches the rest of my decor.
Sure, you can throw your DVDs on a shelf in no particular order. Or you can pile your magazines messily on the coffee table. Or you could take a few extra minutes to organize your media in a more inspired way. Here are ten clever ideas that will get your organizational juices flowing.
Do you need some inspiration to do a little decluttering and cleaning? If so, you gotta check out these before and afters. Like with any cleaning/straightening job, sometimes it's best to start small, which is
Older homes, apartments, student housing: these spaces tend to have tiny, tiny closets -- if any at all. If your closet situation is a bit on the dire side, we've rounded up 10 clever DIY clothing storage projects that you can tackle in one afternoon or less.
Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing up.
Pets can be messy. Stains, smells, fur... sometimes it feels like a losing battle. But today we have a list of invaluable tips for keeping your house clean with pets. You won't want to miss this one! Click through to get your free download.
This makeover is one of the most clever repurposing projects I've seen -- and I've seen a lot!
If you've spent much time on Curbly or Pinterest, chances are you've seen a similar storage idea floating around. Usually it's in the context of a craft room, but I love the idea of creating under-cabinet jar storage in the kitchen like Chelsey from The Paper Mama has done here!
Wall hooks, paper towel holders, magazine racks: the creative ways people are using copper plumbing parts just keep inspiring me! The most recent project to utilize this common hardware store material is this clever and super easy DIY ladder storage rack!
Garages can be a blessing and a curse. It's nice to have the space to store everything, but what happens when you store everything??? Things get messy, that's what. Here are ten projects to help you kick the clutter and keep things looking organized!
If it weren't for the (extra long) title, you probably wouldn't have guessed that this totally adorable and completely functional storage house was made from a drawer organizer, right?
My name is Lexy and I'm a clean freak. They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. And I have one. I like things to be spotless. Problem is, I'm getting so busy with work and a new baby that I can't keep up with keeping my house in pristine condition. I used to spend every Saturday deep-cleaning my home and now that I don't have the time to do that, I had to build a few daily habits to help me achieve that...
Stop Wasting Money on Cleaning Products: Make 4 Simple DIY Cleaning Solutions (with Free Printable Labels!)
Over the last month I've been experimenting with making my own cleaning solutions. I was skeptical about the effectiveness of a homemade, natural-ish cleaner, but given the amount we were spending each month on 'green' cleaning products, I thought it was worth a go.
The good news is that I've discovered four recipes that are easy to put together and good at getting the job done. Below are a collection of recipes. And, pretty...
Spring cleaning. You either love it or hate it. If you love it (like me!), then that's great! If you hate it, here are 11 tips to help ease you into the art of freshening up your space!
Because you can close the door to the pantry, it's easy to ignore it. But there's something very satisfying about organized food (for me anyways). So today I'm going to pass along my tips and tricks for giving your pantry a stylish makeover.