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.
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! … Continue Reading
Basements are easy to ignore. They tend to lack natural light, and they are a common place to toss unwanted junk. But with a little elbow grease and lots of creative vision, these homeowners have transformed their unfinished basements into amazing offices, sewing rooms and workspaces.… Continue Reading
For someone who keeps her books in alphabetical order by genre, I'm kind of a slob when it comes to the refrigerator. It's not that it's exceptionally dirty. The problem is it is a disorganized free for… Continue Reading
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!… Continue Reading
I know it doesn't feel like spring yet (at least not here in Minnesota), but it's coming soon (really, I promise!). So to get your spring cleaning projects kick started, we're offering a free, downloadable cheat sheet to help you clean as quickly and thoroughly as a maid. Read on to find out to get the free PDF!
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I have two young children, a 6 month old baby girl and 2.5 year old boy. People are often shocked when I explain that both of them were/are in cloth diapers! The thought may make some break out into a cold sweat, but it seemed like the natural decision for our family, as cutting back on waste is priority for… Continue Reading
The dark abyss below my kitchen sink is usually the last thing on my mind. But now that spring is just around the corner, I wanted to give the space a quick makeover. Read on for my step-by-step guide to cleaning this often forgotten space in under 10 minutes.
1. The first step is to remove everything. Lay it all out in plain view on a piece of newspaper.
2. Discard any containers that are empty,… Continue Reading
We are a bit strapped for closet space here in San Francisco –- the verdict is still out on if it’s because I have a shopping problem or the fact that our 1906 apartment has tiny closets! I had been on the hunt for a practical way to store excess blankets and pillows when I came up with the idea to make a fabric basket. … Continue Reading
I'll be the first to admit that my jewelry organization situation is pretty horrendous. The knobs on my closet doors are home to countless necklaces, half of which fall off if one happens to even glance in their general direction. Fortunately, there are DIY jewelry holders aplenty, a few of which I have my eye on for upcoming weekend projects. Check out all 25 below and let me know which one is your fave!… Continue Reading
Give plants (or books!) a fun new place to hangout with this clever idea: retrofitting a ladder for wooden shelves! It's an inexpensive and unique DIY project that can work in a variety of spaces.… Continue Reading
Like I mentioned before, we don't really have an entryway that allows for a lot of coat rack/wall hook/shoe storage/seating fuss. That's not to say that I'm not constantly looking for inspiration in other people's spaces! Here are 10 clean and modern entryways and "landing zones" that could be adapted or re-interpreted for just about any home -- take a peek!… Continue Reading
I'll admit that the coat rack/wall hook situation in our entryway (which is really just our living room) needs a little help. When we have guests over, they inevitably ask, "So... uh, where do you want me to put my coat?" -- which means "Dude. Get a coat rack already." We end up tossing jackets over the back of a random piece of furniture and call it day, but I'd love to surprise our friends with an actual, honest-to-goodness coat rack or wall hook the next time they come over. One of these modern DIY options ought to do the trick! … Continue Reading