Genius Altoid Tin Storage Bin Idea

By: Diy maven Jan 17, 2012
created at: 01/17/2012

Like many of us, Matthew saved his empty Altoid tins for some undesignated later use. Recently he came upon his stash and discovered that stacking them vertically prevents them from sliding around in his desk drawer. He also discovered that 'the edge is just wide enough for a label.' Genius. Continue Reading
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Roundup: 8 Stylish DIY Wire & Cable Organization Ideas

By: Diy maven Jan 16, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

As this is office month here on the Curb, we've decided it was time to subdue the wire & cable beast.  We're not using swords, whips or potions to do it either. Nope, we're using our smarts. Our DIY smarts, that is. Continue Reading

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Organize Your Space: DIY Craft Table

By: Craftmel Jan 11, 2012

created at: 01/10/2012

One of my main challenges as a creative person (I like to think of myself as such!) is the mess that comes along with it.  It seems to me like a good solution to the constant moving of project piles would be a good storage solution, like this DIY desk.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Upcycled Coat and Purse Hanging Station

By: Craftmel Jan 10, 2012

created at: 01/10/2012

With our warm winters, we don't have a need for a coat rack.  In fact, the coat closet in our condo is home to our camping gear because the very idea of having designated square footage for coats is silly when it is 72 degrees outside (which did make for an awkward situation when we had people over for dinner and they handed me their light jackets... I just stood there like an idiot holding them instead).  Even so, this fun idea doesn't take up storage space, and is pretty fun to look at too.   Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Pair of Jeans into Storage Bins

By: Diy maven Jan 03, 2012

A great up-cycle project that results in cute storage bins? Perfection! Betz White is the mastermind behind the project, which includes instruction on how to make a large, medium Continue Reading

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How to Make a Handy Closet Organizer

By: Diy maven Jan 03, 2012
Today is January 3rd. That can only mean one thing: organization season has begun. We're starting it off with this very clever and easy DIY closet organizer that's made out of a chunk of plywood and Continue Reading
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Best of Curbly: Top Ten DIY Organization Ideas of 2011

By: Alicia Dec 29, 2011

Top 10 DIY Organization Ideas of 2011
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

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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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Design Blogger Wishlist: Patricia Zapata of A Little Hut

By: Chrisjob Dec 19, 2011
created at: 12/19/2011

created at: 12/19/2011This holiday season, Curbly asked our friends, peers, and favorite design bloggers to stop by, have some hot cocoa, and tell us what gifts they'd like to receive this year. Today, we're excited to welcome one of our favorites - crafter, author, and blogger Patricia Zapata.

Happy Holidays everyone! 
I don't know what it is about the last few weeks of the year but I always have a great desire to organize everything in the house. This year I really want to focus on my studio. This list will help me get started with a few things.  Continue Reading

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Genius and Easy DIY Organization: Popsicle Sticks as DVD File Labels

By: Diy maven Nov 23, 2011

Even if you have your DVDs filed in alphabetical order, you still might not be able to find the L's fast enough when you're jonesing for some Lord of the Rings. (Mmmm..Viggo.) Anyhoo, Shari found an ingenious way to help keep her family's DVDs organized. She bought some Continue Reading

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If You Can't Beat 'Em, Embrace 'Em: How to Decorate Unsightly Cables and Wires

By: Miki40 Nov 22, 2011

created at: 11/22/2011

Ah...the wireless era! We're almost there, really, but it's taking too long. Why does the back of my desk have to look like an initiation test for a bomb squad?

Is this a gender issue? I mean, do guys find this photo appealing? Even Attractive? (Ed. - absolutely not.

Why did a box filled with electrical cords in our recent garage sale yielded the highest profit in the shortest amount of time?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 spaces. Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY 'Bread Clips' to Organize Your Cables and Power Cords

By: Diy maven Nov 15, 2011

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Oh ,how we loved the genius idea of using bread clips for power cord labels. However, there are a few problems with running with this hint. First, not every loaf of bread sold has this kind of clip, and, second, if we want to label all our power cords in such a fashion our carb intake will skyrocket. To circumvent these hiccups, we're going to make our own "bread clips," and get those cables organized!

What'cha need:

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Giveaway: Win an Easy Track DIY Closet Organization System ($270 value)

By: Bruno Nov 14, 2011

created at: 07/11/2011
Ok folks, it's November and holiday season has officially begun. That means gift-wrapping, decorations, and finding a place to put all that stuff! This week, we're going to help you out on that front. We've teamed up with Easy Track, makers of easy-to-install closet organization systems, to give away an Easy Track starter kit, worth $270!

Read on to find out more about the giveaway prize, and how to enter!
Easy Track closet organization starter kit.The Easy Track starter kit package: this week's giveaway prize (it's available in three colors: truffle, white and natural cherry)!

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Genius and Easy DIY Organization: Bread Clips as Power Cord Labels

By: Diy maven Nov 10, 2011

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Bread clips as power cord labels. Doesn't get much simpler or clever...er. Unplggd also suggests using them to label your cords at both ends so you don't have to do the 'tug test'. You know, when youContinue Reading

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