Free Kitchen Cleaning Cheat Sheet (and Check List)!

By: Bruno Mar 01, 2012

Kitchen Cleaning Cheat Sheet (free download!)
Hello March! It's cleaning and organization month on Curbly, and we have lots of great stuff planned for you guys in the next few weeks. To start it off, we're offering free, downloadable cheat sheets and check lists to make your spring cleaning a breeze (these are from last year, but they're still awesome). The first: a check list and cheat sheet for the heart of the home - your kitchen.

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Roundup: 9 Cool & Creative Uses for Old Coffee Cans

By: Diy maven Feb 27, 2012

created at: 02/27/2012 

My mom and dad--and grandma and grandpa--all shared the same obsession with empty coffee cans. They didn't meet one with which they could part. It's rubbed off on me, I'm afraid. Conversations surrounding the topic in my house go something like this:

Him, while holding up an old coffee can stashed in some corner Continue Reading

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How to: Make Simple, Organic DIY Lip Balm for 25¢

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 23, 2012

created at: 02/22/2012

Hi! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors.

I like to re-invent and create things around my home. And I like to do so inexpensively and with my own little flair. So today, I have a low cost, simple and organic recipe for DIY Lip Balm.  

 My hubby and I go through inordinate amount of lip balm. And at $3 a tube, it was beginning to add up. I wanted to find a way that I could circumvent the cost, the unnecessary added chemicals and the need for store-bought lip balm. For approximately $.25 a tube, I had my very own lip balm without the chemicals.     Continue Reading

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How to: Make Easy DIY Branch Coat Hangers

By: Craftmel Feb 21, 2012

created at: 02/21/2012

Although coat season is going to be winding down soon (or is it?), purse and accessory season has no end!  Ideas for clever coat/purse hangers are in season, and this one is no exception.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Bedroom Projects to Improve Everything From Your Style to Your Sleep!

By: Capreek Feb 07, 2012

created at: 02/07/2012

It's bedroom month here and we're kicking things off in full Curbly fashion with a roundup of our favorite DIY bedroom projects!  From headboards to lighting, we've got ten ideas to help make your life easier, more stylish, and even more restful.  Ready?  Let's go!   Continue Reading

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Build Your Own Cupboard Shelving

By: Craftmel Jan 18, 2012

created at: 01/18/2012

The closet in our spare bedroom is huge- it takes up an entire wall (which is terrible for furniture arranging, let me tell ya)!  Unfortunately, it only has one dinky wire shelf inside, which means all my c-r-a-p is simply piled on top of itself and lacks any rhyme or reason at all.  I'm thinking a simple DIY shelving system would be the answer.   Continue Reading

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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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