How To: Five Steps to Arranging Furniture

By: Diy maven May 30, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

Walls, built-in bookcases, windows, fireplaces...all can make furniture arrangement more than a little frustrating, which is why it is best to go at it with a game plan. SAS Interiors breaks down the job into five easy steps. They are...

  1. Determine the function of the space
  2. Remove everything from the room
  3. Make a plan of action
  4. Execute (the picture above was taken during the 'execution' step)
  5. Accessorize

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Make It: A DIY Leather and Wood Mail Basket

By: Capreek May 22, 2012

created at: 05/17/2012

Our mail inevitably ends up in a massive pile on the little desk in our kitchen. It grows and grows and, needless to say, we avoid that area like the plague. I wonder if having an adorable mail basket holder like this one would make the chore of sorting through it more enjoyable? Maybe??   Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Cork Pencil Holder and Organizer

By: Capreek May 17, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

I'm a sucker for creative DIYs that are simple and fall under the "one afternoon" time frame. So, when I spotted this clever cork pencil holder and office organizer, I immediately perked up and thought "I can DO this!".   Continue Reading

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Curbly Gift Guide: 20 Stylish Gifts for Mother's Day

By: Capreek May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

It's time to celebrate the hardworking moms (wives, sisters, and even grandmas) in your life! To help you out in the gift-giving department, we've rounded up 20 stylish gift ideas any lady will love. Happy Mother's Day!   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Colorful DIY Driftwood Coat Rack!

By: Capreek Apr 24, 2012

created at: 04/24/2012

I love the idea of incorporating found objects and elements from nature into your decor and this driftwood coat rack is a perfect (and playful) example of how to do just that!   Continue Reading

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How To Make the Max of Your Mini Kitchen

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

Just because you have a petite kitchen doesn't mean you can't have big culinary skills. Take for example Deb from The Smitten Kitchen. She's done some impressive cooking/baking in her 80 square foot NYC apartment's kitchen. To put her space in perspective, her oven is 3/4 size and she only hasContinue Reading

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Make It: A Simple DIY Floating Clothes Rack!

By: Capreek Apr 11, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

This DIY clothes rack is an awesome--and so, so simple--solution to small space or no-closet woes!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Fresh and Functional Craft Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2012

created at: 04/02/2012

After last week's roundup of craft room storage and organization ideas, I had to share this brilliant craft room makeover: it's full of (even more) clever takeaways and inspiration!   Continue Reading

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How to: Keep Your Freezer Organized

By: Mollymc Mar 30, 2012

frozen food safety

Are you good at keeping your freezer organized? Not surprisingly, Martha Stewart is. Her team created some downloadable labels so you can monitor your zero-degree delicacies in style. Read on for the download and some general freezer safety guidelines.

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How To: Make a DIY Leather Bowl from Scraps!

By: Capreek Mar 29, 2012

created at: 03/29/2012

If you've seen those leather scrap bundles at your local craft store and have wondered what to do with them, wonder no more!  We've got a simple afternoon DIY project that will add a touch of rustic charm to your decor -- for cheap!   Continue Reading

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17 Savvy Tips to Organize Your Life

By: Livingsavvy Mar 28, 2012

created at: 03/27/2012
This Curbly guest post was written by Tiffany McLean of Living Saavy

I love it when my life and house are organized.  This month on Living Savvy, I dedicated all of March to organizing my life and space.  I attacked anything behind a close door!  I also asked a few other organized bloggers to share their own organizing secrets.  So, here are seventeen tips from the best of the blogosphere to get your life and home in order.  Continue Reading

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Cleaning with Kids: Tips for Cleaning by Age

By: Craftmel Mar 28, 2012

created at: 03/27/2012

I have three little girls, two of which are very good at distributing toys, clothes, and books all over the house.  After too many days of me chasing after them and cleaning up their messes, it was time to put them in charge of pulling some of the weight around the house.  My sanity depended on it. 

So, how do we distribute chores among children at different developmental stages?  Here are a few tips, and printable helps, to encourage you in the process.   Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Brilliant Craft Room Organization and Storage Ideas!

By: Capreek Mar 26, 2012

created at: 03/26/2012

I don't know about you, but my craft supplies tend to find themselves shoved into boxes and bins without any rhyme or reason.  One of the items on my ever-growing list of things to do is to tackle this organizational mess.  I mean, it's utter chaos!  Applying a few (or all) of these brilliant craft room storage ideas would definitely be a step in the right direction.  If your craft supply situation is similar, read on!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Swoon-Worthy DIY Jewelry Organizers

By: Mollymc Mar 21, 2012
created at: 03/19/2012
 
Is your jewelry shoved in a drawer somewhere? Do you wear the same pair of earrings day after day because you forget that you own others? Am I the only one saying, "yes"? Well I hope not, because there are some amazing solutions out there for storing and displaying your baubles. Here are 12 ways sure to inspire you to wear more of your collection.

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5 Inspiring Trash-to-Treasure Rooms

By: Craftmel Mar 21, 2012

created at: 03/20/2012

We're all busy cleaning and sprucing and organizing this month, and one of the side effects from the Spring-Cleaning bug is we tend to notice that things need a little... updating.  Well, these rooms needed a little more than updating... they needed a complete overhaul and some much needed decorative ingenuity.  Want to take a peek?   Continue Reading

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