How To: Hack a Ladder into a DIY Clothing Rack

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 28, 2012
created at: 06/24/2012
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A Guide to an Organized Move

By: Alicia Jun 19, 2012

created at: 06/18/2012We're moving sometime in the next month. I hate the vague sound of that sentence, but it's the truth. Our whole moving timeline is vague due to the fact that the Curbly House continues to be full of charming surprises that are pushing our move-in date back.

The realization that we'll be having a new baby and moving into a new house only a few weeks apart is enough to induce even the calmest lady. Unfortunately for me, I am a Virgo to theContinue Reading

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DIY Idea: Tennis Ball Helper

By: Diy maven Jun 08, 2012

created at: 06/08/2012

 This cute little fellow will gladly hold your keys, mail, pen and hand towel without one complaint. And, when not lending a hand--er....mouth, he wears a sweet smile. So, how do we DIY one? An Xacto Continue Reading

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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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