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… 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… 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… 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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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GENIUS Ribbon Organization Idea

By: Diy maven Sep 26, 2011

Ribbon organizer

The most simple things really are the most genius. In this case, Halsey took one of those hole-y bins,… Continue Reading

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The Tetris'd Kitchen: Putting Everything in its Place

By: Alicia Sep 22, 2011

This summer, Bruno told you all about our sometimes-trying, very-rewarding kitchen makeover (parts 1, 2, and 3). What he didn't tell you about was all the work I put in behind the scenes to make our kitchen look photographable (huh, musta just slipped his mind). No, our kitchen doesn't always look like that:

Today, I'll tell you about all the organizational hoops I had to jump through to get our cupboards, pantry and lazy susan under… Continue Reading

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Genius Ikea Hack: Laptop Work Station Turned Vanity

By: Diy maven Sep 07, 2011

Cream colored fold-away Ikea vanity with various accessories and cosmetics

Okay, yesterday's Ikea hack was genius, but this one is too. An Ikea PS white laptop workstation doesn't go through any modifications,… Continue Reading

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Cupboard Organization: Hanging Measurers

By: Craftmel Sep 06, 2011

 

created at: 09/05/2011

I know the Great Kitchen Month here at Curbly is over, but why not share one more kitchen organization tip?  I know that my measuring cups and measuring spoons have always sprouted legs and walked away when I need them most, so I am thinking this is a great way to keep tabs on those elusive… Continue Reading

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Kitchen Organization Ideas from Melanie's Small-But-Practical Kitchen

By: Craftmel Aug 29, 2011

created at: 08/27/2011

As seemingly perpetual renters, we've seen our share of gross and really, really small kitchens.  I absolutely love the kitchen we are in now...not that it is everything I want in a kitchen, but in that everything works and isn't falling apart.  It makes a big difference!  An organized space makes it a better space, too.  Want to see how I make our small space work for a busy… Continue Reading

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7 DIY Jewelry Organizers to Make Yourself

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2011

Kitchen grater turns into an earring holder.

A little turquoise spray paint, some brass hooks (for feet) and an old kitchen grater makes for a kitschy and cool earring holder. Unconventional, yes, but we LOVE unconventional earring/jewelry holders here at Curbly. A perusual into our coffers is evidence of such.

The lamp/earring holder, whis is totally… Continue Reading

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GREAT Dorm Room Organization Tips

By: Diy maven Aug 18, 2011

created at: 08/18/2011

Honeyflower3, who will no doubt be a lifestyle correspondent for The Today Show someday, shares some great tips concerning dorm room organization and living. For instance, skip the… Continue Reading

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DIY Kitchen Storage Organization

By: Kellyb Aug 18, 2011

created at: 08/17/2011

Organization plays a big role in a house, but nowhere is it quite as important as in the kitchen. There's just so much stuff in such a small space that it's easy to become overwhelmed. Here are a bevy of project ideas to get your wheels turning and the elbow grease churning! Oh, and to get things in order, too. 

First and foremost, what do you spend most of your time in the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Alternative Uses for Old Spice Racks

By: Diy maven Aug 16, 2011

created at: 08/16/2011

Spice racks. They're not just for kitchens. Plus, the ones used in this roundup are those dime-a-dozen kind that you can find at just about any thrift store or rummage sale these days. Clever storage for peanuts...doesn't get much better!

The first one, pictured above, found new… Continue Reading

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