I honestly wish this photo was a joke. But in order to share my excitement about the "afters", you must see the "before". Ugh. I like to think of myself as a neat person. I do. I'm neat and tidy. USUALLY. On occasion, things in my life tend to pile up (literally), and before I know it, I've gone a whole month without organizing my workspace/kitchen/bathroom counter. I've sworn off that part of me, and I'm sharing a few tips to help you stay a littler neater, too.
Most of our kitchen cabinets probably started out organized, but as time goes on they tend to become more and more cluttered. So today I wanted to share some tips and tricks for keeping your cabinets clean and organized long after you move in to your new abode.
I don't know about you, but storage is a major issue in my bathroom. It's a tiny space to begin with, and the only real built-in storage is the vanity. So I've had to get creative. Here is some of my inspiration.
The internets are replete with dorm decor ideas this time of year. Although they all offer great ideas, a lot of them just aren't practical. Some might take more time to construct than you'd like; others might take up too much packing space. Some might not even suit your dorm room once you get Continue Reading
This home office looked like so many other home offices - dark wooden furniture and mismatched accessories. But with some white IKEA furniture and a whole new color scheme, this room was transformed into a creative oasis.
One of the messiest and disorganized areas to tackle, in any house, has got to be the closet. Right? So, I thought I would put together some tips to whip any (clothes) closet into shape. And since I recently completed an entire bedroom makeover for a friend, including the closet, I thought I would share some of the after photos from the closet portion of the makeover in this post as well. Here are my top 12 tips for organizing your closet in an afternoon. Continue Reading
When I removed the doors on some of my upper cabinets a year ago, I arranged all the dishes perfectly so they were separated into tidy piles. It really opened up the space, and motivated me to be more orderly. Here are ten beautiful kitchens that will inspire you to get organized too.
The struggle to keep your office organized can feel like a real chore. Paperwork piles up, pens and pencils are nowhere to be found when you need them, etc. With some easy DIY solutions, though, you can get your office organized over the weekend, or even in an afternoon. All you need are a few clever organization ideas to get you get started and I have that part covered. Here are 12 DIY ways to get your office organized and keep it that way. Continue Reading
Sure, you can throw your DVDs on a shelf in no particular order. Or you can pile your magazines messily on the coffee table. Or you could take a few extra minutes to organize your media in a more inspired way. Here are ten clever ideas that will get your organizational juices flowing.
Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing up. Continue Reading
Confession: I don't have the loveliest magnets on my fridge. One is a magnet from my doctor's office. Another is one I received in the mail from a local shop. The others are excess from trips to the library. It's a hot mess! I'm thinking I might switch them out for these lovely black and white ones this weekend!
Ahh, the Expedit* bookshelf. One of IKEA's most ubiquitous products and the springboard for many a creative DIY hack, including this Scandinavian-inspired/minimalist kitchen storage solution. Continue Reading