How To: Tips For Properly Cutting Photo Mats

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 17, 2014

properly cutting photo matsIf there is an area of home decor that I need help with, it's cutting photo mats for improperly-sized art and frames. Seriously. My mats look awful. I get so impatient and just kind of "wing it". And it totally shows. Thank heavens someone is showing the rest of us how to do it right!     

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7 Tips For Arranging Your Living Room Furniture

By: Faith-towers Aug 07, 2014

Tips For Arranging Living Room Furniture

Sometimes arranging living room furniture can be challenging when the space doesn't dictate a clear layout. Sure, you can go the easy route... but there are some great ways to set up your furniture in a more dynamic way. I've compiled a set of tips that will have your living room in tip top shape in no… Continue Reading

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5 Daily Habits To Help Your Home Stay Clean

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 19, 2014

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My name is Lexy and I'm a clean freak. They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. And I have one. I like things to be spotless. Problem is, I'm getting so busy with work and a new baby that I can't keep up with keeping my house in pristine condition. I used to spend every Saturday deep-cleaning my home and now that I don't have the time to do that, I had to build a few daily habits to help me achieve that… Continue Reading

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How To Keep Your Ornaments In Tip-Top Shape Year After Year

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 20, 2013

I hate to be a Debbie-downer, but Christmas will soon be over. After the big day, the pretty ornaments go back to storage for another eleven months. How do you protect your ornaments every season to keep them safe from shatter hazards and little hands?  Continue Reading

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5 Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2013

If you could only makeover one room in your home, which room would you choose?

A few months back, we took a poll over on our Facebook page asking this question and the kitchen was the most common answer -- by a landslide. While kitchen makeovers can be one of the most expensive home improvement projects you're likely to tackle, it is possible to breathe new life into your space without breaking the bank.

So, if a kitchen makeover is next up on your to-do list, check out these five money-saving tips… Continue Reading

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8 Quick Tips For Organizing Your Medicine Cabinet

By: Faith-towers Mar 28, 2013

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Let's face it, most of your guests look inside your medicine cabinet, whether they admit to it or not. Would you be embarrassed if someone saw the inside of yours? Here are 8 quick and easy tips for beautifying this forgotten little space in your bathroom.… Continue Reading

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How To: Mix Patterns and Textures in Your Home!

By: Capreek Jul 24, 2012
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Our living room has a pretty established color scheme which could quickly and easily get out of hand. To reign it in and keep things interesting, I try to mix in different textures and patterns! It's not always obvious what will or won't work, but I promise this approach will keep your decor looking and feeling fresh. Here's how!  … Continue Reading
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How To Make the Max of Your Mini Kitchen

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2012

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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… Continue Reading

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17 Savvy Tips to Organize Your Life

By: Livingsavvy Mar 28, 2012

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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… Continue Reading

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Cleaning with Kids: Tips for Cleaning by Age

By: Craftmel Mar 28, 2012

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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… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 DIY Laundry Room Hacks, Tips, & Ideas

By: Diy maven Mar 19, 2012

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Getting the laundry room ship-shape for spring will be a SNAP with these very clever hacks. There's something for everyone too. Woodworkers can go all out with Ana White's Laundry Basket Dresser plan, pictured above.

If you'd rather keep your tools in their chest, check… Continue Reading

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Survey: What Are Your Laundry Habits?

By: Chrisjob Mar 13, 2012

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This month we're talking about cleaning and organization, so we're doing a few surveys to get an idea of how clean and organized you guys are (or aren't). Last week, we asked about your general cleaning habits and frequency, and today's installment is about that most dreaded of household chores: the laundry.

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

By: Capreek Feb 07, 2012

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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… Continue Reading

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Surprise! Over 80 Snacks Under 100 Calories!

By: Capreek Jan 06, 2012

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I'm not a calorie counter... AT ALL.  But I do think it's beneficial to have an idea of some healthy snack choices, especially since I work from home and, well, have a pantry practically within arms reach.  If you're curious what sort of snacks ring in at under 100 calories, read on!  You might be… 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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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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GREAT Dorm Room Organization Tips

By: Diy maven Aug 18, 2011

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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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The Ten Commandments of Thrifting

By: Craftmel Jul 28, 2011

These thrifting tips will help you manage your treasure-hunting adventures to make them more productive, less-stressful, and more satisfying.

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Genius DIY Decorating Tool: Paint Chip Keychain

By: Capreek May 05, 2011

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If you're in the process of decorating your space, this may be the single most helpful tool you could own: a paint chip keychain custom-made from your own color palette!  It's a simple DIY project that will make shopping for furniture, fabric, or accessories that much… Continue Reading

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2 Pictorial DIY Tips

By: Diy maven Jan 12, 2011

Well That’s Just Plain Clever of the Day: Folded sticky note = Instant drill dust caddy. [tifi.]

Sometimes diy tips don't need words. Clever,Continue Reading

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