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Free Download: Kitchen Cleaning Cheat Sheet

By: Bruno Sep 22, 2014

Kitchen Cleaning Cheat Sheet (free download!)
Hey, have you seen our free, downloadable kitchen cleaning cheat sheet yet? This one's from a few years ago, but the tips are still helpful.

Read on to find out how to download the free PDF… Continue Reading

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Free Download: Keep Your Home Clutter-Free With Our Handy Cheat Sheet

By: Bruno Sep 09, 2014

Free PDF download: Cheat sheet with tips to curb the clutter.
Someone (my father-in-law?) once told me there's a difference between dirty and disorganized. And while that seems sensible (a messy bathroom is annoying, but a filthy bathroom is just gross), I can't help thinking one thing usually leads to another. 

So, to help you keep your junk organized, and therefore make it easier to actually clean the spaces that junk might otherwise obscure, we're offering you a free downloadable cheat sheet to help keep your home ordered and clutter-free. Read on to get… Continue Reading

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Clean Your Home as Efficiently As A Maid With Our Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Mar 03, 2014

Tips for faster cleaning techniques
Sigh ... cleaning. Sigh. My wife complains that when she asks me to help with cleaning she usually just finds me walking around from room to room with a dustpan in hand, trying to figure out where to start. Though I'll admit this is at least fractionally proscrastinative, it's also due to the overwhelming nature of the job. Where should I start!? What should I do!? 

If you have that problem too (and even if you don't), we have a great cheat sheet to offer today. It's a free, downloadable PDF that will get you cleaning as quickly and thoroughly as a maid. You'll be like the Michael Jordan of cleaning, while I'll still be wandering around like Eeyore. Read on to find out how to getContinue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Dining Room Revealed!

By: Bruno Oct 29, 2013


A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have Emily Henderson and Orlando Soria come out to Minneapolis to help makeover four rooms in our house. It was, as my daughter might say, the most amazingest thing and even better than bread with honey! Which is the kind of thing she says. 

If you didn't catch all the lead-up, here's the blog post explaining what we were planning to do with the dining room makeover. But for the real good… Continue Reading

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Living With Our Occupancy Sensor Switch (and a Giveaway!)

By: Bruno Sep 24, 2013

Living with a Lutron occupancy-sensing switch
A few weeks ago, I installed an occupancy-sensing switch in our bathroom. It was trivially easy and super helpful. And they're reasonably priced (only about $20), so I'd really recommend people try one out. Today I wanted to check in and let you know what I think about having one in the house, and why I think they're great. But don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of the post to learn how you can enter to win five Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensing switches of your… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Decal Art Bathroom Organizers

By: Bruno Sep 16, 2013

created at: 10/20/2010

There must be something about decorative glassware that makes it impossible to throw out. Perhaps it's the fear of breaking it in the recycling bin, or just an inability to admit it's not worth anything, but the shelves of thrift stores and flea markets are lined with the stuff. Where does it all end up?

Well, if we add a little customization, how about your bathroom? This set of glass organizers uses old bud… Continue Reading

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How to Install an Occupancy Sensing Light Switch (Video + Giveaway!)

By: Bruno Aug 16, 2013


Installing an occupancy-sensor switch is a quick, easy job that can make a big difference. This week, I got a chance to try out one of Lutron's Maestro Occupancy Sensing switches in our bathroom. Read on to see how I installed it, and to find out how to enter to win five Maestro switches for your home (a $100… Continue Reading

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Curbly Giveaway: Win The Dremel Moto-Saw!

By: Bruno Aug 08, 2013

Win this Dremel Moto-Saw

I love tools that do double-duty. This week, we're giving away a Dremel Moto-Saw; a handheld or bench-mounted precision scroll-saw/coping-saw! It's perfect for all sorts of detailed craft and woodworking projects, like this cool bathroom towel tree we posted about last week (keep reading to find out how to enter to win):

This month, we’re happy to partner with DremelWeekends, a new DIY website from Dremel Continue Reading

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Keep Your Bathroom Sane With This DIY Family Towel Tree

By: Bruno Aug 01, 2013

DIY Family Towel Tree from Dremel Weekends
We’re happy to partner with DremelWeekends, a new DIY website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to craft, home and garden projects for all skill levels. New projects weekly, ranging from outdoor movie screens to built-in shelving, with lots of inspiring, fresh ideas in between.

Y'know what's fun? When you step out of the shower to find that your favorite towel is missing. Or even better, that all the towels are missing!… Continue Reading

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Easy DIY Outdoor Games Anyone Can Make

By: Bruno Jul 26, 2013

Roundup of four DIY summer outdoor game projects
We’re happy to partner with Dremel’ Weekends, a new DIY project website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to craft, home and garden projects for every skill level. Projects range from Outdoor Movie Screens to Built-In Shelving, with lots of inspiring, fresh ideas in between.

Sick of air-conditioning-induced bloody noses? Having strange nightmares about Property Brothers episodes? Dudes. I know the heat is on, but it's time to… Continue Reading

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