A Beautiful, Well-Organized, Small Business Office and Studio

by Chris Gardner

A Beautiful, Well-Organized, Small Business Office and Studio

Le Papier Studio makes modern and elegant silhouette creations, and recently, owner Vana Chupp upgraded from working at home to a brand new studio and office space. And from the looks of it, she totally nailed it.

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Bright, airy, well-organization, and seemingly incredibly functional. "Everything has it's space which make the studio look fairly organized most of the time (something I've always struggled with working from home).  You might remember my original posts, here and here about my home office? Aaron custom built my work area - which I love - but as the business kept growing, so did the need for more space. I never thought I would enjoy so much working outside the home - but so far, this has proven to be the best decision I ever made. Not only am I super productive during the time I am in the studio, but I get to BE with my family when I am home."

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How To: Bungee Cord Memo Board

by Chris Gardner

How To: Bungee Cord Memo Board

I've always been jealous of the flexibility of the french memo board - you can organize paper without poking holes, and include other items among the ribbons that can't normally be supported by cork boards or magnets.

But, they do have a particular aesthetic, and one that doesn't much work for my home office...or the fact that I'm a guy. But this bungee-cord take certainly solves that problem, doesn't it? It's sculptural, interesting, and...

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Origami Up the Wall

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

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What could be cheaper than using beautifully colored origami paper to make perfect wall art? It's geometric, it adds texture and, if you can make it look this good, it's practically free. A series of designs could be hung to give your wall an art gallery feel. But you need that wall for storage? Well, look what we have here - a giant sized origami wall unit that can multi-task as both art and storage...

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24 Tips for an Organized Kitchen

by DIY Maven

24 Tips for an Organized Kitchen

It's easy for the kitchen to get disorganized. For me it happens when I'm in a hurry to put stuff away--groceries, dishes, linens. That's why it's not a bad idea to take a critical peek inside your drawers, cabinets and closets every now and again. To help us get our galleys in ship-shape

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Celebrity Garage Mahal

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Celebrity Garage Mahal

It doesn't matter to me if celebs get the DIY Network to organize or can pay someone to organize their garage, I just love seeing chaos converted into order. (And since when does authentic  DIY involve polished, TV ready mimbos and bimbos with a team of experts? I'd like to see real people work through these messes.  I don't get that at all)

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DIY Mail Sorter

by DIY Maven

DIY Mail Sorter

Mail. MWT has a thing about it. It must be sorted and 'dealt with' as soon as it comes into the house. I agree, but sometimes I don't want to be bothered, which is why I let him handle it. When I saw Bright and Blithe's DIY mail sorter, I thought, 'Maybe I should make him one.' And then I thought, 'Naw.' It's still a cool idea, however. Especially for busy family types with a mud room. Can't you just picture it in a mud room?

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Three DIY Under-the-Stairs Storage Solutions.

by Chris Gardner

When the floors are filled, the walls covered, and the closets brimming then, my friends, look to the space under the stairs. DIYLife has collected three clever options to squeeze some extra storage out of your existing space. "The area beneath your stairs is a common household dead zone, but it's actually the perfect place to stash your stuff...." Provided, of course, there's not another staircase under it. :)

Three DIY Under-the-Stairs Storage Solutions.

Project 1: Under-the-Stairs...

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48 Tips to Control Clutter Stylishly

by DIY Maven

48 Tips to Control Clutter Stylishly

When it comes to clutter, are you an innie or an outie? I'm more of an innie, but in some circumstances I'm an outie. Confused? Let me explain. According to ShopSmart;), an innie is someone who likes to store stuff in closed containers for a 'clean and tidy look. The outie, on the other hand, worries that they'll forget something they don't see, so they like to organize things in plain sight. Still confused?

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Make Your Own PVC Storage System.

by Chris Gardner

Make Your Own PVC Storage System.

There's nothing like seeing something online, and instead of reaching for your wallet and hitting the Paypal bookmark, you head to the hardware store (where you'll eventually reach for your wallet, but the total will be much less) cause you're about to make it yourself.

 The Stash storage system is one of those projects. These modern honeycombing cylinders hold your office supplies, cosmetics, crafty bits...even silverware. And when you make it...

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Five Ways to Wall Mount Your Tools.

by Chris Gardner

Those living and working in tight quarters will always agree... the trick to making your organization work? Vertical storage.

Five Ways to Wall Mount Your Tools.

The same rings true in workshop, basement, craftroom, or garage. Getting your gear onto the walls leaves you more space to work, keeps your spot clean, and provides inspiration and a reminder of all the tools at your disposal. Those clever folks at Apartment Therapy are certainly hip to such a technique, and provide five...

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How To: Cereal Box Storage Bins.

by Chris Gardner

Rachel had some fabric, and needed a project. Rachel eats cereal, and needed a reuse for the boxes. Get where she's going with this...?

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"I decided that some funky, colorful storage bins were just the ticket. I really wanted these bins to be as “green” as I could make them, so I brainstormed with my fellow urban-nesters, as we often do, to find a way to construct these by repurposing something from around the house. We came up with cereal box...

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