I love a clean house. That means that I clean or straighten up something every day. A quick wipe down of a bathroom sink, a speed dust-mopping. You get the idea. So you can imagine what happens when company is coming over. I go into hyper-drive. I do all the stuff that's expected, but I also do some things that I wouldn't necessarily do during
I enjoy having guests at my house, but I don't love all the prep that goes along with hosting. So I've assembled 8 essential tips for whipping your home into shape so you don't waste your whole day preparing, and your guests feel welcome and comfortable.
I tend to have a lot of stationery and greeting cards on hand, a result of my inability to pass up a cute card when I see one. What I don't have, though, is an easy way to organize them -- until now!
When you're completing projects around the house, it's easy to loose track of those smaller tools you might be using. So after the hundredth time I've asked myself where I put the screwdriver, I decided it was time to get a little tool belt, or something similar. If you've ever been in the same boat as me, check out this DIY leather tool roll.
We've been talking about organization all month, and the bathroom is one of the hardest rooms to find extra space - but it's also super rewarding once it's done. Here are some tips for curbing the clutter.
What do cereal boxes, soup cans, cardboard, LEGO, and an old picture frame have in common? We can used them to tidy up our desktops by turning them into desktop organizers. Check out these 7 projects (plus a bonus at the end!) for
If you have lots of clutter, this is usually a good indicator that you have more stuff than your space will allow. Which means that it's time to pare down. So I'm here to help you reduce your stuff by 10% in just one weekend. Read on my friends...
My husband and I have moved almost every year since we've been married. We've moved five times in five years and are preparing for our sixth! I'd say that qualifies me as a moving expert and I decided to share a few things I've learned over the years!
With all the craziness of the holiday season, I've been ignoring the massive piles of mail and paperwork that have accumulated on my desk. But now that I finally have some time, I'm doing a massive makeover. Here are some expert tips on how to create an effective (and pretty) filing system.
I loooove this DIY project: it's super stylish, insanely easy, and SO functional. A
It’s hard to believe we are half way through the first month of the year. Resolutions are tough and they require effort in order to maintain them...you know, working out more, eating healthier, cleaning your home. All of these are only achieved through hard work and...habits!
Most of us are guilty of it.... holding onto things that we shouldn't. Also known as clutter. I'm in the process of culling through my closets and shelves in an effort to organize my space, so I thought I'd share some tips so you can do the same for your home. Here goes.
I've always struggled with finding a way to organize my jewelry that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In fact, I've basically given up on that notion entirely and resorted to hanging my necklaces in a twisted mess on my closet doorknob. But enough is enough! Here's a super stylish -- and insanely easy -- DIY solution to the jumbled jewelry problem.
Do you have a spot in your home that has serious potential, but you just don't have the motivation to organize it? Yeah, me too. Well this laundry closet redesign is sure to inspire you; a little bit of effort can go a long way visually. Check out the amazing result after the jump.
In order to be productive, it's important to have an organized space to work in... but we don't all have enough extra space to use an entire room for an office. So today I wanted to share some examples of effective (and attractive) home workspaces with small footprints.
2. This is a great example of effective use of vertical space. Mount shelves on the wall behind your desk, and hang photos and clippings for inspiration. Head over here for more wall-mounted storage ideas. [Photo: The Design Chaser]
3. A corner is a great place to create a workspace. It's an under-utilized part of any room, so why not use it to your advantage? [Photo: The Fashion Tag]
4. This incredible before and after shows that with a little vision and some elbow grease you can create something out of nothing. In this case, they've created an inspiring office out of a drab attic. [Photo: Design*Sponge]
5. A secretary desk is another great option if you don't have much space to work with. It can be closed when you're not working, hiding away all of your office supplies. And you can get creative with the paint job like they've done here! [Photo: DecorPad]
6. You might even consider using shelving as a desk area. Just create a deeper shelf to be used as your work surface, and use the rest for storage. These are painted the same color as the wall, making them recede visually into the rest of the room. [Photo: HGTV]
7. Here's another example of a wall-mounted shelf workspace... simple and inexpensive! [Photo: Decorating Your Small Space]
8. Need room for two workspaces? Use a tall shelf as a divider as they've done here. Genius. [Photo: Apartment Therapy]
9. This minimal wall-mounted desk folds down when it's not in use. [Photo: Fleur De Londres]