TreeHugger has assembled a collection of wall-hung workstations that fold away when not in use.
Instructable-r NoahW has got it right: "keyboard keys + push pins = awesome keyboard thumb tacks!"
Just grab an old QWERTY keyboard (on sale en masse at your local thrift store) and cut away the excess plastic, then drill out a cozy space for your pushpin, and hot glue it in.
Martha has a 'Doh! That's-so-obvious-why-didn't-I think-of-it' idea for keeping track of your decorating stuff. The decorator's folder. What you do is keep swatches of paint, fabric and carpet in a folder. Revolutionary! Martha suggests a small accordion file but you could go crazy and have a file for each room.
Taking the idea and running with it I have added:
- Window measurements in both metric and imperial (cause my maths is lousy)
Who wouldn’t rather do laundry in a laundry room that looks like this one? What makes it so special? Well, that Robbin’s egg blue is spectacular as are all the cool storage ideas that keep everything in its place. Julie Edwards at Home Improvement tells us how to implement these elements and others in our own homes to make laundry day a bit less taxing.
I spotted these inexpensive paper storage ideas over at Scrapbook Etc. A hanging closet organizer gets fitted with 12" x 12" bins that are labeled for quick and easy access.
In this application, clothing hangers, with the help of a few Hefty Jumbo 2.5 gallon One Zip plastic bags, becomes a very economical and tidy storage solution. Love 'em!
Boy, I sure hate surge protectors...
I grew tired of not wearing my jewelry because I couldn’t find it in my jewelry box. A display pegboard seemed like a good alternative to the messy box.
Props you’ll need:
- a large wooden frame (I used an 16" by 20")
- a piece of MDF veneer or plywood to fit inside the frame. (I used a piece of 1/4" scrap pre-finished MDF maple veneer leftover from a kitchen remodel we did awhile back. But you could cover a less-than-perfect piece of plywood...
Don't just leave it for tomorrow...or for whomever you've suckered into washing the dishes. Just clean it up.
- Cracked Egg Cleanup: I
- Remove Oven Cleaner Residue
- Washing A Dishwasher or Washing Machine
- Refrigerator Cleaning
- Refrigerator Dust Bunnies
Yesterday while surfing, I came across these ‘Importance Task Clips’ at Perpetual Kid (12 for $7.99). I thought they were a clever organizational tool and--better yet--totally diyable!
What you need:
several medium-sized (1 1/4") binder clips
a label-maker OR
an extra-fine-point paint pen (I used an opaque white)
What you do:
For the label option, you’ll want to experiment with the ‘width’ function on your label maker. I set my P-Touch (model PT-80...
If you do any work at home, you've gathered plenty of stuff in your workspace: papers, office supplies, cables, books, etc. Keep these items organized and reduced with these ten tips to keep your home office effecient and less wasteful.
1. Identify your needs
2. Start with an empty room
3. Go wireless
4. Keep the desk clean
5. Go paperless
6. Use the wall space
7. Get the perfect chair
8. Improve the lighting
9. Go green
10. Keep it fresh !...always!
Chris Burke states, "I needed a new whiteboard so I found some paint at Home Depot that allows you to paint a whiteboard anywhere you'd like. I figured why not put a layer of magnetic paint underneath it. The only thing left to do is paint my face underneath the arrow." It took Chris around five coats to get a smooth finish ready for markers.
Tap the pantry for unexpected meals and reduce trips to the supermarket. Stock it with frugal finds to lower grocery costs. Set aside...