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Get Organized: DIY Hacks to Curb Office Clutter

by Stephanie Lee

DIY hacks to curb office clutter

The festive season is usually a busy one, and if you’re anything like me, this leads to a serious build-up of mess around by the end of December. Which isn’t great when you’re trying to get back to work in the new year. All those bits and pieces left lying around can clutter up your head space as well as your office space, affecting your productivity!       

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70 Amazing Apartment-Friendly Decor Projects

by M.E. Gray

70 amazing apartment decorating DIYs to totally transform your rental space!

If you're currently renting an apartment or studio, you might feel limited in the projects you can undertake. Not true! There's no reason let the homeowners hog all the fun. While extreme renovations like tearing down a wall are definitely out of the question, there's no end to the amount of landlord-friendly do-it-yourself projects out there. For those of you wondering how to decorate an apartment, we've rounded up 70 of our favorite rental-approved DIYs. From temporary transformations to space-saving projects, there's lot of DIY to go around in the world of apartment decorating.

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Roundup: 8 Clever DIY Ways to Organize Your Recycling

by DIY Maven

Roundup: 8 Clever DIY Ways to Organize Your Recycling
Around here, we take recycling very seriously.  My sweetie even takes things to work that can be recycled there that can't go in our weekly curbside pick-up. With so much to recycle--and to know what goes where--we need to have a recycling system. A few months back we did treat ourselves to Simple Human's Rectangular Recycler. (Which, BTW, if you're going to buy one, buy it at Bed Bath and Beyond and use their 20% off coupon because, otherwise...ouch.) But that's for INSIDE. Now we need to tackle the outside. Oh, well. One step at a time. With these ideas, I'm sure we'll get there eventually. Now, on to the roundup!   

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Roundup: 5 Totally Awesome Leftover Wallpaper Projects!

by Capree K

Roundup: 5 Totally Awesome Leftover Wallpaper Projects!

After under-ordering the wallpaper for our little half bath a few years ago, I was super paranoid about not having enough when we put up this bold, colorful pattern in our guest room.  Turns out, I completely over-ordered and now we have practically a whole roll sitting unused in a closet somewhere.  I've been itching to put it to use in a fun and creative way--and I think I may have hit the jackpot with these five DIY ideas!   

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Geek Chic: Make Your Own DIY Floppy Disk Planters!

by Capree K

Geek Chic: Make Your Own DIY Floppy Disk Planters!

Ah, yes, "ye olde floppy disk".  If you happen to have some floating around or, per chance, were hoarding them for use as some sort of futuristic currency, it's time to turn them into something of actual value: indoor planters.  I'm even going to go out on a limb here and say that were you to sport a few of these on your desk at work, you'd have the coolest cubicle in town!  

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How To: Turn Logs into a Natural Raised Garden Bed!

by Capree K

How To: Turn Logs into a Natural Raised Garden Bed!

So... let's say you just finished up an epic weekend of tree pruning and yard clearing, or just happen to have a pile of sticks and logs hanging around.  If you're a resourceful Curblier, you know there's something to be done with all that yard waste besides tossing it or turning it into a giant bonfire.  But what?  We have the answer below!  

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How-To: Turn a Pallet Into a Mod Outdoor Lounger

by Capree K

How-To: Turn a Pallet Into a Mod Outdoor Lounger

Now that you've got your vertical pallet garden up and growing, it's time to sit back and soak in some rays from the comfort of a super cool pallet lounger!  

DIY extraordinaire Titti of the blog Shoestring Pavilion created these hip garden loungers from a pile of discarded pallets and 2x4s.  Oh, and some bright red paint, of course!  If you're looking for a new outdoor project to kick off the summer season, this is it!  Check out the full...

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DIY Idea: Make a Mudroom Shoe Rack from Pallets!

by Capree K

DIY Idea: Make a Mudroom Shoe Rack from Pallets!

As with mason jars, there seems to be no limit on what you can do with a discarded pallet.  We've shared quite a few projects in the past, but this may be the simplest/easiest of the bunch!    

Tel Aviv-based design studio Junktion focuses solely on creating new things from old stuff.  They've upcycled a car trunk hood into a sofa, a collection of metal teapots and collanders into a chandelier, and old suitcases into medicine cabinets...

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