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Measuring Up: 7 Crafty Ways to Add Rulers & Yardsticks to Home Décor

September 25, 2014
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Yardsticks and rulers aren't just for measuring nowadays. Old-fashioned rulers and yardsticks instantly give a stylish, vintage look to a room incorporating a sense of nostalgia into assorted pieces of home décor. The more distressed or antique-looking they are the better. These 7 ideas provide immeasurable opportunities to produce unique and functional storage and organization solutions as well as infuse style into a room's décor.

Upcycled: Not-So-Common Paper Towel Holder Ideas

September 16, 2014
Paper Towel Holder Upcycle_Dessert Display

One of the most under-appreciated kitchen counter items is your paper towel holder. It's true. It stands on the counter or is hidden away until called upon for action after a spill or some other kitchen cleanup. This kitchen fixture is very versatile and has many uses outside the kitchen with a little creativity and thinking outside the box. Speaking of outside the box, we're unrolling a few ideas on ways to create your own holder from upcycled items that might be lying around your house.

4 DIY Basement Storage Projects for the Weekend

September 11, 2014
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Tired of looking at the clutter in your basement? Continually picking up games, toys, and sports equipment? How about not being able to find the holiday decorations because they are buried under luggage and other things in your basement? Here are four do-it-yourself basement storage ideas that are easy enough to accomplish in a weekend or less.

How to Organize Your New Kitchen

September 4, 2014
Organize Your Kitchen

Moving into a new place is always exciting, but putting everything away in your new place can cause some consternation particularly when it comes to the kitchen. Organizing the kitchen is usually a top priority. It is the center of the home after all! When it comes to unpacking after a move or a kitchen remodel, organizing all of your kitchen items in a way that is efficient and productive is important. Here are a few tips and tasks for organizing your new kitchen.

Hidden Home Storage Solutions

September 2, 2014
Hidden Stair Storage

Maybe you're a minimalist or maybe you just need additional options for storage. Either way, here is a compilation of a few interesting, hidden ways to organize your home and keep it looking clean while storing and keeping accessible the everyday items you use.

Preserve Memories Through Upcycling

August 15, 2014
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Upcycling is often associated with turning an old, used item into something new. But there is a different approach you may not have considered. You may want to try reworking an item you used while creating a special memory or that reminds you of a special moment in time. A special occasion or an everyday task that became memorable can be captured in an upcycled memento to be used or displayed in your home.

8 Bewitching Uses for Classic TVs

June 27, 2014
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Planning to upgrade your entertainment center this year or did your TV suffer from an unfortunate break during your last move? In either case, you've got an old TV that you can't really use. Although, you may be tempted toss it, we hope these eight, enchanting uses for old TVs will inspire you to think outside of the (TV) box to create an equally bewitching upcycling project for your classic TV.

Unbroken: How to Protect Electronics & Fragile Items During a Move

June 25, 2014
packing electronics and fragile items

It happens to everyone. One precarious step combined with loose padding, and next thing you know, your precious and fragile item –iPhone, mirror, TV, or laptop – is out of your hands and onto the cold, hard ground below. If you are lucky, your item will survive with nothing more than a few scratches. For those less fortunate, you'll be facing hundreds of dollars trying to replace or repair the damaged item. With these smart packing tips, you can be assured that your fragile items will arrive to your new place in the same condition that you packed them in – unbroken.

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