Valentine's Day has some people bursting at the seams with expressions of love, friendship, and kindness and ready to celebrate the season of love in any way possible. No matter how the day looks in your home – from an intimate romantic dinner to a jovial gathering of friends – dressing up your love nest with all things sweet and lovely is a must. These "Cupid-approved" DIY Valentine's Day decorations will help set the mood for a fun, heartfelt day without putting the squeeze on your wallet.
Moving in winter is not such a crazy idea if you are living in sunny southern California or Florida or somewhere in between, but for a large part of the United States most people would do anything to avoid moving in the winter. Frigid temperatures, snow, and ice do not make for the best moving conditions and put you on the receiving end of everyone's sympathies. However, there are perks to be enjoyed when making your move this time of year. There are also some things to think about that you would not have to consider if you were moving in warmer weather.
More than likely you are not being courted by the producers of Hoarders to be their next featured story, but most people could use a bit more organization in their lives. January is Get Organized month and the New Year is the perfect time to stop procrastinating and start organizing your home. With a place for everything and everything in its place, less time is spent looking for things, more gets done at work, and it is more relaxing to be in a clean, organized environment. The best way to accomplish what may be a daunting task for some is to start with small resolutions, aka baby steps.
It was great getting into the holiday spirit and pulling ALL of your decorations out of storage to celebrate the season. The only problem with decorating for the holidays is cleaning up and organizing it as you suffer through the realization that the season has come to an end. It goes by so fast that sometimes it feels like you spent more time prepping for the holidays than you really celebrated them. All the colorful joy that your decorations brought you over the past weeks must be put away and stored for next year's festivities. Any effort put into organizing and storing your decorations with care now will only help to avoid stress of dealing tangled and broken lights, squished Christmas trees and wreaths, and broken ornaments.
There are two types of people who own yoga mats: practioners of yoga and those who thought they would become practioners of yoga. If you're in the category of practioner, eventually you must figure out what to do with a mat that has seen its final Sun Salutation. If you had every intention of becoming a yogi and you took more to wearing yoga pants than practicing, chances are you have a mat or two taking up space in a dark corner.
Adhesive hooks just may be the best thing ever invented. Apart from being a renter's favorite tool for resolving the battle of whether to decorate or save walls from deposit-reducing damage, they are fantastic for organization. Whether used on their own or in combination with other unconventional items, they can play a key role in organizing problem areas in your home. We have 7 "why didn't I think of that" ideas that will get you hooked on organization.
The average household wastes $600 a year throwing away spoiled food according to Good Housekeeping. How many times have you found a container at the back of the refrigerator and the contents have morphed into something unrecognizable, furry, and inedible? How about the vegetables at the bottom of the drawer that have become soft and slimy because they, too, were forgotten Clean Out the Refrigerator Day is November 15 and these ideas will inspire you to organize your refrigerator resulting in more space, easy access, and fewer unintentional science experiments.
There are two types of people in this world: those who appreciate a nicely dressed pet and those who don't. Admittedly pet costumes are not for everyone, or every pet. But, no matter where you stand on the topic, sometimes you just cannot deny the cuteness factor of an angelic vampire cat face staring back at you or the paradoxical humor in putting a big, tough-looking dog in an adorable outfit. Some costumes fit the look and personality of the pet so well that they are worth keeping around for future Halloweens.
Pegboards seem to be popping up all over the internet these days. There is a reason there is a pegboard revival happening. Traditionally used in garages or workshops to organize tools, it is their versatility that has helped them make their way inside the home as storage and organization systems in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, craft rooms, closets, and bedrooms. With tools and supplies in view, and everything within fingertip reach, it's no wonder that this organization workhorse has stood the test of time. It allows you to maximize and multiply your storage in a cost-effective way. We've pegged 10 ideas to inspire you to incorporate pegboard use in your home organization.
There's no doubt about it. Putting your home on the market can be extremely stressful. In many cases it is the biggest investment you have made in your life and you want to be sure to get through the process quickly and having made some money. Staging your home properly can help you sell your home faster and, in some cases, at a higher price. There are many tips and tricks out there on how best to stage your home. We've consolidated some of these ideas into the four D's of staging your home to help guide you through the process of attracting potential buyers.