Our bedroom closet measures 3x2x10 and for years we have struggled to make our clothes fit. We recently added 2 shelves with room for one more, plus I discovered Space Bags and these
nifty stackable hangers. Both are great space savers. In addition, since we also share a dresser, I purchased a cloth closet and some baskets at the $$store to use for all my personals. I can't stand anything on my floors so if you are wondering where I keep my shoe collection it is in another closet hanging on a shoe tree.
Having hard water, whether it is from the city or your well, creates limescale deposits, staining of clothes, surfaces and can be drying to your skin. What can you do? I found this link and hope that if you are struggling with these issues, you will find it helpful.
In an effort to update our kitchen, we tackle an area each year. So far we have installed new flooring, given it a fresh coat of wall paint and re-painted the cabinets(they will be replaced eventually.) I ran across this video recently and we are considering trying to replace the countertop this year. As you can see it is quite knicked up, stained and is separating. Wish us luck!
Maybe it will inspire you to brave something new in your own kitchen or bathroom this year.
A few months ago, I asked about sump pumps: http://www.hometalk.com/181956/sump-pumps Both KMS and Woodbridge gave suggestions along with advice. Well, life got in the way and we never got a new pump. Then Sandy was headed our way so DH brought a spare pump from work and tucked it in alongside our reg. pump and back-up pump.
We never lost power and stayed dry, but those 3 pumps were working their hearts out. DH discovered our pump was no longer working when he removed the spare to
return it to his work. Armed with the knowledge I gained here, we bought a higher HP pump and it is fantastic! It barely runs and the casing water is very low.
I tell you this to say "Thank-You" to everyone here on Hometalk. I have gotten advice, encouragement, ideas and support along with laughter and a sense of community. Quite an accomplishment considering many of us will never "meet."
Blessings of Peace and Joy to you and your families, Dee
Earlier this year I mentioned wanting to make a toad habitat and now it is complete. I've already had a few visit the "waterhole." You can read the whole story and get instructions @ http://hometipster.com/creating-a-toad-habit...