I have a love/hate relationship with my lower Lazy-Susan. We store cereals, chips, crackers, oils and larger bottles of things on the lower tray. The cereal boxes get tipped over when we spin the tray, the chip bags get smashed and a good amount of both get lodged between the wall and the tray in that unreachable outer limits.
Sometimes you have to get creative when you have too much stuff. The stuff in this case is spices. And I have a lot of spices, from Allspice to Thyme. Want chili no problem, Mexican... Italian... how about Indian I have Curry! How about some pumpkin spice in the coffee grounds. It's fall it's a seasonal thing and it's delicious.
So I am sure we have all had some frustrations with food storage containers at one point or another. My food storage container cabinet was a stinkin' hot mess, so I decided to get a little organized. I decided to combine a couple of different methods I have seen used before. Most of these food storage container organization options can be found at a dollar store and are a great way to get it together! With a file organizer, a dish dry rack, and a bin you too can get your food storage containers in order!We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.SUPPLIES:Dish drying rackPlastic BinOffice OrganizerDrill2-3 Screws
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! The days continue their relentless march into coat weather! It's been a fast and strange year, but, let's face it - the day will come whether we are ready or not, so, time to get ready. I enjoy decorating for Halloween, and many of the projects (like pumpkins and fall leaves) can be carried over to Thanksgiving with a few tweaks. So for this project, I decided to make a project that could look great for both.
As far as wreaths go, we’ve had quite a few awesome tutorials on Grillo Designs from some very talented crafters. This burlap pumpkin wreath is no exception! Keep reading for Laura’s step by step how to, you are going to love this one! This one was created by Laura from Ohanalee - and its perfect for fall!Materials needed:1- 14″ straw wreath form, alternatively foam wreath could also be used!4- rolls of 5.5 inch by 15 ft orange Burlap ribbon (you can buy burlap by the yard but I find cutting the squares from the ribbon rolls much easier)3- Boxes of Floral Greening PinsRotary cutter and cutting boardScissorsHot glue gun with glue sticksSewing pinsOPTIONAL: Fall Embellishments to decorate1- roll of mossy green chicken wire ribbon1- roll of wired green burlap ribbonNatural Jute burlap leaves and artificial fall leavesjute wrapped floral wireFall Berry floral wireHOW TO MAKE:1. Unroll your burlap ribbon and fold corner over to measure out a square. You will be cutting several 5.5″X 5.5″ squares from these rolls of burlap.
Add a personalized touch to your autumn decor with fresh blooms and pumpkins. It’s an elegant take on decorating a pumpkin that makes a statement whether it is at your front door to welcome guests, part of a seasonal display in a room, or to style up your Thanksgiving table.
Organizing under the kitchen sink may be one of the most challenging spots in the entire house! Not only are you dealing with pipes, but in most cases also a garbage disposal. There is often little usable space, but so many purposes that this little space needs to serve.
Using a basic piece of furniture from IKEA, you won't believe how easy it is to create a space for organizing all that clutter that comes in and out of your home!
We recently moved into a new apartment. And though we are excited about it, it needs a lot of love and quite a few tweaks. If there is one thing I have learned from my fellow Hometalkers it is that nothing is impossible. There has to be creative alternatives to even the toughest of conundrums.
The first thing we noticed in the kitchen was lots of cabinet space! In our haste however, we somehow overlooked the big problem: most of the cabinets are really really really high up!! I am on the shorter side at 5”3 and my husband is not much taller. My sister and her 6”3 husband generously offered to help us organize but unless they moved in full time, we were going to have to figure out some long term solutions.
So far we have come up with a few and are still on the market for some more.
Common kitchen cabinets can only hold so much space, and it can be all too easy to over-stock your shelves with those ambitious trips to the grocery store. So, when it comes to home kitchen customization, I’m all about maximizing the storage potential of those smaller spaces that often go by unnoticed. One frequent example of these often-underused areas are the narrow absent spaces that are created by the distance between a refrigerator and whatever it rests beside—whether it be a counter-top, dishwasher, cabinet box, an ending wall, etc.
I love stainless steel, but I don't love cleaning it all the time.
It's totally tiny but does a fine job suiting our needs...mostly... One problem I've run into with a small space is storage space. I've had to get a little creative and maximize the empty space hiding in the room since we're lacking a pantry. However, our kitchen had about a 6" opening between our wall and the refrigerator. I decided I needed to utilize this hidden space and that's exactly what I did!
For those concerned about heat, the side of my refrigerator does not get warm/hot at all. I have had this since May and it has been a dream come true in my kitchen!
Check out the full post for full instructions with a shopping list, wood list and full tutorial....
How to finally get all those storage lids under control using an upcycled container.
This is a fun little project that is helping me go green and pinch some pennies in the New Year!Have you heard of beeswax food wraps? I feel like I am seeing them pop up in all sorts of trendy stores, in both kitchen and gift stores. They are so cute, fun patterns and the heavenly scent of beeswax. I was easily converted into a fan!However, the trendy prices were simply not something I could swallow. So, in true Zest fashion, I decided to DIY my own cute wraps for my kitchen. Zest it Up BlogPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
POST CHALLENGE SOMETHING FOR THE KITCHEN I did this Project because my shopping bags tend to get unruly. And sometimes I have way too many of them. So I thought this container would be nice looking for keeping them stored in and out of sight. And I had a few of these plastic containers already in the house. So I bought some paint and got busy making this storage container.
We all know how bad plastic wrap is for the environment, but there aren't too many options for reusable wraps out there, so we keep using the stuff to wrap our leftovers, sandwiches and picnic items. Now, I have a solution for you using fabric and bees wax! Say "buh-bye" to that tangled plastic wrap.