You're going to want to start saving your empty glass salsa jars and pickle jars (and candle jars and olive jars...) when you see how many clever ways you can reuse them in your home. From kitchen storage to sprinkle jars to bathroom containers, the ideas are endless. You'll never look at a salsa jar the same way again!
Wash jars and soak in dish water to soften labels.Scrape off labelsUse coconut oil to remove stubborn residue
Hi everyone! I have a new post for you guys, but this one is going to be talking about the one thing we dread the most. Cleaning, more specifically, organizing our home. Listening to Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”. Inspired me to craft this neat and cute idea from using a basic water bottle, a zipper, and some washi tape.______________________________________________________________________________________________"We have a special treat for Hometalkers today! Everyone who goes to audible.com/hometalk gets a free month trial subscription to Audible and a free copy of 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’! Just click here, sign up, and claim your free book today. Enjoy and happy organizing!
My friend recently took up crocheting. Her thread collection was slowly growing and unfortunately so was the tangled blob holding the spools together. We re-purposed this old Ikea paper towel stand into a functional organizer for all of her spools of thread.
This couch was on its way to the tip. I asked the owner if I could take it and she was happy for it to be gone. Because it was free I thought it would be a good project for me to try and see if I could restore it and at the same time see how they are put together. I had never done a couch before so this was my test run.
My bathroom vanity is minuscule. A "master" bath and closet were put in the space that would just make a decent closet, or bath, but is way too small for both. The vanity has almost no counter space. I have tried different solutions in the past, but most require resting the vertical storage units on the floor or the vanity. There simply isn't space for most solutions, so I had to think outside the box.
I desired some kind of shelf for my workshop tools, but wasn't really sure what to build. I mean, the sky's the limit where workshops are concerned, and the stuff you buy is usually expensive!
And then I glanced at the pile of junk on the floor, with a pallet sitting right on top. Taunting me to make it into something incredible.
Not one to bypass a good challenge, I flipped that lowly little pallet into a tool storage shelf that I'm so in love with, I wouldn't trade it for anything! Ok, maybe a trip to Hawaii......
If you don't have a dedicated playroom, this small space toy storage solution might work for you! It includes ideas on how to incorporate toys into a child's room, how to make DIY labels, and ideas to separate toys into like categories.
LOOKING for an easy and affordable storage solution that gets your stuff off the floor? Here's how you can make your very own coat rack without having to compromise aesthetics for functionality. With its modern and streamlined silhouette, this dowel coat rack makes an awesome addition to an entryway, or even as an extra vertical storage hack for a small living space. It's the perfect piece to show off your hats and bags and make them easy to grab as you head out the door!
I needed space on my kitchen counter so I used a couple of old microwave plates, some DVD's, glue, grout and resin to seal the whole thing.
These cabinets have seen better days. They originally hung in our kitchen (!!) and flanked our window. They blocked A LOT of light, so we took them down and replaced them with open shelving and re-hung them in our laundry nook until we could figure out what to do with them. Once we started fixing the studio/laundry room wall and painting the new cabinets in that space, we realized these old ones had to come down.
I don't know about you, but my coat closet is always a wreck. There's just so many coats and so little space. Even after I go through our stash and clean out what we don't use anymore (which I have to do often now that my kids are growing so quickly), the closet is still a mess. I found out about this hack and was quite dubious if it would actually organize my closet, but I gotta tell you, it really works! And you know what I used to organize it? A soda can! Yup, you heard me. A soda can is what saved my closet.
Don't you love the look of mudroom cubbies?! Unfortunately, I don't have a great mudroom to fit the cubbies in, but the garage worked great for what I needed to organize my children's things. My garage is officially a mess so it needs some organization! The measurements will depend on how many cubbies you want and how tall you want it to be. My cabinet measures 6 feet tall x 4 feet wide. Here's how to build your own!
Who hasn't had a button pop at an inopportune time? Over the weekend when my own button popped I then had to search for the scissors, thread and sewing needle which were scattered around my craft studio. That night, I finished off a container of dental floss and had an epiphany: what if I made a portable sewing kit using the empty container? It already had a built in 'thread' cutter and I could store thread and a needle all in one convenient spot! First I peeled off the lable from the face of the container.