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Guest Picks: Organizing Your Kitchen for the New Year
"to find a place for plastic bags, compost and piles of dishes to declutter your kitchen... running for 2012. — Clara from Channeling Contessa... thinking, "Organize my kitchen in January — how cliche!" But here's the thing: between... would be a perfect place to store all the scraps for the week. I realize that a Drinkware... but it's a new year and it's time to come clean. Are your cabinets screaming for more..."
Organize Photos in a Flash
You post them, email them, maybe even print them out. But if your digital and printed photos are all lumped together, it's time to organize
"the lot organized. And then there are the hard copies of photos that are in a box... photos organized probably has a permanent spot on your mental to-do list. Let's go... come with a built-in camera and easy access to photo-sharing sites. But the convenience... also be a distraction. According to The Association of Professional Photo Organizers... my mom a digital display frame for a present. she loves it....a slide show at any..."
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Bathroom
We feel your dread. That’s why we’ve broken down cleaning and decluttering the bath into daily, manageable tasks
"spend a week focusing on this room, when it will simply get cluttered and dirty all... starting with a fresh, clean, uncluttered space is inspiring. Keeping something up that already... order to a chaotic space — and you have to start somewhere! Check out the complete seven-day... long as a steam cleaner has a hose attachment, it should work the same. For deep-cleaning... I have a plexi shower door, too, and I read a hint somewhere that you can take a used..."
Organizing Tips That Really Work: Pantry in a Drawer
"goods into a cabinet or storing them in a hallway cupboard, consider using a deep drawer... you have a kitchen as tiny as mine, you might have just enough cabinetry to store your... it's rare a jar gets thrown out. Small jelly jars for tea candles, individual desserts... large for cereals. They're clean, recyclable and reusable for everything. My ref... is also a great decorative storage option for your kitchen or bathroom. http://www..."
10 Feel-Good Household Tasks for Fall
Scrub, organize and inspect now to sail through the holidays with a light heart and a clean conscience
"crub, organize and inspect now to sail through the holidays with a light heart and... fall is a great time for taking stock of household areas in need of a little TLC. Here... and/or organizing early in the season (while time is on your side), in anticipation... meant for ceiling fans. It's a stiff brush that sort of makes a 0 on a long handle... Wonderful idea to have a bookshelf on the outside for recipe books. Always looking for..."
24 Hot Ideas for Stashing Spices
"reate a Mini Spice Pantry in a Wall, Drawer, Island or Gap Between Cabinets... having a home for every little thing. A dedicated food pantry, a cabinet for cutting... “A place for everything and everything in its place" is my mantra for kitchen design... boards, and a cabinet for Tupperware will give you peace of mind in the kitchen and keep... would love a mini pantry Jessica Ham - Here are a few ideas for creating a mini pantry..."
Ditch a Door to Open a Space
Say goodbye to an interior door or two and welcome better traffic flow and more accessible storage in your rooms
"preparation for our closet door removal, I researched other designers' takes on ditching... promote organization, since closing the door on closet chaos won't be an option. In... renovating a small outdated midcentury ranch. To optimize space and traffic flow, we've... all the closet doors in the three bedrooms. By hanging fabric in place of true closet... several closet designs that steer clear of doors, as well as entire room designs that..."
April Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
Refresh and organize your rooms and outdoor spaces to meet the new season with a spring in your step
"h and organize your rooms and outdoor spaces to meet the new season with a spring... shelf at a time. And when you are finished, pour yourself a nice glass of something... prepare for the season ahead by deep cleaning, sprucing up outdoor areas and simplifying... I am a good gardener. I hope that counts for something! Oh! and I am a good cook... there is a time for everything. For me the time to dust and check ceiling fans, etc..."
12 Ways to Get More Out of Your Closet This Year
First clear it out, then fill it up again using some of these organizing tricks for your walk-in closet
"these organizing tricks for your walk-in closet... Take a look at these photos of walk-in closets for some inspiration. Before you... more organizational aspects, or adding a splash of color to make it a more enjoyable... of your closet, it may be time to fix it up for the new year. Perhaps it’s introducing... use the closet everyday, you want it to be in top shape, for dressing as well as your... your closet itself may be upstaging your actual wardrobe! Browse closet photos..."
Organizing Starts at the Door
"— just a system that sticks... works for you and your home. The point of having a hyperorganized entryway isn't... your type A friends — if it's set up properly, it acts as a filter to keep things from... there are a few items my bite-size one can't function without. Pick and choose what works... look like a wall and gave me a place for hooks for coats, purses, umbrellas, etc. And... hats, a mirror for last minute grooming, a place to store umbrellas, and a bench..."
Guest Picks: Storage and Styling for a Child's Bookcase
"A kid's bookshelf can do more than hold books. Use those shelves to keep clutter... I made a linen bulletin board to display her art and photos, and leaned a poster and... the hunt for good looking yet inexpensive containers to store small items. With a place... rounded up a few of my favorite storage/organization products from the rustic to the refined... tackle was a much-needed bookcase to house all of her stuff. Tween girls (well, my daughter..."
Designer's Touch: 10 Amazing Master Closets
Let these exquisitely organized, expertly crafted master closets inspire you to enhance your own closet or dressing area
"exquisitely organized, expertly crafted master closets inspire you to enhance your own... For most people, an amazing closet seems like nothing more than a fantasy. But it... wardrobe with a beautiful and well-organized master closet.... closer to a dream master closet. Add convenience and value and extend the life of your... includes a shelf for a phone and a pocket for chargers, etc.. Storklady: When you... or pack for a trip. We are currently trying to design a DIY closet makeover. sadly..."
Get Up to Speed for Back to School — 12 Tips for Smooth Sailing
New schedules and clothes, paperwork piles ... and where did all the Band-Aids go? These tips will help you ace the new school year
"ready for back to school about a week before the first day of school. Every year... off to a good start. If your kids are about to begin a new year, start your engines;... to be organized for the first day of school not because it comes naturally — trust... we need a transition time to ease back into the regimen of the school year. I try... there's a lot you can still do.... when I am organized, my children follow suit and pick up on ways to stay organized by..."
Love to Bake? Try These 13 Ideas for a Better Baker's Kitchen
Whether you dabble in devil's food cake or are bidding for a bake-off title, these kitchen ideas will boost your baking experience
"bidding for a bake-off title, these kitchen ideas will boost your baking experience... really a science, if you think about it. Designing or modifying a kitchen for a serious... together some ideas for a baking enthusiast making some tweaks to her kitchen. Some ideas... aving a baker in the family is a mixed blessing. Who doesn't love the aroma of sugar... That's a lot of calorie temptation to contend with on a regular basis. Yummy carbs..."
12 Great Ideas for Organization In the Kitchen
"does need a place for everything and everything in its place. Here's how to define a... ere's a term in French cooking called "mise en place" that translates literally as... since a residential kitchen isn't as likely to have chopped veggies and herbs sitting... a spot for everything in the kitchen in twelve easy steps.... about organization and preparation, and I have personally co-opted the term in the... referring to organization of kitchen gadgets, dishes, and other non-perishable items......"