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What to Do with a Niche in your Home
"first is a recessed area in the wall of your home. The second is a position that you... niche as a home decorator"). I believe that these two things can go hand-in-hand. This... in your home to reflect who you are. It also happens when the niches in your home add... in the home since it has so much potential to be a part of the overall design that... can use a niche. You can use it to show off your artwork. You can use it to store items..."
How to Make Your Garage a Storage Powerhouse
New project for a new year: Add shelving and containers to get your stuff off the garage floor — and still have room for the car
"project for a new year: Add shelving and containers to get your stuff off the garage floor... garage into a harmonious space with room to actually — wait for it — park the car.... moved into a home where the one-car garage was converted into a room. So, it includes... added a tile-top table with wood chairs for a game/craft surface, and will add a... to have a beautiful garage. Geeeez, give me a break! This is a great opportunity..."
Meet Your Desk: How to Create a Workspace That Works
"teaching a workshop called "Meet Your Desk." It was a play on the fact that a lot of us... their home offices all over Los Angeles, I see a lot of good working habits and some... create a workspace that flows. I started my professional organizing career teaching... looking at a workspace why an individual may not be performing efficiently, most don't... Take a journey with me where we'll look at desks that are getting it "right," while..."
7 Habits to Help a Tidy Closet Stay That Way
Cut the closet clutter for a lifetime — and save money too — by learning how to bring home only clothes you love and need
"clutter for a lifetime — and save money too — by learning how to bring home only clothes... abhors a vacuum, as they say, so you may feel compelled to fill it to the brim right... adopt just a few healthy habits.... removing a garment. We recently built a new home. Instead of a bathtub in the master... parents homes I came up with a rule for our home. Before a purchase we must decide... Rack for a while now. My problem is I've crammed a large house into a tiny apartment..."
How to Create an Inventory, Whether You're Naturally Organized or Not
Documenting your home items is essential, even if disaster seems unimaginable. And it may be easier than you think
"your home items is essential, even if disaster seems unimaginable. And it may be... build a new house. Have you seen those insurance commercials where a kindly insurance... scene of a disaster, immediately cutting a generous check to the devastated homeowner... hit by a car. You miraculously survive and desperately need medical attention. The... After a brief examination, they inform you they really want to help — and they absolutely..."
Small Steps to Organizing Success
Take care of bite-size projects, and your home's big picture will be an organized dream before you know it
"and your home's big picture will be an organized dream before you know it... during a session. Homework gives us a better chance of smooth sailing without distractions... during the organizing process. I do this for a few reasons, but my main objective is to... I'm not a teacher in the traditional sense, I love assigning clients homework — tasks... funny. Not a physiologist or a therapist or a designer. Just a farm wife. Who inherited..."
Top 10 Unsung Organizing Tools
Look no farther than your drawers, closets or purse for the best and cheapest ways to keep your home neat and organized
"keep your home neat and organized... beginning-of-a-new-year, organized perfection, it's easy to get a bit carried away in the... to our homes. Commit to getting it right this year (and saving a bit of cash in the... the organizing or office supply store. While specialized sorters and doodads surely... I'm a strong believer in tip #1. Husband travels a lot and has a large working... have a sked that changes a lot. Google calendar allows us to have a basic idea of where..."
Houzz Tour: A New Texas Farmhouse Pulls a Neat Trick
Fresh from the drawing board, this home for organic farmers in Austin looks remodeled and expanded over time
"this home for organic farmers in Austin looks remodeled and expanded over time... come at a different time in the house’s life. “People say it’s a great remodel, which... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Glen and Paula Foore, organic farmers Location: Springdale... A brand-new farmhouse almost sounds like an oxymoron. Usually the structures are... look like a really old house. He accomplished the effect by creating add-ons that he..."
10 Smart Organizing Ideas That Make Life Easier
Rethink where and how you store household basics, from bills to baking supplies, to buy some time and save some headaches
"When your home is primed to efficiently support common activities and tasks — from dealing... as if a little weight is lifted from your shoulders. Read on for 10 easy (yet... ingenious) organizing ideas to try today.... using a photo of the contents of a box as a label. This would be great for items... needed a place to put his school papers when he came home from school. I found a... all but a few of these ideas. I use a basket about 4"h x 10"d x 14"W with a handle..."
My Houzz: Dreamy, Organic Style in a Tampa Cottage
"create a light and natural feel in a 1940 Florida home... dream home, and to find a location in your dream neighborhood. Shona and Shaun Carcary... (she’s a personal trainer; he’s a real estate investor) were able to look past the... garage into a fitness studio and “man room,” and gave the entire house a dreamy, all-white... finally snag a cottage in Bayshore Beautiful, an oak-filled neighborhood inTampa, Florida..."
Organizing Trick: Hooks for Hanging Clothes
"and on a hook for less clutter and a great look, too... spotted a cool organizing idea in a friend's apartment. She owned a large collection... to use a few hooks to help organize your wardrobe.... store in a dresser drawer. So instead, she opted to hang them over metal hooks in her... bought a rake hook wall system (for strength) for the laundry room. If the kids wanted... still need a place to hang your coat and hat at the end of a day. Hooks up high and a..."
To Do: Your Holiday Organizing Checklist
"get your home ready for the busy season ahead... can be a blessing and a curse — sometimes the prep can get overwhelming. Get started... infrastructure organized before all the activity begins will ease party prep later, and you... picture is a real food pantry. I designed this pantry for a charity project, a drop in... made in a long time is a rubberband ball! Aise from paper clips, rubberbands are the... Just a parent party for my kid's school. It does require a great deal of preparation..."
5 Ways to Organize Your Home Electronics
Always losing your phone charger? Tired of digging for that missing DVD? Try these ideas for managing your favorite home gadgets
"Most homes have quite the stockpile of electronics. Between cellphones, computers... everything organized can be tricky. And then there are the cords, chargers and instruction... neat and organized. More: How to Hide Those Messy Wires!... organizing need not be so formal. a basket for game controllers on a shelf out... purchased a standard fireplace, and a vinyl table runner. I cut the table runner and... view, or a pretty box with lid right on display can be the answer to all that stuff..."
3 Ways to Get Unstuck — About Organizing, Decorating, Whatever
Break out of the do-nothing rut to accomplish your goals, whether at home or in other parts of your life
"whether at home or in other parts of your life... making a mistake. Or perhaps you know you've already made mistakes — expensive ones... out of a rut is easier than you think. For most of us who struggle with this, the... to get organized for some time now: Your closets are overflowing — we're not even... you're organized, but you can't seem to make any decisions about design —you're scared... Also a tip a friend gave me years ago: Start in a back corner of a room, and work..."
Guest Picks: 20 Accessories to Organize Your Life
"Get a start on spring organizing with hooks, baskets, bins and catchalls for every... favorite home accessories. These products will add organization to your home and life... In my home spring means organizing. This is the time of year I tackle our unkept... breath a sigh of relief when everything's in its proper place. To help you get a... a jump start on your spring cleaning, I've scoured some online resources and gathered..."