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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
"In our quest for fresh, beginning-of-a-new-year, organized perfection, it's easy... clutter to our homes. Commit to getting it right this year (and saving a bit of cash in... using our share of binder clips, smaller filing cabs, and a donation bin. Makes... must for our family! Like onthefence, I have a husband that travels and it is a lifesaver... box with our kitchen in particular and some of these tips are great! Thanks! A block..."
Best Storage Secrets for Clothes
Closets and dressers don't need to be pricey. Here's how to fold, file and hang your way to beautifully stored clothes using what you have
"While our space typically dictates what we have room to store, it's often how we... manipulate our clothes and linens that will determine how much will really fit (and how... clothes. Our problem is not enough storage we just need to purge or buy less. Those... closet in our home is equipped with the lovely powdercoated type wire shelving. Can't... household of 5 people; I will need a place to storage these pliios that are have been taken..."
Green and Clean: Ecofriendly Tub and Shower Surrounds
Keep your bathroom beautiful and your footprint green with long-lasting, ecofriendly surface materials
"ground our days with a predictable rhythm that can provide comfort. Although many... boosts our well-being. Consider surrounding yourself with one of these handsome and... communicate our work with groups and people who have this passion in common. Thanks again... one of our classes. The next one is going to be Feb 4-6. More future dates are posted... posted on our website www.stuccoitalianoinc.com If you can figure out a way to make it..."
Simple Pleasures: Decorating Is Fun
"We want our homes to be comfy, supportive, creative and lived in. Places where we feel... can be our full selves. If you’re itching to express your creativity through your... We made our sunroom into an enclosed porch. We have 2 sets of patio doors that can... decorative. Our 'decoration' is Danish glassware in which we also serve cookies or fruit... last of our wedding set. He even found a way to break the ceramic toothbrush holder..."
Lessons from Monet's Garden
See how to bring the impressionist painter's vision to life in your own landscape with these flower choices and garden design ideas
"looked at our gardens. In 1883, Monet and his family moved to the village of Giverny... one of our PrintedArt.com artists, captures some of Monet's magic in his stunning... for many people they see the garden as simply a place to create color, but in fact a... while many people have ponds or water features, few have pieces of art in their garden... copied in our own gardens, was to bank up the soil to make the plants seem taller. While..."
5 Ways to Naturally Win the Weed War
"middle of our flower beds, vegetable gardens or lawns. Weeds not only wreak havoc with... with our well-planned designs, but they also compete with desirable plants for nutrients... mulch. Our 1/4 acre lot is almost weed free with little touch ups now and then. We... restricted in our Province (State) so keeping ahead of destructive weeds( and insects) are... I see people asking how to get rid of violets (for real??), purslane and chickweed..."
Reclaim Room to Breathe
Take back the down time you deserve by disconnecting and paying attention to small pleasures in unexpected areas of your home
"before. Our his and hers iPads are spontaneously combusting on our dresser, and my... and for people, do we really need to run from computer to cell to ipad to ???? It... those people in those scenarios. Yes, from desktop, to laptop, to iPad, and iPhone... allow our minds a few minutes of peace. The persistent hum of the dryer is like a... salve to our weary minds, wounded from data overload, so it's no surprise that the laundry..."
Houzz Tour: Youthfulness Energizes a Philadelphia Townhouse
Shedding stuffiness for bold colors, art and contemporary pieces, this home's first floor is now fresh and family friendly
"working for our family," she says. "It was either move to a bigger house or renovate and... house and our own playful design aesthetic," she says. Check out how this bold mix of... White in our house, in the master bedroom. With just a hint of blue on the walls and... I see people put work up that is too small. Also, well-chosen colors in lively abstracts... When people only use traditional art with traditional furniture or only abstract..."
You Said It: ‘They Looked at Me Like I Had 10 Heads’
"to keep our cool) in July’s heat. This week I learned how to cool off without running... keeping our cool, Houzz revealed the secrets to furniture arrangement and to why your... don't want people's dirty clothes in my kitchen and I don't want my clean clothes exposed... other peoples' dirty clothes in any room of my house. Ccccc Ccccxccxdd Love this... things our grandparents did before A/C existed — making the most of cross breezes..."
Guest Picks: Unwind on the Porch
"All of our porch dreaming has us making a wish list for furniture, lighting and decor... caught our eye, all of which are conducive to patio lazing, cold-beverage drinking... me the people who create the ideabooks should do that research before posting the... what the people who prepare these ideabooks are thinking when they include products... throughout our new home, and our front door is no different. We’ll be painting it a deep..."
13 Ways to Spiff Up Your Closet — and Your Dressing Routine
"store our clothes here, but this space (no matter how big or small) can also influence... areas: For our purposes, they are all your closet!... ideabooks for people with normal closets of the non-walk in variety. Well, normal around... so that people can make their lives a little less chaotic? Further, if you find closet... Most people can use some combination of shelves and hanging rods in the closet,..."
2012 Trends: New Appliances for Every Living Space
Sweet Serendipity: Opening to Happy Garden Discoveries
"itself in our most logical equations, that unpredictable thing called serendipity. It’s... smile on our faces. It causes us to slow down and ponder what is really important in... line of our property. As it happens we have a Shiba Inu in our family. If you are familiar... nesting on our patio. We couldn't use our back door for quite a while, in order to leave... one of our "baby" ferns looked like a snail shell. Excellent photography and reminder..."
Home Tech: Pets Need Gadgets, Too
Longing for a better way to track your dog's whereabouts or provide indoor-outdoor pet access? New home gadgets do that and more
"all love our mobile phones, tablets, Internet-connected TVs and other consumer electronic... about our furry friends? Cats and dogs can benefit from the very same technologies... behavior. Our puppy sometimes was nipping our hands and we bought "bitter apple" to train... nipping our hands and now he is lifting our hand with his nose if he wants out and... refilling our cat's drinking bowls every day, twice if necessary; I enjoy to interact..."
Readers' Choice: The Top Kitchens of 2010
The Year's Most Popular Kitchens Had White Cabinets, Black Accents, Floating Shelves or Uber-Organized Pantries
"Our roundup of the most popular photos on Houzz continues today, this time with the... choice. Our picks from the year's most popular kitchens:... beadboard on our ceiling and floating shelves as well in our kitchen which is all white... what our Aussie friends mean about some of the old-timey kitchen fixtures. I love... paint our oak cabinets which are now dated!!! This is too funny. We are building... identical to our kitchen, right down to the steel stools, the steel pendant lights. Our..."