If you are planning to plant a garden this year, you probably have some
garden supplies that need organizing. Here are some creative storage ideas for a
variety of spaces using things you might already have at home.
We've all heard the arguments, for and against, online designer sample sales: the adrenaline fueled urge to buy things you may or may not really need, the inability to "try things on" before committing, non-refundable purchase. With the surge in home-centric versions of these sales, how do we best navigate these issues?
It doesn't take a jug of toxic chemicals to clear most slow or clogged drains. A drain auger can help cut through the hair, grease and food that's clogging a drain without flushing chemicals through to the water system.
An amazing thing happened in June 2008 — an IKEA opened two miles from my home. Oh, and my son was born. Before this a trip to IKEA meant descending into the bowels of Port Authority in Manhattan, boarding a standing room only shuttle bus to a New Jersey IKEA and then deciding whether to spend more money than you spent on purchases to arrange home delivery of your items or to limit yourself to what you could wrangle home on the bus and subway. It was a dark time.
I can't be the only one with Fannie Farmer daydreams of Sunday mornings spent in a garden that's been around for ages. Problem is, I don't have an old garden (or a new one, for that matter). If you're also looking to fulfill green thumb fantasies, here's how to get the vintage garden look, with splurge and steal budgets.
I could grow up here. It's low key and comfortable, without a lot of pomp and circumstance. The color palette is cool and collected, with enough texture to keep it interesting. The design above costs just over $2000.
For right around $200 you too can create this super stylish and functional awning for your backyard or patio. I predict many outdoor meals in your future, if not a couple of chickens roaming around the yard.
Sometimes musical play indoors can seem a little wild, especially when you have multiple toddlers in the mix. But now that Spring is here, and outside is a little warmer, why not grab the boombox, your favorite kids CD or two, and take your mini maestros outside with one of these simple DIY instruments?
They say "with age comes wisdom", and if there's one nugget of knowledge I've kept from my years at university, it's that delivery pizza is the best deal on the planet. You can squeeze out a lunch, dinner, and the next morning's breakfast from 8 slices, and have the box leftover to do something like this.
Vintage collectors and bargain hunters rejoice! The arrival of Spring also means the beginning of flea market season. In anticipation of this exciting event, I've rounded up a list of some of the country's best flea markets.