Clever Ideas to Steal From This Week's Top Family Posts

January 13 - 17, 2014

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Think kid rooms are the only spaces where clever, playful ideas can fit in? These ideas might have originally been intended for the delight and use of kiddos, but could easily be adapted to more grown-up spaces. And who couldn't use a little more fun and function in their interiors?

Top photo: Hello affordable and fun art idea! Love this example of grabbing cheap dollar store plastic toys, painting them all one vibrant color, and then displaying them as art. It's two benefits in one: Color and texture, a different look than just a canvas or photo on the wall! Spotted alongside 25 Inspiring Ideas: Repurposing Old Toys.

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In Organization Inspiration: Ideas for Efficient Kids' Closets, an often forgotten closet organization tip is illustrated: hanging bars at multiple heights. Easiest to do with smaller kids' clothes, but plenty usable in corners of your closet dedicated to shorter clothes like shirts, shorts or skirts.

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Kids can have a few of these awesome hand-crafted book caddies if they want to, but we want a few for our books and magazines too! Would make a lovely publication holder for a bedroom, living room and more. Bonus: Pretty much all the kid book caddies listed in 5 Caddies for Children's Books would totally work for your books and magazines, too.

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Though designed for a kiddo's favorite stuffed friend, we couldn't help but wonder if a few of the cleaning tips found in How To Clean Stuffed Animals could apply to certain fuzzy/furry throw pillows without removable covers. It's worth a look!

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We'll say one thing: The room dividers shown in Divide & Conquer: Creative Room Dividers sure aren't boring! One in particular caught our eye as being a colorful, sophisticated edition to any room, no matter the age of the occupants. This hanging divider could be customized to match any room's modern style.

Find all the great ideas from family posts year round here.

(Image credits: lmnop; Organized Living; Book/Shop; Shutterstock; Hanging Divider)

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