So you've finally moved into your first place that you care about as an adult, and you want to really put the time and effort into making it a home, but then you start adding up the costs of doing so… More
Q: My home does not have storage areas for things such as my folding tall stepladder, full size ironing board, and broom, except for a storage space that you have to go outdoors to access. I don't want to replace those things with smaller items, and I would prefer not to hang them on the wall in full view. What can I do?
All month long, we've been sharing wonderful, gardening-based projects from public school teachers and students and asking you to help make them a reality. Today is the final day of our program - we hope you'll join in and now is the perfect day to do so: any donation you make through our project page today is magically DOUBLED. Read on and help us make some gardens grow today!
Those beloved-but-worn salad bowls? The slightly scratched teak table you scored at an antique fair? Your 90-year-old wood floors? Make them shiny and new with one of these simple wood cleaning recipes (chances are you can make one with ingredients you already own.)
When I told my dear friends that I'd be moving to the prairies of Illinois, they were all excited for me, thrilled about the new adventures I'd be embarking upon. But whenever acquaintances hear I'm moving to the country, they immediately start listing all kinds of elaborate ways I can fill my apparently soon-to-be-empty days...
As a follow up to our recent post 5 Strategies for Decluttering a Small Space, we asked Washington DC's organizing and de-cluttering guru Nicole Anzia of Neatnik for some more words of organizing wisdom. Instead of giving us additional organizing and decluttering tips and strategies, Nicole though it would most helpful to tell us what NOT to do when trying to harness chaos in our homes. More
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?
My work-wife (boss/dear friend) and I have been working an inordinate amount of hours together lately, and things are only going to get more intense over the next month. When we received the offer of a dog-/house-sitting gig (usually we take turns handling these), we decided to do it together. If you're already spending 12 hours a day with each other, you might as well just go for it!
If you're a serious frugalista like me, you may occasionally buy used devices or appliances when it's time to upgrade. For example, I haven't purchased a new lens for my Canon DSLR in years. But I do like the coverage warranties provide, so here's what I do to make sure my valuable tech devices are covered...