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Clever Storage Solutions: Reusing Sturdy Boxes

Did you know sturdy produce and other boxes make excellent storage options and are available for FREE upon request at some stores? Milk Crate Boxes Some companies transport milk to grocery stores in thick cardboard boxes with handles called milk crate boxes. Organizing expert Karen Sprinkle has re-used these square containers that she got for […]

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Organization: Getting Control Over Your House

Could you use a little help getting control of the clutter and creating systems that work for you? If so, this resource may help. Organizing expert Karen Sprinkle of Organize it Data, Time and Space discovered her passion for organizing when she and her husband and three children lived in a 1400 square-foot home. (I…would be […]

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Tips for Organizing Your Kids’ Toys

Looking for a way to keep toys organized? Professional Organizer Karen Sprinkle from Organize It: Data, Time and Space says cube storage is ideal. If you are on a budget, Karen recommends these wire cubes, which are sold at Target. A four-cube set sells for $39, but she says she occasionally finds them on sale for less. If […]

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How To Keep Those Princess Shoes Organized

At present, my daughter owns more princess shoes than regular shoes. I needed a way to keep them organized, so I picked up this shoe rack at Bed Bath & Beyond for around $25 (with a 20% off coupon). Each level rotates around, so she can see all the glass-slipper options. It’s perfect for princess […]

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How to Make Rain Gutter Bookshelves

Have you ever heard of rain gutter bookshelves for a nursery or playroom? Essentially, you cut pieces of gutter to the desired length, use gutter end caps and include some support brackets intermittently. You can find detailed instructions on Must Love Babies and Raising Olives. I have been planning to do this project for over […]

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Install Your Own Hidden Garbage Can for Only $40

We moved shortly after renovating the kitchen in our old place. One of the things I loved in the renovated kitchen that our new house didn’t have was a pull-out garbage can concealed in the cabinetry. So, I thought– well,  I’ll just make my own!  I looked at my cabinets and found one I thought could […]

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New Use for a Jelly Cabinet

Who says you have to put jelly in the jelly cabinet? I got a really cute one on Craigslist for $49 and I use it in my son’s room for his clothes. It’s the perfect height for him. I put a lined basket on the bottom shelf and we use that for his socks and […]

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