Category archive: “O Your Home”

Affordable Organizing!

  Here is a project that you can DO YOURSELF. Go to the Dollar Store and buy yourself some sturdy, long baskets. Use them in the cabinets of your kitchen or bathroom to contain similar items. Top this project off by labeling each basket with what’s inside. Now all you have to do is pull…

Stop clutter before it starts

Organizing tip: “It was on sale” is not a good enough reason to buy something that you don’t need!!! Stop the clutter before it starts.

Christmas Candy Bar!

 Here is a simple, fun dessert for your next party.  A lovely candy bar! Use a mix and match of glass jars or vases to display your colorful candy selection. Add some little scoops, treat bags and twist ties so guests can serve themselves or take some sweets home with them. You can customize this…

Holiday Wreath Cookies

This recipe is an oldie, but goodie. Making these wreaths is easier than it looks. Just work fast, butter your fingers, and delight in this holiday sweet treat! Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 30 large marshmallows 1 1/2 teaspoons green food coloring 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract 4 cups cornflakes cereal 2 tablespoons cinnamon red…

Happy Tails

Fido is grunting and foamy bubbles are spewing from his mouth. Your afternoon Frappuccino drink is lodged between slobber and gums. Yes, the dog ate your coffee beverage and neglected to ask if you wanted seconds. He lurks for goodies with bulging eyes and a slick tongue. He struts to the bathroom for fresh toilet water and makes…

Organize one step at a time: Penny jar

  Surely coins can be one of the top five reasons for clutter in most homes. They find their way into bedrooms, sofas, side tables, junk drawers, and onto the laundry room floor. Really, any space you can imagine, a coin will find its way there.   One of the easy ways to keep your…

Trifle Brownie Recipe!

  This dessert recipe looks striking, tastes decedent, and is easy to make. Take it to your next dinner party and YOU will be the main attraction!   Ingredients   1 pan of brownies 1 cup Kahlua, Frangelico, or other liqueur (optional) 1-2 pints of strawberries 1 Tbsp sugar 2 1/2 cups cold milk 3…

How 2 Organize Swimwear

Do you have a champion swimmer in the house? Use a basket to gather swimwear, folded side by side with other swimming gadgets like goggles. Keep the basket on the lower shelf of the closet in the summertime. As the swimming season comes to an end, simply move the basket to an upper shelf to open…

Organize five drawers into one!

  We chose this kitchen mesh organizer for our client’s bathroom. He travels a lot and needed all this stuff handy, but it was taking over all of the bathroom cabinets. By collecting, organizing and containing all of it in one place, we were able to organize 5 drawers into one half shelf. The best…

Color the World

Organize crayons or markers in a small 3-tier container. Perfect to transport and store away.  Also they are so easy to label and stack!

How 2 Store Herbs

Growing up in the Middle East where cooking with herbs or having fresh herbs served with every dish is a tradition long-lived and might be one of the many reasons I love herbs. I always have herbs around the kitchen and use them in almost every dish. Besides the amazing flavors that herbs bring to…

Extra time: Your bonus for staying organized!

  How many minutes do you think you are going to save on getting ready in this “after” bathroom? What you’re going to do with this extra time is entirely up to you. Maybe you use it to sleep more or maybe to you it means longer hugs and kisses in the morning!

To Be a Cat!

We’d like to introduce you to Sir. He likes chillin’ in the bathroom. Tell us on the blog comment, ” What do you think is on his mind in this pic?”

Mrs. Cochrane~ We salute you for inventing the dishwasher!

  What year do you think the dishwasher was invented? To my surprise, I found out today that the first working dishwasher was invented in 1887 and (not shocking to me) by a woman named Josephine Cochrane. ” Mrs. Cochrane was a rich woman who held many fancy dinner parties. She did not do any of…

How We Do It: Rings!

The most common question we get from our clients and people who hear about our business is, “So is your place organized to the tee?”  In their imaginations, I am sure they see our places as a shrine to The Container Store with everything organized, color-coded and labeled. We always tell them that’s not the…

Organizing Simplified – Jewelry

    When you take off your jewelry, you are not always going to put it back exactly where it belongs. Place a jewelry holder or a small decorative plate that can hold small amount of accessories next to your bathroom sink, on the bed stand, or in your kitchen. You know your daily routine…

Makeup Organizing Tip!

Reuse empty candle jars to keep your lip gloss, makeup brushes, eyeliner, lip liner and much more tidy. Your items will be together, organized and with easy access. Recycled glass candle jars are perfect for many organizing projects. They come in different shapes and sizes and some of them even come with a top. How…

Flip Flop Organizer!

  Baskets are one of the most useful tools for organizing.  The basic concept of baskets is containing things. Baskets also come in handy because you can stack them or slide them onto a shelf if necessary. We are believers in organizing on a budget while being earth-friendly. Any recycled box or container can do…

DIY: It can be repurposed!

  Take advantage of your vertical space, repurpose, contain and stay organized while you decorate! What more could a girl would want? Here is a project that you can do in under 15 minutes. Give your utensil drawer a makeover and your kitchen some character. Decorate the cans with fun pieces of scrap paper in…

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