Yoga Mat Storage / Treadmill table

April 1st, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|

I’m in the midst of a home gym makeover for my parents and in doing so I noticed that they were missing an essential piece of “equipment”…  something for yoga mat storage and/or a treadmill table.

No, they aren’t yogi’s, but they do “enjoy” walking on the treadmill or riding the stationary bike, so even without yoga mat storage they still needed a treadmill-height table to rest their drinks and sweaty towels on.  Adding rungs for barbells, foam rollers and/or yoga […]

10+ Ways to Use a Shower Caddy

March 17th, 2018|ORGANIZE, REPURPOSE|

I came across this cute little shower caddy at the dollar store the other day and I couldn’t help but think about what a great (and super-inexpensive) organizing solution this little baby is.

Think I’m nuts?

Let me show you just a few – because I’m sure there are dozens more – ideas for using a dollar store shower caddy:

I’ll start in the bathroom since that is the […]

Before & After – Lego Table

March 12th, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, GAMES / FUN, KIDS, ORGANIZE, REFINISH/REPURPOSE, REPURPOSE|

This Lego table / Lego storage project took a long time.

Normally, I would have whipped out a nightstand in a day or two, but this one was well over a week – mostly because I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it.

This […]

Before & After – Lockers

March 10th, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, ORGANIZE, REPURPOSE|

I read an article where a person was looking for pantry ideas; her home didn’t have one, and she wanted something she could put in her kitchen, but without a hefty built-in price tag.
Her solution ended up being lockers.
She retrofitted them with shelves and painted them a bright colour and they were AMAZING!

Kitchen hacks – fresh-baked cookies anytime!

March 2nd, 2018|ORGANIZE, RECIPES|

How many of you love warm, fresh-baked cookies?

Now how many of you love whipping together a batch (from scratch) every time that cookie-craving hits?

Sure you could buy pre-made cookie dough and cut it up every time you want a sweet treat

OR

you could make your own from scratch, save lots of money, look like a ‘June Cleaver Mom’, and have dozens ready in minutes!

I know which way I’d go.

Just call me “Junie C”.

One of our favourite treats in this house is […]

Ironing board storage

February 24th, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|

This ironing board storage solution is from Ana White, so please click over to her Iron Board Holder post for the details.

What I will share are the changes I made to her building plans – just a couple, don’t worry.

Ironing board storage, ironing board rack, laundry room organization, ironing board DIY

This is (essentially) what you will build following Ana’s plans; an 18″ by 20″ ironing board storage rack with […]

In-cupboard hair dryer holder

February 22nd, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|

Are you sick of my bathroom yet?

Can you hang in there for one last post on how I organized it by making an in-cupboard hair dryer holder?

Prior to my bathroom makeover the other day, I was using a store-bought hair dryer holder that just hung over my bathroom cupboard door – and it worked perfectly – except that over time it scuffed and scratched up my cabinetry.  While painting my bathroom cabinets wasn’t a ton of work, it’s certainly […]

Small Storage Crates

February 18th, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|

So what did you think of the bathroom makeover yesterday?  Pretty cool right?  Well, the outside of the cabinets wasn’t the only transformation I made in our master ensuite – I also upped our storage and organization game with a few small storage crates.

This came about because my Dad is obsessed with condiment trays.  He is constantly buying trays, boxes, bins and organizers to carry his ketchup, mustard and relish out to his patio – I get it…  kind […]

Organizing the Linen Closet

January 29th, 2018|CLEAN, ORGANIZE|

Have I ever told you how susceptible I am to marketing?

It’s true, when I was in University there was an infomercial for “Breast enlargement cream” (that was waaaaay back when I stayed up past 8pm).  At that time, women aspired to Pamela Anderson’s chest size in the same way women now want a Kardashian butt.  My nickname in highschool was “two-by-four” because of my un-Pamela-like chest size, so clearly I needed/bought the miracle cream.

Didn’t work of course.  Neither did the […]

Laundry drying rack

November 26th, 2017|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|

As a continuation of my laundry battles, dilemmas and infatuations I decided that I would build myself a laundry drying rack for those items that need to “lay flat to dry”.

I don’t wear a lot of delicates being a DIYer, but my ENJO cloths cannot be dried in the dryer, so each week I spread them out here and there to dry.  We’re talking on top of the dryer, over the back of the couches and chairs – perhaps I […]