Freestanding coat rack with shelves

You don’t need to have a fancy mudroom or a lot of space to keep kids’ gear organized and tidy for back-to-school…  this freestanding coat rack with shelves (I’m so excited about the shelves) offers a lot of storage on a very small footprint and the best part is you can build it really inexpensively with these free building plans!

Anyone else geek-out over back-to-school?

I got into my girls’ desks this morning and sharpened all of their pencil crayons and pencils […]

2020-09-08T11:44:22-04:00August 29th, 2020|BUILD IT, DECOR, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Quick and easy pantry upgrade

We quadrupled the storage space of this tiny closet by using scrap wood pieces to give a dramatic pantry upgrade on a $0 budget!

Popping in with a quick post today… but one that SO MANY OF US could use!

Do you have a small cupboard in your house that you aren’t using to it’s full potential?

Come on, who doesn’t?

Instead of purchasing wire shelving and then battling with cuts and installation, try this quick and easy pantry upgrade using scrap pieces of […]

2020-08-23T14:58:46-04:00June 24th, 2020|BEFORE & AFTER, DIY, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Over-the-toilet-shelf

Short on space and money, but need extra storage in your bathroom? This easy DIY over-the-toilet shelf is a perfect fit!

Did you know that 4.4 million Canadians rent their home?

In the U.S., roughly 36% of the population live in rental units.

That’s a LOT!

I have nothing against rental units other than that you can’t go to town DIYing everything – particularly permanent fixtures – without approval beforehand, or loss of your security deposit afterwards.

Kind of a bummer for someone that likes […]

2020-08-23T14:58:48-04:00May 7th, 2020|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

#OrganizeThis – Small parts bins

Get your workshop organized without breaking the bank by making your own small parts bins to house screws, nails, bolts, and hardware – better still, attach them with a french cleat system for easy removal and return.

Good morning everyone!

It’s a GREAT morning – mainly because I’m part of a group challenge today called #OrganizeThis.  Seventeen of the best DIY Bloggers in the business were put to the challenge to organize an area of their home that has become out of […]

2020-08-23T14:59:36-04:00March 25th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|21 Comments

Behind-the-door-Storage

One set of building plans to create behind-the-door storage for anywhere in your home. I created extra bathroom storage for my tweens and a gift wrap storage solution for my office. Use that wasted space with this simple build.

Do you have storage and organization issues?

Like more stuff than space?

I think everyone (except maybe Mari Kondo) does. We all want to be tidy and organized, but “stuff” takes over and clutter everything up. If you are struggling to […]

2020-08-23T14:59:38-04:00February 1st, 2019|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|3 Comments

Tablet charging station

Create calm out of entryway chaos by making your own iPad/iPhone charging station and mail sorter – perfect for corralling cords, electronics, keys and sunglasses.

A few years ago I posted about a simple solution for storing and charging your iPad, iPod, iPhone, idontcare electronics. It was a wood magazine rack that I tipped on it’s back and then drilled holes through the bottom for cords to feed through.

It was great!

A bit big and bulky, and it was […]

2020-08-23T14:59:38-04:00January 26th, 2019|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|1 Comment

DIY Wall Shelf with Hooks

This DIY wall shelf with hooks was made entirely from scrap wood so my only expenditure was for the hooks themselves.  You can make your own in less than an hour!

How were your Thanksgiving/Black Friday festivities?  I hope everyone had a fun family weekend?

As a general rule, I prefer to do my Holiday shopping in my pajamas online, but a friend told me about “the most amazing bra” from Lululemon.  Lulu did have an online sale, but I had to […]

2020-08-23T15:00:25-04:00November 27th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, KIDS, ORGANIZE|2 Comments
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