How to keep track of paint colors

This is a simple and inexpensive way to keep track of paint colors in your home – so you can shop with confidence, touch-up with ease and give an accurate colour name to friends that comment “I love your walls!”

I’m switching back and forth between the Canadian/English “colour” and the American “color” so that everyone that wants to keep track of paint colours can Google this page.

If you […]

2018-09-24T15:56:02+00:00September 24th, 2018|ORGANIZE|2 Comments

Organizing Your Purse

This is my purse.

I have a few purses, none of them fancy, but 99% of the time I just leave all of my stuff in this comfy bag.

Organizing your purse, purse organization, purse hacks

It has my blog embroidered on it, it has a few pockets and is big enough to hold everything (and the kitchen sink).

Organizing your purse, purse organization, purse hacks

See […]

2018-09-24T09:41:50+00:00September 21st, 2018|ORGANIZE|2 Comments

Build a Laundry Folding Table Over Your Washer and Dryer

Use these simple building plans to build your own folding table over your washer and dryer.

The other day you caught a sneak-peek at my new folding table in my unfinished laundry room.  I know, I know, I’ve built a laundry dresser/folding table before, but the thing was a beast and it blocked the doorway into the room, so it had to go.

This time I measured for a free-standing folding table (meaning you don’t have to attach it to […]

2018-08-17T15:38:21+00:00August 18th, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

My FREE Family Command Centre

You don’t have to spend mucho-buckos to create a family command centre, in fact, our family command centre came in at a whopping $0!  Here’s how you can do it too!

I was futzing in the garage the other day and debating whether to refinish this free coffee table that a friend had dropped off.

Worn out coffee table, damaged coffee table, old side table

The colour was dated and the finish was pretty […]

Workshop Organization – battery charging station and tool manual

It’s been a rainy weekend here in SW Ontario and while our lawns and gardens desperately needed the rain, it is a bit of a bummer when I can’t get outside and enjoy a sunny afternoon with a book.  It does however, lend itself as an opportunity to get a bit organized – workshop organization in particular.
I’m fairly tidy once I’ve completed a project; I put my tools away and get rid of as much sawdust as I can with […]

2018-06-24T13:25:13+00:00June 24th, 2018|ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Central Vac Hose Reel

I wasn’t going to post this article, it’s just TOO simple. The fact that I haven’t thought of it before today certainly ranks as one of my bigger “Duh!” moments, so there’s also the embarrassment factor.

BUT, since I hadn’t thought of it in 13 years of living in our home, perhaps there are others out there that haven’t either?  Tell me I’m not alone folks, I’m not the sharpest knife the drawer, but I hate to think I’m the dullest.

Up […]

2018-06-18T13:38:22+00:00May 20th, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Yoga Mat Storage / Treadmill table

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 […]

2018-06-18T13:38:28+00:00April 1st, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|1 Comment

10+ Ways to Use a Shower Caddy

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:

2018-06-18T13:38:30+00:00March 17th, 2018|ORGANIZE, REPURPOSE|7 Comments

Before & After – Lego Table

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

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!

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


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 […]

2018-06-18T13:38:31+00:00March 2nd, 2018|ORGANIZE, RECIPES|1 Comment

Ironing board storage

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 […]

2018-06-18T13:38:32+00:00February 24th, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

In-cupboard hair dryer holder

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 […]

2018-06-18T13:38:33+00:00February 22nd, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|1 Comment

Small Storage Crates

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 […]

2018-06-18T13:38:33+00:00February 18th, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Organizing the Linen Closet

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 […]

2018-06-18T13:38:36+00:00January 29th, 2018|CLEAN, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Laundry drying rack

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 […]

2018-06-18T13:38:54+00:00November 26th, 2017|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Laundry dresser and folding table

This is my laundry room:

Laundry room, laundry dresser, folding table, laundry basket storage, laundry room organization

Well, this is half of my laundry room, and yes, I am the only blogger in the world that does not have a laundry room with built-in cabinetry and a farmhouse sink.

Someday maybe, but for now – it’s just a laundry room.

When I create content for, I usually choose things to make/build that I need […]

2018-06-18T13:38:55+00:00November 25th, 2017|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Scrapwood drawer organizer

Have you seen the gorgeous desk organizer that Jen Woodhouse made?

Jen Woodhouse drawer organizer, desk organizer

Absolute perfection – the bar for the greatest drawer organizer has been set, and set HIGH.

I looked into purchasing the plastic divider strips that she recommended but they were too tall to fit my shallow desk drawer.

If I wanted my desk to be this gorgeous (and organized) I would have to improvise…

I measured the depth […]

2018-06-18T13:38:55+00:00November 24th, 2017|DIY, ORGANIZE|2 Comments
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