If you're like me, there's a huge box of your child's outgrown onesies stored away somewhere. Though I donated most of my daughter's clothes to friends or organizations, I saved the ones I remember her wearing during important milestones. But instead of letting these clothes just sit in a box, now you can give them new life! Here some incredibly crafty moms share five ways to repurpose your child's clothes that can both stretch your dollar and cut down on the clutter. From Summer beanies to a new pair of shorts, these ideas make it OK to hold onto baby clothes a little bit longer by turning them into other useful items your child can enjoy.
We all love saving money, making these budget-friendly items must haves around the house. You might be surprised with the ways you can use these basic things to save you in a pinch while keeping a few dollars in your pocket at the same time. Plus, you probably already have a few of these savvy items already in your home. Click through for our favorite tools and more that will help you save time and money around your house.
- Get nine out-of-the-box shoe organizing tips.
- Get nine out-of-the-box shoe organizing tips. — Houzz
- Learn 28 new uses for everyday items. — Real Simple
- Decorate your kitchen like a pro. — Country Living
- Revisit Florence Broadhurst's vivid designs from the '60s and '70s. — Elle Decor
- Check out 10 pink rooms you'll love (even if you don't love pink). — House Beautiful
- Learn how to remove melted candle wax from just about anything. — Apartment Therapy
- Guess which HGTV star lives here. — Stylelist Home
With New Year's resolutions still top of mind, we're on the hunt for stylish and clever ways to stay organized in 2012. Luckily, Rue magazine's January issue is filled with organizational tips for every room in the house. Whether you're looking to banish clutter or create extra room out of limited space, we rounded up our favorite ideas for tackling these dilemmas. Keep reading for inspiration on how to whip your place into shape!
Earlier this year, I had a new bedroom closet installed courtesy of Closet Factory. It was a definite must, since my husband and I needed to integrate our clothing now that our toddler was taking over the closet in the second bedroom — where my husband's clothes have been housed for the past four years. I adore our new, organized closet space, but one area where we had to compromise is shoe storage. With my husband's and my clothes neatly packed into our new, super-organized closet space, shoe storage was nil. So, we've been brainstorming different ideas for shoe storage outside of our closet. Check out some options, from the very utilitarian to the more elaborate, when you keep clicking. Here's hoping you'll find an option for staying organized in your home this 2012!
As an English major, cook, and writer, I've accumulated hundreds of books that constantly pour out of my four bookshelves. Living in a studio apartment, it's sometimes difficult to organize my chaotic piles of books. If you have a similar problem, here are five charming ways to organize your gigantic book collection.
On House Beautiful today, designers are sharing innovative ideas for adding additional storage space to a small home. Interior designer Chad Eisner had a particularly good idea for kitchen storage. He noted, "I've lived in small apartments, condominiums, and houses my whole life, including the 800-square-foot house I live in now. But I really enjoy entertaining, which entails having a lot of things. One storage place that goes overlooked is the oven — and I don't mean it in a Carrie Bradshaw store-your-cashmere-sweaters-and-Manolos sort of way. I mean it's a great place to store pots, pans, and large serving platters. If you're like me, you use your range a lot more than your oven. And in those instances where you do use the oven to cook, you're probably going to be using some of those pots and platters anyway."
This tip makes a lot of sense — especially for those of you who don't use your oven that often. It's also a great way to guarantee the oven is always clean. You certainly wouldn't want to store your pots, pans, and other kitchen necessities in an oven with a blackened rack or bottom, would you?
Do you store your overflow home goods or kitchen goods in an unusual spot? Share your smart, overlooked storage solutions — I'm dying to know if you pop cookie pans in an odd spot in your pantry or stack shoes in your oven.