Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! Teaches you to properly fold that blasted fitted sheet!!
Rousseau Ottoman “Shoe Pouf” -- Lilly Pulitzer Home Collection by HFI Brands -- holds shoes and bags!
Monthly Meal Planning from "Stillettos & Diapers"
Cleaning on the weekdays to enjoy the weekends!- should try this
How to REALLY organize your food storage.
Homemade hangers preserve the shape of tall boots and maximize space. They're created by replacing the knobs on cedar boot trees with large cup hooks, which are screwed into the tops. The trees and boots then hang from a cafe-curtain rod.
You can convert hidden, unused spaces into valuable storage areas. Here, you'll recess a chest of drawers into the knee wall of an upstairs bedroom. You'll gain a full-size, eight-drawer chest without sacrificing a single square inch of floor space.
How to Install Knee-Wall Storage
Bookshelf units of descending height cleverly make use of the otherwise dead space along a basement-level staircase.
Using sliding display panels will keep electrical panels/thermostats accessible but under wraps
Add Storage to the Attic: Use shelf brackets designed for slanted walls to add storage under the rafters
A storage bench with a hinged lid is handy to have in the mudroom, entryway, or kitchen, and it can be just the right spot for pet supplies. We used this one for canned food, kibble in a large plastic container with a tight-fitting lid, a serving scoop, and a toy bin, and placed it in the back hall, near the door. It's convenient for grabbing toys to take outside, and it provides a place to sit while you put on and take off your shoes.
Buy and Keep Bulk Items Neatly Do you have room for two dozen rolls of paper towels? Here are tips for getting good deals, as well as for stashing your purchases -- all you need to be a savvy and satisfied bulk buyer.
Stock it with paper towels, a first-aid kit, auto fire extinguisher, duct tape, flat-repair kit, bungee cords, and a bag filled with flares, jumper cables, and other necessities. Also consider packing a messenger bag with bottled water, granola bars, a blanket, and warm clothing, in case of a breakdown.
Create a Car Kit Stock your car's trunk for winter-weather emergencies. Include a compact shovel, ice scraper, flashlight, sand or cat litter, flares, a heavy blanket, and warm clothing.
Recycling Bins Rolling food-storage bins, found at restaurant supply stores, are repurposed beautifully as recycling containers; labels identify the contents of each.
Under the Sink Organizer Don't let kitchen rags and dishwashing gloves clutter the sink area. Instead, hang them from hooks screwed to the inside of a cabinet door, where the items can stay out of sight as they dry. A grommet-setting kit (below: available at hardware stores) lets you make tear-proof holes in cloth, rubber, and other soft materials. Place a tray just inside the cabinet to corral cleaning supplies and catch water that drips from wet gloves.
Recipe File Here's a new job for photo protectors: Use them to keep recipe cards organized and free of spills and spatters in the kitchen. Protectors are available at office-supply stores and come in a variety of sizes; choose ones to accommodate your recipe cards taken from magazines as well as handwritten ones received from friends. Store the pages in a three-ring binder.