5 Common Cleaning Mistakes: Did you know that cleaning windows on sunny days leaves more streaks? Don't make your cleaning process harder than it needs to be. We've compiled five common cleaning mistakes that can apply to all areas of the home (like trying to scrub stains!) that you should avoid.
Homemade Fizzy Toilet Bombs: For a little freshening when you don't have time for a deep clean, we'd recommend trying out these toilet bombs. Make sure to add in the peroxide and vinegar mixture very slowly into the baking soda and citric acid mixture, or you'll have a mess on your hands.
Easy Painted Lampshade: Want to save on home décor costs? This simple painted lampshade can be customized with the pattern and color of your choosing. We recommend using a paper lampshade for cleaner lines when you pull the tape away, but you can also upcycle an old linen shade, as we've done.
All-Natural Laundry Detergent: This easy and cost-effective laundry detergent requires just three ingredients: Borax, washing soda, and Castile soap. Use two tablespoons each time, or throw in an additional scoop for large or extra soiled loads. It's also safe for high efficiency washing machines.
Easy Garden Pallet Planter: No room for a garden? Try out this Pallet Garden Planter as a cost-effective alternative to a raised bed. Attach garden fabric to the bottom of an old pallet, sand, and fill with soil and desired plants. We've customized this planter with chalkboard paint and finished with a polyurethane varnish, but you can also leave as-is for a more natural look.
No-Sew Pillow Cover: If you don't have time to pull out a needle and thread, reach instead for an iron and heat bonding tape for this No-Sew Pillow Cover. Use a bright pattern to easily dress up a neutral room, or try out weather-resistant fabrics to liven up your porch.
5 All-Natural Room Scents: We've teamed up with bloggers Craft Box Girls to create these five all-natural room scents, which are an easy way to freshen up your home this season. The five different scent combinations use ingredients like orange, apple, and lemon slices; sprigs of rosemary; ginger root; and essential oils. Jars will last about one month in the fridge. When ready to use, simply simmer in a saucepan and add additional water when the mixture gets low.
5 Surprising Uses For Washi Tape: You won't need many extra craft supplies when working with trendy washi tape. It's available in dozens of different colors and patterns, so you can use it all over your home. Plus, it peels off relatively easily, so you can switch up the looks depending on the season or occasion.
Our 10 Best Pantry Storage Ideas | Martha Stewart Living - Any cook worth her salt knows that a great home-cooked meal begins in the pantry. If you can keep it well stocked with spices and everyday staples and well-organized, it will serve you well.
Kitchen Message Center | At first glance, this wall appears to be painted a pretty greenish blue, but look closer and notice the surprise. Standard chalkboard paint with just a little white added serves as a great place to jot notes and reminders.
Four Handy Extension Cord Storage Tips | Extension cords are hard to work with, often get tangled, and don't stay plugged in. These simple tips will take the stress out of extension cord use and storage.