Kitchen Ins-and-Outs

Few rooms in the house have more uses than the kitchen. It’s the room where you prepare food, reheat food, wash dishes, and store an incomparable amount of things – from fine china to food supplies to the assortment of rarely-used appliances on top of the fridge. Manage it all with some smart organization. One …

Garden Preparation

After spending the winter cooped up inside, it can be exciting when the weather warms up. For many people, spring is the time you get to plan your garden. For the best results you’ll want to start early in the season – if you find seeds you want in a seed catalog, you’ll need to …

Board Game Management

Over time, the boxes for board games get stepped on, shoved together, and compressed on the shelf. That’s if the game has a box to begin with – all too often checkers, dominos or poker chips end up sitting out on the shelf in ugly plastic bags. If your game boxes are disintegrating, try getting …

Get Out Of The Coop

By the time spring arrives, many of us are ready to crawl out of our skin. As much as we love winter, it doesn’t take long to start feeling cooped up. Spring is our chance to get out and do something. That usually means creating something wonderful in our yards. I grew up with a …

Organizing Tax Documents

During tax season most of us will spend some time digging through our filing cabinets. Most likely, there will be all sorts of documents from past tax years – medical bills, W2s, interest statements, and, frankly, some things that we’re not sure why we’re keeping. This tax season, go through your old documents and throw …

Controlling Your Keys

Keys have a way of wandering off and getting themselves lost in a hurry. Luckily, there are several great solutions. Key hangers and hooks are available in a variety of styles. A decorative bowl or small basket is a great place to keep keys. If you have several sets of keys, such as backup sets …

Entryway Shoe Storage

Keep shoes on a mat or on a movable supporting rack so that the floor underneath can be cleaned regularly. Place mats inside the entry closet under the coats. If you have no closet, use attractive wooden or metal shoe racks or a decorative wicker basket to hold shoes and boots. Make sure your shoe …