Here’s What You Need to Get Your TV Set Up Right

Posted by: on January 30th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Whether you’re hosting your own football watching party, or just planning to watch a game at home with a few family members or friends, you need to get your TV squared away.

Here’s what you need to make your TV viewing the best it can be.

The Home Depot carries three essential products that will put your TV in prime position and deliver a crystal clear high definition picture with theater-like sound quality:

Let’s begin by addressing the picture and sound quality. GE’s 4-Piece HDMI Installation Kit includes a 15 ft. HDMI high-speed internet cable, a 15 ft. RG-6 quad-shield coaxial cable and 2 single-gang brush wall plates. This kit is a $100 value for only $39.97.

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How To Store Dishes in Pot Drawers

Posted by: on January 29th, 2012 | 3 Comments

Day 29 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: If you have deep pot drawers that you’d like to use to store dishes, use pegboard and simple wooden dowels to make sure your dishes don’t move in the drawer.

Safely store dishes in pot drawers

Image from BHG

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Install a Hidden Cutting Board

Posted by: on January 28th, 2012 | One Comment

Day 28 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: If you’ve love the functionality of a kitchen island but don’t have room for one, consider installing a pull-out butcher-block chopping station right over your trash can. You can chop straight on the cutting board and easily whip discards into the trash can. 

Chopping station over the trash can

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[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Use Glass Containers to Store Small Items

Posted by: on January 27th, 2012 | One Comment

Day 27 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: One thing you may have noticed throughout this entire series is the use of glass (or clear plastic) containers to store small items. Glass vases, canisters, mason jars, and clear boxes are all essential storage tools.

Store items together in glass containers

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Glass containers allow you to keep like items together (like paper clips), and they’re clear which means you’ll always know where something is. By keeping all of the pens, paperclips and the other little office items together, they look neat. Everything has its own place — you don’t have a crazy, cluttered ‘junk drawer.’ Rather, everything has a home, and it’s easy to figure out where that home is.

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Top 10 Bath Safety Tips From the Forums

Posted by: on January 27th, 2012 | Make A Comment

 

Bath Safety Tip, Install a Walk-In Tub

Our Home Depot Community Forum associates are truly experts in the home improvement field. They are always on the lookout for the latest trends in home design and ways to make your dream home a reality. Some associates look beyond design trends and find ways to blend trending news topics with home improvement. Forum Associate DesigningWoman accomplishes this gracefully with her post “My Top 10 Tips for Bathroom Safety.”

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Inspired Looks: Wabi Sabi – Beauty Imperfected

Posted by: on January 26th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Wabi Sabi decor image

Wabi Sabi, the design philosophy that emphasizes traditional Japanese ways of seeing the beauty in things that are imperfect, has been much talked about in trend circles of late. It’s a pared down approach to design, inspiring an appreciation for the authentic, natural, and utilitarian.  If you’ve been seeking a new source of ideas to help you strip away the clutter in your living space, take a look at wabi sabi.

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Give Cartons and Bottles a Home

Posted by: on January 26th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Day 25 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Add labels to the refrigerator door to keep things in their place.

Storage & organization tips

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[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

How To Hang Pictures

Posted by: on January 26th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Hanging photographs and artwork on your walls is a great way to freshen up your space. But hanging pictures can be a little tricky, especially when hanging them on drywall.

Take a look at this video as our very own expert Forumassociate, Coach Dave, gives you step-by-step instructions on how to hang pictures. He’ll tell you what you’ll need to complete this project, including a stud sensor, anchor kits, a level, tape measure and picture hanging hardware. You’ll also learn exactly how to locate studs and hang your artwork at the proper height and level. For more advice on how to hang and display artwork, or any other home improvement questions, ask Coach Dave or any other Home Depot expert associate at the How-To Community Forums.

See more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

How to Repurpose an Old Dresser

Posted by: on January 25th, 2012 | One Comment

Day 25 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: This is a fabulous way to keep children’s toys organized. Remove drawers from an old dresser, replace them with baskets, and add a few labels. That way kids can pull out their basket, play with the toys, and put them all back later. Younger kids’ baskets go on the bottom, older kids on the top. Pretty smart, huh?

Use an old dresser to keep things organized

Image from Clover Lane

Check out the original blogpost for even more organizing ideas!

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Do It Herself Workshops Expanding to More Home Depot Stores

Posted by: on January 25th, 2012 | 7 Comments
Participants having fun at a Do It Herself Workshop at The Home Depot

Get hands on experience at the Home Depot’s Do It Herself Workshops

The ladies have spoken. The Home Depot is expanding our Do It Herself Workshops for women.

Here at The Home Depot we want everyone to have the skills and confidence to be a first class do-it-yourselfer. Our free weekly workshops are a great way to get step-by-step instruction and a little hands on experience learning how to do basic repairs and easy home improvements. They’re a lot of fun, too.

The workshops are very popular with experienced home improvement aficionados as well as beginners, and of course anyone and everyone is welcome.

More and more women are taking on DIY projects these days, and not all women grew up helping their dads (or moms!) with home repair projects. So someone suggested a while back that maybe we should try out some workshops created specifically for the ladies. That was the beginning of our Do It Herself Workshops here at The Home Depot.

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