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DIY Shoe Rack for the Entryway or Mudroom

Posted by: on September 23rd, 2014 | One Comment

DIY Shoe Rack for the Entryway or Mudroom

 

What do you do with your shoes as you kick them off when you walk into the front door? Aileen Allen, the DIY blogger behind At Home in Love, and her family dumped their shoes in the entryway closet. You can probably guess how that was working out. 

That’s why she created a very nifty DIY shoe rack for her entryway. It’s custom build for her space, and even shoe size. It works as a bench, too, to sit on as she puts on her shoes. It’s even on wheels so it’s easy to move out of the way, when needed. And best of all… we have the tutorial so you can make a shoe rack like hers for your home.

This is her contribution to our ongoing DIY Challenge series in which we ask some of our favorite bloggers to come up with a useful DIY project starting with a particular material– in this case it’s plywood.

Read on for Aileen’s DIY shoe rack tutorial.

When I was brainstorming what to make for the DIY Plywood Challenge, I knew I wanted it to be something practical that we’d actually use in our home. I’ve made my share of DIY projects that later ended up in the “donate” pile, so I was resolved that this project would be one we’d actually use and keep for awhile.

The idea came to me as we were heading out the door for work one morning. We opened up the door to our coat closet and dug around in the pile of shoes stacked on the floor. They were practically spilling out the door, and it was completely disorganized. So I decided to make a shoe rack!

It was a lot of fun to create the concept and bring it to life, and our entryway is so much more organized (and less frustrating) now. The rack isn’t big enough to house all of our shoes, but we can keep our favorites on it…the ones that we wear most often. The rest of the shoes are still in the closet, but they fit in a single layer now, instead of a big, messy pile.

It might be a small thing, but I love being able to easily find the shoes I want to wear in the morning! And the shoe rack also doubles as a bench, for lacing shoes or pulling on boots.

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Closet Organization Ideas for a Nursery

Posted by: on October 2nd, 2013 | 2 Comments
Nursery closet makeover

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point. 

We were thrilled to hear that graphic designer and friend of The Home Depot blog Tobe Reed was expecting a baby. We were even more thrilled when she agreed to show us the closet organization ideas she came up with for the darling nursery she set up in her home.     

Late last year, my husband and I were overjoyed to find out that we were expecting our first little bundle of love. It wasn’t long before this interior decor enthusiast could be caught daydreaming about decorating a nursery! As we settled on the right room in our home to transform, we knew that while a good size, the room’s closet was definitely lacking in efficiency…and style.

Yikes.

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Places: Small Well-Organized Closets

Posted by: on February 7th, 2013 | 2 Comments

 

 

We conducted a somewhat scientific survey (via the Google) to find out what area in the home people found hardest to keep organized. Can you guess what won? If you said the clothes closet, give yourself a gold star.

No one, it seems, ever has organized closets, let alone enough space, particularly in the clothes closet. These spaces are constantly overflowing with the all stuff we try to pack into them. The problem becomes bigger the smaller the closets get. Closet organizers are great tools for bringing order and functionality to messy closets.

If well planned, even a small closet can hold quite a lot. Let us show you some of the space-saving ideas we discovered while peeping into other people’s closets.

 

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How to Install Wire Shelving

Posted by: on January 24th, 2013 | Make A Comment

 

Wire shelving is one of the most popular storage and organization solutions for taming clutter around the home. Wire shelving is also affordable, easy-to-install and offers many options that let you design storage tailored to your specific needs. And with a little planning, and the addition of space-saving features offered by wire shelving systems, you too can create space and order from chaos.

In this short video, Home Depot associate Mike guides you through a step-by-step closet makeover, and how to install wire shelving. He shows how simple it is to install wire shelving almost anywhere you need a little extra storage. You’ll also see the wide selection of closet and shelf kits and individual closet storage and organization accessories you can choose from to create more storage space in your closets. After watching this video, you’ll be able to start this project in the morning and be done before lunch.

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

Simple Home Storage Solutions

Posted by: on January 8th, 2013 | Make A Comment

 

In a busy household, the storage and organization of the multitude of items used on a daily basis is a challenge, no matter the size of the home. Thankfully, there are many simple storage solutions available to help you get more out of the space you do have.

We had Jay from The Home Depot’s How-To Community put together this short video to show you a few ideas to gain extra storage space and corral the clutter around the home. He covers everything from wire shelving and decorative shelves to everyday storage options like our ever-popular plastic totes that come in a wide range of sizes, styles and colors. You’ll also see how you can organize and decorate at the same time using colorful canvas totes from Martha Stewart Living.

After watching the video we’re confident that you’ll discover untapped storage potential in unexpected places around your home.

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

Home Organization And Storage Gift Ideas

Posted by: on September 11th, 2012 | Make A Comment

 

For some people home organization and storage solutions comes easy, and for others, not so much. In this short video, we’ll show you a few of the many great gift ideas for the organizers on your list available at The Home Depot. It features products to help maximize storage and organize opportunities all over the house.

You’ll see gift ideas for home and closet organization from Martha Stewart Living like the Deluxe Starter Closet Kit and stackable cube organizers that can be customized with door or colorful fabric drawers. And to keep the garage and attic spaces tidy, you can check out the Attic Trac Plus storage system and the HyLoft Ceiling Storage Unit.

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

 

How to Organize Miscellaneous Items

Posted by: on January 23rd, 2012 | Make A Comment

Day 23 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Sometimes little areas of your home can be forgotten when you catch the organizing bug. Next time you’re out, grab a few of these wire shower hangers and use them to corral random items. Hang it on the wall, on the inside of a cabinet, or on the back of a door to organize small bathroom containers, first aid items, mail, notebooks, or anything else that might be easily lost or misplaced.

Storage and organization tips: wire shower hanger

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]

How to Organize Shoes on Your Wall

Posted by: on January 22nd, 2012 | 2 Comments

Day 22 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Our friends at Martha Stewart came up with this genius solution for organizing shoes — use picture rail moulding to store shoes on your wall. Not only is it supremely functional, but it turns favorite pumps into wall art.

Storage & Organization TIps: Store shoes on your wall

Image from Martha Stewart

Not only does this project wrap up in just a few hours, but pre-primed picture moulding comes in at only $1.09 per linear foot. Not bad!

For instructions on creating these shoe hangers, visit this slideshow.

[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 Organize Your Recycling

Posted by: on January 14th, 2012 | 3 Comments

Day 14 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Create a recycling station in your kitchen or pantry with a sheet of pegboard, some metal trash cans, and a few wire baskets.

Storage and organization tips: Create a recycling station in your kitchen or pantry with pegboard, trash cans, and wire baskets

Image from Martha Stewart

[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]

Easy and Beautiful Clutter Free Closets

Posted by: on July 22nd, 2010 | Make A Comment

Martha Stewart Living Closet Organization available at Home DepotSorting out the clutter in your closet not only makes it easier to find your favorite shirt, it can actually create extra storage space as well. Nearly every closet, whether it’s located in your bedroom, kitchen or foyer, can benefit from better organization.

Extra shelves create more room for boxes, folded clothes or miscellaneous items you’re not sure where to put. Use door bags and shoe racks to sort your dress shoes from your sneakers and bring order to the chaotic jumble of ties and belts in your bedroom with the help of a sliding organizer. Use the following information to focus in on the best ways to streamline and organize each of your closets:

Storage Devices and Organizational Tips
Revamping your closet space doesn’t have to be an expensive process. A few simple additions can turn a crowded clothes closet into a spacious area that allows you to easily access your shirts and pants while providing storage room for shoes, bags, hats and more. Bedroom closets seem to present the greatest challenges when it comes to efficient organization. Fortunately, there are plenty of space-saving options to choose from for both walk-in and reach-in closets. By finding the right pieces and following a few simple organizational strategies, you can achieve greater efficiency regardless of which room the closet is in or what you store in it.

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