Articles in: Home Organization

Inspired: Lovelier Laundry Hampers

Posted by: on January 21st, 2013 | Make A Comment

An inspiration board of pretty laundry hampers

 

In a busy household, laundry can not only be a huge chore, but it can also create a lot of clutter! At any given time there could be dirty clothes on the bathroom floor, dirty dish towels in the kitchen, and socks in the living room. With all this laundry, it’s essential to have a designated spot for all of your dirty clothes. And since you need a designated spot for all the laundry to do, why not pick a pretty laundry hamper? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite laundry hampers for this inspiration board.

Which one is your favorite?

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Declutter Your Life with These 5 Storage Ideas

Posted by: on January 9th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Wire shelves holding kitchen items

 

It can be a challenge to find storage solutions for all of those little areas around the house that never seem to stay straight. Perhaps you just can’t keep your linen closet neat, your kitchen doesn’t have enough storage for all of your pots, pans, and ever-growing cookbook collection, or perhaps your garage looks like a war zone? Do not despair, there are ways to declutter these spaces, we promise! Check out our top storage ideas.

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DIY Wall Organizer How-To

Posted by: on December 26th, 2012 | 11 Comments

How-To Build an entryway wall organizer

With the New Year in sight, it’s time to clean out the clutter and reorganize. In many homes, the entryway or mudroom – the spot where shoes are strewn off and coats are stored — is the messiest area in the house. To help keep these busy spots clean, consider building this simple DIY Wall Organizer, which you may have seen on one of our recent TV commercials. Find the step-by-step instructions below.

Skill Level: Easy
Time: 3-5 hours
Cost: Approximately $250

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10 Home Improvement Tips

Posted by: on April 24th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest impact. This is especially true around the house where minor tweaks can drastically improve the quality of your home life. So do yourself a favor and watch these 10 home improvement Quick Tips for simple ways to spruce up your home, all featuring the velvety smooth and reassuring voice of Ed Harris:

  • Natural ways to rid your backyard of pesky flies
  • Fill cracks in your driveway or garage
  • Free up space in your garage and basement (and get extra seating at the same time!)
  • Reduce your home’s energy consumption
  • Detect crack or worn seal on refrigerator door
  • Get a healthier lawn by sharpening mower blade
  • Protect plant roots from drying and overheating
  • Clean up dingy patio chairs
  • Select healthiest plants for your garden
  • Save time and money doing laundry

Don’t forget to check out homedepot.com for all of your home improvement needs including, garden supplies, energy-saving and storage solutions. Also, our expert associates on The Home Depot How-To Community Forum can offer lots more home improvement tips and tricks.

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

Make Storage Solutions Pretty

Posted by: on January 31st, 2012 | 2 Comments

Day 31 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: My final organizing tip of the month is not clever, just important. When you’re organizing, make storage solutions look pretty! When you’re organizing your linen closet or kitchen pantry, keep the style of the rest of your home in mind and do your best to make sure that function and frills work together. 

Pretty closet

Image from Houzz

[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]

Create a Built-in for your TV

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

Day 30 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: If you’re looking for a better way to store your TV and television components, consider having a built-in space specifically designed for your electronics. This home takes the useless space from a staircase and turns it into a hard-working media cabinet!

Built-in media cabinet

Image from MyHomeIdeas

[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 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

Image from The Farm Chicks

[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

Image from MyHomeIdeas

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]

How to Create a Charging Station

Posted by: on January 24th, 2012 | One Comment

Day 24 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Turn a corner into a charging station with just a surge protector and a few binder clips. A charging station will ensure you keep cords organized and never lose your cell phone or iPod’s charger.

Create an electronic charging station

Image from lifehacking.nl

Be sure that when none of these charging cables is connected to a device, the surge protector is unplugged. Electronic devices can overheat and cause fires, and they’re also a drain on your home’s electricity when they aren’t in use.

[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]