Articles in: 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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From the Forums: How to Organize a Shed

Posted by: on January 11th, 2013 | 7 Comments
A storage shed that is very tidy and organized

Our Home Depot associates’ shed– organized and tidy

 

Home Depot associates face the same challenges keeping a storage shed or garage organized and tidy that you do at home. The associates who help run our online How-To Community Forums have a storage shed where they keep some of the tools and supplies they use to create various how-to projects you see here on the Apron blog, Home Depot Style Guide and the Forums. It had finally reached a point where organizing the shed was the project they needed to focus on most.

Chris Haygood, who posts under the handle ChrisFixit, and Kevin Dunn, who posts under the handle PaintPro, bravely volunteered to tackle the challenge.

And luckily for us, they documented the shed clean-up project, and shared with us what they learned about how to organize a shed.

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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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Inspired: The After Christmas Cleanup

Posted by: on December 25th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Holiday organization tools for after-Christmas

Once the busy holiday season flies by, we are often left with dirty dishes, mounds of wrapping paper, and holiday decorations that need to be cleaned up, organized, and safely stored. In an effort to help you store and organize your home in preparation for the new year, here are a few holiday organization tools that might make your after Christmas cleanup a little easier.


FOR THE DECORATIONS (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT):

Many times, we reuse the same Christmas decorations year after year, but if you store your holiday decorations in an attic or basement, you run the risk of your precious holiday décor gathering dirt and dust, or worse, breaking en route. This year, grab a few organizers to keep your artificial wreaths, breakable ornaments and gift wrap safely stowed away. We like the Honey-Can-Do Combo Holiday Storage Organizer (3-Pack), an ornament organizer and storage bin, and an artificial tree rolling storage bag.

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First Look: Home Decorators Collection Stack & Store Products

Posted by: on August 5th, 2012 | Make A Comment

It’s truly amazing how much stuff we accumulate over time. If you’ve recently moved or helped a friend move, then you know first-hand how rapidly our possessions can grow. So with all that stuff, you need places and containers to store and organize it all. Luckily, our Home Decorators Collection includes a line of stack & store products for just such an occasion.

Home Depot associate Christian Jessel highlights our Home Decorators Collection stack & store cabinets that are fully assembled and can be floor or wall mounted in an open, drawer or double-door design that are perfect for displaying or housing collectibles and antiques. See this great line of storage and organizational products here in this video:


Our First Look series gives Apron Blog readers an inside look by highlighting some of the videos our store associates watch to learn about the new products and services available at The Home Depot.

Find Fresh Inspiration in The Home Depot’s Summer Style Guide

Posted by: on July 5th, 2012 | Make A Comment

The Home Depot Summer Style Guide

 

Get ready to refresh your home inside and out with all of the ripe, ready-to-pick colors of summer. You’ll find inspiration and so much more in The Home Depot Summer Style Guide iPad app, which is now available for free download at the iTunes App Store.

The interactive iPad app, which is also available on our website, has the latest home improvement projects, design ideas, décor trends, budget-friendly updates and more. You can easily browse, share and shop, so you can start enjoying your space faster.

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Places: The Closet Office

Posted by: on June 18th, 2012 | 3 Comments
Image of  Colorful Home Office Closet Conversion

Image via Country Living

 

In the 17th century wealthy French families were the first to have closets in their homes. They were typically small private spaces behind the bedroom, used for reading and relaxation. In many of today’s small homes and apartments, where space is at a premium, people are revisiting the idea of the closet as personal space to carve out functional home offices. As you can see in this small, colorful closet office we spotted on Country Living, with a couple of rolls of wallpaper, paint, a lovely chandelier and some imagination a can be quickly and easily transformed into your home office.

Read on to explore even more cleaver closet conversions …

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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]

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]