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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.

DIY Project: Floating Shelf Made From a Book

Posted by: on May 22nd, 2012 | One Comment

There is something wonderful about the look of a nicely bound book, and on a nicely designed bookcase, your books can become a part of your decor as well as literature. Here we have a small twist on the book shelf idea: the book IS the shelf. In this video, Home Depot Forum associate Aboveaveragejoe takes you through this cool DIY project to re-purpose and old book as a cool floating display shelf.

In less than four minutes you’ll know all about what type of book to choose for the project, how to glue the pages together, how to attach the hidden bracket and how to properly drill the bracket (and book) into the wall.

When you’re done with the book shelf project, you’ll have a truly unique floating shelf that would look great in an office or library. Use children’s books for a fun, cute look in a nursery as well.

Visit Aboveaveragejoe, or any of our other expert associates, for more interesting DIY projects on the Home Depot Community Forums. And take a look at our project guides for just about any DIY, home improvement or gardening project you can think of.

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

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]

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 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]

Bring in a Butcher Block-topped Cart

Posted by: on January 16th, 2012 | 2 Comments

Day 16 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Even small kitchens can find space for a rolling cart topped with a butcher block — it adds both storage and prep space for better functioning workspace.

Storage and Organization Tips: Add a rolling cart topped with a butcher block for extra storage and prep space

Image from My Home 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]

Install a Pull-Out Shelf in Lower Cabinets

Posted by: on January 15th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Day 15 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Installing pull-out shelves in your lower cabinets may call for a little more work, but the payoff to this project is great! Not only are you making your cabinets more functional, you’re also adding value to your home.

Storage and Organization Tips: Add a pull-out shelf to your lower cabinets to optimize storage

Image from Martha Stewart

Follow this easy how-to to complete the project on your own.

[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 Carve out a Mudroom

Posted by: on January 13th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Day 13 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: While not everyone has space in their home to create a whole room dedicated to muddy boots, outdoor toys, wet coats, and the like, we think you can create a little mini-organizing station in your entryway or right at your back door, no matter how small your space is. Use a bench, fabric bins, and some coat hooks to create a mudroom in a small space. Extra points if you add photos to each bin to signal whose stuff is whose.

Storage and organizing tips: Add a mudroom by using fabric bins and coat hooks to your entryway

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]