Where to Store Batteries

Do you have batteries cluttering up drawers in your home? Are they good or drained? So many items require batteries so it’s a good idea to keep a good supply of different sizes on hand. I used to keep ours in a zip-lock bag stowed in a lower kitchen drawer.  That changed after I was in need of a couple of “AAA” batteries and was not happy to discover we were all out. So frustrating, since I just came home from a trip to the store! After a little research our batteries have found a new home.  Take a look at the battery rack  storage from The Container Store.
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Categories: Organizing.

Where to Store Warranties & Instructions

Do you have instruction manuals & warranties for your refrigerator, oven, blender, camera, furnace, televisions, iPod, etc. in drawers or boxes scattered all over the home? Something we really don’t think about until we’re in a panic to find one. A simple way to keep these organized is to assemble a binder that can store all of these papers. Purchase a 3 ring binder and plastic sleeves to insert instructions, warranties, service receipts, etc. Many instructions also come in the form of a CD in which there are plastic sleeves made for these. I also like to keep a plastic sleeve specifically for
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Categories: Organizing.

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR OLD TROPHIES & MEDALS

It’s very exciting and quite an accomplishment to receive an award.  As time goes by more trophies and medals accumulate and we find that they are using up much needed space. We store them in boxes or display them in cabinets or on shelves, which tend to always be in need of dusting. If you’re ready to part with any of your awards, you could help make someone feel special for their achievement. Here is how: Take the engraving plate off the trophy, which has the name of the event and the person receiving the award.  Display the small plates in
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Categories: Organizing.

Kleppinger Design Group

If you are in the market for any type of cabinets we highly recommend Kleppinger Design Group. Haute move can’t say enough about the professional and friendly service we received while renovating  our client’s kitchen.  Julie was “the best” and so helpful in leading us through every step of the process. Their cabinets are gorgeous (for any budget), fantastic selection and incredible designers.  Thanks to Julie and her team Haute move has an extremely happy client with a beautiful kitchen! Haute move would like to share this letter from Julie Hendrickson of Kleppinger Design Group. About a year ago, I received a call who informed me that they had a client who wanted
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Categories: Kitchen and Bathroom Redesign.

SELLING YOUR HOME? INCREASE THE BUYER’S INTEREST!

  First impression is very important! In today’s market you need your home to “stand out” amongst the competition. The potential buyer is viewing several homes so have them remember your home in a positive way. Here are a few simple tips:    Exterior  Does your home have good “curb appeal?” Don’t let the buyer say “No” before they have even walked inside!  Remove all yard clutter Keep the grass cut and trimmed. Trim bushes and hedges. Pull out weeds in your yard and flower garden.  Freshen up your flower beds and pots. If required, a fresh coat of paint
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Categories: Staging.

NEW USES FOR COFFEE BEANS

Coffee is a popular beverage.  For many of us it gets us going in the morning or gives us that extra boost of energy in the afternoon.  However, apart from this, most coffee beans can be used in a number of different ways.  Here are a few: Uses for Coffee Beans  Freshen your breath – If you’re all out of breath mints, suck on a coffee bean and your mouth and breath will smell clean and fresh.  Exfoliating your face – Coarsely grind your coffee beans, dampen your face and use the grounds to gently scrub your face. Get rid
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Categories: New Uses For Common Things.

IDEAS FOR ORGANIZING TOYS

If you have children you probably have accumulated more toys over the holidays and your home is looking like Santa’s work shop after a busy shift. After stepping on and being surrounded by toys, wouldn’t it be nice to wave the magic wand over the mess and watch it disappear. I think it’s time to bring order to Toyland.   There are many kinds of organizing systems on the market. Toy boxes, special containers or desks for Lego, storage systems, custom baskets and bins are only a few. If budget isn’t a concern then these are a great option. I’m
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Categories: Organizing.

Storing your Holiday Decorations

Our homes are decorated and looking beautiful for the holidays but it won’t be long and we’ll be taking the decorations down for another year. When it comes time to pack it all up, somehow everything just doesn’t seem to fit in the same boxes we had used before. So now we have to find a storage solution. There are many options for storing your decorations.  Plastic storage bins, original packaging, ornament boxes and cardboard boxes work well as long as you pack them correctly. Take your time stowing the items and I guarantee decorating will go much smoother next
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Categories: Holiday Decorating.

IT’S GREAT TO BE ORGANIZED

“BUBBLE FOR THOUGHT” Haute move is continuously searching for new ways to help us all be more organized.  Here is a great system that can be used in many rooms in your home. Neat containers are clear stackable PODs that are very sturdy and slide out like a drawer. The stacking system won’t allow the other PODs to fall when you pull one out. They come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs. It’s the perfect tool for organizing your pantry, closet, garage, bathroom, craft room, Christmas ornaments, toy room, etc. They are simple to use and even though you can see the items
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Categories: Organizing.

BUBBLE WRAP’S HOME ORGANIZING/DESIGN BLOG – UNIQUE GIFT WRAP

Wrapping Gifts with Unusual Things Isn’t it fun to receive a gift that has been wrapped in a unique way? Wrapping gifts with store bought paper and bows can be expensive and a little tiresome. Be creative and think of unusual things to wrap and decorate your gifts with. Your gifts will stand out amongst the others! Take a look around the house and you will find many alternatives. By adding color with ribbon and bows you will create a beautiful parcel. Try it…you’ll be surprised how great these can look. Here are a few ideas: Kitchen foil – Take
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Categories: Holiday Decorating.