Oversized Kitchen Seating? Yes, Please!

One of our clients recently moved into a lovely condo but it was impossible to fit all of her oversized furniture in the smaller living room. There is a kitchen eating area but she has no plans to buy a dinette set since she has a dining room right outside the kitchen. So where can we put an extra comfy chair? In the kitchen, of course! A great little spot to have coffee and read the paper… or catch up on Instagram. BEFORE AFTER
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Categories: Decorating, Kitchen and Bathroom Redesign, New Uses For Common Things, and Uncategorized.

A Little Vintage Decor

Vintage things are all the rage these days. Designer stores like Anthropology make old things look so cool! But do you feel like that when you try the things just look, well, old? Here are some clever ideas that you can try out for yourself and put together yourself to get you started on your own vintage wonderland. Old suitcases (doesn’t matter if they are broken!) turned into a side table. Get old toys and some wood and spray paint it all one color for some fun and playful bookends.  Get old tennis rackets and some oval mirrors cut to
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Categories: Bathrooms, Bedroom, Decorating, and New Uses For Common Things.

Tank Top Solutions

Check out this awesome clothing storage solution if you have limited space or just want to see your undershirts/tanks a little better!   “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” — Steve Jobs
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Categories: Bedroom and Closets.

Out of Space? Maybe not…

Small spaces can be cozy but frustrating if you feel like you don’t have enough room for your things. Here are a few tricks to help you maximize your space:   Put up shelves around your room close to the ceiling! Like a border, this can be beautiful and a great place for collections, books, or hats/purses. A quick little step stool can make getting those things (that shouldn’t be needed daily) easy. Turn furniture catty-corner. This can look visually interesting AND provide some much needed hidden space behind the chair, shelf, or dresser. Take a trip to the Container
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Categories: Bedroom, Moving Tips, and Organizing.

Moving Blues

Moving can be the hardest thing! From the stuff you don’t know how to pack to feeling like you have too much and it will never get done, moving can take a toll. We learn a lot from the many moves we see and try to pass along tips as we see them. It seems like the order of things can be a hard thing for people so here is a little cheat sheet: If possible, paint before moving in or at least before unpacking. Move all boxes into the center of rooms. Then move all furniture into place. Then
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Categories: Moving Tips.

Choosing What to Keep

If you are trying to get rid of things, choosing what to keep can be quite difficult. Many things have significance aside from their use. Other things you think are just cool, regardless of whether you use them. So how do you decide what to keep? Try these things: If you are trying to get rid of clothes, make a pile of the clothes you are unsure about tossing. Then try to wear them in the next week or two. If you don’t, toss it. If you do but you didn’t like it or were uncomfortable, toss it. If you do and
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Categories: Bedroom, Closets, and Organizing.

Coats or Jewlery

Sometimes all you need is creativity rather than some fancy or expensive organizing solution. Check out the things around you and how you could use them in different ways — Like these coat hooks which can double as a necklace hanger!   “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Teddy Roosevelt 
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Categories: New Uses For Common Things and Organizing.