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.

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.

Organizing Your Intimates

Visual ideas list for reorganizing your intimates! Hanging door organizer repurposed to hold your undies and bras.   2. Drawer dividers to keep your things separate and encourage you to put back neatly.    3. A hanger with clip rings so that you can hang (and not smash) and easily access your bras.    4. A towel bar or curtain bar repurposed to hold hooks or rings where you can hang your bras.    “The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.” – J.K. Rowling
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Categories: Bedroom and New Uses For Common Things.

Organizing Gardening Things in 3 Easy Steps

Spring is here (sort of… it is trying at least!). This is usually the time of year that people begin to think about gardens, yards, planting, and beautifying. With that comes a lot of planning, working, and tools. Here are 3 great ideas for organizing your gardening items!     Magnetic Strips – You know those handy knife holders that hang on your wall and can magically (…magnetically) hold your knives? They work for gardening tools too. On a wall or on the side of a table, these strips can give you more surface area and storage space!     When
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Categories: Cleaning, Cleaning Tips for Outside, Gardening Tips, and New Uses For Common Things.

A New Use for Towel Bars

Does your space have limited storage but a good amount of wall space? Or maybe your bathroom has an unusually large number of towel bars? Or maybe you’re just going to love this look and have to include it somewhere…   We saw these baskets hooked onto towel bars and loved it! Its a simple and beautiful way to get more storage space. It would be a fantastic way to divide up bathroom things for kids, roommates, or guests. If your basket contents are private or messy, get a basket with a lid (found a surprising number of places). And
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Categories: Bathrooms, Cleaning, Decorating, New Uses For Common Things, and Staging.

Using Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! There are lots of articles and posts this time of year about being grateful. It is a wonderful practice and can improve all sorts of ailments, according to all sorts of experiments, experts, and studies. At HauteMove, we think that being thankful for what you have can help you in your organizational efforts at home and at work too! If you notice and use what you have, you will probably buy less of what you don’t need. Don’t fill the void with more things when you can fill it with gratitude! See the NYTimes. See Oprah. See 365grateful.
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Categories: New Uses For Common Things and Organizing.

Business Cards

Photo Source: LawMarketing Blog The skill of organization seeps into all areas of life! Professionally and even personally, business cards can be useful… if you use them correctly. When you receive a business card, the first order of business is to write on the card itself: 1. Where you met the person, 2. Quick jots of what you spoke about, and 3. Any characteristics or pointers that could jog your memory later on. Usually we put business cards in our pockets and pull them out later trying to remember where we met someone, who they were, and why we were
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Categories: New Uses For Common Things and Organizing.