After reading the Marie Kondo book and watching her ‘Tidying Up’ series on Netflix, I’ve been following the KonMari method of living minimally. It has taught me to surround myself only with things I love — not things I feel pressure to buy. As a result, I save money and I feel much more at peace in my own home — and in my own mind.
Storing & Organizing Things
Want to get organized? Need a place to put everything? Here, homeowners are sharing their best tips for keeping things organized when you're storing things inside closets, pantries, attics, basements, and garages. From bathroom & closet organizers to kitchen & pantry organization tips -- even clever ways to make your own storage organizers. We've got DIY storage and organization tips that you won't find anywhere else. And if you're going to have a garage sale to get rid of unused items... we have helpful tips for a successful yard sale as well!
To keep sharp objects in the kitchen out of my toddler’s reach, I made a kitchen utensil holder & universal knife block in one – with just a few pieces of wood and some bamboo skewers. This DIY wooden utensil holder cost less than $20 to make, and can be made any size you like!
Have a lot of spices, packets, and jars in your spice cupboard right now? Here are some DIY spice rack ideas to organize your kitchen! See how I used paint stir sticks to make my own spice drawer inserts. Yep, a $4 DIY spice drawer organizer! Then, with the extra space inside my spice cabinet, I was able to better organize the shelves for baking goods and food storage containers.
See how I made this DIY boot rack / bench out of a $5 wooden spool, some scrap wood, and paint. It’s the perfect solution for keeping wet, muddy boots outside without getting water inside them. It’s also useful for hanging kids muddy clothes on — right outside the door!
Honestly, I’ve never been diligent about using reusable shopping bags — because most are just too small. And you still have to carry a ton of bags from the shopping cart to your car… then again from your car to your kitchen. But since I’ve had these 4 large Lotus Trolley Bags, I use them all the time! Grocery shopping has never been easier. Here’s why I like the Lotus reusable shopping cart bags so much…
It’s important to have a detailed inventory of all your belongings in the event of a natural disaster, accident, or theft. The best way to create and maintain your personal inventory is to use one of these FREE home inventory programs, apps, and printable forms.
I like to keep my plastic shopping bags rolled together, organized in self-dispensing bundles. It’s really easy to do. You just have to fold them together in a certain way. I’m going to show you how to roll plastic bags so you can easily pull out one bag at a time. Plus, fun ways to save time & money with your reusable shopping bags!
See how we repurposed our collection of old glass jars and lids from food items AND organized our garage workspace at the same time! Here’s our tutorial with photos showing how to build a shelf organizer using glass jars and lids.
The day before your garage sale, you need to get some money from the bank or an ATM so you can make change with shoppers who visit your yard sale. How much change should you get? And how do you organize all your money and keep it safe during the garage sale? All of your garage sale cash questions answered here!
Scrub Daddy makes 2 sponge holders that fit their smiley face sponges known as Scrub Daddy and Scrub Mommy. Both the Scrub Daddy Caddy and the Scrub Daddy Sponge Caddy will keep your Scrub Daddies and Mommies out of the way — but still close at hand in the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and shower. This type of sponge holder also helps the smiley face sponge air-dry faster. I keep one in my shower and one in my kitchen sink.
I’ve had lots of great garage sales, but I recently had my most successful yard sale ever. I made over a thousand dollars! These are my best yard sale tips.
Battery storage is important because if battery terminals touch, it could start a fire. Definitely don’t store 9v batteries loosely in drawers or in bags!
Wondering where you should post your yard sale online? I’ve had the best success with these 6 yard sale search websites & apps. Yard sale advertising tips!
I have finally discovered the correct way to hang the toilet paper roll! Right: rolling down from the top. Wrong: rolling down from the bottom. Here’s how I know this is the CORRECT toilet paper orientation as it was always supposed to be.
Pretty much like anything else, there are both pros and cons to renting a self storage unit. I, know this from personal experience. Here are the pros and cons of renting a self storage unit as I see it.
These are some of the best ideas I’ve seen for getting organized without spending a dime! I’ve added my 2-cents to each of these DIY storage organizers, and added a few new related DIY ideas of my own. The result: the best repurposing tips to help you get organized… for FREE!
I’m a Native American. Typically, what I see is that Native American collectibles are either priced too high… or too low. Usually that’s because the person selling them really doesn’t have a clue as to what they have, and they haven’t bothered to research the items’ history and worth. Here’s what you need to know to get a fair price for your collectibles.
Some things to think about when it comes to building an attached garage vs an unattached garage. Plus some ideas for finishing your garage (as opposed to leaving it unfinished) and choosing the best garage organization system for all of your stuff.
Is your closet a mess? Does it need a makeover? If you want to organize your closet on a budget, I’m about to show you some DIY closet organizers that you can put into place this weekend!
With these kitchen cabinet organizers, you will be able to find exactly what you’re looking for instead of digging around in cabinet for it! These are the best kitchen cabinet organizers, in my dream kitchen.
Here are the best ways to store paint so you can actually reuse what’s leftover at some point.
If you’ve got a shoe collection that’s out of control, and you want to organize your shoes to make it easier to find exactly the pair you want each time, following are some great ideas. Some fun ways to organize shoes in your home and KEEP them organized!
The garden wheelbarrow is much more than just a 1-wheel utility cart! Wheelbarrows have been beefed up, souped up, and even powered to take care of all your needs when doing projects around the house. Here are some things you can do with wheelbarrows that you might not think of.
A yard sale is a great way to bring in some extra money… fast! Plus, it’s a great way to get rid of items that you don’t want or can’t use anymore. You never know when your junk may be someone else’s treasure. Here are 20 awesome tips for hosting a successful yard sale
Here are step-by-step instructions, plus videos, showing how to fold 20 different things! That’s where I found the video instructions for folding sheets like Martha Stewart… and the video instructions for folding fitted sheets better than Martha Stewart! Now it’s time to go give it a try…